Doing Business in Korea – cultural training program (Sydney)

Date: Thursday 30 August

Location: Clyde & Co,  Level 15, 333 George Street, Sydney

Cost: $150 for AKBC member, $250 for non-members

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Registration: Please register via eventbrite here. Please note spaces are limited.


The Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) is offering Korean business cultural training programs to Australian executives working in Australia-Korea business. This half-day program provides participants with an introduction to doing business in Korea including Korea’s history, economy, society and business culture. This program is designed for executives that have a low-medium understanding of Korea and are looking to build more successful business relationship with Korean colleagues, partners and clients.

Course details

This training program will equip you with the tools to succeed in Korea by providing you with information on how to do business in Korea and practical tips for working with Korean clients. Korea is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner and given our complementary economies, there are a number of opportunities for Australian business to work with Koreans. However, Korean culture is unique and not well understood. The 2015 Australian International Business Survey identified local language, culture, and business practicalities as the largest single barrier to conducting business in Korea for Australian businesses. Deepening your understanding of the Korea, and what makes it unique will help you overcome some of the cultural barriers to doing business in Korea.

Benefits of attending the workshop

This workshop will provide you with:

  • An understanding of Korean history, economy, society and business culture
  • Greater awareness of Korean business etiquette
  • Practical strategies for how to engage with Korean companies and how to do business
  • An understanding of some of the common mistakes that Australians make when doing business in Korea.

Who should attend?

This workshop will benefit you if you are:

  • Considering doing business in Korea
  • Working with Korean colleagues, clients and partners
  • Looking to establish partnerships with Korean companies

 Workshop content

The cultural awareness training program will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to Korea’s history
  • An overview of Korea’s economy
  • An introduction to Korean society including the ‘Korean wave’, education system, military service and society pressures
  • Business etiquette (including management and communication style) and practical strategies for successfully doing business in Korea
  • The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement and business opportunities between Australia and Korea
  • Q+A session.

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Australia Korea Business Council
PO Box 24430
Melbourne, Vic 3001 Australia
Liz Griffin – Executive Director

The Australia-Korea Business Council is the leading national body committed to strengthening the Australia-Korea economic relationship.