Conferences in China – how not to…
Imagine the following. You are about to close the deal of the year. You traveled to Beijing and booked a meeting room in a beautiful hotel. Everybody came to this conference just to listen to you. This could be the start for a long term business relationship. You have a great feeling since you began talking to Mr Li, the CEO of this company, for over an hour. His chairmen were also there. You were well prepared and even received a long applause after finishing your presentation. The group you are pitching want your start up to be their No. 1 partner and just a few minor details remain to be ironed out before signing the final agreement. Suddenly, the situation changes. The meeting abruptly comes to an end. People wish you a nice trip home and and moments later, you are on your own.
Your efforts to follow up receive no reply. You try to call Mr. Li directly only to be told by his secretary on several occasions, that The CEO is on a business trip and will not be available these days. What seemed like a deal that was ready to close has come to a grinding halt with no explanation. You’re confused, unable to continue a productive dialogue and unclear where to go from here.
Do you know this situation? Hopefully not.
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