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Project 4 Business

  1. 1. Miguel Gonzalez-Hector Aguillon-Gerardo Lopez Period 3 rd
  2. 2. Largest Industries In France <ul><li>Agricultural/Food Processing-France is the leading agricultural power of the European Union, also the world’s second-ranking exporter of food products. </li></ul><ul><li>- Dairy -Beef - Wine </li></ul><ul><li>- pork - corn - Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>- poultry - Fruits - Fishery </li></ul><ul><li>- Apple Productions -Vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism- 76 Million overseas visitors in 2003, making the 1 st tourist destination in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Machinery- One of the main things that are exported out of France. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Official language used in business <ul><li>French(45%) </li></ul><ul><li>English(34%) </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish(13%) </li></ul><ul><li>German(8%) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Working Hours & Days in France <ul><li>Work a total of 35 hrs. per week </li></ul><ul><li>They work 7 hrs. a day </li></ul>
  5. 5. France Public Holidays <ul><li>January 1 st : New years </li></ul><ul><li>May 1 st : Labor Day </li></ul><ul><li>May 8 th : WWII Victory Day </li></ul><ul><li>July 14 th : Bastille Day </li></ul><ul><li>August 15 th : Assumption of the blessed Virgin Marie </li></ul><ul><li>November 1 st : All Saints Day </li></ul><ul><li>November 11 th : Armistice Day </li></ul><ul><li>December 25 th : Christmas Day </li></ul><ul><li>December 26 th : 2 nd Day of Christmas </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 Tips before conducting Business in France <ul><li>Know the French language </li></ul><ul><li>Know their greeting customs </li></ul><ul><li>Know their religious beliefs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Proper Title or form of Address of Business in France <ul><li>They greet each other by saying “Bonjour” which means Hello, Good morning, or Good Afternoon </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Protocols concerning Business Gifts in France <ul><li>If you get wine, make sure it is of the highest quality. The French appreciate their wines. </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers should be given in odd numbers but not 13, which is considered an unlucky number. </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts are usually open when received. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Proper Greeting in a Business Setting in France <ul><li>At a business or social meeting, shake hands with everyone present when arriving and leaving. A handshake may be quick with a light grip. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain direct eye contact while speaking. </li></ul>
  10. 10. A role a woman plays in the Business World <ul><li>Women are gaining an increasingly prominent position in French business life- with particularly strong representation in retail and service industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Women have to achieve a suitable level of education. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Predominant Religions in France <ul><li>Roman Catholic( 85%) </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim(10%) </li></ul><ul><li>Protestant(2%) </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish(1%) </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Business custom in the US that would be considered an insult in France <ul><li>In a better French restaurant salt and pepper do not appear on the table, it is considered an insult to the chef and a sign that he has not done his job properly. </li></ul>
  13. 13. A common business dinner dish in France <ul><li>Usually consist of an appetizer, main meal(with wine), cheese, dessert and coffee, and normally takes up to 2 hours. </li></ul>