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Transcript of Germany
Imports: machinery, data processing equipment, vehicles, chemicals, oil and gas, metals, electric equipment, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products
Germany's main imports come from the Netherlands but is closely followed by France.
Exports: motor vehicles, machinery, chemicals, computer and electronic products, electrical equipment, pharmaceuticals, metals, transport equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, rubber and plastic products
Germany's top exports include France closely followed by the USA and China
Exports from Germany
The current exchange rate is that 1 Canadian Dollar equals 0.70 euros. Therefore when traveling to this country you will have to be
prepared to spend more money.
-Europe's largest economy
-Europe's second most populous nation, after Russia
-Key member of Europe’s economic, political, and defense organizations
Background of Germany
Recently, we were asked by our Manager to do some looking around and find the right place for their upcoming Business meeting to be held. After much thought we decided on Germany's capital city, Berlin. We then conducted some research about Germany and Berlin and gathered some information about their Economy, Geography, and some travel and culture tips to keep the trip smooth sailing.
Currency Exchange Rate
Imports to Germany
Germany is among the world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, and automobiles.
Germany's type of government is called "Federal Republic". Currently there are currently no international disputes involving Germany.
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland,
south of Denmark.
Berlin's climate is oceanic. This means that the Summers (sunny months)are pleasantly warm with average highs of 22°C to 25°C and the Winters can be much colder with temperature highs only reaching 4°C to 5°C. However, the built-up buildings across Berlin trap heat making it warmer.
Travel Tips and Info.
Traveling to Germany is fairly inexpensive unless you make it expensive yourself. Depending on the season you wish to travel and if you would like to sight see can all vary the cost. The average expense for an individual who would like to visit bars, sight see and have transportation would spend about 120-150 euros. To stay in a mid-range hotel would be approximately 80 euros.
Requirements for Traveling
Majority of Western countries can visit Germany without a passport while other nations may need a Schengen Visa to visit.
Canadians absolutely must have a passport to enter Germany. This passport has to have an expiry date later than six months after your trip would end.
The time, day of
the week, month and even
season you purchase your ticket for your trip can drastically affect the price of your stay. Generally, the earlier ahead you purchase your flight ticket the cheaper they tend to be. Also, if you book a mid-week flight either early in the morning or late at night, in regards to Germany, you can save a lot of money.
It's extremely important that when an individual travels that they have travelers insurance to avoid any problems that may occur while away from home.You can get travelers insurance from any insurance company. A few examples of where you can go are CAA, Manulife, Standard life, TD Insurance.
Society and Culture
-Greetings are formal.
-A quick, firm handshake is the traditional greeting.
-Titles are very important and show respect. You should say Herr or Frau and the person's title and their surname.
-Wait for your host or hostess to introduce you to a group.
-When entering a room shake hands with everyone individually (including children.)
Business and Dress Etiquette
-Punctuality is taken extremely serious. If you expect to not be there call immediately and offer an explanation. It is extremely rude to cancel a meeting at the last minute and it could put your business relationship at risk.
-Meetings are formal
-Meetings are met on strict agenda (start and end times)
-Oldest and higher ranked enter room first, then men, then woman
-Formal and conservative dress
-Men should be dressed in dark coloured business suits
-Women should be dressed in business suits or conservative dresses
For entertainment, visitors tend to like to sight see around Berlin. There are many fascinating places to visit such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island and Holocaust Memorials.
Tourist Attractions in Berlin