Last updated 22 March 2013 Posted in Europe, Countries

  • Official country name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Size: 2,586,4square kilometre (998,6square mile)
  • Population: 509,076(2012 est.)
  • Internet TLD: .lu
  • Calling code: +352
  • GDP: 41.221 billion dollars (80,119 dollars per capita)
  • Major import partners: Belgium, Germany, France
  • Major export partners: Germany, France, Belgium
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)

Business skills

Meeting styles

When you are in a business meeting in Luxembourg you’re not only dealing with people from this nationality, because one third of the country’s population is from somewhere else. A business meeting in Luxembourg is run by an agenda and this agenda is always the guideline during the meeting. The points on the agenda are all work-related but this doesn’t mean that there is no flexibility.

A meeting in Luxembourg is almost pure and only about the business. Sometimes you can have a little small talk at the beginning of a meeting, but keep it short! You can try for example “the weather or yesterday’s football match”. The most of the meetings are held in teams and there is a difference in hierarchy. Of course you can talk to your superior about anything, but respect is an important factor in the process (Makkinga, and ‘t Hart, 2012).