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Do’s and Don’ts in Doing Business in Myanmar 23 rd July 2012 Zaw Naing B. E. ( Electronics ), MBA, Ph. D. Candidate ( NIDA ) Head, Business Resources Center.

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1 Do’s and Don’ts in Doing Business in Myanmar 23 rd July 2012 Zaw Naing B. E. ( Electronics ), MBA, Ph. D. Candidate ( NIDA ) Head, Business Resources Center Committee Myanmar Business Executives ( MBE ) Association Managing Director, Myanmar Credent Technology

2 Myanmar

3 The Land of Pagodas

4 Bagan, Ancient City

5 Bagan, Sunset

6 Balloon over Bagan

7 The Land of Festivals

8 Naga New Year Festival

9 Water Festival (April 13-18) (Sun-Khran)

10 Inlay Lake

11 The Land of Treasures

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13 Myanmar Ruby

14 Myanmar Jade

15 No Boarding Pass Sorry, No Boarding! Doing Business in Myanmar

16 A Traveler Story 2004 ~ 2005 Yangon – Bangkok (Bangkok Airway) Bangkok – Hanoi (Air Asia) No Check-through (Air Asia _Point to Point) Bangkok Airport Air Asia Gate No Boarding Pass No Check-in Counter in the Airport No Transit Counter in the Airport Doing Business in Myanmar

17 IT IS NOT MY FAULT! YOU DON’T HAVE THE COUNTER IN THE AIRPORT! EVERY OTHER AIRLINE HAS! Sorry, Sir! We are Point-to-point Airline. We mentioned it when you buy the air-ticket. Doing Business in Myanmar

18 Go get the Boarding Pass, please. Where? Air Asia Check-in Counter after the Immigration, Sir. No Visa! Cannot Go! You go and get it for me, please? Sorry, Sir. Cannot, Sir. We are busy here. No, you must get it for me. Sorry, Sir. Cannot, Sir. We are busy here. Doing Business in Myanmar

19 I DON’T KNOW, AND DON’T UNDERSTAND! YOU MUST GET IT FOR ME! I HAVE A MEETING THIS EVENING! Sorry, Sir! We cannot. We are very busy here. Doing Business in Myanmar

20 YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE! YOU MUST GET IT FOR ME! I HAVE A MEETING THIS EVENING! We are not responsible, Sir, but, Bangkok Airways is. We call them, now, and they will help you, Sir. Doing Business in Myanmar

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22 No Visa, No Boarding Pass Sorry, No Boarding! Doing Business in Myanmar

23 I DON’T NEED A VISA! I DON’T NEED TO PASS THROUGH THE IMMIGRATION! BANGKOK AIRWAYS HAS A TRANSIT COUNTER INSIDE THE AIRPORT BNAGKOK! Sorry, Sir. You need a visa. No Visa, No Boarding Pass! Doing Business in Myanmar

24 I DON’T NEED A VISA! I DON’T NEED TO PASS THROUGH THE IMMIGRATION! BANGKOK AIRWAYS HAS A TRANSIT COUNTER INSIDE THE AIRPORT! Doing Business in Myanmar

25 Notice the Differences… Cultural Differences Level of Acceptance of Complaints Generation Gap 20 – 30 years behind YOU Different Environment Military - Socialist – Military - Democracy Doing Business in Myanmar

26 Try to understand the customers… Notice the Differences… Cultural Differences Generation Gap 20 – 30 years behind YOU Different Environment Military - Socialist – Military - Democracy Doing Business in Myanmar

27 Finding the right partner. Notice the Differences… Cultural Differences Generation Gap 20 – 30 years behind YOU Different Environment Socialist – Doors Closed – Market Economy Doing Business in Myanmar

28 Working with the work-force Notice the Differences… Cultural Differences Generation Gap 20 – 30 years behind YOU Different Environment Military - Socialist – Military - Democracy Doing Business in Myanmar

29 Be Patient… Don’t loose your temper. Things have to be done in time. However, things also take time to do: Take a deep breath and be patient. Different Life Experiences Different Outlooks Different Speed Doing Business in Myanmar

30 Corruption Still an issue May experience in one way or another – facilitation payments (tea- money or under-table) – bribes and gifts for business relationships Doing Business in Myanmar

31 Do This… Doing Business in Myanmar

32 Do This… In Business Location, Location, Location Doing Business in Myanmar Donation Doing Business in Myanmar

33 Do This… Help the People Education Health Help the Society Do Responsible Business Protect the Environment People will help you. Government will help you. We will help you. Doing Business in Myanmar

34 Any Question, pls keep it for the Q&A Session. Doing Business in Myanmar


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