Meals, Clothing Code & Gifts

Gifts are not usually expected

In business meetings, Hungarians prefer traditional elegance

Cleanliness and tidiness are an absolute necessity

Business meals and entertaining typically take place in restaurants

Business meetings take place in the office, bigger events in hotel meeting rooms

Small presents, like a corporate gift or a souvenir representing the country you are coming from, would be acceptable but not necessary

Exchange of corporate Christmas cards will also be appreciated

If invited to a business partner’s home for a meal, it is normal to bring flowers, high quality chocolates or a bottle of liquor from your country

Eevening meal is preferred as the main way to relax and get to know each other

Business dinner is more for entertaining and spending time getting to know one another

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