Lunch & Learn: Business and Dining Out Manners in the Middle East -

Featuring Barbara Costa-Martins


Travel for business? This lunch and learn is not to be missed. Barbara Costa-Martins, an internationally acclaimed etiquette and cross-cultural intelligence expert visits CORE: to educate on the etiquette of dining in the Middle East for social vs. business situations. She'll cover the art of table manners, social behavior (including greetings and overall communication), image and dress codes.

About Barbara Costa-Martins:
As founder of Costa & Martins, an exclusive and internationally acclaimed Etiquette, Protocol and Cross-Cultural Inteligence company headquartered in Los Angeles and London, Barbara works with some of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands, corporations and individuals.

Born in Portugal, raised in Southeast Asia, Barbara has established clientele across four Continents (USA, Europe, Asia and Africa).C&M clients have included LVMH, Remy Martin, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lancôme, world leaders, celebrities, UHNWI, members of the Royal Families from UAE and Saudi Arabia, Fortune 500 companies and more. A crown achievement for Costa & Martins was developing and managing all facets of the elite program, The Louis XIII Legacy Experience, which was designed to create brand loyalty with high net worth individuals.

Prior to founding Costa & Martins, Barbara oversaw production on over 1000 events annually at SoHo Experiential, USA leading a staff of over 40 active Brand Ambassadors whom she personally groomed and trained to provide the service and representation required for prestigious brands.

Barbara is a certified International Business, Social Etiquette & Protocol Consultant and Cross- Cultural Specialist. She’s trilingual and practiced criminal law in Portugal before moving into the experiential events and entertainment space.

To learn more please visit her site www.costa-martins.com.