A conference call to Argentina could be a great way to conduct business without the hassle and expense of travelling to South America.
Here’s how to set up in international teleconference to Argentina, along with some essential advice if you do have to travel out there at any point.
Argentina is the world’s 25th largest economy and South America’s second largest economy, and there are over 100 UK companies operating out of Argentina, including over 30 FTSE 100 companies, including BT, HSBC and Unilever.
The UK is the fourth largest exporter of goods and services to Argentina, but while the goods export market is worth £289 million, this figure is dropping as the Argentine economy slows down.
If you want to do business with Argentina you’ll need an easy to use and reliable international conference call provider – so here’s how to set up a conference call in a few simple steps…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Argentina
Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN before clicking on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template into which you enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call.
Choose UK and Cuba dial-in codes, click ‘Copy this invitation’ and paste it into an email before sending it to up to 100 participants.
What are the numbers to conference call Argentina?
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (landline) 83000 (mobile)
– Argentina participants dial 11-52723232 (landline) +44 843 373 0999 (UK mobile from abroad)
Your conference call is ready to begin!
What’s the best time to call Argentina from the UK?
Buenos Aires is a almost 7,000 miles from London and flight times clock in at almost fourteen hours – so not convenient for quick business trips.
And the time difference means Argentina is five hours behind the UK, so probably best to make your business calls in the afternoon or evening to fit in with their local business hours.
Where is Argentina?
Situated in the southern part of South America, Argentina is bordered by Chile and the Andes to the west, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast and Uruguay to the east, where it also has a coastline along the south Atlantic.
What is the FCO advice on travelling to Argentina?
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Argentina has a bit of a crime problem. So make sure you keep an eye on your possessions at all times, avoid wearing lots of expensive jewellery at any one time and try not to carry too much money around with you. If you are carrying valuables around, don’t keep them all in one place on about your person (such as a bag), and be aware that criminals work often work in gangs.
Thieves generally work in gangs of two or more, and will often use women as a distraction technique. The most common type of distraction theft in Buenos Aires, for instance, is the “mustard scam”, whereby thieves will rob victims while an accomplice pretends to help remove ketchup or mustard that has been ‘accidentally’ spilled on them. If this happens to you, politely but firmly refuse assistance and walk away.
Also be aware that pickpockets operate on public transport and terminals, and will think nothing of cutting straps from bags or splitting them open. And thieves also dress up as hotel staff to steal people’s luggage as they check in.
Pre-book taxis as opposed to hailing them in the street. If you do get a cab on the roadside, only use a ‘radio taxi’, which will have a clearly visible company logo on the rear passenger doors.
If you’re a victim of crime, you should inform the local police and get a police report from the nearest police station. You’ll also need the police report to apply for an emergency travel document from the British Embassy and to apply for a replacement passport when you return to the UK.
The political situation in Argentina is also unstable, and protests can block roads and also disrupt rail and air travel.
If you need to contact the emergency services, call 911 or 101 (police), 107 (ambulance) or 100 (fire).
For English assistance in Buenos Aires contact the Tourist Police on +54 911 5050 9260/3293 if ringing from a mobile phone or 155 5050 9260/3293 from a local landline (available 24 hours). In Mendoza, contact +54 (0)261 413 2135.
For more information, visit GOV.UK