"I´m late, I´m late for a very important date," puffed the rabbit, I think it was, in Alice In Wonderland.Being late for business meetings in most countries is a bad start to the dealings. To avoid this:
1. Get there early. You can always cool your heels having a look around or resting if no-one else is there
2. Make sure you have the address and a contact number in case you can´t find the place
3. If you are late, Iit’s a good idea to apologize before anything else.
However not all countries like you to be on time. In some places if you arrive at the scheduled time you may surprise and, in fact, give offence. If ever the other person arrives later than you, do keep quiet and don´t let it affect your responses. His or her arrival may be consistent with local protocol.