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Latin America featured in the official program of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos 2020

Strategic Outlook: Latin America (Tuesday January 21, 2020) Latin America’s governments have faced a number of domestic pressures in recent years, including humanitarian, political and geo-economic, which have led to an economic slowdown in the region. A bumper set of panellists debated how leaders in Latin American countries can establish cohesion across the region and […]

A view of Latin America by one of the top opinion leaders, Augusto López Claros

Augusto López Claros is one of the top opinion leaders from Latin America. The international economist, speaker and author of numerous books has over 30 years of experience in senior positions at various international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Economic Forum and, most recently, the World Bank. Read his latest Blog: http://augustolopez-claros.blogspot.com/ […]

IDB non-regional members meeting in Switzerland, January 16, 2020

On behalf of IDB Group and SECO, Switzerland Global Enterprise would like to invite your company to join the IDB Get-Together with the Swiss Private Sector, which will take place on Thursday, 16 January 2020 from 14.00 to 18.00 at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue (Gheistrasse 37, Rüschlikon) and will be headed by IDB Invest’s CEO. Attached you […]

Publication by the IDB (Nov. 2019)

Trading Promises for Results What Global Integration can do for Latin America and the Caribbean (edited by Mauricio Mesquita Moreira and Ernesto Stein) Excessive expectations on the promises of free trade led to disappointment, skepticism and reform fatigue, and in some cases, to policy reversals. Liberalization brought many benefits, including faster growth. Our study finds […]

Brainstorming with Diplomacy

November 18, 2019 Linda Walker von Graffenried, Vice President of the LATCAM Board, Philippe Nell, Honorary Ambassador of the LATCAM Board, and Tatjana Gaspar, Managing Director of LATCAM, were invited by Ana Rosa Valdivieso, Ambassador of Peru to Switzerland, to take part in an informal luncheon at the residence of the Peruvian Ambassador and in […]

Focus on Uruguay

November 13, 2019 Philippe Nell, Honorary Ambassador of LATCAM, joined Alejandro Garofali, Ambassador of Uruguay to Switzerland, to meet Marcos Esteve, CEO of Banque Heritage, for lunch at the bank’s headquarters in Geneva. Banque Heritage being the only Swiss bank established in Uruguay, topics of the discussion were opportunities for Swiss banks in Uruguay as […]

Meeting ProChile

October 31, 2019 LATCAM Board Members Gabriela Lippe-Holst and Manfred Ebling held a meeting in Zurich with Francisco Gormaz, Ambassador of Chile to Switzerland, Minister Counsellor Roberto Plaza Cañas and Dr. Marcelo Villagrán, Trade Representative at the General Consulate of Chile in Munich, engaging in a productive discussion about developing and improving business relations between […]

Foreign Affairs (Nov/Dec 2019 issue)

Foreign Affairs (Nov/Dec 2019 issue) article “Why Latin America Was Primed to Explode” by Moisés Naím and Brian Winter: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/central-america-caribbean/2019-10-29/why-latin-america-was-primed-explode The entire article can be read by subscription only.

Meeting a Brazilian Indigenous Delegation

November 8, 2019: Ramon Esteve, Chairman of the Board of LATCAM, and Dr. Philippe Nell, Honorary Ambassador of LATCAM, meeting with a Delegation of Brazilian Indigenous Populations and a Delegation of the STSA in Geneva, discussing threats to the Amazon Region and opportunities of the FTA. Fact Sheet Amazonas A Statement on the above meeting […]


S-GE Event: Business Opportunities in the Brazilian Market An overview on how to navigate the Brazilian Market The Brasilea Foundation, in cooperation with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), invites interested companies to the event taking place on November 26th 2019 in Basel to get to know more about the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Latin […]