Special Address Michel Temer, President of Brazil

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

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Preventing corruption – Information for Swiss businesses operating abroad

SECO published a brochure on corruption in international business transactions. The brochure can help companies to become familiar with the applicable regulations of the Swiss criminal law.

Preventing corruption – Information for Swiss businesses operating abroad

Presidential Recognition – Ambassador Jorge Castro-Valle K.

Jorge Castro-Valle Kuehne, Ambassador of Mexico in Switzerland, received a Presidential Recognition as “Eminent Ambassador” for his merits in the Mexican Foreign Services.
Link to the special ceremony

Switzerland – Latin America Economic Relations Report 2017 by SECO

Report on the Bilateral Economic Relations Between Switzerland and Latin America 2017 published by The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Click here for the report Switzerland – Latin America Economic Relations Report 2017.

IDB – New Trends in Trade Agreements in Latin America & the Caribbean

We like to inform you that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) offers free online course on New Trends in Trade Agreements in Latin America & the Caribbean that will start on October 25.
In this course you will learn how trade agreements work and what they mean for Latin America and the Caribbean. You will also learn about opportunities, challenges and implications these agreements have for people, businesses, and countries? What can be done to maximize their benefits? This course is aimed at those interested in learning the practical aspects of how trade agreements work, and how to make the most of them. For more information click here.

Paraguay – Meat Importers Trade Mission

Planned for mid-November 2016 and March 2017.
For additional information please click here.

President of Peru Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski addresses LATCAM

With great pride our members remember the most informative presentation of President Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski on “Economic Outlook for Latin America and Prospects for Peru” at LATCAM at the luncheon on May 10, 2010 in Zurich. On June 12, 2016 LATCAM expressed our sincere congratulations for wining the presidential elections of Peru, and wished President Kuczynski best of success fulfilling the very demanding job as the President of Peru. On August 9, 2016 we received a thank you note from President Kuczyinski also expressing … “We are confident in the future of Peru and we will do our best for our country.”

Click here to see the Letter

Guatemala Investment Summit 2016 on Nov 9 and 10, 2016 in Guatemala City

The Guatemala Investment Summit 2016 will take place on November 9 and 10, 2016 in Guatemala City. This international event is being organized by the Cámara de Industria de Guatemala together with the government of Guatemala through the Ministry of Economy.

The Guatemala Investment Summit 2016 aims to bring together more than two thousand participants of the Central American business world with about 250 investors and members of the international private sector from around the world to establish strategic and business alliances and learn about investment opportunities in projects public – private for USD 9 billion and public-private partnerships in different sectors.

We have been informed that there are interesting incentive packages available for interested parties. If there is interest, you could to enroll under http://www.gis.com.gt/2016/index.php/en and submit your incentive requests before Sep 30 (air fares) and before Oct 31 (hotel).

Click here for the letter from the organizers and relevant information. Invitation Letter Investment Summit 2016 and Flyer Investment Summit GTI 2016

For more information you could also contact the Embassy of Guatemala in Switzerland (mailito: guatemala@bluewin.ch, www.suiza.minex.gob.gt).