Peru Service Summit (November 14-18, 2022)

Take part in Peru’s top business promotion platform, and the first of its kind in Latin America, for service trading.

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The Swiss Chambers and LATCAM visit Roche, Novartis and the Chamber of Commerce of both Basle (Sept. 2022)

Following the Latin America Day, the representatives of the Swiss Chambers, Bruno Aloi and Adriano Bürgi from Switzerland Global Enterprise and Tatjana Gaspar from LATCAM, visited Roche and Novartis as well as the Chamber of Commerce of both Basle.

Both pharma giants, patrons of LATCAM, organized interesting presentations and exchanges with key management and scientists, which laid the groundwork to explore a potential deeper cooperation with the Swiss Chambers in the future.

The lunch exchange at the Chamber of Commerce of both Basle took place in the presence of Board members and CEO’s of two members companies.

Impressions of the visits:

@Roche

@Novartis

@Chamber of Commerce of both Basle

 

Changes on the LATCAM Board (August 2022)

Markus Pölzl, representative of Bühler Group on the Board of LATCAM, has recently informed us that he wishes to retire from the Board with immediate effect. We wish Markus all the best for his professional and private future and thank him for his years of service and support on the LATCAM Board.

Dr. Richard Friedl, has also informed us that he wishes to retire from the Board with immediate effect and leave his place to younger Board members. Richard served for many years as the President of the LATCAM Board, steering the Chamber through turbulent times with dedication and passion. He was succeeded by Ramon Esteve in 2019, but stayed on as a Board member. We are very grateful to Richard for his many years of service and wish him well.

Manfred A. Ebling, Treasurer of LATCAM and representative of Zurich Insurance, has informed us that he no longer works for Zurich Insurance and has recently taken up a new professional challenge. We thank Manfred for his support as Treasurer over the past three years and his valuable contribution as Member of the Executive Committee. We wish him professional fulfillment and success in his new position.

Manfred’s successor on the Board of LATCAM is Andrea Covini, Group Mergers & Acquisitions, at Zurich Insurance. We warmly welcome Andrea Covini to the LATCAM Board and look forward to a productive future collaboration with her.

Ramon Esteve, President

Digital Renaissance in Latin America (Americas Market Intelligence), June 29, 2022

Trends, opportunities and challenges in Latin America’s e-commerce industry!

To register with Zoom, please click on the following LINK

 

Kick-off meeting with GRULAC Ambassadors and Swiss Parliamentarians (June 2022)

LATCAM Vice-President Linda Walker von Graffenried and Managing Director Tatjana Gaspar were invited to take part in a kick-off meeting with GRULAC Ambassadors and Swiss Parliamentarians from the CH-LatAm Friendship Group at the residence of the Brazilian Ambassador.

Prior to enjoying a lovely aperitif and networking in the residential garden, a regular get-together was proposed to take place twice a year, and several discussion topics were brought forward by different participants, such as:

  • the need to foster and promote cooperation between Switzerland and GRULAC on a wider level
  • bring ideas to the table that aim at mitigating the consequences of the war in Ukraine on LatAm countries
  • promote and support Free Trade Agreements through enhanced communication

Participants from GRULAC included the Ambassadors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela as well as the Chargés d’affaires of the Embassies of the Dominican Republic and Paraguay. Participants from the Swiss Parliament included the President of the Friendship Group Daniel Jositsch, Vice-President Tiana Moser as well as Group Members Katrin Bertschy, Katja Christ, Mike Egger, Fabian Molina and Lukas Reimann.

LATCAM Newsletter 2nd edition

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Brazil Investment Forum (June 14-15, 2022)

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1st International Plantain Convention, Ecuador (June 23-24)

For more details on the Plantain Convention in Ecuador, please click on this LINK.

Registration by email to: juan.teran@juanandjuan.co.uk>

How to follow Davos 2022 and watch sessions (May 22-26, 2022)

To follow developments on the Davos Agenda 2022, please click on this LINK

 

These are the Davos 2022 sessions, where private and public sector personalities from Latin America and the Caribbean are participating:

Staying on Course for Nature Action with a.o. Carlos Eduardo Correa Escaf, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia

Rethinking and Revitalizing Travel and Tourism with a.o. Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona, President of the Dominican Republic

Deciphering Latin America’s Future with a.o. Moisés Naïm, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Returning Nature to Cities a.o. Iván Duque, President of Colombia

Securing Systemically Important Critical Infrastructure with a.o. Felipe Bayón, CEO, Ecopetrol SA (Colombia)

Climate Transition in Emergin Economies with a.o. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Strategic Outlook: Resposible Consumption with a.o. Gilberto Tomazoni, Global CEO, JBS SA (Brazil)

Absorbing the Commodity Shock with a.o. Oscar Miguel Graham Yamahuchi, Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru

Latin America Presidential Panel Securing the Promise of Latin America’s Future with Iván Duque, President of Colombia; Rodrigo Chaves Robles, President of Costa Rica; Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona, President of the Dominican Republic; Dina Ercilia Boluarte, Vice-President and Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru

Building Future-Ready Local Economies with a.o. Gustavo Montezano, CEO, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Unlocking the Potential of Blue Carbon with a.o. Carlos Eduardo Correa Escaf, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia

Towards a Global Treaty on Plastic Pollution with a.o. Gustavo Manrique Miranda, Minister of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador

The Economic Case for Education with a.o. Dina Ercilia Boluarte, Vice-President and Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru

A New Pathways for the Amazon Basin with a.o. Ivan Duque, President of Colombia; Dina Ercilia Boluarte, Vice-President and Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru; Gustavo Montezano, CEO, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES); Mario Mesquita, Chief Economist, Itaú Unibanco SA

Changing the Game for Circular Innovation with a.o. Gonzalo Muñoz, Conference of the Parties (COP) Champion for Chile (Moderator)

The Outlook for Global Debt with a.o. Paulo Guedes, Minister of Economy of Brazil

 

RoadShow FinTech 2022

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