Latin American countries offer a wide range of attractive business opportunities. A large part of their huge economic potential is still untapped. Over the last century, Swiss business has developed a strong presence in Latin America. In turn, Latin American business is just about to discover Switzerland’s advantages as a market and a location in Europe. An extensive network of centuries-old family ties and personal bonds of friendship between Latin America and Switzerland and a wide range of longstanding close commercial, industrial and financial relations form a particularly favourable framework for further prosperous business between Latin America and Switzerland.
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (LATCAM) is a private, non-profit business organization, headquartered in Zurich, committed to the promotion of economic relations between Latin America and Switzerland. LATCAM has around 100 members — mainly large, mid-size and small companies in a cross-section of industries in Switzerland and with interests or business operations in Latin America. The Chamber maintains close contact the with Swiss Federal Authorities and their agencies (e.g. Swiss Business Hubs in Latin America), Latin American Embassies in Switzerland and Swiss Embassies in Latin America as well as with Swiss bilateral Chambers of Commerce in Latin America.
The Chamber covers all of Latin America. Its main focus is on Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina with additional special attention to Mercosur and the Andean Pact. It provides services to diversify and broaden the flow of relevant information and help you be more competitive and profitable. With its conferences, webinars, round-table talks and networking events featuring prominent and highly successful personalities from Latin America’s and Switzerland’s public and private sectors, the Chamber has become the principal business information platform on Latin America and for Latin Americans in Switzerland.
Since 2020, LATCAM is a member of the Association of International Chambers of Commerce (AICC), which is based in Geneva. This membership provides the LATCAM community occasional opportunities to meet and network outside of the Latin American spectrum. Events with eminent speakers organized by the member chambers of the AICC, will mostly take place in the Greater Geneva region.
Since 2021, LATCAM is pleased to provide office services to the the Parliamentary Friendship Group Switzerland-Latin America.