Ladies and Gentlemen,
the Latin American Initiative of German Business (LAI) is the regional initiative of German Business for Latin America and the Caribbean. It consists of the leading associations of German economy.
As part of the informal EU27-LAC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, to be held virtually December 14th to 15th, 2020, LAI will host a conference with the aim of exploring potentials for deepening business relations between our regions and countries.
The strong economic relations between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean have a long and stable tradition. As an example, Germany’s first foreign chambers of commerce (AHK) outside of Europe were founded, more than 100 years ago, in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. First investments of European industry date back to the 19th century. Trade relationships between the regions even further.
There is an ongoing paradigmatic change of world trade. This is due to different issues like the Corona Pandemic, climatic change and the growing protectionism on economic relations. Therefore, we feel compelled to rethink global value chains, economic cooperation, trade ways and investment paths, innovation and digitalization.
In a direct encounter between European Politics and Business with high level representatives of several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean we want to discuss these developments together.
We cordially invite you to participate in the virtual conference
Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe: strenghtening business ties
December 15th, 2020, 03:00 p.m. to 05:10 p.m.
The conference languages are English, Portuguese and Spanish with simultaneous translation. The participation is free of charge. Please register at event-international(at)dihk.de to receive your accreditation and the participation link. You may pass this invitation to interested business associations or partners in your countries.
The program is attached to this invitation. We look very much forward to your participation.