Latin American Day 2018

Chamber of Commerce City of Hamburg, Foto: Sumesgutner

Dear members and friends of the Lateinamerika Verein,

under the patronage of the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, the Business Association for Latin America (LAV) and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you traditionally to the 69th Latin America Day on the 11th and 12th of October 2018.

How important are the regional and multilateral trade alliances of the Latin American states in the global trade? How did the relations of these economic alliances with the economies of Europe, Asia and North America change? These and further questions will be discussed by international experts and sector specialists on the first conference day. On the following day we will focus on the German-Chilean economic relations and perspectives of an enhanced cooperation.

Guest of Honor at the gala dinner on the 11th of October will be H.E. Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile.

Let us give you a very warm welcome to the City of Hamburg once again. 

 

Register easily online by entering the following link:

Online-Registration LAT 2018

Details on the conference days, speakers and companies can be found here:

  • Date:10th October 2018

Reception on invitation of the Santander

Location: Handelskammer Hamburg

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The reception takes place on October 10th on invitation of the Santander in the Handelskammer Hamburg.

Opening: 19:00 pm

  • Date:11th October 2018

Latin American trade alliances in the global economic context

Location: Handelskammer Hamburg

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High-ranking political representatives of the Mercosur, the Pacific Alliance and SIECA present their view on the importance of Latin American alliances in international trade, before discussing the resulting consequences and strategies. In parallel forums we examine, sector-specific and under inclusion of the audience, the recent developments in the fields of “Food & Agribusiness”, “Business culture & Leadership” as well as “Smart Logistics”. In the afternoon, the LAV-Juniors take you on an adventurous journey from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. 

The latest version of the program can be downloaded here.

8:30

Registration

9:00

Welcome Address

Christi Degen
General Manager, Chamber of the Commerce Hamburg

Bodo Liesenfeld
Chairman of the Board, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Hamburg

Niels Annen
Secretary of State, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

9:20

Keynotes
„Latin American trade alliances in the global economic context“

Melvin Redondo
Secretary-General, SIECA, Guatemala-City

Ricardo Baluga
Deputy General Director for Integration and MERCOSUR, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo

Edgar Vásquez Vela
Vice Minister for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Peru, President Pro Tempore of the High-Level Group of the Pacific AllianceLima

10:00 Uhr

Panel discussion
„Consequences and strategies"

Presentation:
Prof. Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Ph. D.
Department of Economics, CeGe and Center for Statistics, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen;  Departamento de Economía and Instituto de Economía Internacional, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spanien

Participants (KeyNote Speakers):
Melvin Redondo
Secretary-General, SIECA, Guatemala-City

Ricardo Baluga
Deputy General Director for Integration and MERCOSUR, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo

Edgar Vásquez Vela
Vice Minister for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Peru, President Pro Tempore of the High-Level Group of the Pacific AllianceLima

11:00

Coffee Break 

11:30

Parallel forums

Forum 1: Food & Agribusiness

Presentation:
Dr. Helena Melnikov
Chief Executive, Waren-Verein der Hamburger Börse e.V., Hamburg

Participants:
Fernando Bolaños Valle
CEO, AgroAmerica, Guatemala-City

Angie Martinez 
Expert Sourcing + Purchase Natural Ingredients, Import Promotion Desk, Berlin

Pedro Luiz Oliveira de Almeida Machado PhD Soil Science
Coordinator, Embrapa Labex Europe, Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Montpellier

Kai Trapp
Vice President Sales and Operations Latinamerica/Southern Europe, Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG, Wolfertschwenden

Forum 2: Business Culture & Leadership

Presentation: 
Jose Padilla
Partner/Principal, International Tax Srvs (ITS), Ernst & Young, LLP, London

Participants:
Roque Benavides
Chaiman of the Board, Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., Lima

Christian Erlach
Vice President Sales, Jungheinrich AG, Vienna

Dr. Dirk Oetterich
Partner/Director, Rödl&Partner, Mexico-City

Martin Reim
Chief Financial Officer/Managing Director, Schwanhäußer Industrie Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Heroldsberg

Forum 3: Smart Logistics

In Cooperation with the Logistic Alliance Germany

Presentation:
Prof. Dr. André Ludwig
Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg

Participants:    
Joachim Hermansky
Vice President Head of Customer Service Germany, Sponsor Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, DHL Global Forwarding Germany; Head of CALA (Corporate Automotive Logistics Academy), Frankfurt

Michael Kuchenbecker
Director, Logistics Alliance Germany, Berlin

Oliver Pietz
Executive Director Latin America, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Berlin

Philipp Walz
Head of Marketing & Sales, Tiramizoo, Munich

12:45

Lunch

15:00

Follow-up of the Morning

15:05

LAV-Juniors (Young Professionals)

VESPARICANA: Alexander Eischeid´s adventourous journey on the vespa from Mexiko to Tierra del Fuego

Participants:
Maximilian Witt
Department Manager Central America & Anden Countries, Jebsen & Jessen GmbH & Co KGHamburg

Sonja König
Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Communications, Neumann Gruppe GmbHHamburg

Julian Slusarek
Business Development Manager Central America, DAKO WORLDWIDE TRANSPORTDüsseldorf

Angela Peralta,
Colombian Lawyer, Financial Law Specialist, MLB Candidate, Bucerius Law School, Bogotá 

Carsten Schryver
Managing Director, H.J. Schryver & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG); Member of the Board, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Hamburg

Kristoffer Dahlinger
Trader, ATCO; Speaker of the LAV-Juniors, Member of Executive Committee, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Hamburg

Gitta Hofmann
Projektmanagement,IPSEN LOGISTICS GmbHBremen

Philip Weichbrodt
Managing Director, Nordmeyer GEOTOOL GmbH; Member of Executive Committee, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Berlin

17:00

End of the Conference Day

There will be simultaneous translation Spanish-German for the whole conderence. The forums will be held in English.

  • Date:11th October 2018

Gala dinner

Location: Handelskammer Hamburg

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Reception: 19:00 pm
Gala dinner: 20:00 pm

Guest of honor H.E. Sebastián Piñera 
President of the Republic of Chile

Dress code: black tie, evening dress

  • Date:12th October 2018

Business Day Chile

Location: Handelskammer Hamburg

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The excellent conditions for investments in the Chilean economy make the country an ideal location for German enterprises looking to expand from Chile to the entire region. The political and economic stability build a solid framework for promising developments like innovative food technology, digitalization of small and medium-sized firms, promotion of Start-ups as well as modern financing concepts for companies. These and further aspects of the German-Chilean economic cooperation will be discussed by high-ranking representatives from politics and the economy of both countries on the 12th of October. 

The latest version of the program can be downloaded here.

8:30

Registration

9:00

Welcome Address 

Bodo Liesenfeld
Chairman of the Board, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Hamburg

Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt
Senator of Hamburg

Dr. Ulrich Nussbaum
State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Berlin

Oliver Rotmann
CEO Robert Bosch S.A., President Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce CAMCHAL, Santiago de Chile

H. E. Cecilia Mackenna
Ambassador of the Republic of Chile in Germany, Berlin

9:30

Keynotes

Jorge O´Ryan
Director, ProChile, Santiago de Chile

Bernardo Larraín 
President of SOFOFA, Santiago de Chile  

10:00

Panel discussion

Moderation:
Dr. Hildegard Stausberg
Editor Latin America, Die WELT; LatinoHub Rheinland; Member of the Executive Committee, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Cologne

Participants:
Bernardo Larraín
President of SOFOFA, Santiago de Chile 

Gabriele Lothholz
General Manager VoxKom and Vicepresident Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce CAMCHAL, Santiago de Chile

Jorge O´Ryan
Director, ProChile, Santiago de Chile

Dr. Alexander Schütz
Director, Knauf Engineering GmbH; Member of the Board, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Iphofen

11:00 

Coffee Break

11:30

Parallel forums (in English)

Forum 1: Digitalization in SMEs: shared challenges between Chile and Germany

Moderation:
Carsten Ovens
Member of the Hamburgische Bürgerschaft
Specialist for Science and Digital Economy, Hamburg

Participants:
Fernando Benito
Director SMEs, Banco Santander Chile, Santiago de Chile

Enrique Celedón
CEO Rivet SA, Member of the Board of AHK ChileSantiago de Chile

Thorsten Meincke
SVP Global Sea Logistics, Kühne + Nagel, Hamburg

Andrés Rodriguez
Director, MiningTag, Santiago de Chile

Forum 2: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

Moderation:
Ian Frederick
Director InvestChile, Chilean Ministry of Economy, Santiago de Chile

Participants:
Guillermo Carey
Partner, Carey& Cia Abogados I LLM Capital Markets, Santiago de Chile

Tillmann Kolb
Analyst, UBS, Zürich

Andrés Meirovich
Managing Partner Genesis Ventures, Santiago de Chile

Gabriel Silva
Senior Associate, Linklaters LLP, USA/Brazil

Bettina Stengel
Operating Partner, Genesis Ventures, Berlin

Forum 3: Sustainability in the Food Industry

Moderation:
Dr. Rodger Wegner
Director, Verein Hamburger Exporteure e.V. (VHE), Hamburg

Participants:
Jürgen Boruszewski
Managing Director, Cobana Gmbh & Co. KG, Hamburg

Ronald Bown
President, Chilean Fresh Fruit Exporters Association ASOEX, Santiago de Chile

Jens Dallendörfer
Director America Latina, WILO SE, Dortmund

Dr. Helena Melnikov
Managing Director, Waren-Verein der Hamburger Börse e.V., Hamburg

12:45

"Wrap-Up" of the forums

Bodo Liesenfeld
Chairman of the Board, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV), Hamburg

Cornelia Sonnenberg
Managing Director of the Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce CAMCHAL, Santiago de Chile

13:00

Lunch

15:00

End of the conference

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