Press service

Dear representatives of the press,

welcome to the Press Center of the Latin American Business Association.

As an independent business association, we are happy to comment on current economic issues and pass on the assessments of our corporate members in Latin America.

The Latin American Business Association has a network of over 400 corporate members active in Latin America. We connect you with experts and important contacts across industries. We work at the highest political level and are closely networked with local embassies and decision-makers. We are always personally available for interview requests, expert assessments and statements.

Please feel free to contact us via our contact form or send an email directly to presse(at)

The Latin American Business Association e.V. (LAV), founded in 1916 by merchants from Hamburg and Bremen, is the entrepreneurial network and information platform for German businesses with interests in Latin America. The LAV is the business network with the highest Latin America competence in Germany. We support companies from all sectors in establishing and expanding their business activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the same time, we promote economic, political and social relations between Germany and the countries in the region.

About the LAV


Heidi Westendarp

Public Relations

+49 (0) 40 413 43 13

Bodo Liesenfeld

Vorsitzender des Vorstands, Lateinamerika Verein e.V.

Let us create opportunities for young people, students, apprentices and others to spend time on the other continent, study, learn, appreciate cultures and people, make friendships that last for a lifetime and understand and respect their host countries. This is how they become the future generation to benefit and live on and of the foundation we all are here to build, enhance and make everlasting."

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