The Latin America Day 2022

Under the patronage of the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Dr. Peter Tschentscher, the Business Association for Latin America invites you to the 73rd Latin America Day, on November 10th and 11th, in Hamburg.

The world seems to have undergone massive change since the beginning of the year. Substantial transformation processes are also taking place in Latin America. In addition, the continent is increasingly coming back into the German and European focus, both economically and politically. It is time for action! Therefore, this year's conference will focus on the state of relations between Europe (Germany) and Latin America. How are supply chains changing and what are the implications of German and upcoming European legislation? What impact do "climate rules" and certifications have on financing? And is the Latin American energy market forward-looking?

Latin America is very advanced with digitalisation in many areas. Acceptance and adoption of new technologies are high; companies, institutions and people are very open to digital solutions. In areas such as productivity, communication or process optimisation, we in Germany can learn a lot from Latin America and the successful start-ups and bring sustainability and climate protection into the cooperation. Are innovation and digitalisation a new springboard for LATAM? What technical solutions mean the future in mechanical engineering? What experiences and learning processes have changed the healthcare sector and what do innovative solutions for food security look like? We will answer these questions on both conference days and also invite you to do some active networking.


The theme of this year's Latin America Day is:

Latin America-EU: new approaches to a traditional relationship

During both days, international experts and professionals from different sectors will discuss the new directions that the transatlantic relationship could take and the possibilities for development in both regions. As guest of honour of the 73rd Latin America Day, we welcome H.E. Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay, to the traditional gala dinner on the 10th of november.


First conference day, November 10th 2022
Current status and Future of Relations between Europe (Germany) and Latin America

The conference will open on 10 November with a series of outstanding keynotes and a subsequent panel. This will be followed by parallel forums on "Supply Chains - Just in case", "Financing under "climate rules"" and "Energy, the role in Latin America".

At the ende of the first day of the conference, the Galadiner (at 7 p.m.) will be held at the Grand Elysée Hotel.


Second conference day, November 11th 2022
Innovation: new springboard for LATAM?!

In our top-class keynote panel, founders and CEOs of some of the most successful start-ups (unicorns) worldwide will demonstrate the innovative power of Latin American start-ups and talk about their still underestimated potential for the German economy. Exciting developments and trends will be highlighted and discussed. The following forums will be "Innovative solutions - the future of mechanical engineering", "Innovation in Food Security" and "Healthcare - Success & Learnings in Latin America", during which the signing of an MOU between the German Health Alliance and the Business Association for Latin America will take place.


Country tables & business speed dating
Following the success of the country tables last year, we will again offer the opportunity to exchange ideas directly with representatives from Latin American countries in 2022. In the afternoon of the first day of the conference (Nov 10th), country tables are planned where you can exchange views and information with Latin American ambassadors and managing directors of the Chambers of Commerce abroad (AHK) on your topics of interest, in addition to the already usual 1-to-1 discussion opportunities at our business speed dating tables.

Be there! Don't miss this opportunity to meet, talk and exchange ideas with the community of people interested in Latin America!


Arriving by train:

All participants of LAT22 can travel to
Hamburg (round trip) at a fixed price
with the Deutsche Bahn:
DB Event Ticket

Our Speakers

H.E. Mario Abdo Benítez


President, Republic of Paraguay

Dr. Peter Tschentscher


First Mayor, Free and Hanseatic City Hamburg

Bild: Ronald Sawatzki/ Senatskanzlei Hamburg

Dr. Malte Heyne


Hauptgeschäftsführer, Handelskammer Hamburg

Bild: Handelskammer Hamburg/Oliver Vonberg

Christian Hoffmann


Head of Geopolitics and International Relations / Chief Executive's Office, Government Affairs, Siemens AG

H.E. Roberto Jaguaribe


Ambassador of Brazil to Germany / Presidente Pró-temporae, GRULAC

Hendrik Schulze-Düllo


Senior Manager Market Intelligence, CLAAS

Juan Carlos Duk


Global Head of Trade Management / Member of the Executive Committee, Hapag-Lloyd AG

Philipp Povel


Co-founder & Co-CEO, Mondu / Co-founder, Investor & Board Member, Dafiti Group

Ulrich Boysen


Senior Berater, Experte Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft, Agentur für Wirtschaft & Entwicklung (AWE)

Dr. Marc von Essen


Technical Director and authorized representative, Eurofins Food Testing Süd GmbH / Business Development Manager, Eurofins NDSC Food Testing Germany GmbH

Sebastian Hertel


Managing Director Operations/Ocean, H. J. Schryver & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)

Fernando Ponz


Special Advisor, Departament Americas, SEAE

Karl Maslo


Chairman of the Board of Directors, ACTIVOS MINEROS S.A.C / LAV-Commissioner Peru / Expert in innovation

Ingo Kramer


Chairman of the Latin American Economic Initiativ (LAI)

Arthur E. Darboven


Chairman of the Board, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV) / Managing Owner, Benecke Coffee Gmbh & Co. KG

Katharina Fegebank


Zweite Bürgermeisterin, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Bild: Pressestelle der Senatskanzlei

Dr. Monika Suryavanshi


Executive Director, Helios Healthcare Architects - Fresenius SE

Thiemo Lambert


Managing Director Finance & Controlling, PROMAN Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement mbH

Micha Zauner


CEO / Member of the Board, Deutsche E-Metalle AB

Julia Harnal


Vice President Public Affairs Agricultural Solutions, BASF SE

Dr. Velibor Marjanovic


Member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH / LAV-Member of the Executive Committee

Dirk Unterstenhöfer


VP Global Operations & QA/Crop Protection, HELM AG

Ma. Jimena Durán


Senior Executive, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Thilo Wieland


Member of the Board, Wintershall Dea AG 

Gerd Hummel



Martin Schüller


Development Policy, Climate & Environment Officer, Fairtrade Deutschland e.V.

Dirk van Niekerk


Regional Country Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim South America

Alvaro Americano


Vice President Global Sales & Regional Head North America and Latin America, AESCULAP AG - B. Braun

Ben Bommert


Investor & Builder / ex-CBD & CXO, Dafiti Group (Global Fashion Group Latam)

H.E. Julio César Arriola


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Paraguay

Bild: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Franziska Brantner


Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action / Member of the German Bundestag

Niels Annen


State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Pablo Bowen-Bobenrieth


Associate Partner and Business Development Manager for Americas, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH

Friedrich Plassmann


Director Export & Agency Finance, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Felipe Bonifatti


Senior Director South America & Caribbean, Lufthansa Group Airlines / LAV-Member of the Board

Javier Pastorino


Vice President LATAM South, Siemens Energy / LAV Member of the Board

Laura Ripani


Head of the Labor Market Division (Office in Washington), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Héctor Hermosillo


Senior Manager, Latin America Business Centre EMEIA, EY

Sergio Julián


Vice President Middle & Southamerica / Director Spain / Director México, Bender Group

Ofelia Harms Arruti


Head of Spanish News, Programs for Latin America, Deutsche Welle

Hans Karl Janz


CEO, ALPACASA / President, AHK Paraguay

Peter-Alberto Behrens


PAB Strategic Consulting

John Price


Managing Director of Americas Market Intelligence, LLC (AMI)

The conference magazines of the past Latin America Days for download: