Consulting and networking

The Lateinamerika Verein (LAV) is the network for industry players with business interests in Latin America. It supports and advises its members on establishing and expanding their business activities in the region. The association brings members together, and enables contact with potential business partners and dialogue with national and international political decision-makers.


In its regular publications, the LAV analyses the current economic and political developments in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, members receive a weekly press review featuring the top news and background reports on the region.

Individual queries

On request, the LAV prepares market analyses, studies, reports, statistics and commentaries on current developments, which are tailored to the needs of individual members. Member companies are also able to access countless up-to-date presentations on the region and its markets.


The LAV organises around 50 events every year in close cooperation with its members, embassies, public institutions and expert associations, including industry-specific and general delegation trips for market research purposes. The leading event in the German-Latin American business relations calendar is the annual Latin American Day hosted by the LAV.

Representation of interests

The LAV represents the interests of its members in joint commissions, interministerial committees and business councils. Together with the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA), Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and Association of German Banks (BdB), it operates the Latin America Initiative of German Business (LAI).

Job market

It is possible to publish job offers on the internet portal of the association. However, the LAV does not operate as an active employment agency.