The Embassy of Mexico in Germany, as pro-tempore president of the Group of Ambassadors of Latin America and the Caribbean countries in Germany (GRULAC), is pleased to announce this joint conference GRULAC with the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).

Restructuring economic relations of Latin America and the Caribbean with Germany:
Perspectives with and after COVID-19
December 1st, 2020
Virtual Conference – private event

Welcome addresses:

  • Dr. Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade, Member of the Executive Board, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)
  • Mrs. Eeva Karsta, Director Government Relations, Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Deputy Chairman of the Board, German Health Alliance (GHA)
  • H. E. Rogelio Granguillhome, Ambassador of Mexico to Germany, President of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Ambassadors to Germany (GRULAC)


  • Mrs. Alicia Bárcena, Secretary General, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Panel Discussion: Potentials of Cooperation in the Health Sector: fighting (not only) Corona together
Impulse: Dr. Philipp Wien, Director Health Economy, DIHK

  • Mr. Guillermo Fernandez, Head of Business Development for Latin America, Siemens Healthineers
  • Dr. Georgina García Martínez, President, Cluster Médico Jalisco, Mexico
  • Mr. Carsten Germer, Regional Sales Manager, TRACOE medical GmbH
  • Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) (Jamaica)

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Jörg Heukelbach, Medical Consultant, One Health Institute Heukelbach

Panel Discussion: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean: Which options for German business?
Impulse: Mr. Thomas Timm, CEO, German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, São Paulo

  • Prof. Dr. Adrián Bonilla, Executive Director, European Union – Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation)
  • Dr. Antoni Estevadeordal, Representative for Europe, Interamerican Development Bank
  • Mr. Jan von Herff, Senior Manager Trade, Industry Policy & International Networks, BASF SE
  • Mr. Felix von Limburg, CEO, BT Innovation GmbH

Moderator: Dr. Mark Heinzel, Director Americas, DIHK

Discussion, Questions and Answers