You are invited to join the ambassadors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay for a panel discussion on the latest political, economic, and business trends of Latin America!

January 19th, 2022, 16h (Finnish Time)/ 14h (UTC)
Microsoft Teams
The event is free of charge, but registration is required by 17th January 2022 HERE.
The Teams link will be sent to those registered on 18th January 2022.

Globalization has increased companies’ focus on international markets, with technological solutions as the propelling force of recent years trade relations. At the same time, coronavirus pandemic has hit global markets fiercely, including Latin America. The region, however, is showing expressive signs of economic recovery, with some key indicators such as jobs on an upward swing as well as a positive prospect on the health front, with 64% of the population partly vaccinated against COVID-19.

Preliminary numbers show a 6.3% growth for Latin America in 2021, nearly reversing the 6.8% drop suffered in 2020. But what lies ahead in 2022? What can be expected of the new political cycle currently taking shape in the region? Where are the country economies headed after the pandemic? Which kinds of business partnerships can be built with Finnish companies? – these are some the intriguing questions the participants of the panel will discuss at our event.

The event is co-organised by the Business Finland and the Finnish Latin American Business Council.

Ms. Kirsi Seppäläinen, Chair of the Finnish-Latin American Business Council and Ms. Heidi Virta, Senior Director, Region Latin America, Business Finland will moderate the panel.

The panel discussion will be integrated by:

H.E. Mr Sergio Alberto Baur, Ambassador of Argentina
H.E. Mr. João Luiz de Barros Pereira Pinto, Ambassador of Brazil
H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Olsen, Ambassador of Chile 
H.E. Ms Adriana del Rosario Mendoza Agudelo, Ambassador of Colombia
H.E. Mr. Ernesto Céspedes Oropeza, Ambassador of Mexico
Mr. Jose Alonso Yepez Castro, Counsellor, Embassy of Peru
H.E. Mr Pablo Alberto Porro Lancieri, Ambassador of Uruguay

Participants are invited to interact and send questions via chat throughout the event.

Ms. Heidi Virta,
Ms. Natalia Araujo,
Ms. Anne Hatanpää,