To all KLU students:

KLU and the Business Association for Latin America (LAV) (in German: Lateinamerika Verein e.V.) have engaged in a bilateral cooperation in order to cater to all KLU students with Latin American roots; but also to those students from a different background who have a strong interested in that economically and culturally vibrant region.

The Business Association for Latin America (LAV) is a 1916 created and in Hamburg-headquartered networking and information platform for German companies with business interests in Latin America. It helps companies from all sectors to establish and expand their business operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The LAV counts with over 300 members – ranging from medium-sized to global corporations, associations, public institutions, as well as natural persons. The LAV is a key player in Germany and is a highly active association not only in Hamburg, but also in other German cities.

What are the benefits of this cooperation?

  • As long as you are an enrolled KLU-student, you are eligible to become a member of the LAV Junioren free-of-charge (otherwise, yearly membership fees are 300 €/person);
  • LAV-members get first-hand access and information on networking activities and business-related events on Latin America and Germany;
  • LAV-members also get access to a wide and high-profile network of companies and associations with a focus on Latin America in order to obtain information about internships, traineeships and working opportunities;
  • Use this unique opportunity to expand your professional network while still studying at the KLU!

Please have a look at the website of the LAV for more information and kindly let us know if you would like to profit from this cooperation by December 7th, 2018 by sending an email to You will receive further instructions.

Embrace this unique opportunity and expand your professional network and horizon! Become an active member and help us strengthen our ties with the LAV!

KLU at the Latin-American Day 2018 in Hamburg

Last 11th and 12th October, the Business Association for Latin America (LAV) invited to the 69th edition of the Latin-America Day 2018. The event took place at the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg and was sponsored by the major of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher.

The first day of the conference revolved around Latin American Commercial Alliances in the Global Economic Context and counted with the presence of Mr. Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile. As part of the special agenda, the group LAV Junioren presented a trip on a Vespa across the Americas with the author of the book Vesparicana, Mr. Alexander Eischeid. The second day was dedicated to topics on Chile´s economy.

This year, KLU presented itself at the Latin-American Day with an information stand. Our President, Prof. Dr. Thomas Strothotte, our Relationship Manager, Dr. Rupert Seuthe, and our Career Development Manager, Mr. Juan-Pablo del Valle, represented KLU and attended the different sessions of the conference. In addition, KLU´s Prof. Dr. André Ludwig (Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics) moderated the session on Smart Logistics in cooperation with Logistic Alliance Germany.

Learn more about the outcome of the event here.

KLU and LAV will contribute to strengthen their ties in the next months by means of different joint activities. LAV Junioren are highly encouraged to participate and expand their professional network. More information to follow soon.

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Ambassadors´ Day for Latin America at KLU 2018

In line with this cooperation, KLU and LAV jointly organized the Ambassadors´ Day for Latin America last June 14. The ambassadors and business consuls of 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries visited KLU and discussed potential common cooperation schemes.

The day offered lectures by KLU Professor Alan McKinnon and Dr. Felix Kasiske, Managing Director at HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH, a harbor tour by boat and ample opportunities to share ideas and experiences regarding logistics in Latin America.

Find out more here.

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