In 2016, five Latin American AHKs celebrated their centen-
nials: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de
Chile, and São Paulo are thereby among the oldest locations
in the AHK network.
High-ranking guests honored the
excellent work of the AHKs by taking part in the festivities.
German President Joachim Gauck and DIHK CEO Dr Martin
Wansleben were guests of honor at the festivities of the
AHKs in Montevideo and Santiago de Chile. The Buenos
Aires AHK welcomed Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter
Steinmeier, and the São Paulo AHK received the President
of the Bundestag (the German Parliament), Dr Norbert
Lammert and the CEO of the DIHK as guests of honor in
this important year.
In Rio de Janeiro, the AHK centennial
year happened to be the year in which the Olympic Games
were carried out for the first time in South America.