The 2013 version of this annual conference deals with topics related to fair trade. The 2013 Latin America Day will start with an opening speech by Ernst von Kimakowitz, director of the Humanistic Management Center, to provide participants with a solid foundation of the most important issues related to fair trade in the Latin American Context. Afterwards, about 100 students will have the opportunity to take part in workshops which are led by companies that are strongly engaged in Latin America. Ample room to socialize and network, as well as to exchange opinions and experiences will be provided throughout the day.
In his presentation Dr. von Kimakowitz drew a wide panorama surrounding trade and fair trade looking at todays business world and the current debate on development, international trade and the global governance regime. Based on this contextualization he draw close to some of the strategic intents and principles of the fair trade movement to form the basis for the subsequent conference workshops.