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Excerpted from the Argentina Career Guide

Personal relationships are highly valued in Argentina. Taking an interest in others and investing time in building relationships are extremely important, both as a means of socializing and advancing a career. This section lists a number of organizations that offer opportunities for meeting others and establishing personal and professional relationships. Included here are business organizations, industry organizations, unions, chambers of commerce and social networking groups.

Business Organizations

Federación Argentina de Mujeres de Negocios y Profesionales
Argentine Federation of Business and Professional Women
http://www.bpwargentina.com/ (Spanish)
The Argentine Federation of Business and Professional Women is a member of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. This non-profit organization works to promote and integrate women into business and society at large, to lobby the government about women's issues, and to promote unity and understanding between business women on provincial, national and international levels. It offers members professional development opportunities, conferences and volunteer opportunities.

Federación Argentina de Mujeres de Negocios y Profesionales
Paraná 135, Piso 2º 10
CP 1017 Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 11 4371-1106
Email: bpwargentinarrpp@hotmail.com

Professional Associations

Information Technology

Universo Bit
Bit Universe
http://www.universobit.com (Spanish)
Bit Universe provides users with various services and content related to finding employment. This IT-oriented website distributes a newsletter with information related to the IT market in Argentina. The site includes a jobs portal.

Tel: +54 11 4852-7700


Centro Argentino de Ingenieros (CAI)
Argentine Center of Engineers
http://www.cai.org.ar/ (Spanish)
CAI works to serve the interests of engineering professionals by furthering the profession in Argentina. It also promotes events and networking between engineering professionals, and maintains close links with other professional engineering organizations as well as other private and public organizations in the country.

Tel/Fax: +54 11 4811 4133
Email: cai@cai.org.ar

Accounting and Finance

Instituto Argentino de Ejecutivos de Finanzas (IAEF)
Argentine Institute of Financial Executives
http://www.iaef.org.ar (Spanish)
The Argentine Institute of Financial Executives was founded in 1967 as a professional organization for financial managers and directors. Its mission is to provide research and information about the financial industry and professions in Argentina. It has offices in Buenos Aires, Tucumán, Santa Fe and Córdoba.

Tel: +54 11 4322-6222
Email: webmaster@iaef.org.ar

Business Management and Marketing

Asociación Argentina de Marketing
Argentine Marketing Association
http://www.aam-ar.com (Spanish)
This networking group for marketing professionals in Argentina offers a forum for sharing experiences and developing useful knowledge for research, analysis, implementation and promotion of the marketing discipline. The Argentine Marketing Association works to identify and analyze customer needs so that members of the marketing profession will be better equipped to meet them.

Tel: +54 11 4322- 4888
Email: aam@aam-ar.com

Industry Organizations and Councils

http://www.mercosur.int/ (Spanish, Portuguese)
MERCOSUR is a sub-union formed by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its associated countries include Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador, with Mexico as an observer. It was created in 1991 to promote the free movement of goods, services and factors of production between countries, the establishment of a common external tariff and the adoption of a common trade policy, coordination of macroeconomic and sectoral policies, and the harmonization of legislation in order to strengthen the integration process.

Tel: +59 82 412-9024
Email: secretaria@mercosur.org.uy

Unions and Labor Organizations

Confederación General del Trabajo de la República Argentina (CGT)
General Confederation of Labor of the Argentine Republic
The General Confederation of Labor of the Argentine Republic is a national trade union federation in Argentina created in 1930 from the merger of two trade unions, the Unión Sindical Argentina and the Confederación Obrera Argentina. CGT represents millions of Argentine workers.

Tel: 5411- 4124- 4920

Networking Groups

Lions Clubs of Argentina
http://www.leonismoargentino.com.ar/ (English, Spanish)
Through more than 300 chapters around the country, the Lions Clubs of Argentina provide medical, social and cultural help to different communities. The organization also promotes the theory and practice of the principles of good government and citizenship. The clubs are organized in commissions to implement different social and environmental programs.

Club de Leones – Prensa y RRPP
Sarmiento 1542 - 9º Of.34
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4382 7152 or 4381 3669
Email: distrito@speedy.com.ar

Chambers of Commerce

Cámara Argentina de Comercio (CAC)
Argentine Chamber of Commerce
http://www.cac.com.ar (Spanish)
This chamber, founded in 1924 in Buenos Aires, is the representative organization for all those engaged in commerce operations in Argentina. The CAC’s main members are bi-national chambers and mixed-business committees. A major activity taken on by CAC is its pioneering role in the implementation of conciliation and arbitration services.

Cámara Argentina de Comercio
Av. Leandro N. Alem 36
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 11 5300-9000

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the Argentina Guide.

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