Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 16 September 2019


Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee, received the Medal of the Order of the Chamber for the work carried out in the Lima 2019 Games.

Carlos Neuhaus, Presidente del Comité Organizador de Lima 2019, recibió la Medalla de la Orden de la Cámara, por el trabajo desarrollado en los Juegos Lima 2019.

Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee, received the Medal of the Order of the Chamber for the work carried out in the Lima 2019 Games. 

Lima 2019 has left lasting memories in the country because of its successful delivery and the joys the athletes and Para athletes gave us with their outstanding performances and record breaking have put the world’s spotlight on Peru. 

For this reason, the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) through their president, Yolanda Torriani, recognized the organization of the largest multi-sports event in the continent, which took place for the first time in Peru, by awarding Carlos Neuhaus the Medal of the Order of the Chamber in the grade of “Gran Oficial, for his outstanding work as the team leader that made the success of the Lima 2019 Games possible. 

The Foreign Trade and Tourism minister, Edgar Vasquez; the mayor of Lima, Jorge Muñoz; the United Kingdom ambassador, Kate Harrisson; and representatives of several agencies that are part of the Chamber of Commerce were all present at the ceremony. 

Carlos Neuhaus highlighted the role of the Lima Chamber of Commerce in the development of the Games, as they were the ones who supported the call of the companies that participated in the different tendering processes for the main infrastructure projects developed for Lima 2019. 

“We have worked as a team and this recognition is for everyone who gave their time for the success of the Games. We were able to develop the plans by having, among other things, a Government-to-Government Agreement with the United Kingdom. Peru is the only country that applied this method for management while other countries use it only for purchases. We are now working on the legacy, in order to make the most of everything that was built and remodeled for Lima 2019. Sports are never going to be an expense, they are an investment,commented Neuhaus.

Cámara de Comercio de Lima reconoció a la organización de Lima 2019

“The Chamber of Commerce was very important for Lima 2019, because they helped call over 800 people, in the first stage, who were representatives from more than 300 companies that later participated in a transparent tendering processes for the main infrastructure projects. They were part of our success. We had a great experience, and even more so in the Parapan American Games with our hero athletes. We had media coverage of over a billion dollars and over 400 million people all over the world followed the competitions,” added the Lima 2019 president. 

Meanwhile the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Yolanda Torriani, praised the work carried out by Carlos Neuhaus and the Lima 2019 team. “This has been one of the greatest events due to its organization and results. We have proven that Peruvians are capable of getting things done if there is a steadfast determination to make them happen. The organization brought together efficacy and determination, and that gave us these unforgettable Games. They are leaving a valuable legacy for Peru and have made the country shine at an international level. We hope that the Games model is replicated in other projects,stated Torrani during her speech before giving the medal to Carlos Neuhaus.