Our first trip for this year has been set for Costa Rica (Rich Coast in English). We will be going during the last week in February. Why Costa Rica? That’s simple! We were invited by the Vice President of the nation. She happens to be Black and is the second Black to reach the height of Vice President considering all the nations of the Western Hemisphere. This sister, Epsy Campbell Barr, is off to a very brilliant career.
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.
Language does not seem to be a barrier when we travel to Central America. Most of the native Blacks in Central America speak very fluent English and have much experience in traveling throughout the United States. We have had very successful “Matchmaking” events in the past and expect this trip to be no different.
The easiest and the best possible method to find out more about the investment opportunities in Costs Rica is to travel there and feel the economic and business climate in person. We travel February 24 – 27, 2020. Flying into San Jose, then travel to San Carlos and have meetings at the Arsenal Volcano National Park. Our next stop will be Puerto Limon, for business meetings, touring South Caribbean, then travel to Cahuita and enjoy the beaches.
This agenda is subject to change - More details will be added
Trade Mission to Costa Rica February 24-28, 2020
24th Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code SJO). Use the airline of your choice. Plan to arrive about 6pm.
25th Tuesday – Meetings in San Jose - Main Forum Event: Costa Rica & Region New Target for Commercial Integration with USA - Participants include US Embassy in Costa Rica, Chamber of Commerce, COPAFRO from the country of Colombia. Attendees will understand the social and economic direct from the local authorities. Press Conference. Business Matchmaking.
26th Wednesday – Bus to San Carlos, overnight stay, Stop at Arsenal Volcano National Park, Meetings with local businesses, Agricultural, Tourism.The region offers advantages such as availability of qualified human resources with high levels of productivity, low market saturation and low attrition rate. In this visit representatives from the Clusters will be invited. Enjoy the hot springs.
27th Thursday – Breakfast, departure to Puerto Limon, Noon Arrival, Business Meetings, Touring South Caribbean, Hotel Overnight, Beaches
28th Friday – Breakfast, Departures to San Jose, Flights Home Friday night and Saturday (Optional)
Registration does not include airfare or hotel. Registration does include transportation in Costa Rica and some meals. Anticipated hotel cost is $100.00 per night. Hotel information to come shortly.