Costa Rica's manufacturing sectors open market for EU industry suppliers

More than 300 foreign companies, 700 Costa Rican companies and 5500 business meetings held at the 19th Buyers Trade Mission (BTM) organized by the PROCOMER, the trade promotion agency of Costa Rica.  European companies supplying technology for food processing, fresh produce, packaging, automation and many other industries attended the event in San José, Costa Rica last September 19th -22nd , 2017.   ELANBiz supported the recently established Eurocamara in Costa Rica and promoted throughout Europe the opportunity to participate. On this 19th edition, Eurocamara introduced the opportunity for European companies to offer their products to add valued to Costa Rican industries, in addition to the long-term objective of BTM only portraying Costa Rica exports opportunities.  Eurocamara had the support of EU funding from PRAIA project for an exhibit area promoting its 6 Costa Rican - European bilateral chambers of commerce:  Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain.

PROCOMER provided hotel, food and local transport from/to the airport for one participant from each European company. With almost 20 years consistently growth, this event PROCOMER has made the BTM a trademark event for making business deals in Costa Rica. Cocktails and dinners invited by PROCOMER highlighted networking opportunities so that business people could have an extra chance to meet each other. BTM´s customized business agendas with Costa Rican companies and trade show exhibit were also complementary for the European companies invited by Eurocamara.

ELANBiz’s objective to promote European commercial diversity in Latin America also includes the strengthening of the local European representation structures such as bilateral chambers and Eurocamaras. Costa Rica was strengthened by adding a new chamber, Holland House, and by providing training and networking of the newly established Eurocamara of Costa Rica. The European Union Delegation in Costa Rica neatly leveraged this opportunity by combining financial assistance for Eurocamara’s first appearance in BTM.

BTM is a multi-sector event in which the exportable offer of Costa Rica such as food processed products, fresh produce, private brand, ready to eat, frozen, packaging, among many other industries are exhibited. Eurocamara will continue to encourage the participation of European companies supplying:  sorting machines/equipment, process automation technological equipment, machinery for irrigation and fertilisation control with specialised software, agro-meteorological systems, freezing systems (IQF- Individual Quick Frozen), irrigation systems/metering pumps, dosing-and-packing machines, mixing equipment for food & feed, drying ovens, sterilisation and disinfection mechanisms for cooling/heating tanks, conveyor belts with optical readers to sort by size, colour and other characteristics, fresh fruit sorting systems, and related equipment.

Save the date for future editions around the same timing annually (end of September) and contact Eurocamara in advance for reserving your spot to exhibit at direccion@eurocamara.cr

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