PROMOTING TRADE IN SERVICES THROUGH MARKET RESEARCH, CAPACITY BUILDING, EXPORT PROMOTION AND SECTOR DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
GATEWAY TO TRADE COSTA RICA
GATEWAY to Trade Costa Rica supports trade in services flows between Costa Rica and Canada in an effort to meet the overall programme objectives of enhancing economic development and fostering the growth of Costa Rican SME service providers. GATEWAY to Trade Costa Rica focuses primarily on the ICT sector, as well as other identified priority sectors including: educational tourism and dental/medical tourism.
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GATEWAY to Trade Export Readiness Programme
August 30-31, 2017 in San Carlos
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COSTA RICAN COMPANIES DISCUSS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY TRIANGLE
Over 100 meetings. Multiple connections. Dozens of opportunities.
Twenty-five leading-edge Costa Rican ICT companies were handpicked to participate in an intensive export development initiative, which included training, export plan development and trade missions.
The first group of eight export-ready Costa Rican ICT companies participated in a trade mission to the Toronto-Waterloo region in late April, 2017 to meet with prospective partners and clients.
Over 100 meetings took place between the eight Costa Rican companies and dozens of Canadian IT companies, which were seeking to enhance their technical resources or break into the Latin America market. The week long mission included a number of visits to technology hubs including MaRS, Innovation Guelph, Brightlane and Latin-Am Start-ups.
B2B TECHNOLOGY FORUM SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA JUNE 18-21, 2017
Over 100 meetings... Multiple project discussions... Partnerships in the making...
Following April's trade mission to Canada, where 8 world-class ICT companies explored business and partnership opportunities with Canadian firms, 8 Canadian ICT firms, along with Innovation Guelph, similarly participated in a B2B Technology Forum in Costa Rica in June. These companies built on the relationships already established during the mission to Canada, and developed new relationships with the 12 other ICT companies in the GATEWAY to Trade programme.
In addition to the 70+ business to business meetings held during this mission, Canadian companies also visited key ICT-related institutions and undertook company site visits.
All Canadian companies expressed a very strong satisfaction with the programme and its relevance to their business.