Two-day event will promote innovation to firms here

The Cámara de Exportadores de Costa Rica will host its second annual congress of business innovation, a two-day seminar to teach small and medium-sized businesses how to update their methods Tuesday and Wednesday.

The congress will especially appeal to exporters and prospective exporters in the fields of agricultural business, services and technology, according to a press release from the chamber.

The Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología is a co-host of the event, and Banco Nacional is the principal sponsor of the congress.

In the press release, Monica Signini, president of the chamber, urged small and medium-sized business owners who are struggling in the international market or afraid to export to see innovation as a form of investment that will allow them to survive.

The first day of the congress will look at the challenges of innovation for exporters in Costa Rica, show how the process can begin socially and highlight specific success stories. The second day will get into more specifics, proposing alternate business models and strategies and conclude with a look at the future. These discussions will be led by dozens of experts from the public and private sectors.

The congress will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 11, and it will run the next day at the same time until 6 p.m. Both days will take place at the Hotel Real Intercontinental in Escazú. The full congress costs $50 for members of the chamber and $100 for non-members

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