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Costa Rica and Panama 10.-14.12.2018

Team Finland visit to Costa Rica and Panama on 10-14 December 2018

The deadline for the registration is Tuesday, 30 October 2018.

Click to register for the visit


For more information, please contact:

Ms. Heidi Virta

Senior Director, Head of Region
Business Finland Latin America

+52 155 5413 8285 (-8h)
heidi.virta (at)


Mr. Juan Pablo Romero

Business Finland Mexico

+52 155 3200 0532 (-8h)
juan.romero (at)


Ms. Noora Siivonen

Project Assistant
Delegations, Business Finland,

+358 50 470 1116
noora.siivonen (at)

Business opportunities for Finnish companies in Cyber Security, Health, Energy and Environment.

Join the business delegation and travel to Costa Rica and Panama on December 10 – 14, 2018 with Mr. Markku Keinänen, Under-Secretary of State, External Economic Relations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Interested? Click the tab left to register for the visit as well as to learn more about the preliminary program and practical information.

The deadline for the registration is Tuesday, 30 October 2018.

Why Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is recognized for having one of the first and most politically stable democracies in the Americas, providing a solid investment environment for foreign companies. It is one of the most business-friendly countries in Latin America, with more than 250 multinational companies operating within its borders.

The Costa Rican government has ambitious agendas regarding Energy & Environment and Health sectors, and it offers incentives and tax breaks in order to support its targets. The country's national  cyber security strategy, on the other hand, has opened up new business opportunities for cyber security companies by allowing coordination between public and private sector and their external

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Why Panama?

Panama has become one of Latin America’s fastest growing nations. The World Bank estimates that in 2018, the economy of Panama will grow 5.4%.

Panama's economy is based on the operations of the Panama Canal, tourism, banking, the Colon Free Zone (the second largest free trade zone in the world after Hong Kong), insurance and ship registration, medical, health, and other businesses.

Panama has a highly developed financial sector and banking system, which requires strong and reliable cyber security management. This offers good opportunities for the companies offering cyber security solutions. With the decrease of income tax for companies and individuals, the government hopes to attract more private and foreign investment.

In the Energy & Environment sector, in order to support the country's strategy to increase the use of renewable energy and diversify its energy matrix, the Panamanian Government has enacted various statutes that set forth tax and other incentives for renewable sources of energy, such as wind-based, biomass, natural gas-based and solar-based power generation facilities.

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Participation fee

To cover the expenses of arranging the visit to Costa Rica and Panama, Business Finland will charge a participation fee as follows:

  • Micro Businesses and SMEs: EUR 2100 + 24% VAT per person
  • Major Companies: EUR 2450 + 24% VAT per person

Delegates visiting only one of the countries pay half of the participation fee.

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above.

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