International Congress on Bananas

The banana industry in Costa Rica is organizing an international meeting of companies producing and exporting the fruit, which will be held from September 26 to 29.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

From a statement issued by the National Banana Corporation (Corbana):

Corbana and the Costa Rican banana industry invite you to participate in the 7th International Banana Congress 2017, from September 26 to 29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami, Florida. 

This meeting will be a commercial showcase that opens up spaces for scientists, exporters, buyers, producers and logisticians from companies linked to the banana world.

In this seventh edition, more than 30 exhibitors will participate, through round tables, panels and lectures, exchanging knowledge, ideas and opinions, to visualize the main challenges of the banana markets and provide the necessary tools to allow greater strengthening of companies and their products.

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