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The Event

Join the most unique and specialized forum for the Life Sciences sector in Latin America, held in the number one destination in the region for MedTech investment: COSTA RICA.

Life Sciences Forum, now in its 3rd edition, gathers key representatives from leading manufacturing firms, researchers from the Global academia, consultants and top government representatives for a 3-day agenda where exciting, innovative discussions take place around the latest advances and most important achievements in the industry, in Latin America and in Costa Rica.

The event will provide the opportunity to register to on-site plant tours in top Original Equipment Manufacturing facilities in Costa Rica. Tours are subject to availability and company approval.
Costa Rica has a leading location globally, outside of Europe, for MedTech investment"
Medtech Report 2014Oxford Intelligence

Costa RICA is the 2nd largest medical device exporter in Latin America. It has attracted 47 MedTech projects over a five-year period and ranks 7th globally in terms of the number of manufacturing projects, ahead of the Netherlands, Brazil and Mexico, between 2008 and 2012." (MEDTECH REPORT 2014 – Oxford Intelligence) .

Costa Rica goes beyond its globally famous pristine beaches and luscious rainforests which attract millions year-around. The country has over 60 med-tech companies, producing Class I to Class III medical devices, with exports growing over 190% in the last decade to become the #1 export product in 2015. A truly consolidated ecosystem that combines private multinationals, academia and suppliers to boost the Life Sciences sector.

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Venue and Accommodations

CINDE invites you to be part of the
Costa Rica Life Sciences Forum 2016


October 9 to 11, 2016 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica is ideally located in San José, Costa Rica, within the exclusive area of Escazu, across from the Multi Plaza Shopping and Entertainment Center.
The Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower offers 372 elegantly appointed rooms and suites and 20 meeting rooms which make this property the ideal location for the most important corporate, government and social events.
Please note: registration to the event does not include hotel or airfare. To make your hotel reservation at the event rates please contact Cynthia Solano at + (506) 2208-2100 or by email at cynthia.solano@r-hr.com and be sure to mention you are attending the Life Sciences Forum 2016.
Each attendee will be responsible for making their own reservations with a credit card and pay their entire stay at check-in.
The hotel will not save space if the room does not have its proper warranty. Individual Account: Each guest must cover all costs incurred. This will require a credit card at check-in.
Special daily rate for the Life Sciences Forum 2016:

Real Intercontinental Hotel

Single room: US$ 129.00 + tax (13%)
Double room: US$ 144.00 + tax (13%)

Fee includes breakfast and wi-fi (Double occupancy includes 2 breakfasts)

Other Hotels in the Area

Sheraton San José
Located in the most exclusive area in San José. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, we’ve got it all. Adjacent to the most prestigious shopping mall with 365 stores, bars and restaurants and Escazu Corporate Center. Just 20 minutes away from the airport.
Our 171 guest rooms and suites feature first-class amenities to suit the needs of both business and leisure travelers in order to ensure a relaxing stay, comfortable sound-proofed feature the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper (SM) Bed equipped with luxurious sheets, a deluxe duvet, a selection of feather down and hypoallergenic pillows.
For reservations, please contact Diana Mejía at dmejia@sheratoncr.com, or at Tel: (506) 4055-0505
Special daily rate for the Life Sciences Forum 2016:

Sheraton San José

Single room: US$ 99.00 + tax (13%)
Executive club: US$ 124.00 + tax (13%)

Rates include:

Breakfast buffet
Welcome cocktail
High Speed Internet
Bottled water in your room.
Complimentary transportation to Multiplaza (set times) Medical assistance 24 hours (emergencies)
Local calls to landlines
Wyndham Garden
The Wyndham Garden San José Escazú hotel offers travelers a host of modern amenities, world-class service and easy access to all that San José and this beautiful Central American country have to offer. Easy proximity to several corporate centers, restaurants, shopping, museums and stunning natural attractions and with Juan Santa Maria International Airport just 20 minutes away.
El Cortijo restaurant serves up International cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Provenza Lounge and its outdoor terrace provide the perfect spot to relax and enjoy cocktails and dinner, and the convenience of 24-hour room service affords guests the luxury of savoring food and beverage without having to leave the hotel. Ample free parking offers convenience, while those who prefer to leave the driving to the hotel can take advantage of the free shuttle service to local business parks and malls.
Each of the hotel’s 111 over-sized, smoke-free guest rooms features contemporary styling, a unique fusion of warm and cool tones and thoughtful amenities like a 37-inch flat panel TV with 88 channels, free Wi-Fi, plush bedding, ergonomic work station, in-room safe and fully-stocked mini-bar. Guests upgrading to a Junior Suite will enjoy a separate seating area, full-length mirror and sleeper sofa, while the Junior Superior Suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, dining table and chairs, sleeper sofa and microwave.
Guests can stay active with a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center, or with a swim in the 65-foot long indoor heated lap pool, while those looking to unwind can enjoy a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi. Female travelers will rest comfortably in specially designated female-friendly guest room floors, and thoughtful amenities like complimentry breakfast, 24-hour Mini-Mart, 24-hour business center, free Wi-Fi and valet and dry cleaning services add to a sense of both productivity and well-being.
To make your hotel reservation at the event rates please click here  or contact Yahaira Chinchilla at + (506) 2208-2100 or by email at and be sure to mention you are attending the Life Sciences Forum 2016.
Special daily rate for the Life Sciences Forum 2016:

Wyndham Garden

Single room: US$ 89.00 + tax (13%)

Free wi-fi and breakfast

Complimentary shuttles to and from the event venue
The Holiday Inn® San Jose Escazu
The Holiday Inn® San Jose Escazu Hotel is strategically located in Escazú, an upscale business and commercial area in San José. It is part of Plaza Tempo, a multi-purpose complex that includes restaurants, a shopping center and a business center. It is beside the Cima Hospital and only 30 minutes from Juan Santamaría International Airport. From the hotel, you also have fast access to the main corporate centers where many Fortune 500 companies in the country have their headquarters.
Escazú offers the greatest variety of quality entertainment in San José. Nearby, you will find Multiplaza, Central America’s largest shopping center, movie theaters, first-class restaurants, family entertainment, lounge bars and nightclubs. Due to the hotel’s location on Prospero Fernandez Highway, guests can easily reach the beautiful beaches of the Pacific or the rain forest attractions in less than one hour.
At the hotel, have a relaxing evening at the rooftop terrace with pool or at the lounge bar, exercise at the Fitness Center and enjoy delicious meals at the restaurant. Always conscious about the environment, the hotel has achieved the highest level of Costa Rica’s Certification of Sustainable Tourism.
Don´t miss our special rate for attending to the Life Sciences Forum Costa Rica 2016. Our rate includes breakfast, high speed internet access, local locals and special discounts with our WE card in selected restaurants and stores in the plaza.
For reservations, please click here.
Special daily rate for the Life Sciences Forum 2016:

The Holiday Inn® San Jose Escazu

Single room: US$ 99.00 + tax (13%)

Free wi-fi and breakfast

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