Events 2012-2013

VI Ameripol Summit

BritCham Costa Rica, together with the British Embassy and UKTI, participated in the Sixth Ameripol Summit by organizing the visit of British companies specializing in security.

Taxation and New Fiscal Plan: Compatible or Not?

Seminar with Jeffrey Davenport, specialist in modernization of tax systems of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (Ministry of Finance of the United Kingdom), and panelists Alvaro Ramos – Viceminister of Revenue, Luis Mesalles, Diego Salto and Francisco Villalobos.

First Anniversary (Studio Hotel)

Celebration of BritCham´s First Year Anniversary.

Aprendiendo a Exportar (APEX)

Participation in the V Edition of the Learning to Export (APEX) Conference. This event is designed for exporting SMEs Costa Rica and seeks to promote and expand the knowledge of the different markets.


National contest for young Costa Ricans to design the next gadget James Bond would use if he had a mission in Costa Rica.  In recognition all the finalist, which had been previously selected, were special guests as the movie´s premier event.

Queen’s Birthday Party

Event in celebration of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

Bribery Act 2010 Seminar

The British Embassy, along with the British Chamber and the AmCham organised a seminar about the importance of fighting corruption to achieve an optimal economic development.  This seminar was conducted by British barrister John McKendrick.

Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2012

In an event attended by Senior Officials of the Costa Rican government and Diplomatic Representatives, Oscar Echeverría, President of the Chamber, emphasised the importance of sharing the Olympic and Paralympic Games’ universal values; being respect, excellence, and friendship.


As part of the festivities the British community are carrying out in celebration of the Olympic Games that will take place in London from July 27th through August 12th, 18 photographs entitled “London Games 2012 – A journey through sports” where exhibited at Parque Morazán.  The exhibition was inaugurated March 2nd as part of the Transitarte Fair organized by the San José Municipality, where members of the British Embassy, Municipality and Costa Rican Olympic Committee attended.

Shaken Not Stirred: The Best of British

Premier of the movie ‘Skyfall’ several days before the national release, allowing guests an exclusive access to this anticipated movie.  The premier at the IMAX of NovaCinemanas in Avenida Escazú had an elegant reception prior to entering the movie theatre.  Guests were able to walk down the red carpet before entering the reception, not before being greeted by a Bond girl and the very James Bond (both models), giving the event an air of exclusivity and elegance.

BritCham Inauguration

Gala dinner in which the act to conform BritCham was signed.