Welcome from the Program Chairs

Dear friends we want to invite you to join us for the 2017 SMS Special Conference Costa Rica.

INCAE Business School and the Program Chairs are enthusiastic about your visit and we are confident that this opportunity will be of great benefit academically and personally for you. Costa Rica is a beautiful and unique country. It is one of the few countries in the world that does not have an army. Thanks to sixty years of investments in education and health, its social indicators, such as life expectancy and literacy, are comparable to those of the United States. It is a sanctuary of ecotourism with an incredibly high bio-diversity. Most importantly it is home to some of the happiest people in the world!

December is the best month to visit Costa Rica – before or after the conference we hope that you will have the chance to visit Costa Rica’s active volcanoes and tropical rain forest, spotting for toucans, sloths and other exotic animals, to relax at the thermal waters, and to enjoy the beaches of the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. During the conference you will also have the opportunity to visit a coffee plantation and taste some of the most refined coffees in the world.

The main conference venue is the InterContinental Hotel at Multiplaza Mall, it is a five star hotel located in the Escazu area of San Jose. It has comprehensive amenities, including four restaurants, two swimming pools, gardens, etc. where you will enjoy the fantastic weather of Costa Rica during the conference.

INCAE Business School campus is located in Alajuela 35 minutes from Escazu.  The INCAE staff will be pleased to receive you on Campus during the first day of the program. At the end of the day we will have a Cocktail in a unique environment.

Welcome, Pura Vida Costa Rica…!

Program Chairs

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Jaideep Anand
Ohio State University
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Esteban R. Brenes
INCAE Business School
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Octavio Martinez
INCAE Business School