The Costa Rica Convention Center is part of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) representing suppliers from all over the world in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events. It comprises over 1,100 member companies and organizations in almost 100 countries worldwide.
The CRCC is also a member of Costa Rica Convention Bureau, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing promotional actions in target markets in order to position Costa Rica as a MICE destination. It comprises over forty-five top hotel companies specializing in handling destinations, attractions and supporting services.
We are also a member of APROCON, the Costa Rican Association of Meeting Industry Entrepreneurs and Professional Congress Organizers. It is the leading body for the economic activity developed by the Congress and Convention industry nationwide.
AIPC is an international association of convention centers. Its mission is to encourage, support and recognize excellence in convention center management. It also recognizes and promotes the essential role of the international meetings industry in supporting economic academic and professional development as well as enhancing global relations amongst highly diverse business and cultural interests. AIPC represents a global network of more than 185 leading centers in 60 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals.
The CCCR has achieved an EDGE certificate of post construction because of its facilities, which is granted by Green Building Council Costa Rica (GBCCR), by virtue of its characteristics related with sustainability. This certification focuses on the evaluation of three parameters of the performance of buildings: energy savings, water savings and less embodied energy in materials. EDGE is an international certification administered by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a body associated with the World Bank.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifies healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, since LEED buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health.
The Costa Rica Convention Center was winner in the category of “Mexico & Central America's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2019” by World Travel Awards. World Travel Awards are considered as the "Oscars of tourism", for recognizing, rewarding and celebrating excellence in all key sectors of the industry.