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Frequently Asked Questions

The 9th International Banana Congress is organized by the National Banana Corporation (CORBANA), which is a non-state public entity created by a law of the Republic of Costa Rica in 1971. Its main focus is the development of the banana industry in Costa Rica and to serve the producer.
This institution develops research programs to strengthen the quality of banana cultivation, provides producers with state-of-the-art technology, and maintains lines of credit to facilitate the operation and recovery of plantations in the face of natural disasters in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica, among other commitments to improve the industry.

It will be held May 23-26, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA.

Go to the REGISTRATION section, confirm the number of reservations you need, complete the billing form followed by the registration form with all the information of the participant(s) and choose the payment method.

If you choose bank transfer, you must make the transfer and send the deposit receipt in JPG, Word, PDF, XLS or PPT format to Once the transaction has been reviewed, you will receive an email confirming the correct reception of the data sent.

If you choose to pay by credit or debit card, the page will open the corresponding screen to enter your credit or debit card information and make the purchase immediately.

The participation fee is $600 (USD) per person, which includes attendance to all the activities of the official program of the Congress, social activities, didactic material, coffee breaks, internet in the conference room and digital certificate of attendance.

Indeed, the Congress offers different corporate packages for 5 people or more. For special rates, please contact us at

Write to and request information on all sponsorship and exhibition modalities in the commercial area.

Placetopay is the electronic payment platform used by the 9th International Banana Congress to process online transactions generated in the virtual store with the payment methods enabled for this purpose.

In the online store of the 9th International Banana Congress website you will be able to make your payment with the means enabled for this purpose. According to the payment options chosen by the merchant, you will be able to pay through Visa and MasterCard credit cards.

To protect your data, 9th International Banana Congress delegates to Placetopay the capture of sensitive information. Our payment platform complies with the highest standards required by the international PCI DSS security standard for credit card transactions. It also has SSL security certificate issued by GeoTrust a Verisign company, which guarantees secure communications by encrypting all data to and from the site, so you can feel safe when entering your card information.

During the payment process, the browser displays the name of the authenticated organization, the certifying authority and the address bar changes to green. These features are immediately visible and give assurance and confidence to complete the transaction on Placetopay.

Placetopay also features constant monitoring with McAfee Secure and email signing with Certicamera.

Yes, on the website of the 9th International Banana Congress you can shop online 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, just a click away.

If you have not yet finalized your payment, you can go back to the initial step and choose your preferred payment method. Once the purchase is completed, it is not possible to change the payment method.

No, electronic payments made through Placetopay do not generate additional costs for the buyer.

In the first instance, check if a confirmation email of the transaction was sent to the email account registered at the time of payment, in case you did not receive it, you should contact to confirm the status of the transaction.

For each transaction approved through Placetopay, you will receive a payment receipt with the purchase reference at the e-mail address you provided at the time of payment.

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