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APECATE IS THE ASSOCIATION THAT CONGREGATES AND REPRESENTS THE CONGRESSES, TOURISM ANIMATION AND EVENTS COMPANIES OF PORTUGAL.

Its operating area is focused in the representation of relevant sectors in the Creative Industry and Tourism, including the companies that design and carry out innovative products and services with great strategic interest for the Portuguese economy.

Corporate, marketing and cultural events, national or international, small and large congresses, conferences, symposia, meetings, teambuilding actions, outdoor incentives, nature tourism or cultural tourism activities, everything comes together and gets complemented around the major product that unites these sectors: the Meeting Industry.

APECATE the Forum of all these companies, the assertion of its skills of excellence, the work space and the support to promotion and internationalization, the place where the synergies can and should develop among the best companies of Portugal.

APECATE is also the voice of the Portuguese companies in several European institutions such as EC-OE (European Confederation of Outdoor Employers), of which it is a founding member, and EFAPCO (European Federation of Associations of Professional Congress Organisers) which is chairing in this three-year period, though the associated company MundiConvenius.

Due to its good services rendered to Tourism, APECATE was awarded the Silver Medal for Tourism Merit in 2010, by the State Department for Tourism and by the Tourism of Portugal, IP.