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Visiting Porto and not going to the Port Wine Cellars is similar to going to Rome and missing the Pope.

Designed by architects Vitorio Gregotti and Manuel Salgado, next to the Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower, two icons of the Portuguese capital, the CCB area has a remarkable diversity of spaces.

The Livramento market in Setúbal was considered one of the most famous in the world by the American newspaper USA Today.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu

There’s a place in Portugal where time surely goes by more slowly. 

When talking about Portuguese destinations, what comes to mind are attributes such as the weather, the safety, the food, the heritage, but there is a characteristic that applies to Estoril more than any other: sustainability.  

Tips by Isabel Amaral – President of APOREP (Associação Portuguesa de Estudos de Protocolo) 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement declaring the Zikavirus outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern."

Let's start with the conclusion. There are some basic requirements to organise an event in a venue whose main function is very far from hosting events: a good dose of imagination, very good sense and a great ability to take risks.

To celebrate its 18th anniversary, Europalco gathered clients and friends.

Expo ‘98, held in Lisbon, was probably the turning point in the events sector in Portugal. This mega organisation demonstrated all the country’s capabilities in this area.  

Each day dietary restrictions increase as part of day-to-day of event organizers and catering suppliers.

Mobility Now has launched M-Events, an integrated conference and event service. 

We sat down with Virginia Coutinho to try to unmask some of the best practices in the use of this network in the events industry.

By Uriel Oliveira, vice president, Cision Portugal

By Nelson Carvalheiro was declared Travel Blogger 2014 for Europe at FITUR - Tourism Fair, in Madrid.

By Susanna Tocca, Managing director . AIM Portugal

By Miguel Neves, Senior Online & Community Manager . IMEX

At a late afternoon meeting, an administrator asked me for help in finding a concept and format for a large internal event.

Corporate events are often thought of as just a part of marketing or admin costs. But they are investments, we spend the money because we expect more value in return, either by increasing sales or making the organisation more effective.  

Garrett McNamara is an American professional big wave surfer known for breaking the world record for largest wave ever surfed which he achieved at Nazaré, Portugal. We interviewed him.  

It was love at first sight. When Ryan and Gabriella Opaz met Northern Portugal they decided to move to Porto and raise their newborn son there.

Elected ABEOC (Brazilian Event Companies Association) President in December 2014, Ana Cláudia Bitencourt shares with Event Point her expectations and challenges for the mandate.

He is Portuguese, but has lived in the United Kingdom for many years. We went to meet Miguel Neves, from IMEX and to get to know him better.  

Anita Pires shares her expectations for the 26th Brazilian Congress of Business and Professional Events - Events Brazil 2014

Two second places and a third one is the balance of another Portuguese participation in the European Best Event Awards (EuBea). 

Easyjet with new routes to and from Porto

The Lisbon Marriott Hotel has a new image, the result of two months of remodeling.

The distinction, delivered last June 19th at the Portuguese Embassy in London, is by British magazine Business Destinations (BD), published in association with American Express. 

During the session, Carlos Brito, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Museum of Transport and Communications, highlighted the importance of the study to assess the real importance of the congress center in the Portuguese economy.

Thinking about the companies that communicate in exhibitions and events, the Portuguese brand Tooizy launched a range of inflatable stands. 

Miguel Velez is the new manager of Pestana Pousadas Group.

Azul - Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras wants to link Brazil to Europe from May 4th on nonstop flights to Lisbon.

The largest tourism fair in Portugal, BTL, is going to reinforce this year the hosted buyers program.

The Portuguese agency BTrust has joined The Staffing Collective, an international network of agencies specialized in event implementation, staffing and entertainment already present in 32 countries.

The airline Germania started on November three new connections to Funchal, Madeira, from Germany. 

Safety is always an important criterion when choosing a destination, whether for leisure or business. 

Emirates excited fans at Luz stadium this week in Portugal and gave S. L. Benfica fans a few tips on how to share their passion for the club. 

The balance for the Portuguese agencies in this year's edition of the European Best Event Awardshas resulted in two winners, with a gold and a bronze award.

The Estoril Congress Centre (ECC) has just achieved Gold Certification with EarthCheck.

Turkey is a Portugal competitor destination. But Volkan Ataman, ACE of M.I.C.E. (AME) exhibition General Director, believes that Portugal is also "a very attractive market for Turkey." 

Thirty international tour operators specialised in the meetings industry area were invited by Porto Tourism Association (Associação de Turismo do Porto - ATP) to get to know and experience the destination's offer in this segment. 

The Lisbon Congress Centre (CCL) received a major event dedicated to information technologies: ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform.

IT&CMA took place from 28th September to 1st October in Bangkok, Thailand, and was attended by a significant delegation from Macau.

The revelation was made by Nooch Homerossukhon, director of the Thai Convention Bureau Meetings and Incentives department, in the latest IT & CMA edition in Bangkok.

It's Vinicius Lummertz who grants it, in an interview with CNN TV channel in Quest Means Business program.

From 9th to 12th December.

19th, 20th, 27th, 28th and 29th May

The operation is part of the memorandum of understanding signed a few days ago by both parties, after several months of negotiations and should be completed by the end of the year.

The announcement was made at the event's blog: "Today we are excited to announce the next chapter in the Web Summit story.

From 13th to 15th October

EBS Buyers Club is celebrating its first anniversary with already 300 members. The aim is to reach 500 members in the first quarter of 2016.

The Algarve Tourism Association (ATA), an organisation responsible for the region foreign tourism promotion, offers three new online tools which aim to strengthen the international communication of the "business tourism" product.

NewEvents Global established a representation agreement with MCM – Media, based in Macau, to develop its business area in the Asian market.

The first six Brazilian professionals to obtain CEM (Certified in Exhibition Management) Certification will receive a diploma from the hands of a IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events) representative.

Turismo de Portugal (Tourism of Portugal) won the World Travel Awards 2015, known as the "Tourism Oscars" in the category of best European Official Tourism Agency (Europe's Leading Tourist Board).

Porto and the North Tourism Association (ATP) invited national and international journalists to participate in events such as Nos D’bandada in Porto, and Noite Branca (White Night) in Braga.

Cabo Verde Investimentos and Tourism Directorate General merged and created the Cape Verde Tourism and Investment Agency.

The Algarve Tourism Association (ATA) is taking the region, for the first time, to "Soccerex Global Convention 2015," a football business specialised event. The initiative aims to promote the destination and its potential to host sports events from the foreign market.

Less than two weeks before Rock in Rio hits its hometown, Rio de Janeiro, a virtual auction is announced that will give the opportunity for fans to purchase guitars autographed by international bands like Queen, Metallica, System of a Down, A-Ha, OneRepublic and De la Tierra.

Pestana Hotel Group climbs two positions and now ranks 125th in 2014 list of the largest hotel groups in the world, according to the annual list of Hotels Magazine.

Porto and the North region registered this year an increase of 17% in the number of foreign overnight stays over the first half of 2014, according to Porto Tourism Association (ATP).

Turismo de Portugal (Tourism of Portugal) is once more attending the 43rd edition of ABAV.

The proposal of grouping municipalities into categories aims to facilitate the creation of public policies and adds objective requirements to invest in the sector.

Portuguese tourist arrived in Macau last July remained in the territory on average 7.6 days, an increase of 105% over the same period in 2014.

The event will take place on 10th October in Sana Hotel.

Bold, ambitious work according to some, Coliseu dos Recreios, the Lisbon Coliseu, has been knowing how to reinvent itself over its 125 years of life.

In the first half of 2015, there were registered 602,346 rounds of golf in the Algarve, 34,580 more than in the same period last year.

From August 24th to September 11th

Lisbon is hosting again the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) annual meeting in 2017

In an event on Olympics opportunities and legacies, the Brazilian Minister of Tourism Henrique Eduardo Alves informed he intends to enlarge the international promotion of Brazil, taking advantage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016.

Anhembi has restructured its technological material to host the 43rd edition of WorldSkills, a professional education competition.

Porto Tourism Association (ATP) intends to present the city and the North as a tourist destination with a diverse offering.

About 150 businessmen and MICE industry professionals participated in the ABEOC Brazil Coffee with Events, in Campinas, held last July 14th. 

The six Brazilian cities that will be part of the Olympic Games 2016 are already confirmed.

The idea came up nearly 10 years ago from the need to strengthen the external promotion of the Portuguese Meetings Industry (MI) product. 

Last year, Brazil received nearly 6.5 million international tourists, which was a new record for the country. 

The 2016 Olympic Games will take place from 5th to 21st August and the Olympic torch will go through more than 300 Brazilian cities.

Alfândega-Porto Congress Centre was considered "Best Meetings and Conference Centre – Europe" for the second time in a row, according to Business Destinations magazine, a quarterly publication, edited by American Express in partnership with Association of Corporate Travel Executives.

Between 21st and 30th July

Monuments, castles, landscapes. Altogether there are 57 sites that can be visited virtually from Google or Google Maps. 

TAP Portugal ceased to be a public company and passed on to private owners. 

Culture has been drawing many tourists, domestic and foreign, to various parts of Brazil. 

The new Pousada de Lisboa - Praça do Comércio is located near the River Tagus in a prime location in the capital.

Vinci Airports, manager of the Portuguese airports, offers from this June on a new free and unlimited wi-fi service at their airports in Portugal.

Porto Tourism Association (ATP) is welcoming international journalists to be present in international events taking place in Porto.

June 1st marks the opening of the new ANA Lounge at the Lisbon Airport, located on the 6th floor of Praça Lisboa, after the security check.

Until August 31st, Rua Augusta Arch, one of the icons of Lisbon, closes at 9pm to give a warm welcome to the setting of the sun.

Yellow Bus now includes in its offer the Yellow Boat, a cruise circuit on the Tagus boarding at Terreiro do Paço. 

Brazil dropped one position in ICCA's (International Congress and Convention Association) ranking, now occupying the 10th position.

After London and Manchester, Thomson Airways now provides a direct connection from Birmingham to Porto Santo. 

Porto was the Portuguese star destination in the 2014 ICCA ranking, as it went up by three positions, from the 46th to the 43rd, hosting a total of 57 meetings in 2014. 

The 10th anniversary of the Sana Lisboa caused the Sana Hotels Group to invest in the renovation of the hotel's main areas, aiming to provide more facilities for its customers.

The International Airport of Guararapes Gilberto Freyre, in Recife, was elected the best in the country by passengers in the Prize Airports + Brazil 2015

The Brazilian exhibition dedicated to the events sector showcased a new buyers program in its last edition, held in late March.

Casa do Marquês, a catering and event organiser company, celebrated its 25th anniversary on 13th April, at Estufa Fria, where they presented future plans before about a thousand guests.

One Link is one of the latest companies to operate in the events sector.

InterContinental Palácio das Cardosas Hotel, in Porto, won three awards at the annual gala of the InterContinental Hotels Groups (IHG), "Best Performance", "Best General Manager" for Eric Viale, and "Best Market Share".

Sports by tlc, events by tlc sports area, created the IMEXrun, an organized race for the international trade show IMEX, taking place in Frankfurt from 19th to 21st May. 

The Polish airline inaugurated on 30th March two new routes from Lisbon.

A study by the Brazilian Hotel Operators Forum (FOHB) points out that this sector plans to invest around € 3.6 billion over the next six years. 

German Heiko Obermüller took over the commercial direction of Ilhabela Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

Brazil celebrated, on 24th March, the symbolic date of 500 days to the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The new hotel Vila Galé Douro opens by the end of May.

PortoBay Liberdade is the new five star hotel by PortoBay group.  

Alfândega Porto Congress Centre received the IPACO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) Best National Supplier 2014.

Meliã Hotels International is opening one more hotel in Brazil.

There are five new members in the European National Convention Bureaux, including Portugal.

Events by tlc announced in a statement the distinction of SME Excellence 2014, awarded by Turismo de Portugal.

For the second consecutive year, BTL rewards the best Portuguese travel blogs.

From 23rd to 26th April