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Why Portugal?

Skirted by the oldest borders in Europe, Portugal has an exceptional range of diverse landscapes in close proximity.

  • Superb cuisine.
  • Fine wines.
  • Hospitable people.
  • Its mild climate, 300 days of sunshine per year.
  • 850 kms of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean makes Portugal the perfect meeting and incentive destination all year round.
  • Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe.
  • Just a few hours from any of the other European capitals.
  • Excellent infrastructure and impressive venues options to complement the activity options, climate and culture.

Based in Lisbon, Ovation Portugal is a leading DMC offering unparalleled local knowledge, expertise, creativity and, above all, contacts in all the major regions of Portugal (including the islands).

Ovation Portugal draws on the experience of an expert local management team to operate high-touch incentive and corporate meeting programmes for national and international customers. The Ovation Portugal office is closely linked to Ovation’s Iberia-Hub in Barcelona and to Ovation Global’s network of 100+ international offices. This connection allows all clients to access a well-established team of creative minds and production experts.
In today’s demanding marketplace time is often our most precious asset. A good DMC on the ground can save hours of precious time – and money – by providing knowledge, expertise, creativity and contacts that match client’s needs precisely.

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Our Team

Ana Rita Vaz | Project Director

With over a decade of experience, you can see in Ana Rita's work her attention to detail and her love for an amazing country. Portugal is her passion, and organizing unforgettable events that create life longing memories is always her goal, so expect from Ana Rita a passionate, client-focused and truly dedicated professional.

Ana Polonio | Project Manager

With over 10 years of experience in the events industry, Ana is passionate about new ideas, creative solutions and the “bring to life” process. She specializes in combining the big picture vision with the fine detail delivery. She really enjoys the events industry, which is demonstrated by her friendly attitude with clients and suppliers.

Rudolf Ranneger, CMP | Sales Director

Rudolf is with Ovation since 2007 and responsible for the growth and development of Ovation in Spain & Portugal. Originally from Austria, he managed the DMC out of the Barcelona for the last few years and is now based in Madrid, working on the growth of our office there. Well connected within the industry, he assures that all Ovation clients get the highest quality and service to our destinations.

Jose Pablo Diaz | Director of Operations

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Jose Pablo is responsible for the operations on all our projects in Spain. Originally from Madrid, he is now based in the Barcelona office and leads a team of over 20 Project Managers that operate all our events throughout Spain.

Sandrine Castres | Managing Director

With over 20 years of experience in the MICE industry, Sandrine is responsible for the development and the strategy around the office as well as key projects within Ovation. Originally from France, Sandrine is based in the Barcelona office.

Keep up to date with the latest industry news and take a closer look at Ovation's local highlights.


Cyber Security and The MICE Industry with Vincent Jentjens

Today, cyber security is a hot topic in the B2B world. The MICE industry is not exempt from this and that’s why we wanRead more

21 November, 2017

Ovation DMC Portugal is Celebrating 2 Years!

Bem-vindo a Portugal! We are celebrating 2 years in the country of Europe's westernmost point. Our Portugal office is tRead more

10 February, 2017

How are the leading brands of the world using events to bring out their sustainability commitments?

Events are a powerful tool in the marketing mix alongside the traditional models of advertising, public relations and thRead more

5 April, 2017

Contact Portugal

Ana Rita Vaz | Project Director

Av.do Brasil nº1 1749-008, Lisbon, Portugal


Rudolf Ranneger, CMP | Sales Director

Av.do Brasil nº1 1749-008, Lisbon, Portugal


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