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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 DMC is a leading destination management company and events expert offering unparalleled local knowledge, expertise, creativity and, above all, the best contacts in all the major regions of Portugal (including the islands).

Ovation Portugal DMC 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 Rannegger, CMP | Deputy General Manager

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.

Elena Rubio | Head of Sales

With more than 15 years of experience working for renowned international companies within the MICE Industry in Sales, Project & Event manager roles, Elena comes with consolidated knowledge in Venues, Hotels & Event Agencies. Her aim is to create emotions, build relationships, and exceed the expectations of clients.

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.

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Ana Rita Vaz | Project Director

Largo Campo Pequeno 2, 11º A 1000-078 Lisbon, Portugal


Rudolf Rannegger, CMP | Deputy General Manager

Largo Campo Pequeno 2, 11º A 1000-078 Lisbon, Portugal


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