As a member of the most prestigious national and international associations, we want to contribute to show society, the undeniable value that congresses, business fairs, incentive trips, conferences, conventions and other events have for progress, for people, companies and communities.
Lisbon holds the 2nd place in the list of worldwide congress cities according to the ICCA ranking. And that Portugal ranks 10th among the countries.
Since its foundation in 2005, Leading has been a member of ICCA - the International Congress and Convention Association. ICCA represents the world's largest community linked to the Meetings Industry, particularly with respect to meetings and congresses of an associative nature. As a member, Leading benefits from numerous training opportunities, specific communication channels and above all unparalleled data and research sources.
The Tourism Association of Porto e Norte, A.R. - Porto Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization, founded in 1995 and aims to develop and promote externally Porto e Norte de Portugal as a tourist destination, contributing decisively as a catalyst for the image of prestige and notoriety with the various international markets.
The Cascais Tourism Association is a private association responsible for the international promotion of the diversity of tourism products that characterize our offer, from leisure to golf, through business and residential tourism, culminating in a set of new ventures that should be disclosed as Health and Nature Tourism.
APAVT - Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies and Tourism is the only association of its kind in Portugal and the oldest and most representative of the national tourism sector. As a member, Leading provides its clients with the Client Ombudsman service provided by APVT, allowing for a faster resolution of any conflicts or complaints from the service providers involved.
The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) is a body of the UEMS - Union Européenne Des Médecins Spécialistes and its main goal is to provide accreditation in the field of Continuing Medical Education. Leading is a CME provider and is able to submit accreditation requests for Live Educational Events (LEE).
Leading as a PCO (Professional Congress Organiser) has signed MedTech Europe's Ethical Charter. This certification guarantees the commitment of educational event organizers to apply the provisions of the MedTech Europe Code to the educational events for which they seek financial support from the industry.
Portugal Trade Awards were organised during many years by Publituris, a reference publication in the Portuguese tourism sector. The aim was to distinguish excellence in tourism in Portugal in 16 different sectors. Leading was awarded the prize of Best PCO in 2013 and 2015.
The Alentejo Regional Tourism Promotion Agency - Turismo do Alentejo is the entity responsible for monitoring tourism activity and promoting the region in all external markets. Since its constitution in 2004, it is a main and active "voice" in the promotion of the destination and in the construction of advertising campaigns, workshops, roadshows and/or other tourist and cultural events about the area.