1 History 1849 1852 1852 1854 1856. Foudation Establishment Issue of the Support to the Organisation on May 3rd of the first Association establishment of the First by royal Professional Newspaper of the Bank Industrial Fair proclammation and Technical Alian a and to the of Queen School establishment of Maria II a Mortgage Bank Vitorino Dam sio (AEP Founder). History 1865 1987 1995 1997 1998. Organization Opening Opening AEP enjoys Opening of the Crystal of Exponor of Europarque the status of of Visionarium Palace Porto International Congress Centre Chamber of Live Science Centre International Fair Commerce Exhibition and Industry History 1998 1999 1999 2000 2009 2011.
2 Creation of Change of Opening of Creation of Creation Constitution Parque-Invest name to AEP- Exponor AEP's of AEP of the [Entrepeneurial Portuguese Brasil Arbitrage Foundation Entrepreneurs Parks Entrepeneurial Centre Confederation Promoting Association of Portugal Company]. Mission Defending the interests of Enterprises and providing services towards their competitiveness AEP - Portuguese Entrepreneurial Association Scope: National and Multisectorial Number of Employees: 159. Consolidated Net Assets AEP: 206 million euros Activity AEP: 23 million euros 2013 Data Senior Associative Board . AEP's Senior Associative Board covers around 125 business associations representing the main sectors of economy and the main industrial regions all over the country.
3 Its performance has granted a greater efficiency to the corporate associative movement in Portugal AEP Members Dimension Main Activity . Micro Enterprises 33% Industry 39,5%.. SME 57,5% Commerce 27,2%.. Large Companies 9,5% Services 21,1%. Construction 3%. Others 9,2%. Services to Companies . Establishment of enterprises, business associations and Joint-Ventures . Support on the approach to the Incentive Systems . Innovation, Mediation and Industrial Property (trademarks and patents).. Legal Support (company founding, commercial, industrial, fiscal and labour law). Projects Development of innovative projects targeted at companies in the following areas: - Energy Efficiency and Sustainability - Business Succession - Economy of the Sea - Health - Promotion of Portuguese Products AEP on the WEB.
4 Vocational Training . AEP owns the largest Continual Training Centre to corporate boards.. Authentication and Ability Certification for adults.. + 30 000 trainees / year. Support to Foreign Markets . Direct and permanent link to international markets.. Organisation of business missions, collective participation in trade fairs and permanent showrooms Business on the Way Program.. Sectorial and market studies. Cat lica Porto Business School Cat lica Porto Business School is a business school founded by AEP, the Portuguese Catholic University and the Aveiro University, in partnership with ESADE Business School of Barcelona.
5 MBA International . Executive Masters . Top Management Courses . Short Specialized Seminars Training in New Technologies . CESAE is a private institution, based in Porto with several branches all over the country. The Universities of Porto, Aveiro, Instituto Polit cnico do Porto and other commercial and industrial associations are among its associates.. Specialised in new technologies and computer training, CESAE provides support and services to enterprise organisations and individuals in communication, information technology, languages and soft skills.. CESAE has more than 15 years of experience in e-learning, multimedia content creation, project management, consulting and training for managers and trainers.
6 It owns an online e- learning platform with hundreds of courses. Trade Fairs and Exhibitions EXPONOR - Porto International Fair whose experience in organizing events dates back to 1856, has branch offices around the world and organizes over 50 fairs every year for different sectors of activities in Europe, Africa and South America. It was the first Portuguese trade fair organizer certified by the ISO 9001 and is still one of the few, on an international level, which can boast this recognition. It is member of the Board of UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and, at present, 17 of its fairs are considered UFI Approved Events.
7 EXPONOR manages the organization of fairs which take place on a total of 100,000 m2 of covered exhibition area, of which 60 000 m2 at EXPONOR and 40 000 m2 at EUROPARQUE, both in the outskirts of Oporto city. In Brazil, we created in 1999 Exponor Brasil, responsible for the most important Wine Fair of South America: Expovinis Brasil. Live Science Centre . Permanent exhibitions . Multimedia Show . Demonstration of scientific experiences . Laboratorium . Thematic gardens IDIT - Technology Based Services . Processing materials . Industrial acoustics . Water and effluents laboratory . Industrial information technology AEP Foundation was set up in November 2009 by 52 Founders, mainly composed by Companies, Banks and Higher Education Institutions.
8 The Foundation aims at promoting entrepreneurship and spreading knowledge in the field of business sciences. AEP Foundation is committed to promote not only Meetings, Congresses and Seminars, but also studies towards the accomplishment of the above-mentioned objectives. Its initial Social Fund represents approximately 3 Million Euros.