Industrial Tourism

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In March 2006, the 1st European Conference of Industrial Tourism was held in Angers (France), organized by the Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACFCI), the Angers Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Angers Tourist Organization and the University of Angers.

In November 2008, Toledo (Spain) hosted the 2nd European Conference organized by the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACFCI) and the Upper Council of Spanish Chambers of the Commerce and Industry.

In October 2010, Turin (Italy) was the seat of the 3rd European Conference. It was organized by the Turin Chamber of Commerce and the Tourist Organization of the Province of Turin.

All the European Conference editions are targeted to tourist professionals, public authorities, business organisations, tourist consultants, interested companies, industrial heritage associations, University academics and students.

The 4th European Industrial Tourism Conference will be held in São João da Madeira (Aveiro District, Porto Metropolitan Area, Portugal) on 22 and 23 November 2012, at the Arts and Creativity Centre.

São João da Madeira City Council is the official pioneer of Industrial Tourism in Portugal. It has developed the programme entitled “Industrial Heritage Routes at São João da Madeira”, which will be a reality at the end of 2011.

This Conference is expected to boost Industrial Tourism in Portugal, by raising the awareness and know-how of the national public bodies and interested companies, as well as promoting networking among them. The 4th Conference is also likely to set off a first-ever European Industrial Tourism Network. For more information please link http://www.portugalturismoindustrial.com

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