The C & VB was created in 1896 in Detroit , USA . It is an independent foundation , nonprofit , maintained by private initiative. Today , following the effectiveness of the American model and there are around 450 offices around the world in countries greater representation .
Its purpose is to promote and publicize the city where they are located , bringing to you the most
possible congresses, conventions and events in general , national and international , generating an increase of foreign exchange for the country . On May 21, 1996 , in a joint da Cruz along with the Tourist Trade of Ceará , was founded Fortaleza Convention & Visitors Bureau and currently is associated What’s Convention & Visitors Bureau – C & Vb to the Brazilian federation of Conventions & Visitors Bureaux – FBC & VB , entity nationwide representation of Conventions Bureaus , generating business for the promoters of destinations in the production chain of events tourism.
There are over 70 members in 24 Brazilian states and more than 1,700 sponsoring companies , forming a single professional with the common goal of maximizing business opportunities and expand organizing meetings , incentives , conventions , visitors and events network , forming a network travel , conference center and event agencies – OPC ‘s public tourism bodies , technical support company events , air and land carriers and others.