ABEPRO is an institution which represents teachers, students and professionals of Production Engineering.
The association was founded more than 25 years ago and has the following functions: to clarify the role of the Production Engineer in the society and in his/her market, to be a link to the government institutes related to organizing and evaluating (MEC e INEP) and supportting courses (Capes, CNPq , Finep and entities which support regional researches), as well as private organizations as CREA , Confea, SBPC, Abenge and others non-governmental organizations which deal with research, teaching and extension of engineering.
There are two big events that happen in Brazil. One of them is a National event in the area of Production Engineering and is called National Production Engineering Meeting (33 edition). The other one is the National Conference of Production Engineering Coordinators (19 edition).
ABEPRO also organizes the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (20 edition), the international event that was held in Portugal (2012) and Spain (2013).