ABEPRO is an institution which represents teachers, students and professionals of Production Engineering.
The association was founded more than 20 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. The other one is the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.