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“We must put the focus in the MICE, a key sector for the industry of our country and the world,” says the President of OPC Spain, Matilde Almandoz. In fact, the economic impact of a region obtained from Congress tourism focused much of the presentations at the meeting. AlcalÃ¡ de Henares hosted the Edition number 30 of the Congress of OPC EspaÃ±a.En this sense, during his speech, Marta Blanco stressed the need to prioritize markets and products that generate higher spending, as explained, this community with higher level of expenditure of the international tourist. And among those products, he stressed MICE tourism. “His dynamic effect on the economy of the territory, its contribution to the reduction of the tourist season and its ability to attract tourists of higher quality and spending capacity profile, do no doubt a product of great importance”, he added. The meeting opened in the theatre Hall Cervantes de AlcalÃ¡ de Henares with presence – from left to right – of: Ãngeles Alarco, President of Paradores; Carlos Sebastian, Vice President of OPC Spain; Javier RodrÃguez Palacios, Mayor of the city; Matilde AsiÃ¡n, Secretary of State for tourism; Matilde Almandoz, President of OPC Spain; MarÃa Aranguren, Councillor for tourism in the city, and Marta Blanco, Director of tourism of the community of Madrid.blanco said that the regional government is working to position the MICE product on the markets and all the municipalities of the region to look at the Tourism a source of wealth, employment and welfare. “The redistribution of flows and tourist revenues from the community is essential, and a good test is the celebration of this Congress in AlcalÃ¡ de Henares,” he concluded..