3rd Thematic Discussion


Date: 2020.03.06

Aim: to bring together key players in the tourism sector in Portugal, from academia, industry and public sector, to discuss the opportunities of the formative offer at a national level and how the Educational Institutions can work to respond, not only to the challenges of the sector, but also to the dreams of those who choose to study, research, and work in Tourism.


Opening session: José Maria Costa, Mayor of Viana do Castelo
Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Pro-President of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC)
Luís Pedro Martins, President of OPorto and Northern Portugal Tourism (TPNP) - Regional Tourism Entity;

Keynote Speakers: Paulo Almeida, Coordinator of Executive Committee of the Network of Public Institutions of Higher Education with Courses in Tourism (RIPTUR)
Goretti Silva, IPVC - INCOME Tourism project coordinator
Luís Araújo, President of Tourism of Portugal
Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism

14:00hrs: Exchange of Experience by In-Company Tutors:
Michela Grixti, Training Manager at the Grand Hotel Excelsior
Debbie Byrne, HR Manager at Robert Arrigo and Sons
Charles Selvaggi, General Manager at MHCS Ltd.

Audience: Representatives of entities belonging to RIPTUR and Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation (CiTUR), public authorities, the Operational Committee (associated partners, PPLL Consult and CEVAL); Tourism students and professors from schools all around the country.

Location: Auditório Castelo de Santiago da Barra – Viana do Castelo, Portugal.