World Congress 2022 – Opening session
22 Sep 2022

World Congress 2022 - Opening session.

Thursday 13 October | 9:30

Speeches including representatives from Azores Regional Government, Turismo de Portugal, INATEL Foundation, international institutions and ISTO.

Francisco Madelino

President of Fundação INATEL

Francisco is Economist and Professor at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, in the areas of Economic Theory, Portuguese and European Economy, Tourism and Social Economy, and President of the General Council of the IPS ( Santarém Polytechnic Institute).

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President of the Board of Directors of INATEL Foundation since 25 January 2016. Researcher, and consultant, with several works performed and published, in the areas of employment, professional development, macroeconomics, sectoral economy, social economy and local economy, social security and public administration, all of them performed in the sphere of his work at ISCTE and Research Centres DINAMIA (Centre for Socio-economic Change Studies) and PROACT (Unit for Research and Support for Local Development) and the Space and Development consultant.

Berta Cabral

Regional Secretary for Tourism, Mobility and Infrastructures from the Azores Government

Berta Cabral currently is Regional Secretary for Tourism, Mobility and Infrastructure of the Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, since April 2022.

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During her recent professional career, she has been Member of the Technical Investment Committee of the Corporate Capitalisation Fund of the Azores, managed by Banco Português de Fomento (2021); Business Consultant (2019-2021); Member of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese Parliament), 2015-2019; Vice-President of the Parliamentary Group, Member of Parliamentary Committees on Environment and Local Authorities, and European and Foreign Affairs, and Coordinator of the Tancos’s Committee of Inquiry, 2015-2019; Deputy Secretary of State and National Defence, 2013-2015. Throughout her professional activity, she has carried out several works in the various areas and sectors to which she has been linked, having also participated in commissions, representing the Autonomous Region of the Azores, and has participated in several presentations at regional, national and international conferences (communities of emigrants and Community institutions).

Isabel Novoa

ISTO President & Deputy General Manager at Novojet, Chile

Senior Business Leader and Strategic Business Innovation Specialist.

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leading the end-to-end delivery of cultural, operational and digital transformation projects in global, customer-focused businesses. President of the International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO), also Deputy General Manager of Novojet Group, a leading social tourism Chilean tour operator.

Jacques Rayet - ISTO 22-09-2022