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Keynote Speakers

Luiz Moutinho (Suffolk Business School, University of Suffolk, UK)

Luiz Moutinho

Professor Luiz Moutinho (BA, MA, PhD, FCIM) is Visiting Professor of Marketing at Suffolk Business School, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, England, and Visiting Professor of Marketing at Universidade Europeia and the Marketing School, Portugal.

During 2015 – 2017 he was professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. This was the first Chair in the world on both domains – BioMarketing and Futures Research. Previously, and for 20 years, he had been appointed as the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2017 Luiz Moutinho received a degree of Professor Honoris Causa from the University of Tourism and Management Skopje, FYR of Macedonia.

He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1982. He has been a Full Professor for 29 years and held posts at Cardiff Business School, University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, Northern Arizona University, USA and California State University, USA. Professor Moutinho has over 150 articles published in refereed academic journals, 34 books and more than 11,500 academic citations, the h-index of 50 and the i10-index of 161.


Jorge Umbelino (Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, Portugal)

Jorge Umbelino

He is nowadays a Professor of the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril (ESHTE), as he was in the past of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração and Instituto Superior de Novas Profissões. He has been lecturer in several Universities, such as the Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade do Algarve and Universidade do Minho.

Researcher and National Director of the Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation (CiTUR).

He played several academic roles, such as Member of the Audit Team (Tourism Programs) of the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education – A3ES / Agência de Acreditação e Avaliação do Ensino Superior (A3ES) and Member of the Coordination Team of the Doctoral Program in Tourism (Institute of Geography and Territory, University of Lisbon / School of Hospitality and Tourism of Estoril). He published 6 books and 6 book chapters, as well as 8 educational books for high school and 49 scientific papers (journals, proceedings), 14 in newspapers and magazines.


Alfonso Vargas (Universidad de Huelva, Spain)

Alfonso Vargas

At present (since 2001), he is a Full Professor at the University of Huelva, in its Management and Marketing Department. His basic research is oriented towards Strategic Management, which is complemented with applied research focused, as main lines, on Social Economy (management of agrarian co-ops), and, currently, tourist companies and destinations. For three six-years periods, Prof. Vargas has been awarded by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA) a positive research assessment.

Currently, he serves as R&D Director in the International Institute for Research and Development of Special interest Tourism, SITI1, Iran (2017-), Visiting Professor in the UK at the York St John Business School (2010-), and in the University of the Algarve (Portugal), where he is an invited researcher. Additionally, he collaborates with the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) in Portugal, as external expert, with NCYU in Taiwan, as faculty in its Global Master Program of Tourism and Management, and as Vice-President of EATSA (Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association).


José Manuel Simões (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon)

José Manuel Simões

Full Professor at IGOT – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon. Scientific Coordinator of Phd Tourism IGOT-University of Lisbon. Coordinator of TERRITUR: unit for Touristic, Culture and Territory Studies, Centre for Geographical Studies. Member of the Administration Board of the Foundation of the University of Lisbon (2007/2012). Executive member of the National Commission for the Centenary of Tourism in Portugal (2010-2011).

Coordinator of Master “Territory Management and Urbanism” Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon (2006 / 2010). Member of Evaluation Panel of Integrated Actions and of Panel CAPES (2005-2008; 2010/2014). Scientific Referee of Finisterra, Centre for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon. Department of Geography of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon (1998). Vice-chairman of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon (1995 / 1997). Member of the Administration Board of Centre for Geographical Studies,University of Lisbon (1993 /1996). Member of the board of AUP – Portuguese Urbanists Association.


António Almeida (University of Madeira, Portugal)

António Almeida

António Almeida graduated at the University of Coimbra, and completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Equivalence of Degree by the University of Azores). He currently serves as the coordinator of the Observatory of Tourism in Madeira. In addition, he is a Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Madeira. His research interests include regional economics and tourism development in Madeira.