SPEAKERS BIOS

Ana Filipa Flores (Conferences/ Speaker)

Master in Multimedia Communication from the University of Aveiro and Degree in Social Communication from the School of Education of Coimbra, Ana is specialized in content production for new media, developing several projects in the area of video, photojournalism and television production. Since 2012, Ana is part of d'Orfeu Associação Cultural team, as Executive Coordinator and responsible for the Communication department, where she makes video/photo reports of several cultural events and produces promotional videos of the association's activities.

Agir (Conferences/ Speaker)

One of the most reputable artists of his generation, being in the playlists of radios with his solo themes and several collaborations with some of the biggest names in national music, such as Ana Moura, Carolina Deslandes, Diogo Piçarra, Karetus, Papillon or 9 MILLER. Agir sold out three Coliseums and won the "Best Portuguese Act" at the MTV EMA 2015, the Golden Globe award for "Best Individual Performer" and the Platinum disc award for the album "Leva-me a sério". He has shared several projects with the public, from jam sessions, in which he honors iconic Portuguese artists, to the special theme PRESCREVER, a reflection on social inequalities that pervert the essence of justice. The poets and intervention authors who made April revolution in Portugal gave him, this year, a redoubled attention, namely the special participation in the Festival da Canção, in which he sang "Flor Sem Tempo" and "E Depois do Adeus" in a tribute to his father, Paulo de Carvalho; through the concert Cantando Abril; and, finally, the special show O Cantinho do Zeca, also broadcasted on RTP 1, in which Carolina Deslandes, Lura, Marisa Liz, Tatanka, Joana Alegre, Cláudia Pascoal, Irma, and Sara Correia joined AGIR to recreate Zeca Afonso's greatest legacy, giving it new voices, but keeping the essence of each timeless song.

Ana Goméz de Castro (Conferences/ Keynote Speaker)

With a PhD in Advertising and Public Relations and a degree in Audiovisual Communication, Ana works as a Product Manager in the Marketing Department of Live Nation Madrid and is in charge of communication and marketing for tours of Fito&Fitipaldis, Malú, Metallica, Arcade Fire, among many others. Ana has worked in the organization and communication of major cultural events such as Goya Awards, José María Forqué Awards or the EMAS, and music festivals such as Download, Dcode or ASummerStory. Her professional career also includes teaching. Ana currently co-directs the Live Music Master - Live Nation at the Complutense University of Madrid and teaches at different universities such as Nebrija, Rey Juan Carlos, UCM, among others, and has participated in numerous international and national congresses. She also co-directs the platform shesaid.so in Spain, which promotes the visibility of women in the music industry.

Bárbara Oliveira (Scientific Presentations/ Speaker)

With Latin American roots, music and culture has always been a part of her daily life. With her aging – including mentality - Barbara began to interpret music as a refuge from feelings she couldn't understand. With maturity came the desire to experiment and experience music, which led her to music festivals and all the atmosphere associated with them. At 23, she has a Master's degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Porto with the thesis The mediatization of the Paredes de Coura Festival since the beginning of the millennium.

Bruno Estima (Workshops/ Speaker)

Bruno has a degree in percussion from the University of Aveiro. Bruno is a percussion teacher at Bairrada Conservatory of Music.  Member of Factor E of the Educational Service of Casa da Música - Porto where he is a musician, workshop leader and co-author of several workshops and shows as well as musician / workshop leader in Tokyo Bunka Kaikan - Japan. Co-founder of WETUMTUM and mentor of the CRASSH, of which he is the artistic director, with the project receiving several national and international awards. Soft Skills Professor at Universidade Católica Porto Business School.

Bruno Lindoso (Conferences/ Speaker)

With a degree in business administration and specializations at Harvard and Singularity University, Bruno Lindoso is an entrepreneur, passionate about technology and focused on customer experience. In 2003 Bruno created Rede Digital, an innovative idea for an online prepaid recharge system in partnership with Telecoms and with points installed in different retail establishments. Rede Digital was successful and grew unprecedentedly throughout Brazil. Along this journey, Bruno found an opportunity to adapt his technology to the entertainment market, and with this, netPDV was born, which started its operations in 2014 with consumer tokens and then its main product: the cashless with RFID / NFC solutions. Today netPDV is the largest payment organization in Latin America in entertainment and is present in the largest and most important festivals in Brazil and the world, such as Lollapalooza, Formula 1, Olympics, Rock in Rio and others. In 2021 netPDV merged with ZigPay, another major consumer, food, beverage and payment management company, and today they seek to form the largest global cashless company, with excellence in service, continuous development of customized tools and technologies, and 360º solutions in a one stop shop format.

Carolina Kopf (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Carolina Kopf is an Osteopath specialized in Structural - Visceral - Neural Osteopathy, as well as in the treatment of specific injuries in music practice, dance and other types of Performing Arts. Her path in the music field began in 2015 where she started working in music festivals and concerts. In 2017 she founded Kopf Osteopathy, continuing to this day to accompany national and international artists from various areas of the performing arts and participating in various events and projects related to the physical and mental health of the artist.

Catarina Molder (Conferences/ Speaker)

Born in Lisbon, Catarina has a degree in singing from ESML and a post-graduate degree in singing from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, with a scholarship from the German government and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Her voice moves with a repertoire ranging from Verdi and Puccini to cabaret and contemporary music. Catarina has performed in the main Portuguese theatres, festivals and orchestras and has participated in and created cross-disciplinary projects. Catarina has created her own project, the Ópera do Castelo, where she launches and performs innovative formats for all audiences, including audiovisual, creating numerous shows with disciplinary crossovers, site-specific opera projects, investing in shows for younger audiences, in Portuguese opera and in Portuguese, commissioning new compositions of major repertoire operas, launching opera festivals in an urban outdoor context, close to the audience. Creator of Operafest Lisbon in 2020 and 2021.

Claudia Pilar Obando (Conferences/ Keynote Speaker)

Claudia studied in Paris, specializing in Management and Communication of Cultural Enterprises. Claudia is a developer of musical projects at an international level, not only of artists, which she has promoted through the circulation and positioning in different territories, but also of organizations, generating alliances and business between the American continent and Europe, as well as between different structures and institutions. Claudia has worked in the production and artistic direction of festivals, as well as in the development of the catalogue of French agencies and record labels. In 2013, Claudia founded her music services agency “Somos Fuego”, which currently manages an eclectic and qualitative catalogue of artists from Europe, Canada and South America, as well as consulting and mentoring. Currently Claudia is also the director of the internationalisation and professionalisation area of MUSAP, Chile, Ambassador of KEYCHANGE, in Latin America, official delegate in Chile of the BIME PRO Festival in Bilbao, Spain and the Communications Coordinator of Conception as Creative City of Unesco.

Diogo Louro (Scientific Presentations/ Speaker)

Postgraduate in the General Management Program at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Master in the speciality of Security Management by ISCPSI and has a degree in Security Studies by the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. He also has various formations in risk management and information systems, among others in the areas of Safety, Security and Service. Professional with extensive technical and practical experience, he is currently an independent consultant for organizations, producers and events.

Dj Kamala (Conferences/ Speaker)  

Passionate about vinyl, Dj Kamala has been to the best clubs and festivals in Portugal and abroad. He got involved with artists from the most diverse quadrants of Portuguese music, in their shows and in their curatorships, giving body to what he has always been passionate about: urban music. Dj Kamala graduated in Communication Sciences, but his priority has always been music. Invited to curate festivals and reference events such as NOS Alive or Rock in Rio Lisboa, which reveal him to collaborate with the most varied icons of national music such as Carminho or Dillaz, HMB or Agir, Virgul, Blaya, Richie Campbell, Mishlawi, Sam The Kid, Boss Ac, Regula, Dino D'Santiago among many others. In 2018, to celebrate his two decades of career, Kamala became the first DJ to sell out the Coliseu dos Recreios. With an entrepreneurial spirit, DJ Kamala also became an entrepreneur, being in charge of clubs such as Radio Hotel, Bosq, Rive Rouge, the mythical Hip-Hop Sweet parties, 360 or Party At Home. In 2021, Kamala throws himself into the biggest challenge of his career: presenting himself as an author, the artist and a musical producer.

​Filipa Neto (Scientific Presentations/ Speaker)

Filipa works in communication, digital marketing and design and is surrounded by people and companies that inspire her to always do more and better. With a degree in Marketing and Advertising from IADE and a Master in Strategic Management of Public Relations from Escola Superior de Comunicação Social (ESCS), she has always sought to broaden her knowledge in order to fully explore her communication skills in today's highly digital and ever-changing world. With professional experience in Press Advisory Services and Digital Communication, acquired in the agencies Glam, AGM and Keep it Real, she believes that communication and good interpersonal relationships are the starting point for the success of any professional challenge.

Filipa Tirano (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Will talk about sexual harassment and prevention at festivals. FIlipa is a Victim support technician of the Network Specialized Support for Children and Young Victims of Sexual Abuse - CARE, victim support technician Of the Network Support for Family and Friends of Victims of Homicide and Terrorism - RAFAVHT, Psychological Support technician for Children, using various assessment instruments and psychological monitoring of victims of crime (children, adolescents and adults). Prepares reports addressed to various institutions (CPCJ, Court, lawyers, Health Center). Presence in court for technical opinion, contacts with national and international partner institutions. Assessment of the psychological risk situation and degree of emotional suffering of the user and referral to psychiatric services in case of need and face-to-face, telephone and written consultations;

Filipe Sambado (Conferences/ Speaker)

Filipe Sambado inaugurated his musical path in 2012 with the release of the EP "Isto Não É Coisa Pra Voltar a Acontecer". Then "1,2,3,4" and "Ups... Fiz Isto Outra Vez", which paved the way for "Vida Salgada", their first full-length released in 2016. This was followed by "Filipe Sambado & Os Acompanhantes de Luxo" released in April 2018 on the NorteSul/Valentim de Carvalho label. Acclaimed by specialized critics and the public, it was considered the best national album of the year by Antena 3, Radar, Vodafone FM, among other publications, and nominated for the SPA Awards 2019 in the category of Music - Best Popular Music Work. In the first quarter of 2020 Filipe Sambado participated in the Festival da Canção, performing the original theme "Gerbera Amarela do Sul" which consecrated him winner of the Jury vote and earned him 3rd place on the podium of the final. This song is part of his latest album "Revezo", his second for NorteSul/Valentim de Carvalho and third work under the agency and promoter Maternidade.

Francisco Madelino (Conferences/ Speaker)

Economist, professor at ISCTE and president of the general council of IPS (Polytechnic Institute of Santarém). Francisco has been president of the administration council of the Fundação Inatel since 2016, which has enhanced his action in the cultural sector and music festivals. Francisco has a relevant role as a researcher, consultant and analyst in different sectors and entities at national and international level.

Frederico Pedreira (Conferences/ Moderator)

Journalist at the online newspaper ECO - Economia Online and at Advocatus magazine since 2019. Graduated in Law from the Law School of the University of Lisbon, he realized early on that communication was his great passion. He began his career in the world of journalism at Cofina Group, in the Politics and Economy editorial department, and was also editorial responsible for a legal publisher, AAFDL Editora. He is currently preparing his dissertation for his Master's degree in Communication Sciences at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

 

Gary Smith (Conferences/ Keynote Speaker)                     

Gary worked as a curator, moderator and programmer for the Amsterdam Dance Event since its inception in 1996, and is now the Daytime Program Coordinator, overseeing the B2B aspects of the event's daytime offer. He also works as International Programmer for the Brazil Music Conference, overseeing the panel program and the presence of international panelists. Alongside that, Gary works as a copywriter for ADE and Eurosonic, and is a specialist in both the business, technological and creative aspects of the entertainment industry. For the last 25 years he has moderated and participated in panels covering a wide range of topics including good business practice across every aspect of the industry including the role of technology in the music industry, and advanced marketing techniques around artists. Specialist subjects include smart technology, tactical social networking, advertising, online media, sport and business strategy."

 

Gil Ferreira (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Gil Ferreira has graduated in Music in the variant of Guitar (Performance), mastered Music Teaching by the University of Aveiro and enjoyed the Intensive Management Programme by the Católica Porto Business School. Gil is connected to cultural volunteering projects since 1994 and, between 2007 and 2013, he has performed management functions in non-profit cultural organizations, namely as President of the Centro de Cultura e Recreio do Orfeão da Feira and Vice President of the Federação das Colectividades de Cultura e Recreio do Concelho de Santa Maria da Feira. Since 2013, he performs public functions as Councillor in the Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, in charge for Culture, Education, Youth and Tourism. He belongs to the Executive Committee of the Medieval Journey in Land of Santa Maria and is the Executive Director of Imaginarius - International Street Theatre Festival of Santa Maria da Feira. He was considered the "Events Personality 2016" at the 9th Events Gala in Lisbon.

Helena Lins (Conferences/ Moderator)

Helena is a mix of cultures and languages. Speaks Portuguese - with sugary flavour - and Bulgarian, English, French and also Spanish. Understands Russian and dares in Turkish. Helena found in journalism what she was already doing naturally: telling stories to bring together distant realities and contribute to a better understanding of the world. Helena graduated in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies from Cardiff University in the UK. Made an internship at the Agència Catalana de Notícies in Barcelona, and, still a beginner, she crossed the ocean and interviewed the former president of Uruguay, José Mujica, in the garden of his farm. She produced 360º virtual reality videos from Brussels for the European Commission. In Portugal, she signed the creative production of the award-winning documentary "Até que o Porno nos Separe", from director Jorge Pelicano, and focused on the refugee crisis in the world with the program "Príncipes do Nada", from RTP1. She collaborated with the Italian television RAI, Volta ao Mundo magazine, and Al Jazeera. Now Helena works at CNN Portugal.

Inez Aires (Workshops/ Speaker)

Founder of the ZeroWasteLab sustainability project and contributor to Boom Festival. Inez will give a workshop with immersive notions of real sustainability to be applied in festivals. Graduated in Environmental Engineering and with Master's, Postgraduate and research specializations always linked to sustainability, climate and leadership issues. Inez has a national and international professional background connected to events in which sustainability is a differentiating factor and connection with the public such as Freedom Festival, Boom Festival, Envision Festival, La Calaca Festival or Rainbow Serpent.

Joaquín Costa (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and MBA from the European University. After several years in the marketing of Red Bull Spain, Joaquín founded Casfid in 2014 with the aim of creating technological solutions for events, concerts and festivals - access control, cashless, already working in dozens of festivals each year in the Iberian Peninsula.

Joana Petiz (Conferences/ Speaker)

Journalist for 20 years, most of them in economic publications. She worked for O Independente, Diário Económico, i and Diário de Notícias. She helped launch Dinheiro Vivo in 2011, which she returned to in 2020. She currently holds the position of Executive Director of Dinheiro Vivo and Deputy Director of DN.

Joana Raposo Santos (Conferences/ Moderator)

With a degree in Communication and Culture and a Master's in Communication Sciences, Joana has been a journalist in RTP's online news website for four years. There she writes every day about the most varied national and international topics, from politics to justice. Before diving professionally into journalism, Joana was a communication advisor and event manager in the medical field. Outside the newsroom, she spends her time mainly on literature, music, and cinema.

 

João Pedro Padinha (Conferences/ Speaker)

Joáo Pedro was born in Lisbon, in 1990, and grew up in Quarteira. At the age of 15, João started photographing. Studied Political Science, has a post-graduation in Content Marketing and today João is digital marketing manager at Everything Is New. In between these three experiences that don't seem to make sense in the same sentence, João lived seven months in Macau, worked for Ogilvy and Partners agencies, where he was social media manager for MEO, working on all the brand's digital assets, and was also responsible for digital area at Sony Music Portugal. Meanwhile, João has been collaborating with photographic projects for publications such as ELLE Portugal, Parq and GQ Portugal, and today he is a guest writer for Vogue Portugal.

João Ribeiro (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

A civil engineer by training, he has always been interested in music, cinema, architecture, and drawing and painting occupy much of his free time. He participated in the first edition of the festival, in 2014, with an exhibition in individual, but ended up helping informally in the organization, having been a founding member of GO Romaria - Gouveense Cultural Association in 2015. Since then, he has contributed to the promotion of a differentiated cultural offer in the municipality of Gouveia and in the region. His actions have been guided by placing different arts and generations in dialogue and by the identification of heritage, environmental and other local identity values as conditions for the consolidation of the festival brand and projection at the national level. The personal interest for the arts and the management of digital projects, as a current professional occupation, may seem somewhat antagonistic, but allow him to look at the festival under a systemic perspective and apply principles that he believes are fundamental to the growing professionalism and success of the "Romaria Cultural" project.

João Teixeira (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Born and resident in Lisbon, João has 40 years old. He graduated in Business Management and Administration at the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2005. João started his professional career at Deloitte and accumulated sales, communication and brand enhancement experience of over 15 years in multinational companies such as Nutrexpa, Henkel and Reckitt Benckiser, before taking on the commercial and marketing direction of Adega Cartuxa and Tapada do Chaves, owned by Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, in Évora, in October 2018.

 

Jorge Padeiro (Conferences/ Speaker)

Trained in Photography and Journalism at ETIC, ISCTE and CENJOR, Jorge started in 1993 has a photo journalist. Jorge collaborated with Surf Magazine and Vert Magazine and soon moved to other media offices like Diário de Notícias and O Jogo newspapers. In 2003 Jorge started photographing as an independent, edits Doze magazine and collaborates with Sporting Clube de Portugal. In the same year he started a partnership with 3 other photographers from which was born the project Agência Zero Fotografia that allows him to publish his pictures in almost all news agencies, magazines and national and international newspapers. In Agência Zero Fotografia Jorge co-produces photographic coverage of events for companies, brands and products, which allowed him to be the official photographer of major events, including Rock in Rio-Lisbon since its first edition in Lisbon in 2004. Since 2010, Jorge Padeiro is qualified by IEFP to exercise the activity of Photography Trainer.

Jorge Barreto Xavier (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Has a degree in Law from the University of Lisbon Law School, a post-graduate degree in Arts Management from the National Institute of Administration, a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Political Science from the New University of Lisbon, and completed a doctoral program in public policy at ISCTE-IUL (without thesis). He is a cultural manager, university professor and Portuguese author. He is the Municipal Director of the Municipal Department of Education, Social Development and Culture in the Oeiras Council. He was appointed Commissioner for Oeiras' candidacy to the European Capital of Culture 2027. He was a guest professor at ISCTE-IUL. He was Secretary of State for Culture in the XIX Constitutional Government and represented the Portuguese Government in the Council of Ministers of Culture of the European Union. He was Director-General of the Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Administrator of the Cultural Promotion Fund. He was a City Councillor in the Municipality of Oeiras, responsible for Culture, Youth and Consumer Protection. He was a non-executive director of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Institute. He is a member of several international networks in the area of culture. He is a guest speaker at various national and international entities and has published several works in the area of cultural policies.

 

Jorge Veloso (Conferences/ Speaker)

Mentor of Vibes & Beats for which Jorge brings an experience of over 25 years of musical events production, as well as management of artists and bands and national and international bands. Jorge stands out as a daring person and a visionary, always willing to contribute to the development of new concepts and the desire to continue to be a reference and to leave his personal mark. Vibes & Beats means to carry all the knowledge and experience and continue to cement the projects he sets out to do.

 

José Amaral (Conferences/ Speaker)

Born in 1962 (like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones) in the Azores, in a cosmopolitan bay environment. José professional background is in the aeronautical area, as a specialist in Information and Communications. He soon discovered his passion for music and started taking piano lessons at the age of 9. He produces radio programs. After several collaborations with the production of music festivals and other events, in 2014 he took over the artistic direction of the Santa Maria Blues Festival. In 2019, for the 1st time in Portugal he organizes in Ponta Delgada, the European Blues Challenge.

José Pina (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Master in Cities and Urban Cultures, Post-Graduation in Cultural Tourism, Degree in International Relations. Programmer and Cultural Manager; Director of Cineteatro António Lamoso, in Santa Maria da Feira; Director and Programmer of the Cultural Centre, in Ílhavo and Gafanha da Nazaré; Director and Programmer of Teatro Aveirense; Coordinator of the Network of Cultural Programming of the Intermunicipal Community of Aveiro Region; Director and Programmer of Festivals such as: Imaginarius Festival - International Street Theatre Festival ; "Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria", Rádio Faneca Festival, OITO24 Festival, Festival dos Canais, Criatech - Criatividade Digital e Tecnologia; Cultural Manager of Aveiro City Hall; Responsible for the Candidacy of Aveiro to European Capital of Culture 2027.

Lara Seixo Rodrigues (Conferences/ Speaker)

Lara assumes herself proudly as a mountain-dweller and reveals that the fact that she has grown up between 2 cultures and customs, only by herself, justifies the constant curiosity that drives her. That took her to Lisbon to study Architecture (FA-UTL and UPC-ETSAB), but it also awakened her interest for other artistic areas and intensified one of them: the Urban Art. Her passionate work is also reflected in the participation in various lectures/seminars of the specialty, both in Portugal and abroad. The interest in Arts in general remains mirrored in the curatorship/production of several cultural actions and exhibitions. Lara was also responsible for curating and organizing the ATTERO exhibition by the artist Bordalo II (2017) which had over 27,000 visitors. In April 2020, in response to the pandemic crisis Covid-19, Lara launched the Quarantine Sebenta | 40 ideas to make the most of the time. A compendium of illustrations built with contributions from 40 authors, which proposes activities with encouraging and dynamic messages, helping the elderly to be creative and to feel that there are people who care about them, at this particular time. Since 2018, Lara is part of the Reflection Group on the Future of Portugal, composed of 45 Portuguese cadres born after 1974, without party affiliation, in close and exclusive dialogue with the President of the Republic, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

 

Laura Ravéra  (Conferences/ Moderator)

At the age of 18 she ventured into the academic life in Lisbon, where she studied Social and Cultural Communication at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Portuguese Catholic University and was awarded an honorable mention for her participation with the theme "Ethics in times of crisis", following the harsh aftermath of the "Troika" years. She has been a TVI journalist for 7 years as she started her first tender years as a TVI correspondent in Algarve. It was there that she learnt that a journalist “never sleeps” and that curiosity is life and that great stories are told and shown always and only with justice and dignity.

 

Leonor Castro Nunes (Conferences/ Speaker)

With a degree in Artistic Studies from FLUC, Leonor started her professional life in a communication agency, where she had several roles, from ghostwriter to video content producer. In 2015, Leonor volunteered as a production assistant at Arraial Lisboa Pride and has been part of the production team of ILGA Portugal's events since then. She is currently responsible for the communication and production department at ILGA Portugal, among other freelance work. Leonor feels deeply suspicious of events where everything goes well.

 

Lucía Martinez Prado (Conferences/ Jury Speaker)

Founder & CEO of Break-event, a platform that helps live music professionals to reduce uncertainty and predict concerts success. As an entrepreneur, she dedicates her efforts to building and growing the company. Previous to Break-event, she worked at Doctor Music, one of the biggest live-music companies in Spain. She spent a great deal of the past 6 years bringing digital products and services into the market, in both B2B and B2C, in sectors such as sustainability, food, consultancy and the music industry.

Manuel Vitorino (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Manuel has a degree and a master's degree in Geography (Specialization in Spatial Planning and Development) and a postgraduate degree in School and Educational Administration. Throughout his professional career he has held several positions in the field of Education, having been director of the Monserrate School Grouping. Manuel has been an associative leader for 37 years, in several institutions in the region linked to non-formal education and culture. He was part of the Municipal Council for Education and the Municipal Council for Sports, among other entities and advisory and deliberative bodies of which he was a member. He is currently Vice President of Viana do Castelo and Alderman of Education, Science and Knowledge and Culture.

Marcelo Rossi (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Chemical Engineer, who changed his career in the petroleum industry, as he discovered that his mission is to make a change in the events sector through science. He believes that events and festivals have a great influence on social behavior and in this way foster engagement for climate change mitigation. Marcelo has collaborated with major events such as Glastonbury (UK), Rock in Rio (BR), Superbock Super Rock (PT), Universo Paralello Festival (BR), Global Eclipse Festival (US), Tropical Burn (BR) and Boom Festivals (PT). He is a board member of the Waking Life Festival as director of Resources, Innovation and Sustainability. Marcelo is the CEO of Circular Unity, an award-winning climate-tech startup based in Portugal that is building the future of smart events by empowering event organizers with data-driven technologies to become circular and carbon neutral.

  

Mariana Batsyk (Conferences/ Speaker)

Born in Ukraine and with her heart in Portugal since she was 5 years old. Since an early age she knew that communication, creativity and people would have to be part of her path, having taken her degree in Communication Sciences at the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Política, Universidade de Lisboa. For the last 6 years she has been working in the area she chose. Her career began with an internship at Partners, and then moved on to NIU and Stone Capital. Since 2020, she has been at YCON, an events and communication agency where she currently holds the position of Brand & Events Supervisor.

Mariana Macedo (Conferences/ Speaker)

Born in Lisbon, passionate about music, Nature, people and travels. Graduated in Cultural Management and Permaculture, she has been working on events production since 2006, more related with financial, commercial and executive production management fields. She is one of those responsible/ partners for the cultural organization Good Mood Lda, producer of the Boom Festival, a project with proven evidence in the sustainability sector and awarded in all editions since 2008 with international awards in this scope (Greener Festival Award, European Festival Award, member of United Nations Music & Environment Stakeholder Initiative). In addition to the festival, the organization developed other projects that were born in the pandemic context, such as the consultancy project Sustainable Balance, that aims to support other entities to make their events more sustainable and with a positive impact, and the Boom Bazaar, a marketplace of products and producers that, in order to integrate the platform must meet certain sustainability criteria.

Marta Pallarès Olivares  (Conferences/ Jury Speaker)

"I am a music journalist from Barcelona with a masters degree in cultural journalism, who has developed a career beyond newspapers, magazines and radio stations to dive into the music business. Back to Barcelona after some years in Mexico City, and following two editions leading the Primavera Sound festival live stream in collaboration with Red Bull TV, I am now in charge of the international comms strategy for the event. I handle the relationships with national and international outlets and journalists, develop media partnerships and also coordinate our seven international PR agencies abroad. I am the festival’s official spokesperson for campaigns such as ""The New Normal"" (which championed Primavera’s 50/50 gender equal lineup) and the corporate social responsibility actions, specially the ones involving sustainability and environmental projects. Since 2019, I also coordinate the partnership within the festival and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals campaign. I am a music journalist from Barcelona with a masters degree in cultural journalism, who has developed a career beyond newspapers, magazines and radio stations to dive into the music business.”

 

Mia Tomé (Conferences/Moderator)

Born in 1994. Actress and author, Mia was awarded a scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to study at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. Mia has a degree in Theatre from the National Theatre Conservatory and a master's degree from FBAUL where she researched the theme "Cinema and Education". She works regularly with her voice, whether in advertising, dubbing or even in music. Mia is the author and presenter of the show "Querem Drama?" on Canal Q, but also "Por uma canção" on Antena 3. In cinema, as an actress, Mia has filmed with directors such as Eugene Green, Julius Berg, Manuel Mozos and Mário Barroso. Mia was the author of the chronicle "Miallennial" on Expresso.

 

Miguel Alberto Pacheco (Conferences/Speaker)

Graduated in Marketing and Post-graduated in Management from ISCAP. He started managing the marketing department of a small company in Maia and moved to Heliotextil where he focuses on developing and launching new products for the industry in the promotional area. He started working on the Brace-in project and is now responsible for the marketing area and commercial team supporting the event promoters for which he provides service and guarantees the most varied technological solutions.

Miguel Atalaia (Conferences/Speaker)

Born in Cem Soldos (Tomar). Miguel is a graphic designer, editorial designer, artistic director of BONS SONS and president of SCOCS - Sport Club Operário de Cem Soldos - the cultural association that organizes BONS SONS. He has a strong connection to associativism and, in 2014, he joined the board of SCOCS, standing out especially in the areas of communication, education and involvement of the Cem Soldos community. In 2020, he became the president of SCOCS and artistic director of BONS SONS.

Monyca Motta (Conferences Keynote Speaker)

Partner and founder of the consultancy MM Rights Management, Monyca holds a Master's degree in Entertainment Law from the University of Westminster in London, England. Consultant of artists, festivals such as Tomorrowland Brazil and Afropunk and various cultural projects, museums, films, series, audio and video producers, digital companies and others, has extensive professional experience in Brazil, as well as in England and Portugal. Monyca will be interviewed about the post-covid change in the festival sector.

 

Natalia San Juan (Conferences/Speaker)

Journalist by training, with a postgraduate degree in music industry management. Natalia defines herself as a #CultureHacker. With more than 20 years of experience in the Latin American and European industry, Natalia is currently Founder and Director of Femnoise Association for gender equality, who have developed the first Feminist Digital Economy platform in music and culture globally. Femnoise, has been pre-incubated by the Barcelona Local Development Agency (Barcelona Activa) and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport with the support of SAE Institute Spain. At the same time, Natalia has been promoted as an innovator and belongs to the roster of the Keychange programme.

 

Nelson Ferreira (Conferences/ Moderator)

Radio host since the age of 15, graduated in Communication Sciences with a post-graduate degree in Multimedia Communication. Nelson was a music journalist but embraced radio hosting and now presents the panel from 15h to 17h in Observador Radio, where he is also a musical coordinator. Nelson signs the cultural programme Cabeça de Cartaz. Nelson is a lover of the arts, pop culture, motor sports and fresh beer, preferably craft beer.

 

Nuno Gonçalves (Conferences/ Speaker)

Musician, composer and founder of the band The Gift in 1994. Between then and today Nuno has done a bit of everything in the production of records, like recording, mixing, mastering, designing, distributing flyers, pasting posters, and writing scripts for videos. Nuno wrote for some newspapers, wrote forewords for books and created a magazine called “Verniz”. He is a DJ whenever he can. Nuno opened an on-line radio in 2006 - Radio Clinic, he took photographs and he has a degree in journalism. He also is a football commentator on a weekly TV show. He re-recorded songs by Amália Rodrigues with Amália Hoje and they were on the Top 1 for more than 8 months. Nuno lives between Oporto, Alcobaça and Madrid. He has a daughter called Mia Alexandrina. Nuno met Brian Eno in a street in Rio de Janeiro. Since then he is the producer assistant to The Gift. In 2019 Nuno thought of an App for The Gift and, so, in January 2021 he debuted REV, the first App exclusively dedicated to a band. Nuno has done more than 500 concerts, planned parties and music festivals.

Paula Guerra (Scientific Presentations/ Speaker)

Professor of sociology at the University of Porto. Current interests include popular music, DIY cultures and careers, subcultures and post-subcultures, social critical theory, sociological theories, qualitative research methodologies, underground music and music scenes, authenticity, aura and charisma in the arts, cultural fields, art worlds, film, performance. She is the author and coauthor of over 30 landmark books about music and urban popular culture, notably DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes (Oxford: Routledge, 2018), The Punk Reader. Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global (Bristol: Intellect, 2019) and Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World. Fast, Furious and Xerox (London: Palgrave, 2020).

Paula Mora Garcia (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Coordinator of the mission team for Évora's candidacy to become European Capital of Culture in 2027, Paula Mota Garcia has had a professional career, especially in the area of cultural programming as a strategy for the development of territories and audiences. Alongside the development of concepts that relate art to other scales of the human dimension, such as education or creative economy, she has coordinated several artistic intervention projects in specific communities and worked with other programmers, namely in the creation/consolidation of regional programming networks, in a regional and national level, and has been directly involved in the creation of PERFORMART - Association for the Performing Arts in Portugal (October 2016).

Paulo Garrido (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Management professional in national and multinational companies where he also held top/executive management functions. Currently Head of GDPR compliance Unit of Crowe Portugal. Trained professional as a DPO (Data Protection Officer) with focus in evaluation, implementation, monitoring, awareness-raising of GDPR-related frameworks.

Paulo Lameiro (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Musicologist, pedagogue, communicator and creative Portuguese born in Leiria. After a brief career as a baritone, having sung solo and integrated the Choir of the National Theater of São Carlos in Lisbon, he dedicated himself to teaching and assumed the direction of several music schools, namely the National Conservatory of Lisbon, Orfeão de Leiria and the School of Arts SAMP in Pousos. It is especially from his native village that he has been developing, since 1992, projects of education and artistic production for early childhood, from which we highlight Berço das Artes, Músicos de Fraldas, Concerts for Babies and Pinhal das Artes. More recently he has become interested in artistic practices with the community, from which stand out projects such as Opera in Prison, with prisoners, New Springs for the elderly, Il Trovatore or Roma do Lis with gypsy ethnic communities. He was a founding member, and was part of the first Scientific Council, of the Ethnomusicology Institute of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa - FCSH, having published as an ethnomusicologist in several magazines of the specialty. He also integrated the Commission of Liturgy and Sacred Music of the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima, and was the founder and titular maestro for 12 years of the Schola Cantorum Pastorinhos de Fátima. He is the coordinator of the executive group of the Culture 2027 Network.

Paulo Santos (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Vice President of Faro City Council with the areas of Culture, Library and Municipal Archive, Museums, Galleries, Archaeology, Conservation and Restoration. Sports, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Information Systems, Branding, Communication, Public Relations and Events, Technological Communication with Citizens. He is the municipality's representative in the Algarve Music Association, the Association of Municipalities Loulé-Faro and ASTP (Algarve Systems and Technology Partnership). He is the head of the Executive Committee for Faro's Candidature to become the European Capital of Culture 2027.

Pedro Abelha (Conferences/ Speaker)

Current CMO of Apollon Group where he is responsible for the Communication and Marketing of the recently announced Trace Made in Africa and LGBT+ Music Festival. He was Director of Marketing and Communication for Sociedade Lusa de Espetáculos - SLE - 2011- 2020 and during this period he was responsible for the entire marketing and communication strategy of the company, ticket sales, brand relations and organization of events/festivals. In recent years, he helped in the production of several events, such as: RFM SOMNII - The Greatest Sunset Ever; Afro Nation Portugal - The biggest Afro Beats festival in the world; Andrea Bocelli; José Carreras; I Am Hardwell; Swedish House Mafia or Solaris Sunset Empire. He was founder and CEO of Mai Magazine (digital communication agency) - one of the only agencies in Portugal that produced multimedia content for the biggest national and international festivals like Amsterdam Dance Event, I Am Hardwell (Netherlands, Turkey, Portugal), Palmesus (biggest Festival in Scandinavia), Axwell & Ingrosso, or Amsterdam Dance Event.

Pedro Gadanho (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Pedro Gadanho is an architect, writer, and the executive director of Guarda's candidacy for European Capital of Culture 2027. He is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and was in charge of architectural renovation practices until 2012. He has curated the Young Architects Program and exhibitions such as 9+1 Ways of Being Political, Uneven Growth, and A Japanese Constellation. He was awarded the FAD Prize at the Thought and Critics Awards in 2012. Pedro was also the director of MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, with more than 50 projects completed. He contributes regularly to international publications and is a born researcher.

Raquel Cortez (Scientific Presentations/ Speaker)

Born in Viseu in 1962. Raquel graduated in Modern Languages and Literature - Portuguese / French at the University of Coimbra, and became a teacher. In 2017, she completed a postgraduate course in Art Market and Collecting at the New University of Lisbon, and in 2020, a Master in Creative Industries Management at the Portuguese Catholic University - Porto, where she developed the dissertation "The cultural and creative sector in Portugal: 20 years of development". Currently, she is a collaborating researcher at CITAR - School of Arts - Portuguese Catholic University, in Porto, where she develops research in the area of Cultural and Creative Industries.

Ricardo Farinha (Conferences/ Moderator)

Journalist in the cultural area. Executive editor of NiT magazine, member of the Rimas e Batidas project, he has collaborated with different publications over the years. He had a podcast dedicated to hip hop in Portugal, gives classes on the same theme at ETIC, has participated in the production of cultural events, has been a panel member in awards, a speaker in debates and has launched a compilation of music.

Ricardo Rio (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Born in 1972 in Braga. Ricardo is graduated in Economics from the Faculdade de Economia do Porto, where he also completed the curricular part of his Masters in Economics. He also completed the Advanced Course in Political Studies at the IEP, Catholic University of Lisbon. He was Secretary-General of the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts and Director of the Institute of Capital Markets of Euronext Lisbon. In parallel, Ricardo worked for several years as a public and business consultant and was a consultant in several programs of the Porto Business School. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with entities such as CCDRN - Commission for Coordination and Development of the Northern Region; AEP - Portuguese Business Association; Associação Industrial do Minho; IFCTS - Institute for Training in Commerce, Tourism and Services; Pamésa; Astrolábio; Fernando Pessoa University among others, having also been a university lecturer. He has been Mayor of Braga since 2013, was a councilman in the City Council of Braga between 2005 and 2013 and was a member of the Municipal Assembly of Braga, in the mandate from 2001 to 2005. Currently he is the President of the Board of Directors of the cross-border association of municipalities "Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular", he is the President of the Executive Council of the Intermunicipal Community of Cávado and chairs the Boards of Directors of the Municipal Companies Theatro Circo and InvestBraga.

Rui Bandeira (Conferences/ Speaker)

He was born in Porto and studied music at the Conservatório de Música do Porto. In photography he did not take any course, doing non-conventional training, and still does today. As a concert photographer he has worked directly with artists / bands like: Ana Moura, Carlos do Carmo, Carolina Deslandes, Caetano Veloso, Deolinda, Gilberto Gil, Jimmy P, Mariza, Quinta do Bill, Pedro Abrunhosa, Rui Veloso, Santamaria, UHF among many others. As a photographer of Festivals he did several, from north to south of the country, such as MEO Mares Vivas, MEOSW, Festival F, Festival Sons em Trânsito, Viana Bate Forte, Juntos por Todos, North Music Fest, among others, where he has had the opportunity to photograph many international bands. 

Rui Maia (Conferences/ Speaker)

Musician, producer and DJ based in Lisbon known for the electronic-disco project Mirror People, for the Porto band X-Wife and for their most recent environmental electronics duo Storm Factory. In addition to also editing records in his own name, since 2004 he maintains a regular schedule as a DJ. He considers himself eclectic, maintaining a strong connection with electronic music, from disco-sound to new wave, naturally passing through house music and techno. In addition to his projects/bands, Rui Maia accompanies the pop band GNR live and is also part of the Radio Radar team.

Sara Fernandes (Scientific Presentations/ Speaker)

Sara is 25 years old and was born in Arcos de Valdevez, Viana do Castelo.  She has a Master's degree in Organizational, Social and Work Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto. She currently lives in Porto and is a professional in the people management area. In addition to human behavior, her main focuses of interest are cinema and music, latter being the scope of development of her master's thesis entitled "Everything Now: the influence of the group of friends in the impulse buying of music festival tickets for the VIP area".

Tamas Egei (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

As fans prepare to be reunited with festivals this summer, TicketSwap’s Head of International Expansion Tamas Egei highlights the importance of having a safe and fair resale strategy for music fans, while unlocking a new revenue stream for your event. Tamas has been with TicketSwap in the past 5 years and was responsible to create strategies and open new territories in the Nordics, DACH, Central Eastern Europe, Australia and Brazil. The spotlight now is on Portugal.

 

Tânia Ferreira (Workshops/ Speaker)

She has a degree in Communication and a post-graduate degree in Digital Marketing, and she is the founder of Arte Sonora, which accompanies music in its most from musicians to technicians, through the brands of musical instruments. An important editorial project that aggregates all sectors of music, existing since 2008. She is also the founder of Gato Escaldado, a communication agency with great expertise in the production of music-related content, which works with world-renowned brands such as Yamaha, Fender and Roland.

Teresa Moore (Conferences/ Keynote Speaker)

Director of A Greener Festival, and co-founder of Green Events and Innovations the annual sustainability conference for event organisers. She is also the co-founder of European sustainability think tank GO Europe. She is a sustainability consultant, author, speaker and researcher on sustainability and event management. Recent clients include, Greenpeace, RHS, and Great Run Company. She had a successful academic career before moving back into industry and has undertaken many pieces of research into sustainability, live music and events. She co- authored “A Case Study of the A Greener Festival Initiative” (2018). Researched and presented findings of Live Music Census of the City of Bristol, UK to the All Party Parliamentary Committee for Music. UK Music (2016). She is the editor and contributor of the new Purple Guide for Event Organisers (2014). Teresa is currently undertaking a PhD in sustainability and event management focusing on pro environmental behaviour change.

 

Terry Costa (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Producer, director and programmer of cultural events. After two decades in North America, Terry founded MiratecArts in Pico Island, Azores, and as an artistic director, Terry led several international projects and festivals such as Cordas Festival, Azores Fringe, Animapix, Montanha Pico Festival and more.

Tiago Fortuna (Pitchstage/ Speaker)

Passionate about culture in its broad sense, believes in pop as a means of cultural democracy. He worked in strategic communication and press advisory at LiveCom, between 2015 and March 2020. Since then he has been dedicated to creating projects for the inclusion of disabled and S/S deaf people in culture, founding, in 2022, his organisation - Access Lab - whose purpose is to ensure disabled and S/S deaf people's access to culture as a fundamental human right. He was also one of the founding members of APORFEST. He has a degree in Communication Sciences from FCSH - UNL, the same institution where he did his post-graduation in Cultural Communication and Creative Industries.

Tim (Conferences/ Speaker)

One of the greatest heroes of Portuguese music and not only because of his position as vocalist of the most enduring rock machine of Portugal, Xutos & Pontapés, but also because Tim has been for so long a voice defending the noble art of writing and singing in our own language. In this sense, he offers the Portuguese imaginary and the national songbook countless “pieces of art” that are truly part of the Portuguese culture, from "Remar Remar" to "Contentores". Tim’s voice and personality have also marked other adventures such as Resistência or Rio Grande with "Postal dos Correios".

Vasco Araújo (Workshops/ Speaker)

Founder of Disruptive Media Training. As communication coach, Vasco has already had the opportunity to work with dozens of different institutions in the training of strategic ommunication. By being connected to both the academic and business world,

Vasco has created synergies between different professionals and institutions, through continuous training in Media Training and Public Speaking. His extensive academic background in communication (undergraduate, masters and ongoing doctorate), along with his specific professional training in the two areas mentioned above by the London College of Public Speaking, Reinaldo Polito Institute and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations have supported the development of a method and know how that he continuously applies in the trainings and workshops he develops.