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BUSINESS TOURISM SEMINAR IN DEBATE AT THE ALTICE FORUM BRAGA 1ST ANNIVERSARY 

Altice Forum Braga Small Auditorium will be, on September 11th, the stage for the international seminar “Business Tourism: A Lever of Country Development”. This is an event of special importance since it will be a moment to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the inauguration of Altice Forum Braga. 

Francisco Quereda (Spain), director of the Malaga Convention Bureau and member of the board of the Iberian Chapter of the ICCA; and Elling Hamso (Norway), managing partner of the Event ROI Institute, open the first panel to discuss the impact of Business Tourism on a country's economy. 

The second panel will discuss the strategy for Business Tourism in Portugal, where the presence of Ricardo Valente, chairman of the Porto Tourism Association - Convention & Visitors Bureau; Altino Bessa, Councillor for Tourism at the Braga City Council; and Pedro Quelhas Brito, professor at the Faculty of Economics of the UP. 

At around 1 pm, a mural will be inaugurated composed of thousands of tiles with the registration of the hands of those who were present at the Open Days a year ago. The mural brings together in one space an important moment in the Altice Forum Braga history, which will last in time. 


Full program 

09h00 | Reception 

09h30 | Opening 

09h45 | Panel 1: Impact of Business Tourism on a country's economy (moderation Rui Ochôa) 

  • Francisco Quereda (Spain) - Director of the Malaga Convention Bureau and member of the board of the Iberian Chapter of the ICCA; 
  • Elling Hamso (Norway) - Managing partner of the Event ROI Institute 
  • Sam Johnston, Dublin Convention Bureau Manager (TBC) 

11 am | Coffee Break 

11:30 am | Panel 2: Strategy for Business Tourism in Portugal (moderated by Rui Ochôa) 

  • Ricardo Valente - President of the Porto Tourism Association 
  • Altino Bessa - Councilor for Tourism at Braga City Council 
  • Pedro Quelhas Brito - Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the UP. 

12:45 | Closing 

1:00 pm | Inauguration Mural "1st Anniversary" 

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