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First Porto Economic Forum debate's on projects for the future of the city

On the 27th of February, Porto will hold the first Porto Economic Forum at the Alfândega Congress Center. The event, which is free to attend upon registration, brings together companies, entrepreneurs, academia, and other economic agents. The event is dedicated to the talent, investment, and entrepreneurship that drive the economic dynamics of the city.

First Porto Economic Forum debate's on projects for the future of the city
porto. · 23 Feb 2024

The debate begins by addressing "the challenges of attracting, retaining and developing talent in cities", with the following speakers: Ana Côrte-Real, director of the Executive MBA and Head of Faculty at Porto Business School, Joana Resende, vice-dean of Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Enhancement and Planning at the University of Porto, Pedro Santa Clara, director of Shaken not Stirred, and Vera Rodrigues, Head of People at Sonae MC.


Vitor Alves, director of GKN Automotive, and Mariana Salvaterra, managing director Portugal of Zülkhe Engineering Group will talk about "Porto as a hub for attracting investment and international talent", a panel that will also be attended by Ricardo Valente, City Councillor for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship.


To address the topic "From research to the market: transforming talent into business", the Porto Economic Forum invited André Fernandes, director of U.Porto Inovação, André Albergaria, coordinator of transnational research and industrial partnerships at i3S, and Débora Campos, founder & CEO of AgroGrIN Tech.


The last panel will feature Paulo Sousa, partner at LTP Labs, Carlos Maia, regional director at Hays Portugal, and Carlos Correia Santos, People Journay Lead at Infraspeak, to talk about "Talent Analytics".


Alongside the conferences and the initiative, there are going to be also masterclasses in the areas of artificial intelligence and entrepreneurship, as well as talks and showcases. A short film about Porto's economic dynamic, "Future is Now", will also be exhibited.


The main objective of Porto is to highlight the projects and dynamics of the various stakeholders involved in building a more prosperous, cohesive and sustainable city.


Participation in the Porto Economic Forum is free of charge and only requires prior registration.


See the full event program here.