PHD candidate in Economic Geography at Porto University. Area of research: “Creative Clusters Development in Urban Areas”. Post graduation in Cultural Tourism at University of Barcelona. MBA in Business Management. Graduation in Economics at Porto University. Deputy Mayor in charge of Culture, Tourism and Economic Development at Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal (1999-2006). Cultural programme manager at Euro 2004 (European Soccer Cup) (2004). Historic Centre Of Oporto World Heritage Management Plan coordinator (2006). Chairman at ADDICT - Agency for the Development of the Creative Industries (2011-…). Executive Director of Porto 2.0 - Festival for the New City (2011-2012). Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture 2012 Chief Executive Officer (2009-2013). National Council of Culture member.