Culture and Tourism


Culture and Tourism


An innovative cluster that creates an inclusive environment for an interactive and vibrant dialogue where culture and tourism acts as a connecting link to boost economy, society and governance

Discuss the contribution of Diplomacy in the global Tourism Industry

Analyse the role of Collaborative Tourism and and Smart tourism, assess the impact of the ESG framework on Tourism and positioning Tourism collective brands in the territory

Creating case studies to promote interaction

Exemplify how this interaction creates new models of cooperation and partnerships, between small business/companies and innovative cultural activities, as a win-win for both, the economic and cultural sector.

Promoting tourism education, talent and career management in hospitality and sharing good practices, show cases, strategic/action plans and research projects

Demonstrating that with this innovative approach, culture becomes an economic driving force by developing new strategies for the cultural sector to positively impact financial contributions to Portugal.

Ana Miranda

Born in Portugal, Ana Ventura Miranda followed her career as an actress and producer. After moving to New York in 2006, she worked as a journalist for the Portuguese television, to the Portuguese Mission to the United Nations and she also worked for Sonnabend Gallery. While working as a journalist she maintained her network with the artistic community in New York and developed her skills as screenwriter and director.

In 2011, Ana founded Arte Institute, a NY based non-profit corporation for the promotion of Portuguese contemporary art in the United States. She has been responsible for the organization of several cultural events in the United States, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Mozambique, South Africa and Angola. She also directed the feature documentary film “Portuguese from Soho”. In 2015, she was awarded the Prize D. Antonia Ferreira, one of the most prestigious awards for Portuguese Leadership Women and in 2017, she was awarded the PALCUS´ Award for Leadership in the Arts. In 2019, she created the RHI Initiative, which promotes a new dialogue between Art & Business, Culture & Tourism. The international event it’s on its V Edition.

Teresa Cascais is the Founder and CEO of Rede do Empresário, Ambassador of Portugal, consultant in communication and strategic business planning, specialist in creating tourist products. PhD in Tourism Management.
Teresa Cascais


Ana Batalha

CEO @ Quinta do Roseiral

Ana Pina

Coordenadora de Opinião @ Jornal Económico

António Tavares

Prof de Ciência Política e Provedor @ Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto

Carlos Costa

Professor Catedrático @ Universidade de Aveiro

Gonçalo Rebelo Almeida

CEO @ Vila Galé Hotéis

Luís Castanheira Lopes

Pestana Group hotel


Promoting culture as an inspirational ambassador of the “Portugal” brand (that leads to increased economic investment in the country) and creating networks and synergies between the public and private sectors in the implementation of the Tourism Strategy 2027


Culture and Tourism Innovation Global Summit

JULY, 2024

BSN Culture and Tourism

BSN Culture and Tourism Official Launch

9th MAY, 2023

BSN Culture and Tourism


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