A Stellar Lineup of Influential Speakers Confirmed for Estoril Conferences

We are thrilled to announce the exciting lineup of more than a dozen new national and international speakers who have confirmed their presence at the 8th edition of the Estoril Conferences. This prestigious event, renowned for gathering Nobel, Pulitzer, and Emmy laureates, researchers, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and leaders from diverse fields, aims to foster an inclusive and open dialogue addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Taking place on September 1st and 2nd at Nova SBE’s Carcavelos Campus, this year’s conference revolves around the theme of “Building a Future: Sustainability, Equality, Equity, Justice, and Peace.”

Among the latest international confirmations are distinguished figures such as Václav Klaus (former President of the Czech Republic), Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey), and James Taylor-Foster (esteemed architect and curator of the ArkDes – Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design). The event will also feature notable national leaders, including Miguel Stillwell D’Andrade (CEO of EDP), Carlos Oliveira (Executive President of the José Neves Foundation and former Secretary of State for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness, and Innovation), and Ana Sena (Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager at Twitch and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 honoree in 2022). Additionally, renowned pianist Mário Laginha, internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest pianists of our time, will grace the conference with his presence.

Václav Klaus, recognized for his significant contributions to international economic policies and staunch advocacy for free market principles, will be part of the panel dedicated to the theme of POLICIES. His expertise and vast governmental experience make him one of the most influential economists and politicians of our time. Joining the panel on POLICIES is Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, a Turkish diplomat and politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Relations for nine years. His diplomatic experience and commitment to promoting dialogue and cooperation between nations for peaceful conflict resolution bring valuable insights to the discussions.

James Taylor-Foster, the former editor of ArchDaily and the current curator of the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, will participate in the reflections on “Singularity in a Diverse World,” contributing his vision on how being different can make a difference. Joining him on the panel dedicated to PEOPLE and HEALTH is Ana Sena, a young Portuguese talent recognized by Forbes for her contributions to the digital entertainment industry, particularly in gaming and live streaming at Twitch.

The PEOPLE and HEALTH panel will also feature prominent speakers such as Carolina Duarte (sprinter and vice-world champion in 400m freestyle), Lars Strannegård (Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics), Fernando Bozza (Researcher and Director of the Critical Care Lab at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil), Manuela Veloso (Director of J.P.

Morgan AI Research and professor emerita at Carnegie Mellon University), and Geir Arild Espnes (Leading Professor in Public Health and Community Medicine, Norway). Alongside the recently announced Fola David (Medical Doctor and hyper-realism artist) and Eldar Shafir (Psychologist and Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Princeton University), this esteemed group of speakers will delve into the topic of “Creating a World of Equal Opportunities for All.”

Miguel Stillwell D’Andrade, the current CEO of EDP with over two decades of experience in the energy sector, will participate in the PLANET-themed panel. Together with previously confirmed speakers, Maya Gabeira (world champion and 2020 Guinness World Record holder for the biggest wave surfed by a woman), Sir Richard Roberts (Nobel Laureate in Medicine 1993), Sameera Chukkapalli (Obama Foundation), Erden Eruç (first person to complete a solo circumnavigation of Earth powered exclusively by human motive force), and João de Macedo (giant wave surfer and co-founder of the Save The Waves Coalition), the panel will address crucial issues related to the environment and sustainability.

The esteemed Gerard Ryle, Director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Pulitzer Prize winner in 2017, will enrich the Estoril Conferences with his insights and reflections on journalism and investigative reporting, particularly in exposing corruption and fraud.

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to engage with global leaders and thought-provoking discussions at the 8th edition of the Estoril Conferences. Join us on September 1st and 2nd, 2023, at Nova SBE’s Carcavelos Campus for an enriching experience that seeks to shape a sustainable and equitable future.