Below are the ECRM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Conference and Programme Chairs
Professor Carlos Costa is a full professor and entrepreneur based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Carlos started out doing an undergraduate degree in regional and urban planning (University of Aveiro). This was followed by a specialization in tourism, at the master’s and doctoral level, at the University of Surrey, in the UK. Carlos is now Head of Department, at DEGEIT – the largest department of the University of Aveiro. With publications at the highest level, Carlos also enjoys writing down-to-earth articles for the media and for the general public. As the Director of the PhD in Marketing and Strategy, as well as of the PhD in Tourism, both at the University of Aveiro, Carlos is an inspiration to colleagues and students alike – to perform beyond their dreams and achieve new entrepreneurial heights, whatever the domain may be.
Dr. Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro (Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism – DEGEIT), in Portugal, where he lectures at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels on marketing, strategy, innovation, technology and on research methods. Manuel did an MBA at Cardiff Business School, in Wales (1992-1993) and has a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Management (FEUP), for which he was awarded a distinction for his thesis on innovation. Manuel has ten years of work experience with multinational corporations as well a varied experience working with smaller more entrepreneurial enterprises. At present, Manuel is the Director of the Master's Degree in Management at the University of Aveiro. Manuel is also a member of the Executive Committee of his department - DEGEIT - University of Aveiro. Manuel has a passion for teaching and education.