Keynote Speakers

Ronaldo Gabriel

University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro
Ronaldo Gabriel, studied sport science, physical education and biomechanics at Technical University of Lisbon and received his PhD from University of Trás-os-Montes & Alto Douro (UTAD) in 1999 with emphasis in biomechanics of human movement.

Theme 1 - #BeActive, Be Healthy, Be Outdoors


Teresa Ferreira

Turismo de Portugal (National Authority for Tourism)
Teresa Ferreira is Director of Innovation and Development Department at Turismo de Portugal.

Outdoor Sports Strategy 

Focus on Portugal 



Eric Banel

French maritime administration for the South of the Atlantic Ocean
Eric Banel is general director of the French maritime administration for the South of the Atlantic Ocean, based in Bordeaux.

Theme 2 - Blue Growth


Jacob Schouenborg

Secretary General in International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA)
Jacob Schouenborg has been overall responsible for more than 20 major international projects in ISCA, and is presently driving the development of the global campaign for physical activity NowWeMove.

Theme 3 - Urban Outdoor


Arne Strate

General Secretary of the European Outdoor Group
Arne Strate is the General Secretary of the European Outdoor Group (EOG). The European Outdoor Group is an association that exists to represent the common interests of the European outdoor industry.

Outdoor Sports in Europe


Joel Pereira

Sports and Leisure School - Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo
Joel Pereira is specialist in Sports and Leisure by the Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo, Polytechnic of Porto and Polytechnic of Bragança, in 2014. Currently is PhD student in Sports Sciences at University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.

Theme 4 - Inclusive Outdoor


Goretti Silva

Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo - School of Technology and Management
Goretti Silva is Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Regional Outdoor Sports Strategy


Aurélien Favre

Director of European Observatoire of Sport and Employment
Aurélien has gained a specific expertise in the development and management of various European projects across the whole breadth of sport and physical activity with the goal to create synergies and collaboration between stakeholders.

Employment in Sport in Europe


Maxine Gregory

Sheffield Hallam University
Vice-Chair of European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) and Chair of the Outdoor Recreation Research Group (ORRG). Maxine is committed to conducting research and evaluation to increase insight and understanding of the outdoor sector.

Tiago Brandão Rodrigues

Portugal Minister of Education and Sport
Tiago Brandão Rodrigues graduated in Biochemistry in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade de Coimbra in 2000. He was researcher in Dallas University and in Biomedics Investigation Institute, in Madrid.