7th Science & Wine Cafe, Quinta da Casa Amarela, Rio Bom, Viseu, 29 August 2019

Douro vineyards are ready for harvest, but who will pick the grapes?

António Jorge Marquez Filipe (Symington Family Estates)

António Jorge Marquez Filipe was born in Porto (Sé) in 1964. He has the master’s in economics by Faculty of Economy of University of Porto (1982-1987). Between 1992 and 1993 he finished the MBA in EGE – Atlantic Business School. He attended to several formation courses including some offered by Ashridge Business School, ESADE Barcelona, INSEAD Fontainebleau and Porto Business School. He is a member of the Direction of Port Wine Enterprise Association and from Interprofessional Council of Douro Demarcated Region and administrator and Chief Operating Officer of Symington Family Estates, enterprise that produce Port Wine for over 130 years that is sold in more than 90 countries.
He is also member of the administration council of Music House Foundation, and he is a member of the direction board of the association Bagos d’Ouro, which is a social solidarity private institution recognized by its social dynamics in Demarcated Douro Region. He is a member of Consulting Coard for Competitiveness and president of Liga dos Amigos do Douro Património Mundial, association without profits with the main goal of strive for the safeguarding, preservation, enhancement and projection of the World Heritage characteristics of the Alto Douro Wine Region.

Manuel Luis Tibério (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

President of the School of Human and Social Sciences of University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and Assistant Director of the Center for Transdisciplinary Studies for Development (CETRAD) since 2017.
Director of Department of Economics, Sociology and Management between 2013 and 2017.
Degree in Animal Science, master’s degree in Extension and Rural Development and PhD in
Humanities and Social Sciences, Specialty Agro-social Sciences.
Assistant professor in School of Human and Social Sciences of University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Researcher in Center for Transdisciplinary Studies for Development.
The main research areas are the ones related with the valorization of the local resources and development of familiar agriculture and agricultural territories. Has been developing studies in the following research areas: development of rural regions, commercialization and valorization of agri-food products, local food systems, innovation and alternative marketing circuits, gastronomy and tourism. In these fields, he has been involved in research projects and has published several articles in national and international journals.