Caio Luiz Carvalho
A law graduate with a specialization in Political Science and Administrative Law from University of São Paulo-USP, he is a PhD in Communication Sciences from the Communications and Arts School of the same university. Considered one of the greatest experts in tourism in Brazil, he is President of São Paulo Turismo S/A, dedicated to promoting the city’s tourism and events. He is founder and current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Institute of Creative Economies, working towards th institutional development and economic and social dimensioning of the sector. From 1992 to 2002 he served as National Secretary of Tourism and Services, president of Embratur and Minister of Sport and Tourism. He chaired the Executive Board of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), linked to the UN. Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Anhembi Morumbi University.
Co-organizer of the book “EcoTurismo e Educação Ambiental-Diálogo e Prática Interdisciplinar" (Ecotourism and Environmental Education - Interdisciplinary Practice and Dialogue); author of “Destino Brasil - Novos Caminhos para o Turismo" (Destination Brazil - New Directions for Tourism); organizer of the publication "Discussão e Propostas para o Turismo no Brasil" (Discussion and Proposals for Tourism in Brazil), Observatory of Tourism Innovation of Ebape/FGV. He currently contributes articles for large circulation publications such as O Estado de São Paulo, Folha de São Paulo, Turismo em Números and Gazeta Mercantil.
1st Creative Economy Symposium