Global Expert Network

Global Experts Network

Dr. Diane Dodd
Dr. Diane Dodd
Executive Director of IGCAT – Spain Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT and Executive Director of the European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award. She is also European coordinator for...
Davinia Galea
Davinia Galea
Special Advisor, European Projects – IGCAT – International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism – Malta Davinia has worked in the cultural sector for more than...
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont
Executive Administrator of IGCAT – Spain Eva Canaleta is the Executive Administrator of IGCAT and a professor at the University School of Hospitality Management in Sant Pol de Mar...
Dr. Edith Szivas
Dr. Edith Szivas
Director – SeaStar Consultancy, United Arab Emirates Dr. Edith M. Szivas is Treasurer of IGCAT and Director of the UAE based SeaStar Consultancy. She is a tourism development specialist...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton
Director of the Masters in Arts and Cultural Management – Universitat Internacional de Catalunya – Spain Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of...
Caroline Couret
Caroline Couret
Program manager – Creative Tourism Network – Spain Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network® and the Barcelona Creative Tourism...
Jorge Bernández
Jorge Bernández
Director at Cultural Organisations – Spain Jorge Bernárdez has more than 17 years of work experience in the cultural and artistic management field, out of which seven years as executive...
Prof. Janez Bogataj
Prof. Janez Bogataj
Honorary Professor – University of Ljubljana – Slovenia Prof. Janez Bogataj worked as an Art Director in Ethnology at the Dolenjska Museum in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, between 1972 and...
Martyn Bould MBE
Martyn Bould MBE
Chairman – Cayman National Cultural Foundation – Cayman Islands Martyn was recognised by Her Majesty, the Queen, in the 2012 Birthday Honours and made a Member of the Most Excellent...
Carlos Fernandes
Carlos Fernandes
Professor – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo – Portugal Carlos Fernandes is Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo...
Dr. Aleš Gacnik
Dr. Aleš Gacnik
Head of Department of Cultural Tourism and Cultural Heritage – University of Primorska – Slovenia Head of the Centre of gastronomy and wine culture – University of Primorska...
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi
Professor – University of Bergamo – Italy Roberta Garibaldi is Responsible for Tourism Lab at the University of Bergamo, she is an agregate professor of Marketing and Tourism...
Iñaki Gaztelumendi
Iñaki Gaztelumendi
Director – Tangible Consulting – Spain Iñaki Gaztelumundi was Director / Manager of Tourism for Santiago de Compostela and is currently a partner and director of Tangible...
Dr. Danuta Glondys
Dr. Danuta Glondys
Director of the Villa Decius Association – Villa Decius Association – Poland Danuta Glondys is the Director of the Villa Decius Association in Kraków and also an independent...
Dag Hartman
Dag Hartman
Regional Expert International Projects – Region of Jämtland Härjedalen – Sweden With a background in environmental sciences, current position in the Regional Council aims to...
Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic
Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic
Research fellow – Institute for Development and International Relations – IMO – Croatia Daniela A. Jelincic is a senior research adviser at the Culture and Communications...
Rosario Scarpato
Rosario Scarpato
IT Chefs, Italy Rosario is an author and a television and multimedia director. He is also in promotion and big events.He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. As...
Clara Melluish
Clara Melluish
Assistant – European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Gastrodiplomacy Report – United Kingdom Clara Melluish is an IGCAT associate. Her background lies in theatre and languages but...
Prof. Satu Miettinen
Prof. Satu Miettinen
Professor, University of Lapland – Finland Satu Miettinen, Doctor of Arts works as a Professor of Applied Art and Design at the University of Lapland. Previously she has worked as a...
Mary Miller
Mary Miller
Director –  Bergen National Opera – Norway Mary Miller is currently General and Artistic Director of Bergen National Opera. From 2005 – 2008 was CEO and artistic director of...
Le Minh Tuan
Le Minh Tuan
Lecturer – Hue University – Vietnam After finishing a bachelor in business administration at HUE college of Economics, Le Minh Tuan became a lecturer in Marketing and Tourism from...
Marina Simião
Marina Simião
Associate – Ícone Gestão, Treinamento e Consultoria – Brazil Tourism bachelor, Marina Simião has been working in managing and consulting for development tourism and culture projects...
Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer
Expert consultant (former Director of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe, Strasbourg) – United Kingdom Robert Palmer is a free-lance independent expert consultant...
Prof. Philippe Poirrier
Prof. Philippe Poirrier
Professor – Université de Bourgogne – France Philippe Poirrier is a Professor of contemporary history at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) and associate researcher at the...
Dr. László Puczkó
Dr. László Puczkó
Managing Director – Xellum Ltd  – Hungary László graduated in 1993 as an economist specialized in tourism and logistics at Budapest University of Economics. Then, led by his...
Dr. Kris Rampersad
Dr. Kris Rampersad
Media Cultural and Literary Consultant, Publisher, Researcher, Writer, Policy Analyst, Producer, Educator – National Commission for UNESCO/Network of Non-Governmental Organisations of...
Dr. Ilie Rotariu
Dr. Ilie Rotariu
Professor – University Lucian Blaga – Romania Dr. Ilie Rotariu is Professor at “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Senate’s Secretary and Doctor in economics. He worked as a guide...
Ilona Sares
Ilona Sares
Business Relations – ProAgria North-Savo – Finland Ilona Sares is working in Finland, North Savo, with rural area SMEs entrepreneurs to find new ways for survive in co-operation...
Dr. Fazli Sattar
Dr. Fazli Sattar
Associate Professor – Pakhtunkhwa College of Arts – Pakistan Dr. Fazli Sattar is Associate Professor and Researcher at Pakhtunkhwa College of Arts, Abdul Wali Khan University. He...
Paul Schafer
Paul Schafer
Director – World Culture Project – Markham, Canada D. Paul Schafer is founder and Director of the World Culture Project based in Markham, Canada (www3.sympatico.ca/dpaulschafer). He...
Tanja Strugar
Tanja Strugar
Project Officer – League of Experts (LEX) Consulting – Serbia Tanja Strugar grew up living in various countries around the world. China, Lebanon, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Serbia and the...
Dr. Jordi Tresserras
Dr. Jordi Tresserras
Director of LABPATC – Laboratory of Heritage, Creativity and Cultural Tourism Since 1999, Dr. Jordi Tresserras is Academic Coordinator of Postgraduate Course in Cultural Tourism and the...
Dr. Michele Trimarchi
Dr. Michele Trimarchi
Professor of Cultural Economics – Tools for Culture – Italy Dr. Michele Trimarchi is Professor of Economic Analysis of Law (Catanzaro) and also teaches Cultural Economics (Bologna)...
Dr. Lidia Varbanova
Dr. Lidia Varbanova
Senior consultant, lecturer and researcher  Dr. Lidia Varbanova has professional experience in Canada, Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. She works as a consultant, educator and researcher...
Dimitrije Vujadinovic
Dimitrije Vujadinovic
Director – Balkankult Foundation Intereg – Serbia Dimitrje Vujadinovic is the Co-founder and Director of Balkankult foundation (Balkankult Foundation Intereg). He is member of the...
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing
Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration/Perfect Link Consulting Group – Thailand Dr. Jutamas holds her PhD from Lincoln University, New...
Pierre Thiam
Pierre Thiam
Chef, Author and Lecturer – Greater New York City Area – USA Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Pierre Thiam was raised in Dakar, Senegal, a bustling and culturally diverse...
Laura Hernández
Laura Hernández
Director – Fundación Leo Espinosa FUNLEO – Colombia Laura Hernández Espinosa is director of FUNLEO, a non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of Colombians...
Dr. Valeria Campos
Dr. Valeria Campos
Journalist and Doctor of Philosophy Dr. Valeria Campos is full time professor and researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile. She studies the subject...
Laura Rosano
Laura Rosano
National Coordinator – Slow Food – Uruguay Laura Rosano is National Coordinator of Slow Food International in Uruguay and Director of Verde Oliva, a company researching and...
Pelle Andersen
Pelle Andersen
Director of Food Organisation – Denmark Pelle Andersen is the Managing Director of Food Organisation of Denmark (FOOD). FOOD is a small public-private partnership started to nurture and...
Cáit Noone
Cáit Noone
Vice President International Engagement Head of College Tourism & Arts at GMIT – Ireland Cáit Noone is Vice President of International Engagement and Head of the Galway International...
Jacinta Dalton
Jacinta Dalton
Lecturer at College of Tourism & Arts, GMIT – Ireland Jacinta Dalton is an IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo Institute of...
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi
Professor at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at University of Macerata Alessio Cavicchi received his PhD in Economics of Food and Environmental Resources from...
Dr. Giuseppe Laquidara
Dr. Giuseppe Laquidara
X23 Ltd. — CEO, Innovative Physical Technologies, Complex Systems Giuseppe Laquidara is a Physicist, CEO and co-founder at X23 Srl since 2011 in charge of assisting, supporting and coaching...
Jerry C. Y. Liu
Jerry C. Y. Liu
President – Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies Jerry C. Y. Liu is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the National Taiwan...
Larissa Uwase
Larissa Uwase
Chief Operations Officer – Carl Group Ltd – Rwanda Larissa Uwase completed an undergraduate course in Built Environment and Architecture in 2016, at the College of Science and...
Simran Sethi
Simran Sethi
Journalist Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, a top 10 eco-hero of the planet by...
Louis-Marie Pandzou
Louis-Marie Pandzou
Cultural Mediator and Researcher – Congo Louis-Marie Pandzou is Cultural Mediator and Researcher in Linguistic, Ethnology and Anthropology. He completed a Professional Bachelor of Arts in...
Loïc Bienassis
Loïc Bienassis
Researcher and Project Manager – France Researcher and Project Manager at the Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (European Institute for the History and Cultures of...
Erik Sejersen
Erik Sejersen
CEO of the consulting company ESejersen – Denmark Erik has worked for more than 15 years with business development in public – private collaboration. Particularly tourism, food develoment and...
Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou
Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou
Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at the Institute of Applied Biosciences – Greece Anagnostis (Notis) Argiriou is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at the Institute of Applied...
Bilel Aboudi
Bilel Aboudi
Director, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (Minister’s Office) Ministry of Cultural Affairs – Tunisia Bilel Aboudi has served as a Public Services Advisor at the Ministry of Culture...
Lila Karapostoli
Lila Karapostoli
Director at The Culinary Center & Cookery Club of Athens-Greece Lila has published the awarded book “Traditional Tastes of the Aegean”, has served as a food journalist in Gastronomic...
Claire Brightley
Claire Brightley
Educationalist and Programme Manager – United Kingdom Claire Brightley is an Educationalist and Programme Manager with a research interest in sustainable energy, growing communities and...
Maria Elena Cornejo – Peru
Maria Elena Cornejo – Peru
Culture and Gastronomy Journalist  Founding member of Apega (Peruvian Society of Gastronomy) and lecturer of  gastronomic journalism. Her gastronomic chronicles throughout the five continents...
Kimberly Jung – United States
Kimberly Jung – United States
CEO and Co-Founder of Rumi. As a saffron aficionado, Kim presents at various culinary institutions and restaurants to teach about the basics of saffron quality, taste, and culinary use...
Fia Gulliksson – Sweden
CEO and founder of Food In Action company group Fia is the loadstar of crEATive gastronomy eco-systems for local and global growth. Food, creativity, culture and sustainable core values are the...