Global Expert Network

Global Experts Network

 

IGCAT experts believe that Food and Cultural Diversity is an important source of pride and entrepreneurial opportunities to increase local production and empower local communities.

 

IGCAT experts join forces to instil local pride by building alliances across local communities and across sectors to stimulate entrepreneurial thinking, creativity and innovation based on traditions and tangible and intangible heritage, elements that are important resources to empower and preserve cultural expression in local communities.

 

In doing so, IGCAT also increases awareness of issues concerning sustainable food systems and stimulates more responsible consumerism for the future.

 

 

Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President and co-Founder of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) as well as Executive Director and the inspiration behind the European...
Davinia Galea – Malta
Davinia Galea – Malta
Special Advisor. She is Managing Director of the recently set up company, ARC Research and Consultancy, which provides has been appointed as the Malta Hub, the local contact point for the...
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Executive Administrator of IGCAT and a professor at the University School of Hospitality Management in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona, Spain. She is Doctor in Contemporary History by the University...
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Kingdom
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Kingdom
Treasurer of IGCAT and Director of the UAE based SeaStar Consultancy. She is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of international experience. Her expertise bridges industry and...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of the Masters in Cultural Management at the International University of Catalonia. The official Master has two lines...
Caroline Couret – Spain
Caroline Couret – Spain
Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network® and the Barcelona Creative Tourism program. She is regularly invited to speak in conferences as...
Jorge Bernández – Spain
Jorge Bernández – Spain
Has more than 17 years of work experience in the cultural and artistic management field, out of which seven years as executive director. He is currently based in Paris, developing his work for...
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Honorary Professor – University of Ljubljana Prof. Janez Bogataj worked as an Art Director in Ethnology at the Dolenjska Museum in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, between 1972 and 1974, and was...
Martyn Bould MBE – Cayman Islands
Martyn Bould MBE – Cayman Islands
Chairman – Cayman National Cultural Foundation Martyn was recognised by Her Majesty, the Queen, in the 2012 Birthday Honours and made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British...
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University (USA), Master´s at Rutgers...
Dr. Aleš Gacnik – Slovenia
Dr. Aleš Gacnik – Slovenia
Head of Department of Cultural Tourism and Cultural Heritage – University of Primorska – Head of the Centre of gastronomy and wine culture – University of Primorska Dr. Ales...
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Professor – University of Bergamo Roberta Garibaldi is Responsible of Tourism Lab, professor of Marketing and Tourism Marketing and researcher in ‘Management of Tourism Industries’ at the...
Iñaki Gaztelumendi – Spain
Iñaki Gaztelumendi – Spain
Partner and director of Tangible Consulting. He also works as a Professor and lecturer at several universitiesincluding A Coruña , Barcelona, Malaga , Navarra, Oviedo and Santiago de...
Dr. Danuta Glondys – Poland
Dr. Danuta Glondys – Poland
Director of the Villa Decius Association in Kraków and also an independent consultant and an academic teacher. In the period: 1993-1999 she was Head of Culture Department of the Municipality of...
Dag Hartman – Sweden
Dag Hartman – Sweden
Regional Expert International Projects – Region of Jämtland Härjedalen. With a background in environmental sciences, current position in the Regional Council aims to establish a...
Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic – Croatia
Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic – Croatia
Research adviser at the Culture and Communications Department of the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb. Her interests include cultural and creative tourism...
Rosario Scarpato – Italy
Rosario Scarpato – Italy
IT Chefs 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 an...
Clara Melluish – United Kingdom
Clara Melluish – United Kingdom
Assistant – European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Gastrodiplomacy Report  Clara Melluish is an IGCAT associate. Her background lies in theatre and languages but in 2013, she chose to...
Prof. Satu Miettinen – Finland
Prof. Satu Miettinen – Finland
Doctor of Arts works as a Professor of Applied Art and Design at the University of Lapland. Previously she has worked as a co-ordinator for the Competence Center on Industrial Design at the...
Mary Miller – Norway
Mary Miller – Norway
General and Artistic Director of Bergen National Opera. From 2005 – 2008 was CEO and artistic director of the Stavanger 2008, European Capital of Culture and following that she wrote the...
Le Minh Tuan – Vietnam
Le Minh Tuan – Vietnam
Lecturer – School of Hospitality and Tourism, HUE University, Vietnam. He was recruited to the HUE University as a lecturer in Tourism Marketing and Sustainable development since 2009...
Marina Simião – Brazil
Marina Simião – Brazil
Associate – Ícone Gestão, Treinamento e Consultoria Tourism bachelor, Marina Simião has been working in managing and consulting for development tourism and culture projects and programes...
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Expert consultant (former Director of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe, Strasbourg) Robert Palmer is a free-lance independent expert consultant in the cultural sector...
Prof. Philippe Poirrier – France
Prof. Philippe Poirrier – France
Professor of contemporary history at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) and associate researcher at the Centre d’histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines of the University of...
Dr. László Puczkó – Hungary
Dr. László Puczkó – Hungary
Managing Director – Xellum Ltd László graduated in 1993 as an economist specialized in tourism and logistics at Budapest University of Economics. Then, led by his interest in culture and...
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
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 – Romania
Dr. Ilie Rotariu – Romania
Professor at “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Senate’s Secretary and Doctor in economics. He worked as a guide during the early seventeens, and continued, as a graduate of foreign trade...
Ilona Sares – Finland
Ilona Sares – Finland
Business Relations – ProAgria North-Savo Ilona Sares is working in Finland, North Savo, with rural area SMEs entrepreneurs to find new ways for survive in co-operation. Creative Tourism...
Dr. Fazli Sattar – Pakistan
Dr. Fazli Sattar – Pakistan
Professor and Researcher at Pakhtunkhwa College of Arts, Abdul Wali Khan University. He holds an International Master Degree in Economics and Administration of Cultural Heritage, Public...
Paul Schafer – Canada
Paul Schafer – Canada
Founder and Director of the World Culture Project based in Markham, Canada (www3.sympatico.ca/dpaulschafer). He has worked in the arts and cultural field for more than five decades as an...
Tanja Strugar – Serbia
Tanja Strugar – Serbia
Project Officer – League of Experts (LEX) Consulting  Tanja Strugar grew up living in various countries around the world. China, Lebanon, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Serbia and the United...
Dr. Jordi Tresserras – Spain
Dr. Jordi Tresserras – Spain
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 – Italy
Dr. Michele Trimarchi – Italy
Professor of Economic Analysis of Law (Catanzaro) and also teaches Cultural Economics (Bologna). He lectures in the most important postgraduate courses in Cultural Economics and Management...
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Canada
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Canada
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 – Serbia
Dimitrije Vujadinovic – Serbia
Co-founder and Director of Balkankult foundation (Balkankult Foundation Intereg). He is member of the Journalist Independent Association of Serbia and International Federation of Journalists...
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration/Perfect Link Consulting Group. Dr. Jutamas holds her PhD from Lincoln University, New Zealand. She has now...
Pierre Thiam – United States and Senegal
Pierre Thiam – United States and Senegal
Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Pierre Thiam was raised in Dakar, Senegal, a bustling and culturally diverse metropolis on the west coast of Africa. Although he developed an interest...
Laura Hernández – Colombia
Laura Hernández – Colombia
Director of FUNLEO, a non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of Colombians understanding gastronomy as an engine for development. Laura has shown great interest in food...
Dr. Valeria Campos – Chile
Dr. Valeria Campos – Chile
Full time professor and researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile. She studies the subject of food and human feeding from a philosophical and...
Laura Rosano – Uruguay
Laura Rosano – Uruguay
National Coordinator of Slow Food International in Uruguay and Director of Verde Oliva, a company researching and stimulating the use of local produces and providing educational workshops on...
Pelle Andersen – Denmark
Pelle Andersen – Denmark
Managing Director of Food Organisation of Denmark (FOOD). FOOD is a small public-private partnership started to nurture and feed the interest in Nordic and Danish gastronomy, nature...
Cáit Noone – Ireland
Cáit Noone – Ireland
Vice President of International Engagement and Head of the Galway International Hotel School at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. This Institute is a leading Higher Education Institute...
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, (GMIT) and lectures in Food & Beverage skills and service, Hotel &...
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
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 – Italy
Dr. Giuseppe Laquidara – Italy
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 – Taiwan
Jerry C. Y. Liu – Taiwan
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 – Rwanda
Larissa Uwase – Rwanda
Chief Operations Officer – Carl Group Ltd Larissa Uwase completed an undergraduate course in Built Environment and Architecture in 2016, at the College of Science and Technology under the...
Simran Sethi – United States
Simran Sethi – United States
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 the U.K.’s Independent...
Louis-Marie Pandzou – Congo
Louis-Marie Pandzou – Congo
Cultural Mediator and Researcher in Linguistic, Ethnology and Anthropology. He completed a Professional Bachelor of Arts in Cultural and Artistic activities in Arts, Letter and Civilisations at...
Loïc Bienassis – France
Loïc Bienassis – 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 Food) at the university of Tours...
Erik Sejersen – Denmark
Erik Sejersen – Denmark
CEO of the consulting company ESejersen Erik has worked for more than 15 years with business development in public – private collaboration. Particularly tourism, food develoment and the...
Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou – Greece
Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou – Greece
Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at the Institute of Applied Biosciences – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. He got his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnology from the...
Bilel Aboudi – Tunisia
Bilel Aboudi – Tunisia
Director, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (Minister’s Office) Ministry of Cultural Affairs  Bilel Aboudi has served as a Public Services Advisor at the Ministry of Culture of Tunisia...
Lila Karapostoli – Greece
Lila Karapostoli – Greece
Director at The Culinary Center & Cookery Club of Athens Lila has published the awarded book “Traditional Tastes of the Aegean”, has served as a food journalist in Gastronomic publications...
Claire Brightley – United Kingdom
Claire Brightley – United Kingdom
Educationalist and Programme Manager with a research interest in sustainable energy, growing communities and ending food waste. She has a varied background working mainly in further education...
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
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...
Anja Van Hout – Netherlands
Anja Van Hout – Netherlands
Strategic Advisor for the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in Northeast Brabant, she is responsible for the strategic agenda and the development of good living and working environment within the...
Sarah Gardner – Australia
Sarah Gardner – Australia
Freelance consultant and founding Executive Director of IFACCA Sarah Gardner is a freelance consultant and advisor with over 25 years’ experience as a leader in the culture sector. She...
Indrakarona Ketaren – Indonesia
Indrakarona Ketaren – Indonesia
President and co-Founder of the Indonesian Gastronomy Association (IGA) Indrakarona Ketaren is President and co-Founder of the Indonesian Gastronomy Association (IGA), a non-profit organization...

 

 

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