Caroline Couret – Spain

Caroline Couret

Founder and Director – Creative Tourism Network®

Caroline Couret is an IGCAT expert (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) since 2015. An expert in creative tourism, she founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network® and the Barcelona Creative Tourism programme.

She organised the 1st International Conference on Creative Tourism that was held in Barcelona in December 2010. She is regularly invited to speak in conferences as well as to teach in universities around the world, and publishes articles about creative tourism in different languages. She is also an external expert for the European Union (EU), UNWTO, and UNESCO, and a consultant for the International Creative Tourism Associate (US).

Since 2001 she has been in charge of the international area of the Foundation Society and Culture from which she has been managing a wide range of projects, including the launch of the creative tourism programmes, the coordination of European funds projects and the organisation of festivals for the Barcelona City Council.

Born in France, Caroline Couret obtained a Degree in Management of Culture and a Master Degree in Cultural Policies and Museology completed by a postgraduate in Communication in Barcelona. She lived and worked in different countries, for institutions like La Casa de Velázquez (Madrid), the Festival de Cannes (France), as well as various projects in Louisiana, Mexico and Morocco. She speaks French (native), English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese (basic).