Conferences & Seminars

We are frequent speakers, having been involved as contributor in more than 70 international seminars and conferences, often as organizers.

  • Cluster-based Local Economic Development in the Context of RIS3, InFocus Thematic Workshop, Frankfurt 2016. Co-organizer
  • Workshop Building capacity for Smart Specialisation in Urban areas, European Week of Regions and Cities, Brussels 2016.
  • First Smarter Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development, European Regional Science Association and S3 Platform of the European Commission, Sevilla 2016.
  • Connecting RIS3 to the City, a Two-way Bridge, InFocus Thematic Workshop, Ostrava 2016. Co-organizer.
  • Pilot Peer Review Workshop on Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategies, Seville, 2016. European Commission: DG for Regional and Urban Policy and the Joint Research Centre.
  • “Walkshop” Innovative City Branding: Beyond a Marketing Approach (indoor sessions plus city tour). URBACT City Festival, Riga, 2015. Co-organizer.
  • Communication actions in today´s city branding & marketing, San Sebastian, 2015. AT.Brand international meeting. Co-organizer along with Fomento de San Sebastian.
  • Study visit to Zurich on integrated city branding, 2015. Co-organizer along with the Office for Urban Development, City of Zurich.
  • “17th The Competitive Institute (TCI) Global Conference, Monterrey, Mexico, 2014.
  • City brand governance: shaping the collaboration model, La Rochelle, 2014. AT.Brand international meeting. Co-organizer along with Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle.
  • What target groups for the city? Segmentation in today´s city marketing, Zaragoza, 2014. A joint Eurocities-CityLogo thematic workshop. Co-organizer along with the City of Zaragoza.
  • Workshop on strategic communication in the city of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, 2014. Keynote and facilitator.
  • RYME project final event: SME’ international boosting and development in SUDOE territories, Madrid, 2014.
  • City brand building: politics of city representation, Liverpool, 2014. AT.Brand workshop. Co-organizer with Marketing Liverpool.
  • Communication channels for the city: old formulas revisited and new paths, Dundee, 2014. Urbact thematic workshop. Co-organizer with Dundee Council.
  • Key study visit to Barcelona on integrated city branding, 2014. Co-organizer along with Barcelona Activa.
  • Integrated city-brand building: beyond the marketing approach, Utrecht, 2013. A joint Eurocities-CityLogo thematic workshop. Co-organizer along with the City of Utrecht.
  • NEXPO 2013-paving the road to EU integration. Rijeka (Croatia), 2013. Organized by NALAS, NEXPO is the South-East Europe International Municipal Fair, the most relevant event in Western Balkans about local governance.
  • CreaLab launching conference, network of Creative Living Labs in the SUDOE Area, Lisbon, 2013. INTELI.
  • Integrated city-brand management: re-thinking organizational models, Oslo, 2013. A joint Eurocities-CityLogo thematic workshop. Co-organizer along with the City of Oslo.
  • Clusters and Creative Industries: Economics and Professional Issues, Paris, 2013. Design Innovation 10th European Conference. APCI Agence pour la Promotion de la Creation Industrielle.
  • Toward EU2020: Framing a Research Agenda for Small and Medium-Sized Towns. Prague, 2012. ESPON Programme.
  • Eurocities Culture Forum & Eurocities Creative Industries working group, Utrecht, 2012. Eurocities.
  • Context – European Creative and Digital Content Industries Forum, 2012 and 2011 editions. Cluster CLAND.
  • URBACT Summer University on Integrated Urban Development. Krakow (2011), Trinity College Dublin (2013). Facilitator.
  • Creative Footprint – The Big Step will be a lot of Small Steps. Óbidos, 2011. Final conference of URBACT-Creative Clusters. Co-organizer.
  • Creative Workers in Creative Cities – Creative Regions in Southern Europe, Barcelona, 2011. Regional Studies Association.
  • The Creative Ecosystem: Events and Cultural Agenda as Catalysts, Barnsley, UK, 2011. URBACT workshop. Co-organizer.
  • The Space of the Creative Class: Urban Facilities and Strategies for Creative-based Entrepreneurs, Hódmezővásárhely, 2010. URBACT workshop. Co-organizer.
  • Validation workshop for the study on innovation and creativity in education in EU member states, Sevilla, 2010, JRC-IPTS in cooperation with DG Education and Culture.
  • Creative Education: Incubating Future Talent, Reggio Emilia, 2010. URBACT thematic. Co-organizer.
  • Clusters, Clusters Policies and Innovation Networks in Europe, Santiago de Compostela, 2010. IGAPE.
  • Connecting European Food Clusters, Wageningen 2009. Food Cluster Initiative, European Commission-7FP.
  • Creative Clusters in Small Urban Centres: Challenges and Opportunities, Óbidos, 2009. Co-organizer.
  • Best Practices in Science Based Incubators: Expanding the Incubator´s Function, Sevilla, 2007. Science Alliance.
  • Clusters and Interclusters: a European Strategy, Brussels, 2007. Europa Intercluster, Eurada, CDFI.
  • Competitive Cities: Clusters for Local Economic Development, San Sebastian, 2006. University of Basque Country.
  • OECD Working Party on Territorial Policy in Urban Areas, 8th Session, Bilbao, 2006.
  • Alexandria City Development Strategy: Creating Tools for Local Development, Alexandria, 2006. World Bank, Governorate of Alexandria. Co-organizer commissioned by the World Bank-Cities Alliance.
  • Innovation and Strategic Change in Local Productive Systems, Sevilla, 2005. Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Director.
  • Competitive Cities in the Global Economy, International Policy Workshop. Sevilla, 2003. OECD. Local organizer.
  • Local and Regional Clustering of R&D: Policy Workshop, Helsinki, 2002. TEKES / EU Commission D.G. Research.
  • Benchmarking Regional Competitiveness in the Field of Business Support Services, Brussels, 2002. Eurada.
  • Urban Agencies for Economic Development: New Performances in the European Context, Seville, 2001. Organizer.
  • European Forum on Top Class Business Support Services, Cardiff, 2001. EU Commission D.G. Enterprise.
  • Small and Medium Sized Enterprise in a Changing World, Seville, 1998. International Geographical Union-Commission on the Organization of Industrial Space. Local organizer.