The 2nd Edition of ‘Diaspora Talks’ took place on December 20, 2018, at LACS – Conde d’Óbidos, in Lisbon, with informal conversations about genetics, entrepreneurship, personal branding and social impact.The Diaspora Talks gathered highlight figures of the Portuguese diaspora, young people and entrepreneurs in informal conversations about current issues and the sharing of successful and unsuccessful stories and international experiences.

The themes of the talks were:

What does our genetics says?, with George Perry, Main Alzheimer’s Disease Researcher and Professor at UTSA (USA) and Tiago Fleming Outeiro, Experimental Neurodegeneration Director at the University Medical Center Goettingen (Germany).

Investing and Risk Taking for Success, with Nuno Sebastião, Co-Founder and CEO of FeedZai (USA) and John Melo, CEO of Amyris Biotechnologies (USA).

Personal Branding: a criação de uma marca pessoal, with Nuno Teles, President at Diageo Beer Company (USA), João Coutinho, Executive Creative Director at Young & Rubican (USA) and Zita Martins, Astrobiolgist at IST and part of the Japanese space mission Hayabusa2 (Portugal).

Actions with Social Impact, with Telma Teixeira da Silva, Founder of ‘Escola do Agricultor’ and CEO of Panavídeo MZ (Mozambique), Manuel de Miranda, Partner-Manager and Founder at Egon Zehnder (USA) and the guest sepaker António Miguel, Co-founder of MAZE Decoding Impact (Portugal).

The talks were guided by Ana Tomás Ribeiro, a journalist from Agência Lusa.

On the launch edition, that took place on December 2017, the 1st Edition of Diaspora Talks explored topics such as Science and the promise of a better world; the coexistence of the digital and creativity; the myths and realities about the new careers, and a topic dedicated to the Portuguese diaspora as the new nomads in the world.

 

 

By Portuguese Diaspora Council, December 2018

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