Jorge Vinha da Silva is the new president of the ICCA Iberian Chapter
Jorge Vinha da Silva, CEO of Altice Arena, was appointed president of the Iberian Chapter of ICCA, during the annual meeting, held this year in Évora.
The new board of the ICCA Iberian Chapter will be led by Jorge Vinha da Silva, CEO of Altice Arena. The remaining executive committee is formed by Alexandra Martins Ramos, Algarve Tourism Association; Begoña Ruiz Lidón, Kuoni Tumlare; Carina Montagut, Feria Valença; David Noack Pérez, Madrid Convention Bureau; Eva Garde, Granada Convention Bureau; Itziar Benguria, Ifema Madrid; Joaquim Pires, Turismo de Portugal; Juan Jose Garcia, BCO Congresos; and Phil Cross, Bnetwork.
The new board was appointed during the annual meeting that, this year, took place in Évora, in Alentejo (Portugal), from 19 to 21 April.
“I will ensure the continuity of the work started in 2018 and respond to future challenges with the integration of new elements that, as a whole, represent the Iberian chapter of ICCA. I am passionate about the associative movement and believe that this is the best way to build a stronger events industry, and, in this case, in the two countries, Portugal and Spain, that we represent”, says Jorge Vinha da Silva.
Jorge Vinha da Silva, 48, has a degree in Environmental Engineering. He is CEO of Arena Atlântico, the biggest venue for events in Portugal. He is also a member of the board of directors of EAA – European Arenas Association, where he represents Southern Europe. He was formerly vice-president of the ICCA Iberian Chapter.
The next Chapter meeting will take place in 2024 in Barcelona.