Carlos Martins

Former Executive Director of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, Member of the National Council of Culture in Portugal, Founder and Managing Partner at Opium – Cultural and Creative Planning Company, and former Chairman at ADDICT – Agency for the development of the Creative Industries. Previous positions include Executive Director of \’Festival do Norte\’, for the Regional Tourism Agency, and Cultural Programme Manager at Euro 2004, the European Football Championship. As a consultant, he contributed to the Porto Metropolitan Region development strategy and published ‘Development of a Creative Industries Cluster in the Northern Region’, a macroeconomic survey. Carlos Martins is currently pursuing a PhD in economic geography at the University of Porto on creative clusters’ development in urban areas.