Paulo Jorge Ferreira is the Rector of the University of Aveiro (UA). He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and is Full Professor in the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics at the UA. He has experience in senior management and departmental management, course management, scientific commissions, evaluation committees, the UA General Council. In addition to winning the IBM Scientific Award, he collaborated and was responsible for several research projects with national and international teams. He worked as editor of international scientific journals in the areas of engineering and mathematics.




Zhao Bentang holds a master in Literature. Currently, he is Ambassador of People's Republic of China in Portugal. Director-General of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs of the Foreign Ministry since 2017. He was Attaché, Third Secretary and Deputy Consul of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Barcelona; Third Secretary, Second Secretary, Deputy Head of Division, Head of Division of the Directorate-General for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China; Advisor to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Spain; Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.



José Augusto Duarte is Ambassador of Portugal in People's Republic of China. He is one of the current advisers of the President of the Portuguese Republic. Diplomat with a 31-year career, he worked for the Portuguese embassies in the United States of America, Spain, Mozambique and for the Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels. He was also a non-resident Ambassador to Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania and Mauritius. He was General Director of Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



José Joaquim Marques Alvarelhão is a Full Professor at the Health Sciences School, University of Aveiro (Portugal), where he teaches and supervises bachelors and masters, in the area of Health Sciences. He is a member of the Surveillance Cerebral Palsy Europe (Portuguese branch) and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Cerebral Palsy Society. Research
interests include human functioning with an emphasis on environmental factors related to disability. He has been involved in several European and national funded research projects, has more than 20 research publications distributed by books, book chapters, journals, and communications at international conferences.



Fernanda Ilhéu received a PhD degree at the University of Seville. She also got Master’s degree in Strategic Management at Lisbon’s Higher Institute of Business she is also graduated in Economics by ISEG/Lisbon’s School of Economics and Management of Lisbon University. She lived in Macau/China 18 years executing roles of great responsibility in both the private and public sectors; where she also lectured at Macau University as invited professor. Presently she is professor at ISEG where she is also a researcher at CEsA – Centre of African Studies and Development. She is Board Member of Jorge Álvares Foundation and the President of the New Silk Road Friends Association, a Portugal’s Think Tank on BRI.




Anabela Santiago is currently PhD student in Public Policies at the University of Aveiro, doing research about Chinese health public policies related to global health governance. She holds a master in Chinese Studies, area of Economics and Negotiation (University of Aveiro / ISCTE Business School) and a Degree in Languages and Business Skills, from University of Aveiro. Member of Cost Action 18215 - China in Europe Relations Network (CHERN).




Simon is currently Distinguished Professor (Biomedical Science), State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences at the University of Macau. His research interests lie in the discovery of drug-like agents from natural products including small molecule and biologics for use in various therapeutic areas, including neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular diseases. His dedication to research in the fields of pharmacology has leaded to over 300 scholarly articles, including Nature Communications (4×) and over ten granted patents.




San Ming Wang is presently professor at Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau. He has a Degree in medicine from Jiangxi Medical College, China; Master in medicine from Shandong Medical University, China; PhD in medicine from Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Sciences, USA; Postdoctoral fellow in Medicine, USA. He was Adjunct Professor in McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, USA; Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska, USA. Has published several articles in areas such as cancer genomics and genetics, hereditary breast cancer, next-generation DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing and transcriptome.




Ana Varela is a teacher in the Lisbon School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ESMTC) since 1998. She has a Bachelor and a Master degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine; Bachelor degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine at Shenzhou Open University in Netherlands; PhD in Physical Condition and Health by Lisbon University – FMH/UL; and a Post-graduated grade in Epidemiology by Lisbon College of Medicine FML/LU. She has professional license for Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and TCM by Portuguese Central Administration of Health Services. She has experiencing in Clinical Supervision of TCM, as manager of a TCM Clinical Center and as private Clinical Practicioner of TCM.




Professor Beatriz Lima is currently Director of Pharmacy Faculty of the University of Lisbon. Full Professor in Pharmacological Sciences at Pharmacy Faculty of the University of Lisbon; Group Leader, Pharmacological and Regulatory Sciences at iMed.ULisboa; Program Area Leader, Drug Development at iMed.ULisboa. She has received a PhD (1991) in Pharmacy from Lisbon University.



Professor Zhang Boli is currently a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and President of the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the academic leader of a national key discipline — Internal medicine of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM); Vice President of Chinese Medical Association and Vice President of the China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Chairman of Education Committee of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies; Chairman of the TCM Education Steering Committee of Ministry of Education. Has undertaken more than 40 national level research projects, won seven national science and technology awards, more than 20 prizes of provincial and ministerial scientific and technological awards.




Patrícia Calado holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (FMUL) and has developed her professional activity both in academic and industrial context. From molecular and cellular research in models of human disease to biopharmaceutical development, she has more than 20 years of experience in diverse areas. She is responsible for promoting Portuguese participation in Horizon 2020, disseminating knowledge, offering expert advice, and providing on-the-ground guidance to all potential applicants.




Huang Zaiwei, MD, Associate Professor, Dean of International Education College, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China. Director of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, vice chairman of the medical education Youth Committee of Zhejiang Medical Association. Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Coimbra in Portugal (2018-2020). Interesting and working in international education and management, Chinese medicine teaching and clinical work.



Olga Silva is Associate Professor of the Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Health Technologies of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon (FFUL) since 2012 where she is responsible for the curricular units of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants and Phytotherapy of the Integrated Master's Course of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Member of the Scientific Council of FFUL; chairman of the CT212 Technical Committee of the Portuguese Quality Institute; representative of Portugal in the ISO/TC249 Standards; and International Expert of the Advisory Committee of Experts of the Scientific and Industrial Park of traditional Chinese medicine for Cooperation between Guangdong and Macau.

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Shi Jun is the current chairman of the Jiashi Health Industry Group, a member of the Sichuan Provincial Political Consultative Conference, vice president of the Sichuan Chamber of Commerce, president of the Chengdu Health Services Chamber of Commerce. Shi Jun belongs to the first batch of mentors of the Ministry of Education's "National Talent Bank of Ten Thousand Excellent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mentors", she is also expert of Chengdu United Front's "Concentric Think Tank", expert of the Economic System Reform Think Tank of the Development and Reform Commission of Chengdu, "Top Ten Individual Donors" of the first Bashu Charity Award, and the Sichuan Outstanding Private Entrepreneur of 2019.



João Nunes has a Degree and pre-Bologna Masters in Mechanical Engineering, in the specialty of Energy and Environment, and PhD in Biosciences. He is the founder, President and CEO of BLC3 (Technology and Innovation Campus) and President of CECOLAB (Collaborative Laboratory for Circular Economy); Coordinator of the Research Unit "Centre Bio: Biorefineries, Bioindustries and Bioproducts" and coordinator of the Research Infrastructure of National Strategic Interest in Circular Economy. He has Created an R&D network of more than 60 entities, from 9 European countries, in the areas of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy.

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Joana Branco, currently the Executive Director of Biocant – Technology Transfer Association, holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Baylor College of Medicine-TX and ICBAS-UP). Joana is also a member of the Board of Directors of P-Bio, Portuguese Association of Bioindustries. She has over 14 years of experience in the biotechnology field, first as an entrepreneur and then as the Innovation Director at Biocant Park. In recent years she has been responsible for internationalization, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer projects, along with support to entrepreneurs in the definition of business plans and funding. She is also in charge of identifying financing opportunities and partnerships, as well as representing the park in national and international consortia.



Carlos Borrego is Emeritus Full Professor of Environmental Engineering at University of Aveiro. He was Minister for Environment, Vice-Rector for Research, Director of DAO, and Director of IDAD. His systemic view of the environment and climate research areas is reflected in the 72 European and national projects and in the research work (more than 900 scientific publications). His work is at the intersection between urban areas and technologies, trying to build better cities through technology, innovation, circular economy, and citizen participation.


Diana F. Lopes holds an MSc (2011) and a BSc (2009) in Biomedical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. From 2012 to 2015, she was a research fellow at IST and worked in the project IRIS (Improving RIsk matrices using multiple criteria decision analysis) and EURO-HEALTHY (Shaping EUROpean policies to promote HEALTH equity). Both projects investigated how multiple criteria and portfolio decision analyses can be used in real world applications of the health sector. In 2016, she continued doing research at the Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) at the University of Aveiro (UA). She worked on the project Health 2040 (Future needs of Human Resources for Health in Portugal) by designing and building methods to predict the required health workforce (physicians and nurses) in Portugal till 2040. Currently, Diana is a PhD candidate in Industrial Engineering and Management. Her research revolve around methodologies to support the geographical distribution of human health resources.




Zélia Breda has a PhD in Tourism, a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies and a degree in Management and Planning in Tourism from the University of Aveiro, where she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT). She is Director of the Master in Management and Planning in Tourism, integrated member of the Research Unit 'Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policy' (GOVCOPP) at the University of Aveiro, senior consultant of Idtour, a spin-off company of R&D in tourism, founding member and vice president of the China Observatory.



Advisor to the State Secretary of Tourism; Associate Professor with Habilitation at the University of Aveiro. PhD in Economics from the University of Reading (UK) (2002) and Degree in Economics from the University of Évora (1995). Has published several articles and conducted studies on the dynamics of industries and regions, with particular focus on innovation, sustainability and internationalisation.

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Professor of Leadership & Finance at ISEG Universidade de Lisboa. Independent member of General and Supervisory Board and President of Audit and Financial Matters Committee, EDP Energias de Portugal S.A., Independent non-executive board member of Montepio Valor SGOIC. Certified Teacher by the Mindfulness Center of the School of Medicine of University of California at San Diego and now is a mentor for teachers’ development in this center. Graduated by the Search Inside Yourself – Leadership Institute (SIYLI) in the ENGAGE program.




Peter Deadman studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in England and China. He co-founded the Brighton Natural Health Centre charity to teach ways of building mental and physical health. He founded The Journal of Chinese Medicine which he edits, writes for, and publishes. He has also been a teacher of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and has lectured widely throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, Australia, and the United States. He is co-author of the primary acupuncture textbook “A Manual of Acupuncture” and the author of “Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition”.




Enrique Martínez Galán received a Ph.D. in economics from ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management of the University of Lisbon in 2018. Currently member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank. Previous professional experience in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, European Investment Bank, World Bank, European Commission, Portuguese Public Debt Agency and Portuguese Finance and Foreign Affairs Ministries. Strategic consultant for national governments in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Integrated researcher at CEsA-Center for African and Development Studies of ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management of the University of Lisbon.

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Ana Abrunhosa is currently Minister of Territorial Cohesion in Portugal and professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, since 1995, in areas such as Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics I, Regional Economics, European Economics, Introduction to Management, Innovation Management Seminar. She has a Degree in economics, Master in economics, and PhD in economics from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. Has published several articles in national and international journals and books, mainly on regional development and economics and innovation management.