Posts by: Fernão Loureiro

Elected as one of Brazil's 75 Most Influential Tourism Professionals by Panrotas in 2017, awarded in Boston (USA) by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) with The Business Travel Service Awards and with the Prêmio Caio Institute as Personality of the Year (2017) in the Customer category. At present Fernão Loureiro is the Strategic Travel & Events Manager at Philips Latin America, responsible for 8 countries - and after a mere 7 months working for the company in 2016 received the Act-Accelerate-Anticipate award in Amsterdam, which is where the company has its head-office. In the Travel and Corporate Events market, he operates as a blogger for Panrotas (, is a columnist for the Spanish magazine Travel Manager Redacción ( - with content reproduction on a number of other blogs and events. He also operates as: • A Visiting Professor at SENAC-SP on Tourism and Hospitality courses • Was President of GBTA Brazil - Global Business Travel Association • An Instructor at the GBTA Academy • Member of the board of HSMAI Brazil - Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International and coordinator of the aforesaid organization's Corporate Travel Committee • Participant of the traditional group of TMG (Travel Managers Group). He has a degree in Tourism from São Paulo's Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, a post-graduate degree in Services Business Management from FECAP and an MBA in Business Management from the Brazilian Business School, Fernão worked for 6 years at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, where he began his career as a trainee and worked for 1 year in Australia; for 1 year as Travel Manager of the United States Embassy in Brazil; and for 2 years as a LATAM Travel, Events and Fleet Buyer at Agrega Intelligent Procurement, a company that is part of the Ambev and Souza Cruz groups. Active participant in debates and conferences such as Corporate Travel Forum (HRS), GBTAs 2014 to 2017, LACTE 2016, Connect Meeting GOL 2016, Vila do Saber ABAV 2013, TMC Forums, Abracorp 2017 Forum, Sales Conventions for Hotel Chains such as Blue Tree, Arco, Atlantica, BHG, National Meeting of Tourism Students (ENATUR) at USP and the IFTO's and the IFSP's Student Meeting.