The closing session of the International Conference on Risks, Security and Citizenship will be promoted by Professor Augusto Mateus, coordinator of the team that prepared the Strategic Development Plan for Setúbal 2026, with presentation of the theme "From Setúbal to the World", where he will present the main lines of action and strategies for the Municipality of Setúbal.
Augusto Mateus is presently Chairman and non-executive President of the Sociedade de Consultores Augusto Mateus & Associados, which he founded (1998), being its Executive President until 2015. Graduated in Economics by the Instituto Superior de Ciências Económicas e Financeiras (ISCEF), of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, he has also a post-graduation in International Economics and Human Resources Economics.
Invited Professor in ISEG, where he taught between 1972 and 2014, with teaching responsibilities in areas such as Economic Policy and Competitiveness and Industrial Policy, in graduate and master levels. Teacher in master and post-graduation courses, in the frame of cooperation with other colleges and institutions in Portugal and abroad.
Consultant in various institutions and agencies, both national and international, and editor and member of different editorial boards for specialized technical publications, national and international, he has relevant work published on economic policy and competitiveness and industrial policy, conjuncture analysis, international, European and Portuguese economy, among other areas.
Held office as Secretary of State for Industries, and as Minister of Economy between 1995 and 1997.
Researcher and coordinator in multiple studies in areas such as macro economical prospective and analysis, development research and innovation, competitiveness and business strategy, regions, cities policies and regional planning, infrastructures, strategies for collective efficiency, consumption, competition and distribution, public management and public programs and policies evaluation. As relevant sectorial experiences the following stand out: textile, clothing and footwear, metallurgy and metal mechanic, automobile, culture and creative industries, health and pharmaceutical industries, habitat (ceramic, construction and furniture).