Roberto Panzarani & Fabio Porta
Roberto Panzarani teaches Innovation Management at CRIE, Centro De Referencia Em Inteligencia Empresarial at The UFRJ Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, at the Master on Gestione e Risorse Umane, Università Lumsa of Rome, at the Telamtic University San Raffaele and at the Master Executive Development Programme, Confcommercio. He is president of the Panzarani & Associates Studio. He holds conferences on innovation in some of Brazil’s main universities and has published many italian books translated in portuguese: A Viagem das Idèias, Editoragente, SP 2006; Luxo For All with co-authors Josè Luis Tejòn and Victor Megido, Editoragente, SP 2010; Global: tribos, limites, líderes, redes, ecossistemas editora E-Papers, 2017.
Fabio Porta was born in Caltagirone, Sicily, and graduated in Sociology at the Sapienza university of Rome before starting working in UIL (Italian Union of Labour, a trade union confederation). He then specialized in “Adult Education” at the University of Florence. He directs the political training school of the “Walter Tobagi Cultural Centre” in Rome. He moved to Brazil in 1995 to coordinate an international cooperation project; he then became the President of the ITAL-UIL Institute in Brazil (the Institute for the protection and assistance of Italian workers and pensioners is a patronage organization set up by the UIL also present abroad). In 2008, he was elected for the first time to the Chamber of Deputies with the Democratic Party for the Electoral College of South America. Re-elected in 2013, he won the South American senatorial seat in 2022 after almost four years of appeals for electoral fraud. In last September's elections, he was elected as an MP for the third time. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. Fabio Porta is president of the “Italy-Brazil Friendship Association” and the “Institute for Cooperation with Foreign Countries”; Vice President of the “Focus Europe” Association.