linda pereira

Linda pereira

She is the Senior Partner and President of the L&I Communications Group and also the CEO of CPL Events. She was considered one of Portugal’s five most influential people in the industry and has received various international education awards, as well as the Medal of Honour for Responsible Entrepreneurship for her commitment to promoting culture, heritage, and Social Responsibility initiatives. She has been an invited speaker in over 149 countries across all continents. As a speaker, consultant, strategic communication expert, writer, and educator, she is known as a Message Architect and Entrepreneur, International Consultant, Trainer, and Meeting Industry Expert. She is an expert in strategic communication, corporate diplomacy, and has vast experience in cross-cultural communication strategies, localization, public speaking, and serving as a master of ceremonies.

She has worked on major events that have marked the last 30 years of modern history, including World Expos, Football and Sports Championships, various EU Presidencies, and major political events. She is also an invited lecturer at five different international universities where she teaches strategic meetings management, corporate diplomacy, and protocol. She is passionate about associations and serves on various international association boards herself. Linda is also a consultant to various international governments and associations. She has been voted Businesswoman of the Year for three consecutive years and sits on various Advisory Boards and Education Committees, presiding over three of them.

She is the Chair of the Association World Congress for 2022 and was president of the Global Council for Women in Leadership for two terms. She currently serves as a special advisor to the Minister for the Economy of Cape Verde and sits on the Advisory Council for Leader Magazine and the Venues of Excellence Certification Board. Additionally, she sits on the boards of the Portugal-India, Portugal-Georgia, and Portugal-Holland Chambers of Commerce. She presides over the Crossroads platform, which focuses on upscaling and attracting investment for startup businesses. She is also a member of the Women in Tech Portugal Chapter, a global association. She serves as a business development consultant to the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) business sector in Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macau, Georgia, Ghana, and Cape Verde. She is also a member of the Women’s Africa PCO (Professional Conference Organizer) Alliance. In 2021, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the MICE Industry. She considers her two daughters as her greatest achievement.