linda pereira

Linda pereira

She is the Senior partner and President of the L&I Communications Group, she is 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 and heritage and for Social Responsibility initiatives. She has been an invited speaker in over 149 countries on all continents. Speaker, consultant, strategic communication expert, writer and educator, Message Architect, Entrepreneur, International Consultant, Trainer & Meeting Industry Expert, she is an expert in strategic communication and corporate diplomacy, and has a vast experience in cross-cultural communication strategies, localisation, and public speaking and as a master of ceremonies. 

She has worked on the major events which have marked the last 30 years of modern history, from World EXPOs, to Football and Sports Championships, various EU Presidencies and major political events. She is also an invited lecturer at five different international Universities where she lectures strategic meetings management and corporate diplomacy and protocol. She is absolutely passionate about associations and sits on a variety of international association boards herself. Linda is also a consultant to a variety of international Governments and associations. She has also been voted business woman of the year for three consecutive years. She sits on various Advisory Boards, and Education Committees and presides over three. 

She is also the Chair of the Association World Congress for 2022. She was president of the Global Council for Women in Leadership for two mandates. She is currently special advisor to the Minister for the Economy of Cape Verde and sits on the Advisory Council for the Leader Magazine and the Venues of Excellence Certification Board. She also sits on the Board of The Portugal-India, Portugal-Georgia and Portugal-Holland Chambers of Commerce. She presides the Crossroads platform focused on up-scaling and attracting investment for start-up businesses. She sits on the Portugal Chapter of Women In Tech, a Global Association. She is a business development consultant to the MICE business sector in Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macau, Georgia, Ghana and Cape Verde. She is also a member of the Women’s Africa PCO Alliance. In 2021 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the MICE Industry. She considers her two daughters as her greatest achievement.