“Management Week” is a seminar series organised on a yearly basis by the Tomar Business School (ESGT-IPT) with the aim of disseminating and sharing knowledge with the academic community, businesses and the wider society.

Organised under the motto "Facing the future: Trends and challenges for the C.E.O.", the 12th edition of the Management Week includes a wide range of panels with the participation of prestigious speakers, who will present cases and challenges that will arise for C.E.O.s in a near future.  Awareness of these trends and challenges will help the participants to devise new perspectives, concepts and approaches.

The seminars also include proposed presentations which will be evaluated through a blind review by the scientific committee and included in the proceedings with an ISBN number (see Session Papers).

Presentations will enable students to keep up to date with different approaches and perspectives on topics of utmost interest for their training and future professional careers, such as: personal development, financing instruments, social entrepreneurship, competition, sustainable development, multiculturalism and technological innovation.

This event is expected to be an enriching experience for our students as it addresses issues related to the world of business, to which they are expected to successfully adapt.  Your success is our success.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the beginning of teaching activities at what we today proudly call Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT).  The year 1986 saw the start of the Business Management degree, an undergraduate degree offered by the Tomar Business School, which trained many highly-skilled professionals to meet the region’s and the country’s needs.  The School has developed through the years with new areas, new degrees, new courses of study, but the original mission (to endow the region and the country with highly-skilled professionals) continues to be the daily concern of its directors.

The whole academic community and interested stakeholders from businesses, institutions and the wider society are called upon to join us in this space of reflection, debate and exchange of ideas and experiences, which is to contribute to the development of the region and the country.


Francisco Carvalho,                                   
ESGT Director/Assistant Professor