Adriano Barreto Ramos

Coordinator, PROVERE Termas Centro Project (Portugal)

“PROVERE Termas Centro, a success Public Private Partnership in Destination Management”


Currently coordinator of PROVERE Termas Centro public funded project for the 20 Mineral Spring SPAS of the Center of Portugal.

2007 – 2018 General Manager of Companhia das Águas Medicinais da Felgueira SA, managing Caldas da Felgueira SPA and Grande Hotel das Caldas da Felgueira.

Managing Director of Intervir Consultores®, trademark for consultancy in marketing and management, with projects in Spain and Portugal for Hotels, SPAs and the tourism industry. Managing Director of Bellitia, Produtos e Serviços de Estética e Beleza, Lda., importer and wholesaler of aesthetic and beauty products.

2002 – 2003 – General Manager of Companhia dos Banhos de Vizela SA, directly in charge Hotel Sul Ameri-cano and Spring SPA (Caldas de Vizela), with a team of over 60 therapists and 40 persons working in the Hotel.

1999 – 2002- General Manager of Sociedade das Termas de Monchique Lda, during the renovation and reconversion of all the touristic units of the resort. STM is the company in charge of Vila Termal das Cal-das de Monchique, with five hotels and the SPA.

1993-1998 – Manager of Empresa das Caldas da Saúde SA, the first modern Mineral Spring SPA in Portugal, leading the process of refurbishment and repositioning of the SPA.

Lecturer of marketing courses (MBA and BBA) within the degree program in Tourism at IPV, former teach-er of Marketing Management at IPAM, and at the European University; author of several projects and sci-entific articles in SPA management. Instructor at Instituto Piaget.

My studies:

Attending the academic courses of the PhD in Tourism at the Universidad de Vigo.

Master’s in management by Universidade Portucalense, EuropeSpa Expert (Quality in Medical SPAs & Wellness Management, Safety, Hygiene and Service), Post-graduation in Marketing from the Universidade Portucalense, Graduate Course in Hotel Management, Licentiate degree in Marketing at IPAM.

Ivana Kolar

CEO at Julius Rose and Director of EHTI Summit

“PROVERE Termas Centro, a success Public Private Partnership in Destination Management”


Ivana Kolar is engaged in consulting and project management in tourism. She is founder and CEO of Julius Rose Ltd., business consulting in the field of business strategy, investment project management and the new value development. She is the organizer of the international business conference TOURISM 365 on trends and the future of tourism, one of the most important annual tourism events in SE Europe and Director of EHTI European Health Tourism Industry Summit, the gathering of key European health tourism leaders and EU policy makers.

For many years she was CEO at Terme Tuhelj, the largest thermal and spa resort in Croatia. She ran the business and development of the centre almost since its founding, including leading large investment projects and the transformation of the centre to modern resort with a wide range of spa, wellness and congress products and services. She played a significant role in fostering the development of year-round tourism in Croatia and setting standards of the Croatian spa and wellness offer. Today, she is engaged in the development of Terme Tuhelj as Advisor to the Management Board.

Ivana Kolar actively participates in numerous organizations and associations for the development and promotion of tourism and economy, she lectures at University colleges and writes about tourism. In 2011 she received “Manager of the Year” award from Croatian managers` & Entrepreneurs` association CROMA.

Marta Luque


Marta is working in tourism and marketing in the Historic Thermal Town Caldes de Montbui in Catalunya and is a representative of the Catalan Thermal Towns Association, which was founded in 2019 and nowadays it is formed by 15 towns around Catalunya. If we had to choose a word to describe the Catalan Thermalism it will be definitely “diversity”.

We are 15 very different towns with a huge variety of heritage and thermal resources and we have decided to join in order to be stronger and to achieve common goals.

The Thermal Catalunya has a lot to offer, come and discover us!