Campus da Auga

Conference Chair


General Chair: Virxilio Rodríguez Vázquez

Vice-Rector of Campus da Auga, University of Vigo, Spain.

Vice-Chair: Alejandro Rubín

Main Director of Expourense, Spain.

Honorific Committee



President of the Honorific Committee
To be included

Mr. Salustiano Mato de la Iglesia
Rector Magnífico de la Universidad de Vigo

Mr. Francisco Conde López
Conselleiro de Economía e Industria de la Xunta de Galicia

Ms. Beatriz Mato Otero
Conselleira de Traballo e Benestar de la Xunta de Galicia

Ms. María Nava Castro Domínguez
Directora da Axencia de Turismo de Galicia de la Xunta de Galicia

Mr. Jesús Vázquez Abad
Alcalde de Ourense

Mr. José Manuel Baltar Blanco
Presidente de la Excelentísima Diputación Provincial de Ourense

Ms. Marta Blanco Quesada
Directora del Instituto de Turismo de España (TURESPAÑA), Gobierno de España

Mr. Juan Carlos Parada Rúa
Presidente del Comité Ejecutivo de Expourense

Mr. António Pedro Pinto Cantista
International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology (ISMH)

Mr. Juan Carlos San José Rodríguez
Presidente de la Sociedad Española de Hidrología Médica (SEHM)

Mr. Giuseppe Bellandi
Presidente de la European Historical Thermal Town Association (EHTTA)

Mr. Martin Plachy
Presidente de la European SPAS Association (ESPA)

Mr. Antolín Aldonza Moreno
Presidente de la Plataforma Tecnológica Española del Agua (PTEA)

Mr. Francisco Marín Muñoz
Presidente de la Confederación Hidrográfica del Miño-Sil, Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medioambiente, Gobierno de España

Mr. Juan Carlos Parada Rúa
Presidente de la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Ourense

Organizing Committee


Chairman: José María Faílde Garrido
Planification Director of Campus da Auga, University of Vigo, Spain.

Vice-chairwoman: Emma González Diéguez
Directora Adjunta Expourense, Spain.

Organizing Committee members:

  • Maria José Afonso, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
  • Jose Antonio Fraiz Brea, Faculty of Business Sciences and Tourism, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Fermín Pérez Losada, Campus da Auga, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Patricio Sánchez Fernández, Campus da Auga, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Susana Álvarez González, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Arno Fornella, Campus da Auga, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Maria José Fernández Gómez, Marketing Coordinator at Expourense, Spain
  • Nita Torres Reboiras, Jefa de Servicio de Termalismo, City Council of Ourense, Spain

Scientific Committee


Chairman: Moncho Gómez Gesteira
Campus da Auga, University of Vigo, Spain.

Vice-Chairmans:

  • Jose Antonio Fraiz Brea (Thematic area: Experimental tourism and thermalism)
    Faculty of Business Sciences and Tourism, University of Vigo, Spain.
  • Fermín Pérez Losada (Thematic area: Heritage and architecture in thermalism)
    Faculty of History, University of Vigo, Spain.
  • Helder I. Chaminé (Thematic area: Mineral and medical water and thermalism)
    Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal.

Scientific Committee members:

  • Pedro Araujo Nespereira, Dean from Faculty of Sciences, University of Vigo, Spain.
  • José Martins Carvalho, School of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal.
  • José Luis Legido, Faculty of Marine Sciences, University of Vigo, Spain.
  • Valilla Mannathal Hamza, National Observatory, Brazil.
  • Marcela Perez, National University of Litoral, Argentina.
  • María José Afonso, School of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal.
  • Maddalena Bassani, University of Padova, Italy.
  • Gonzalo Matilla Seiquer, University of Murcia, Spain.
  • Silvia González Soutelo, Faculty of History, University of Vigo, Spain.
  • Josep Sanchez Ferré, Architect, Ministry of Public Works and Transport assesor, Barcelona, Spain.
  • José Luís Martínez Raído, A Coruña School of Architecture, University of A Coruña, Spain.
  • Mario Crecente Maseda, CENP Tourism School - University of A Coruña, Spain.
  • Luis Alonso Álvarez, University of A Coruña, Spain.
  • Mário Passos Ascenção, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
  • Luis Rodríguez Míguez, Royal Academy of Medicine, Spain.
  • Francisco Maraver Eyzaguirre, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
  • María Reyes Pérez Fernández, University College of Nursing, SERGAS - University of Vigo, Spain.
  • Miguel Ángel Vázquez Vázquez, University of Vigo, Spain.
  • Elisa Alén González, University of Vigo, Spain.

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