President of the FESTIVAL
Member of the Festival Committee
President of Institute of European Studies of Macau
José Luís de Sales Marques is President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of European Studies of Macau (IEEM) since 1st January 2002, and also serves as member of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Industries Fund. He was born in Macau and got his degree in Economics at the University of Porto (Portugal), holding also a master Degree in European Studies by University of Macau/IEEM. Previously he was a high-ranking official of the Macau Government (1983-1993) and Mayor of Macau (1993-2001). He is also very active in civic society, participating at board level in several associations and foundations of the cultural and education sectors. In August 2003, IEEM founded CREATIVE MACAU – CENTER FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, the first dedicated CI organization in Macau and one of the earliest in Asia.