Antonio Paraiso holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Porto, and an Executive MBA from Porto Business School. A marketing consultant and conference speaker, Antonio offers specialised consulting and executive training services in the fields of luxury and strategic marketing, premium positioning, and innovation.
Antonio is well-versed in the international business environment and has worked as in International Sales Director for over 19 years. During this period he has traveled the globe, developing a vast experience in sales and negotiation. Amongst the areas visited he includes Europe, Latin America, the United States, the Middle East, Russia, Australia, and Japan.
Besides his two business degrees, Antonio, who besides living and studying Spain, has also lived and studied in London where he obtained his Diploma in International Trade and Distribution at the London School of Foreign Trade. He also completed the Luxury Strategic Management Advanced Programme at Spain’s IE Business School in Madrid. This school is considered to be Europe’s top business school, according to the Financial Times.
Besides his speaking engagements and consulting services, Antonio Paraiso is also a regular contributor to the media, with his contributions published in, amongst others, Marketeer, a prestigious Portuguese marketing magazine and MAX Luxury Blog in Brazil.
Antonio has also lectured at the University of Porto, covering the topic of International Marketing, and been involved in executive training to various high-profile brands. Amongst these clients, he includes Oracle, Gant, Toyota, Leica, Oracle, Grohe, and Lexus, amongst many others.
Antonio Paraiso, in his capacity as a speaker, regularly attends conferences such as the World Innovation Forum, Marketing and Sales World Forum, World Business Forum, and ExpoManagement. An enthusiastic communicator, he has also addressed conferences for the likes of TEDx, LOEWE, Deloitte, and L’Oreal, to name but a few.
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