Juan Carlos Belloso is an independent international expert that provides strategic advice, insights and innovative methodologies and tools to places and destinations to help them differentiate and become more attractive.
Juan Carlos is an international expert on the positioning, development and promotion of places and destinations, based in Barcelona.
He helps places and destinations differentiate and become more attractive, through strategic advice, insights and innovative methodologies and tools that foster creative teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
Juan Carlos works as an independent advisor or in collaboration with other specialized international consulting firms and experts, as well as with international and multilateral development agencies and organizations around the world for specific projects, as part of a project team.
He works and advice place-related public and private organizations, including local, metropolitan, regional and national Administrations; Government Development and Promotion Agencies; Business Leadership Organizations; Tourism Promotion Agencies and Destination Management Organizations (DMOs); Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries, Organizations and Districts; Business Improvement Districts; Urban and Cultural Planners and Developers; Knowledge and Innovation Districts and Organizations; International and Multilateral Organizations; Etc.
Juan Carlos has been, for many years, advisor to the City Council of Barcelona and other city organizations and institutions, and has also provided advisory services to many cities, regions, countries and destinations as well as other place-related organizations worldwide, including Western and Eastern Europe, the US, the Russian Federation, Latin America, Northern Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Juan Carlos is a founding member of Barcelona Global, a private and non-profit association made up of 100 of the city’s leading companies, research centers, entrepreneurs, professionals aiming to make Barcelona one of the world’s best cities for talent, and economic activity; and of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA), a non-profit independent association of academics and professionals involved or interested in the principles and practices of brand development and brand management for places (cities, regions, nations and destinations).
He is also a member of the advisory board of the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN), an independent, international association made of cultural institutions, designated cultural districts, non-profits, foundations, private initiatives, and other organizations who are responsible for conceiving, funding, building, and operating areas in cities with a significant cultural element, committed to improving the quality of urban life through the contribution of the arts, culture and creative industries; expert member at BEST Place: The European Place Marketing Institute, member of the Placemaking Leadership Council and member of the European Cultural Policy Designers Network, among other organizations, and collaborates and participates in different initiatives, forums and programs developed by different international and multilateral organizations including the EU, the UN, the World Bank, the UNWTO or the Inter-American Development Bank.
Frequent speaker in different international seminars and forums, Juan Carlos is author of many articles and papers for different journals and magazines and collaborates as visiting professor with different international universities and schools.
Juan Carlos has developed and counts with a wide network of local and international experts and specialists in different areas and disciplines including place strategy, place branding, placemaking and urban design, economic geography, marketing and communications, graphic design, international promotion, destination branding and marketing, culture and creative industries, trend analysis and research, design thinking, etc.
This expert network allows to identify and bring a wealth of skills and expertise to the different projects and initiatives and provide the approach, skills, expertise and solutions that each project requires.
Juan Carlos provides hands on, strategic advice on:
PLACE IDENTITY AND BRANDING
DESTINATION BRANDING AND MARKETING
CULTURE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND DESTINATIONS
Juan Carlos, with the support of its international network of experts, provides knowledge and insights to places, destinations and organizations for strategic decision making, in different fields and topics.
He also participates as expert in different international research and benchmark projects lead and developed by other international specialists as well as by international and multilateral organizations and institutions.
Juan Carlos has extensive experience talking to a wide array of audiences from governmental and non-profit organizations; to private and public-private organizations and partnerships; to arts, cultural and education organizations and institutions.
He can deliver keynotes, tailor made masterclasses, seminars, workshops and presentations, both in English and Spanish, and act as conference and panel moderator and curator.
Main speaking topics include:
1. PLACE BRANDING
> ‘Understanding your place’s and your place brand’s DNA’
> ‘How to build and manage the image and reputation of places and destinations’
> ‘How to make great, attractive and successful places and public spaces’
3. TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION
> ‘How to develop, brand and promote attractive and sustainable tourism destinations’
> ‘The use of innovative experiences and tools to develop and promote attractive and sustainable destinations’
4. CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND DESTINATIONS
> ‘The role of cultural and creative industries in place making, place branding and local development’
> ‘Creating, branding and managing arts, cultural and creative districts and destinations’
5. CULTURAL AND CREATIVE TOURISM
> ‘Cultural and creative tourism as a tool for differentiation and sustainable tourism development’
Each talk, seminar or conference is adapted and specifically designed and curated according to the objectives, topics, characteristics and profile of each event and audience.
Professional speaker fees are calculated depending on the duration and characteristics of the event and organization, the specific location, and on the complexity of the collaboration, with special considerations made for not-profit organizations and academic institutions.
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Abadia de Montserrat
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Ajuntament de Terrassa
Ajuntament de L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Ajuntament de Tarragona
Ajuntament de Vilafranca del PendèsACCIÓ - Generalitat de Catalunya
Andorra Global Business
Aspen Institute PragueBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Barcelona Regional, Urban Development Agency
Best Place Insitute, Poland
City Marketing and Development Congress (CMDC). Moscow
Comune di Siena
Conseil Régional du Tourisme, Marakech
Cámara Industrial Argentina de la Indumentaria (CIAI)
Chaire d'Attractivité et Nouveau Marketing Territorial (Aix-Marseille Université)
Diplocat, Patronat Catalunya Món
Diputació de Barcelona
ECORYS PolskaEnte de Turismo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
European International School of Barcelona
European Association of Communications Directors (EACD), Brussels
EuroPCom, Committee of the Regions, European Union, Brussels
Federal Agency for Tourism (Russia)
Georgia National Tourism Administration (GNTA)
Global Cities, AarhusGlobal Cultural Districts Network (GCDN)
Gobierno de Honduras, Secretaría Técnica de Planificación y Cooperación Externa (Plan de Nación)
Gobierno Departamental de Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Gremi de Galeries d'Art de Catalunya
Harvard Deusto Marketing y Ventas
Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB)
International Development Bank (IDB)
Institute for Creative Economy, Kosice
Kirovograd Regional Government, Ukraine
Mies van der Rohe Foundation
Moscow Urban Forum
Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima
Novosibirsk Regional Government
Pla Estratègic Metropolitá de Barcelona (PEMB)
Petushki (Vladimir Oblast)Poblenou Urban District (PUD)
Porto Business School / Porto City CouncilReig Capital Group
Renewal SA (Government of South Australia)
Russian State Academy for State Service at the Russian President
Sabino Arana Fundazioa
Saint Petersburg Economic Forum
Saransk Hospitality Forum. Republic of Mordovia, Saransk (Russia).
System Business Technologies SATIO, Minsk
Santa Maria della Scala
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)
Siena EcOC BID 2019Tel Aviv Global
The Charleston Trust, East Sussex Government
The Sakha Republic Government, Yakutia
Travel Trade Athens
Ufa City Government
Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
UIMP Barcelona, Centre Ernest Lluch (CUIMP)
Universidad de Cantabria
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Universitat de VicUnited Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Urban Forum. UFA City Council (Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia,)
World Communication Forum, DavosWorld Tourism Organization (UNWTO)