Looking for a charismatic and enthusiastic moderator who can adapt well to the client, has a unique personality, can improvise and has a good sense of humour? Then Paulo Lopes is the right person for your event.
Paulo Lopes grew up in Rotterdam Delfshaven as the youngest child of Cape Verdean parents. After completing his studies in Business Administration at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, he has fully focused on his work as a project and account manager for various large organizations. During his time at T-Mobile HQ he also worked in the Learning and Development team. During this period he made and gave training to management (train the trainer), existing - and new colleagues. The subjects were diverse, from product to communication training. He recently made a career switch.
He uses his business skills differently these days, namely to make a success of his career as a presenter, host, actor, model and voice-over artist. As a presenter, he is always close to the fire when an event is organized. He finds it important and instructive to think along about setting up the programming.
He now wants to use his career to make a positive contribution to society. He wants to do this by being an example for young people from Rotterdam. He comes from an environment where he himself had few exemplary figures and if he did they were often unreachable. He is currently seen by many young people as a confidant or inspirer, because of the social projects he supports.
His interest in culture started to grow during the Mind Us meeting, where Queen Máxima is honorary chairman. MIND Us wants young people to get a grip on their mental health, develop resilience and find help when needed. Because of this meeting he was invited, together with Quardin, to give a workshop at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague to, among others, the Queen, Minister Dijkgraaf and State Secretary Van Ooijen. The workshop was about how culture/music should be used to get young people moving.
His interest in culture was confirmed during the 'Mental Health meeting', where various parties from the cultural sector come together to discuss the mental resilience of young people and put it on the agenda. Think of parties such as Ik ben Wij, Quardin, Cult North, House of Knowledge, House of Urban Arts, Notes Community, Rotterdam Library and Netwerk Nieuw. The goal is to start a conversation from culture with other domains to make a difference on the preventive side and to break taboos.