Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique invites industry experts to talk about a chosen topic and provide key insights into their field. The event is open to the public to attend the event online with us!

Welcome to Café Scientifique

The NEW Café Scientifique Chronicle!

The five Café Scientifique events have taken place till now and there are more to come. Among different creative initiatives, Café Scientifique shows great potential in network building, educational and industry partnerships. It is a great opportunity for students to learn the contemporary phenomena in a pioneering manner.

The report presents the synopsis of the ideas explored in five events. The areas of discussion covered:

• The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and the Workplace

• Rebooting the Economy after COVID-19

• Ports and Airports as Smart Hubs of the Future

• Creativity and Leadership

• AI in Business

Access the copy here.

What is Café Scientifique?

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside the traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable – all spoken in plain English.

Origin of Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique currently exists in more than 60 towns and cities across the World. It was the idea of Duncan Dallas, from Leeds, who was impressed by the Café Philosophique session he saw in France. Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context. The British Council has helped popularise Café Scientifique in several countries around the globe. Events tend to be independently run by local organisers in many cities using variations of the “Café Scientifique” or “Science Café” name.

Main organisers of Café Scientifique

Flavio Andrew do Nascimento Santos/PhDc

Flavio has more than 11 years of professional experience in tourism (3 years in management positions) working with diverse hospitality companies, revenue management, tourism agencies, market research, consulting projects, and university MBA professor.

Latest event!

Café Scientifique on the 24th of February 2023

Topic: IT Job market trends to watch for 2023
Guest speakers: 
Ms. Jana Bulkin. CEO S2BConnected & COO at IntegrationWorks Asia Co.
Mr. Asit Dutta. Head of Talent Acquisition & Key Account Manager @ IntegrationWorks GmbH

Event Hosts: 
Mr. Flavio Andrew do Nascimento Santos
Ms. Swati Jeevan

Coming soon!

Thirteenth Café Scientifique: Revenue Management and the new challenges for the Hospitality Industry

In the post-Covid times, the hospitality industry has observed a considerable amount of recovery in terms of revenue, job opportunities, and more. To discuss more about this, BSBI hosted the next Café Scientifique session with the topic entitled “Revenue Management and the new challenges for the Hospitality Industry.”

The discussion covered how the hospitality sector views and prepares for the future. The session will be hosted by our BSBI Café Scientifique Coordinator, Flavio Andrew do Nascimento Santos, with our guest speaker, Mr. Ruud Laarmans, Director of Revenue Management of InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG). 

The discussion deep dived into sustainable and growth strategies, how to boost topline revenue and how to develop pricing tactics to remain competitive.

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