Jorge Santos

Keynote Speaker
Head of International Division
Flores Valles SA

Jorge Santos, Head of the International Division of Flores Valles, has a Bachelor in Economics and Master of Arts in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Jorge started working of the Ministry of Foreign Trade in Portugal internationalizing companies abroad.

He started the international business of Flores Valles 11 years ago when the international business was a residual amount. Nowadays, the international business of the company is 90% of Flores Valles turnover. In these 11 years, Flores Valles has become a reference in the lab world and achieved two Laboratory of the Year awards, an R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design awards program. The company’s capacity to innovate and always be one step ahead of the others in terms of technological solutions and flexibility in design contributed to this high recognition. It has changed the way of looking at the business and, instead of imposing a product or a solution, asked what was needed and worked hard to develop it.