We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers:
- Prof. Pasquale Mammone – President, Université d’Artois (France)
Pasquale Mammone defended the doctoral thesis at the University of Mons (Belgium) in 1987 and obtained the accreditation to conduct research (HDR) by the University Lille 1 in 1991. His research activities focus on the Brauer group theory, the quadratic forms and the history of mathematics. He obtained a position as senior lecture at the University of Lille 1 in 1991 and as university professor at Artois University in 1993. Since May 2016, he has been the President of Artois University. At the same time, he is member of the Board of the School of Teaching and Education and Vice-president of the “Louvre – Lens Vallée” Cluster. Before that, he held many responsibilities at Artois University: member of the Administrative Board since 1999, Director of the Faculty of Sciences in Lens from 2004 to 2012 and First Vice-president responsible for Finance from May 2012 to May 2016. He was member of the Administrative Board at the Higher Education and Research Community (COMUE) Lille-North of France until January 2016.
- Prof. Cristian Tiu – Chair, School of Management, University at Buffalo (USA)
Professor Cristian Tiu is the Chair of the Department of Finance and an Associate Professor of Finance at University at Buffalo. He is also the current Academic Director of the MBA program at the University at Buffalo. Mr. Tiu is interested in determinants of performance for non-standard institutional investors such as university endowment funds and hedge funds. He published in outlets such as the Review of Financial Studies, Mathematical Finance or the Journal of Investment Management and presented his work at venues such as the American Finance Association or the Western Finance Association meetings, or at practitioner events such as the Global ARC. He is an associate editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, a member of the Investment Committee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, an $800+ million university endowment, and an academic adviser to Gerstein Fisher, a New York investment company. Cristian Tiu is also an expert in endowment management, including aspects related to governance, compensation, integration with the university as well as investments, and consulted for a variety of dedicated organizations such as UTIMCO, Perella Weinberg or TIAA. Professor Cristian Tiu is a member of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and a TIAA Institute Fellow.
- Prof. Peter Nijkamp – Emeritus Professor, Free University Amsterdam (the Netherlands), DHC of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies
- Dr. Lorna Treanor - Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Nottingham University Business School
Dr Lorna Treanor is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haydn Green Institute, Nottingham University Business School. Lorna is an invited Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Lorna is a co-founder of the Gender and Enterprise Network (GENSIG), the ISBE Special Interest Group established in 2010 to promote scholarly research into the gendering of entrepreneurship. Until quite recently, Lorna was a Trustee of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship where she held Deputy VP for Education and Deputy VP for Policy roles on the ISBE board. Lorna is interested in problem-based learning and the research-teaching nexus. Her entrepreneurship education publications to date have focused on STEM disciplines such as veterinary medicine.
- Anatoly Karpov – Chess Grandmaster (Russian Federation)