Dr. Bob Barrett Dr. Larissa M. Batrancea Larissa M. Batrancea holds a PhD in economics, a BA in economics, an MA in small business, a BSc and an MSc in mathematics (Babes-Bolyai University) and an MSc in cognitive neuroscience (University of York, UK). She also completed a postdoctoral program at the Romanian Academy in Bucharest. Her publication record comprises 39 books and book chapters as editor, book reviewer, author and translator (Routledge, Springer, Elsevier, IGI Global) and 129 scientific articles published in top outlets (Journal of Economic Psychology Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Financial Innovation, Eastern European Economics, Social Indicators Research). Her research interests revolve around tax behavior, financial analysis, behavioral public finance, experimental economics, cognitive neuroscience, neuroeconomics. She activated as PI and member in 37 research grants and was awarded 40 prizes in research and teaching. Prof. Dr. Naglaa Fathy El Dessouky Prof. Dr. Naglaa Fathy El Dessouky is a Full Professor of Public Policy and Management at Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, Egypt. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at three famous Canadian universities at Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Ottawa and University of Quebec in Montreal. She got her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy Analysis form ENAP, University of Quebec. She also expended her career further into consultancy and training activities and she has a good number of international publications in international journals and international conferences. Prof. Dr. Julia Dobreva Prof. Dr. Julia Dobreva is a full-time professor and doctor of political economy. She teaches Economics (microeconomics and Macroeconomics) and Sustainable Development at VUZF University in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is also vice rector for education and scientific research. Her areas of interest include development economics, behavioral economics, and sustainability. Dr. Ivana Sataić Dr. Ivana Sataić, with over 15 years in both public and private sectors, as an owner of Polica znanja Ltd. and an expert in project management and project implementation control. she has experience and areas of interest in public administration, project management, change management, human resources, marketing, sales, and company collaboration. Dr. Veronika Mitkova Dr. Veronika Mitkova is an associate professor at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, specializing in Applied Economics. With a focus on cross-industry analysis, her research areas include Econometrics, International Economics, and Computable General Equilibrium Models. She has served as Vice-Dean for Study Affairs and is a member of the Slovak Society for Operations Research. Dr. Brian Kwazi Majola Dr. Brian Kwazi Majola is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Limpopo, South Africa. He obtained his PhD in HRM at UKZN and MSc in HRM at the University of Manchester, England. His area of interest includes employee relations, people with disabilities and gender. Dr Majola is a Ford Foundation Fellow, a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship, NRF KIC grant and Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching Programme between Partner Countries Grant. Before joining academia in 2011, he worked in different fields as an Assistant Educator, Law Enforcement Officer and Sales Consultant for approximately 15 years in both the private and public sectors. At the management level as an Assistant Director of Employee Relations, he represented the employer in various structures from the area level to the provincial level and in different bargaining councils such as the CCMA, ELRC, SSSBC and GPSSBC. Dr. Ivana Lolić Dr. Ivana Lolić is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb, University of Zagreb. She holds MSc in mathematical statistics and a PhD in economics. Her research interests include behavioral economics and various methodological specializations (econometrics, machine learning models, time series analysis, etc.). She collaborated on three scientific projects supported by the Croatian Science Foundation and several other grants. Dr. Ewa Stawasz-Grabowska Dr. Ewa Stawasz – Grabowska, Ph.D. in finance, assistant professor (University of Lodz); Master in International Economics (University of Lodz). Her research interests concentrate mainly on monetary and financial policy in the euro area. Prof. Dr. Ioanna Dimitrakaki Prof. Dr. Joanna Ioanna Dimitrakaki was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, on December 11th, 1986 and she currently lives in Serres, Greece. She graduated from Senior High School in 2005 and she studied in the Department of Commerce and Quality Control of Agricultural Products (School of Technology and Agronomy), in the Technical Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Florina, Greece, during the years 2005-2009. She had her first master in 2011 (2010-2011: Master of Arts in Business Management with Commendation, Kingston University, UK) and her second one in 2012 (2011-2012: Master of Business Administration, Kingston University, UK). She had her PhD from the South -West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria (2014-2017) in Economics and Industrial Business Administration. She has been teaching management courses in the International Hellenic University, Serres, Greece (Department of Business Organisation and Administration, School of Economy and Administration) since 2021. Today, she is professor of International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki in department accounting and informational systems. She has been a speaker in several International Conferences regarding management, whereas she has written articles on management and marketing issues in several scientific journals. Her primary areas of scientific interest are management and marketing. Dr. Joanna Stawska Dr. Joanna Stawska, PhD. in economics, Assistant Professor, Department of Central Banking and Financial Intermediation, Institute of Finance, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, the University of Lodz in Poland. The areas of my research experience: finance of enterprises, public finances, fiscal policy, monetary policy, policy mix, central banking, banking supervision, financial crisis, credit risk. Mr. Kingsley Success Ikani Kingsley Success, Ikani is a doctoral student of Economics and Finance at the University of Economics, Katowice. Poland. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. He has over 3 years’ experience in banking industries and currently works as a Fund Accounting/Valuations Specialist at Citibank. His fields of scientific interest are Economics and Finance. Ms. Fitore Jashari Mani Fitore Jashari-Mani is a PhD student at South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia. She is a Teaching Assistant at the Marketing Department, University of Prishtina ‘Hasan Prishtina’, Kosovo. Her research interests include customer relationship marketing, digital marketing strategies, customer behavior, social media marketing, digital entrepreneurship, etc. She published some articles in these areas. Mr. Petar Sorić Petar Sorić is an Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb (UniZg). His research interests are macroeconometrics and economic expectations. Apart from obtaining a PhD in economics at UniZg in 2012, his specializations include econometrics courses at LSE, Cambridge University, etc. His academic publications have earned several awards, out of which the Croatian National Science Award in 2013 stands out. Keynote Speech Title: Strategies for Transformative Change in a Post-Pandemic Era Dr. Vasudev Das Vasudev Das, Ph.D. Applied Management and Decision Sciences (AMDS) from Walden University, Minneapolis, USA, has authored over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Das has extensive experience integrating spiritual technologies with management science. Research interests are financial crime and leading change. Keynote Speech Title: Digitalisation: How to Reap the Full Benefits of Digitalisation in Times of the Global Pandemic? Dr. Tinatin Akhvlediani Dr. Tinatin Akhvlediani is a Research Fellow at CEPS’ Foreign Policy unit. Her expertise and publications cover the EU’s trade and neighbourhood policies, with a specific focus on the Eastern Partnership and the EU’s Association Agreements (AAs) and Deep and Comprehensive Areas (DCFTAs) with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. She is currently a coordinator of the ex-post evaluation of the EU DCFTAs with Georgia and Moldova commissioned by DG Trade, European Commission, contributes to research on 3DCFTAs funded by the Swedish International Development Agency, and is leading CEPS Young Thinkers Initiative – “Over to Youth”, funded by Open Society Foundation and the US Mission to the EU.Tinatin is affiliated with the University of Warsaw, where she is a visiting lecturer and leads research on Information Communications Technologies and trade in Central and Eastern Europe, funded by the National Science Centre of Poland. She is also a non-resident researcher at the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) based in Tbilisi. For more information please visit https://www.ceps.eu/ceps-staff/tina-akhvlediani/. Dr. Ayoub Kazim Dr. Kazim is an Executive Director of Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai. Previously, He led Dubai’s education free zones, consisting of Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City. Initially, he started his academic career at United Arab Emirates University where he was an Associate Prof. at the Mechanical Engineering Department. Prof. Dr. Mahdy F Elhusseiny Mahdy Elhusseiny, Professor of Finance at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). His research interest focuses on testing Asset Pricing Models such as Arbitrage Pricing Theories (APT) and Capital Asset Pricing Models (CAPM) across different markets. He has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. He is the recipient of many research grants and awards. Dr. Giorgi Mikeladze Dr. Giorgi Mikeladze is the head of the living conditions statistics division of the social statistics department, national statistics office of Georgia (Geostat) and a contracted lecturer in the department of economic and social statistics, at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. He is an author of a book, various scientific papers and grant projects, participated in many surveys/researches. His fields of scientific interest are econometrics and statistics. Mr. Tomas Skripkiūnas Mr. Tomas Skripkiūnas is a doctoral student, School of Economics and Business, at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. He has a master’s degree in the field of architecture. And his fields of scientific interest are real estate, architecture, market value models. MSC. Vaida Bačiulienė Vaida Bačiulienė is a doctoral student at school of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. She is an author of scientific publications, published in Lithuania and abroad. Her fields of scientific interest are economic growth, development economics, artificial intelligence, agri-food industry. Mr. Josep Maria Alzamora Sanz Mr. Josep Alzamora, although he studied law and total quality management (master’s degree), has dedicated the last twenty years of his professional life to developing a practical business management model for hypercompetitive environments. The result, the Expansive Emotional Influence methodology, is currently being used to help the transformation of commerce of cities and companies in several countries. Prof. Dr. Valentinas Navickas Doctor of economics, professor at Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), the School of Economics and Business. Author of more than 400 scientific publications, published in Lithuania and abroad. Prepared 7 doctors of economics. Fields of scientific interest: international economics, clusterization, competitiveness, economic growth. Ieva Petrokė, MSc. Doctoral student at school of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, Fields of scientific interest: economic growth, development economics, sharing economy, tourism. Mr. Aldrin C. Agasen Mr. Aldrin C. Agasen is an Assistant Professor and part of the National University- Philippines quality assurance team. A graduate of a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and master’s in business administration. A Hospitality Industry practitioner and has been in the academe for 7 years. His field of specialization is hospitality operations, training, development, and education. Ms. Petra Sofia Horňáková Petra Sofia Horňáková is a PhD candidate at the Prague University of Economics and Business, and she is a member of the Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology. Her main focus areas include emotions in organizations and emotion regulation in work settings. Petra holds a master’s degree in Economics, and she has previously worked in various business development positions in finance, pharmaceutical and IT industries. Petra is currently teaching career development at the university and works as a certified mediator. Ms. Tereza Kicková Tereza is a PhD candidate at the Prague University of Economics and Business, where she focuses on authentic leadership and teaches course on career development. She holds a master degree in international business from the Anglo-American University in Prague, where she worked as a research fellow and represented the university in national student association. She has a solid professional background in sales and marketing. Rev. Wayne E. Credle, Jr. Rev. Wayne E. Credle, Jr., is pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at the School of Business and Leadership at Regent University and serves as an Adjunct Professor for Regent’s Department of Counseling Ministries. His Master of Divinity and certificate in Prison Studies was obtained from Duke Divinity School, in Durham, North Carolina, and his Bachelor of Sociology & Religious Studies was obtained from Virginia Wesleyan University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.