• Keynote Speakers

    Professor Babak Taheri, Professor of Marketing at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

    Prof. Babak has an established reputation in the marketing field with a specific reputation in marketing management, consumer behaviour and tourism, leisure and cultural consumption. He has published over 100 academic journal articles, a significant number of which are in 3* and 4* ABS-listed journals with high impact factors. He is the co-chairman of tourism marketing special interest group in Academy of Marketing, UK. He is Senior Editor for Tourism Management Perspectives, and Associate Editor of two journals: The Service Industries Journal and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

    Professor Mario Cools, Professor in Transport and Mobility at University of Liège, Belgium

    His main research focus lies on transportation models, reliability of transport systems, sustainability enhancing decision support systems, and the impact of new transport infrastructure. Prof. Cools has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Safety Science, Transport Policy, International Journal of Production Research, Expert Systems with Application, Networks and Spatial Economics, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Transportation Research. Part A-B-C.