2nd IIBA July 2014, Istanbul – Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Yannis KATSOULACOS 

He is professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (www.aueb.gr), department of economic science (1994 – ) and chairman of the department (2011 – ). He has been university vice-rector (2007 – 2011) and post-graduate studies director in Applied Economics and Finance (2000 – ). He held a PhD and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics (Supervisor: John Sutton). He specialises and has published widely in Industrial Organisation, Regulation and Competition Economics and Policy, Environmental Policy and the Economics of Technological Change. He was research fellow of the Centre of Economic Policy Research (CEPR, 1992 – 2001) and has published over 80 articles (over 30 in major international refereed journals, including the European Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics, Comparative Journal of Economics, Journal of Competition Law and Economics etc)) and 8 books in industrial organization  competition policy, the economics of technical change and the new economy. He was a Commissioner of the Hellenic Competition Commission (1995 – 2005) and a member of the Greek National Committee of Economic Advisors (2002 – 2004). Has has been principal researcher or consultant for the CEU and the World Bank in a large number of projects dealing with various aspects of micro-economic policy since 1991. He is senior consultant for the European Competition Practice of CRA International (2011 – ) and since 2005 he has served as consultant in competition cases to a large number of the major Greek and international corporations. Since 2006 he organizes the CRESSE Annual International Summer School and Conference in Competition and Regulation in Greece.For more information, please visit http://www.cresse.info/


Prof. Dr. Fevzi OKUMUS

Dr. Okumus is a Professor in the Hospitality Services Department with the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Prof. Okumus was the founding Chair of the Hospitality Services Department from 2007-2013. He received his PhD in Strategic Hotel Management in 2000 from Oxford Brookes University, UK. His teaching areas include strategic management, leadership development, strategic human resources management, strategic marketing, hotel management, international hospitality management and introduction to hospitality management. His research focuses on strategy implementation, change management, competitive advantage, knowledge management, crisis management, cross-cultural management, destination marketing, information technology and developing countries.Professor Okumus has widely published in leading journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Service Industries Journal, Management Decision, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research. He has over 67 refereed journal articles and over 160 academic publications (refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations etc.). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM), which is one of the top-tier journals in the hospitality field with an impact factor of 1.266. He also serves on the editorial boards of 14 international journals. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences.