Keynote Speakers


Reader in Marketing and Consumption, Department of marketing, University of Birmingham

Dr. Finola Kerrigan is a Reader in Marketing and Consumption at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham.  Her primary areas of research are marketing and consumption in the arts, branding and social media.  She is the author of Film Marketing (2010/2017) and has edited a number of books.  Her work has been published in international journals such as the International Journal of Research in Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Macromarketing and Marketing Theory and she is on the editorial board of a number of international journals.   She is the former President and current board member of the International Society of Markets and Development, a member of the Executive of the Academy of Marketing and Deputy Chair of the Academy of Marketing Special Interest Group for Arts, Heritage, Nonprofit and Social Marketing.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society.  ​



International Speaker, Author, Marketer, Professor & Advisor

Pablo Ferreriros has a PhD in Marketing, an MBA by Fundesem Business School and an International MBA with specialization in Marketing and Communication by HSE, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland. He was certified by Harvard University as "Leaders of learning" and has been a TEDx Speaker and organiser twice. He is currently dedicated to his passion for education and training, giving lectures and classes in different universities and business schools in Spain, Latin America and Europe, along with marketing consulting. He has lectured in the fashion and retail master's degree supported by the Inditex group, the Industrial Organization School (EOI), the IEDE (European Institute of Design) and the Federation of Entrepreneurs FEDA. He is a professor at Fundesem Business School, Deusto Business School, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Nottingham Business School (UK) and teaches and lectures in different Communication, Marketing, Fashion and Business Management Masters.



Global Director-Customer Proposition for Vertical Classifieds,

Albert Simsensohn is Global Director – Customer proposition for Vertical Classifieds at Naspers, an international internet and media conglomerate. He has a decade of corporate experience across Europe and Asia, centered primarily on commercial strategy and on ecommerce expansion. Albert has spent 5 years in consulting at McKinsey&Company, where he was affiliated to the firm’s Marketing and Sales practice, serving clients across Telco, Media and Banking sectors. During an intermezzo from consulting, he worked for 2 years at eBay driving the introduction of online retail standards to the company’s delivery experience in UK and Germany. Since joining Naspers, Albert has lead monetization development for the Romanian operations and later managed the Portuguese OLX business with a focus on accelerating transition to mobile platforms.  Albert is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and holds an MBA from INSEAD.




After 2 Master's Degrees in International Economics and Business and 4 years of management consulting (purchasing, cost cutting, project management, e-business) in Western Europe, Dan Stefan has co-founded in 2006 the Autonom Group of Companies, active in Romania in the following fields: car rental, chauffeur drive, fleet outsourcing, fleet management. Autonom Rent a Car is the largest car rental company in Romania and they currently offer car rental services in 36 agencies in 23 Romanian cities, with a fleet of over 1500 new cars.
Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Leasing Regulations, Cost Cutting, Management Consulting