Keynote Speakers

Gorazd Justinek

Gorazd Justinek, Dean of Faculty of Government and European Studies, New university, Slovenia 

Title of the keynote: Turbulent times - from one crisis to another

Gorazd Justinek is assistant professor of International Business and assistant professor of international political, economic and business relations. He is a former diplomat and a founding member of the Division for Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. He has been for several years also the Head of the Division for Internationalisation at the Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for entrepreneurship and foreign direct Investments and during the Slovenia’s EU Council Presidency in 2008 the domestic macroeconomic and foreign economic relations adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia. After Slovenia’s accession to the OECD, he became the coordinator of Slovenia’s representatives in the institutional bodies of the OECD in Paris and worked on the programme budget of Slovenia, macroeconomic analysis and reforms in public sector. For two mandates he was the CEO of a non-governmental Foundation – Centre for European Perspectives, the key implementation body of the Republic of Slovenia’s development assistance in the Western Balkans and a research centre with several Horizont 2020 projects. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy (Geneva), and a member of several other editorial boards of international scientific journals (Scopus and WoS).



Marta Mas-Machuca

Marta Mas-Machuca, Dean of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain

Title of the keynote: User engagement in digital platforms: conceptualization, challenges & future insights

Marta Mas-Machuca has a PhD in Business Administration from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Navarra (UN) in Spain. For 6 years, she was a manager of a business unit for the Altran Group, a consulting company. Since 2013, she has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Economy and Business Organization at the International University of Catalonia in Spain, teaching in strategic management and human resources management.Currently, she is the dean in the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC). She is the leader of the Research Group "Quality and Innovation for Service Excellence". She has participated in several research projects, and she is the author of several books, articles and working papers.



Tomasz Skica

Tomasz Skica, Head of Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland

Title of the keynote: Local public policies on entrepreneurship support. Patterns, approaches and their instrumentalization

Tomasz Skica is habilitated Doctor of Social Sciences in the discipline of economics and finance. Since 2002, professionally associated with the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland. Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship. Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Financial Internet Quarterly. Academic lecturer, trainer, and associate of local government institutions. Author of several dozen scientific articles, monographs and chapters in scientific monographs, reports, strategies, and expert opinions in the field of public finance, in particular local government finance. He conducts research in the field of supporting entrepreneurship by local government units, the efficiency of the public sector and the public finance system. Promoter of over 200 diploma theses in the field of economics, finance, and management. Associate of domestic and foreign universities and research centers. Leader of international project groups, as well as manager of research teams.

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