Professor Dr. Robyn Eversole (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Robyn Eversole is Professor, Social Impact at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia, and former director of the Institute for Regional Development, Tasmania. An anthropologist known internationally for her practice-focused research on regional and community development, Robyn works in local places across Australia, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Her books include Knowledge Partnering for Community Development (2015), Regional Development in Australia: Being Regional (2016), and Anthropology for Development, From Theory to Practice (2018).  She is a board member of the Council on Australia–Latin America Relations (COALAR), the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), and the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association, Inc. (ANZRSAI).


Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Bin Ismail (University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia)

MOHAMMAD Ismail is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan UMK) -The Entrepreneurial University in Malaysia. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing from Universiti Utara Malaysia in 2012. Currently, he is the Director for Centre of Entrepreneurship and Education Development (CEED), UMK Entrepreneurship Institute. He is also a faculty member of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business. His research interest includes Mobile Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Cooperative business sustainability and Entrepreneurship. He is also contributing as a reviewer of several academic journals. He has published many journal papers, conference articles, book chapters and has co-authored for several international refereed and index journals as well as sharing his research findings at numerous national and international conferences and seminars as keynote speaker, invited speaker as well as presenter. He is the main author of one of the best seller books in Malaysia, entitled Easy Approach to write a Research Proposal. He has more than 20 years experiences (10 years working in one of the leading Telecommunication Company in Malaysia and 14 years in academics/training). He is also a Certified Trainer by Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), Malaysia and Certified NLP Practitioner by ANLP Malaysia. Apart from that, he is an inspiring motivational speaker & trainer for entrepreneurship training in Malaysia with several agencies.


Assistant Professor Robiyanto, Ph.D. (Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia)

Robiyanto is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia. He earned the Ph.D. in finance from the Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia. Currently, he is pursuing his second Ph.D. in environmental science at Doctoral Program in Environmental Science, Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang, Indonesia. He has published many papers in international journals including Jurnal Pengurusan (UKM Journal of Management), International Journal of Business and Society, Business: Theory and Practice, Journal of International Studies, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business, Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, etc. He serves as a reviewer in some international journals such as IEEE Access, Journal of Economics Business and Management, Applied Economics, International Journal of Business and Society, International Journal of Applied Management Studies, International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, etc. He has more than 15 years experiences (12 years working in the biggest Industrial Gases Company in Indonesia and 4 years in academics/training).

He is hold the Investment Manager Representative license from the Indonesian Financial Service Authority and currently serves as the Investment Director at Satya Wacana Pension Fund, Indonesia. His research interests are commodity market, financial market, corporate governance and behavioural finance.


Professor Dr. John C. Cary (Marist College, New York, United State of America)

My name is John Cary and I live in Orange County, NY near the Hudson River. My wife’s name is Susan Cary and we have three boys: Tyler, Ben, & Ryan Cary. I worked in NYC at Bear Sterns after graduate school and after a few finance and accounting positions, purchased my own franchise business (Unishippers) which I like to refer to as a classic “small entrepreneurial type” business in the transportation industry. I sold it and my physical building after 18 years as I was pursuing a full-time position at Marist College within the School of Management.

I have been at Marist for 7 years teaching (have taught) Finance, HR Mgt., Organizational Behavior, Intro to Business, Finance for Entrepreneurs, and MPA / MBA graduate courses. During that time, I was also an academic adviser and on the assessment committee. I taught Corporate Finance and Business Management for one year at SUNY New Paltz. I received my doctoral degree in August 2013 from St. John Fisher College and used my prior franchise business as the framework for my dissertation.

My research interests and publications to date include studies in Business Ethics, Cost Stickiness among middle managers, Entrepreneur Founders / Non-Founders intrinsic values in Western and Asian countries. Additionally, I studied the “Tipping Phenomena” in Florence, Italy during the summer of 2018, to look at those reasons for Tipping disparities between the USA and Italy in particular.

During my free time, I enjoy running, walking, hiking, and playing guitar. These last few years I switched over to the classical guitar and classical music (Bach, Beethoven, etc) which has been an interesting challenge, to say the least. I look forward to my speaking engagement at your annual conference.


Dr. Milind Mandlik (University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand)

Milind Mandlik (B. Pharmacy, M Comm., M Phil, PhD) is a Teaching Fellow in marketing, at the School of Marketing, University of Auckland Business School. He recently received his PhD from the University of Waikato (New Zealand). Being a student of biological sciences he understands and explores human behavior through physiological, sociological and psychological processes fascinated by the ever-changing intricacies of human behavior and its influence on consumption choices. His research takes a transdisciplinary approach focusing on issues of conscientious consumption behaviours, health outcomes and well-being.