Dr. Talal Al-maghrabi (BSc, MBA, PhD, MCIM, AHEA)
With more than 25 years’ experience in USA and UK that provided me with a vast knowledge base and global network of business connections and working relationships. Dr. Almaghrabi is an entrepreneurial-minded and Pracademic with both commercial and academic active professional practitioners. Extensive experience in Expanding the Business Opportunity between UK and the GCC, Sport Marketing and Fan Engagement Technology, Understanding business and cultural knowledge of UK and GCC, Social Enterprise, University, College, and School Strategies. Dr. Almaghrabi is the winner of the UK Entrepreneur Alumni Award 2017. Dr. Almaghrabi is an interactive and networker with close relation with UK Embassy in Saudi and Saudi Embassy in UK, Saudi British Business Group, Arab British Chamber of Commerce, UK entrepreneurs and Universities business transformation units. Dr. Almaghrabi was the VP of the Executive Committee and Director of the Start-up Saudi Arabia Forum (4-6 Nov 2017), at Ritz Carlton Jeddah. He is the Chair of the Saudi-British Marketing and Management Association (SBMMA), CEO of the UK Marketing and Communication Academy (MarCom Academy) and Director of International Training and Development Academy (ITDA), UK. He worked with Saudi Arabian Airlines in the Marketing and Loyalty Department, Director of Career Centre in the College of Business Administration (CBA), and lecturer at Brunel university. He is a Chartered Marketer and an active member of the Saudi British Society, Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), Associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA), Member of Academy of Marketing (MAM), Member of British Academy of Management (BAM), and Member of the Saudi Journalists in UK. He holds a PhD in Marketing, e-commerce from Brunel University, UK, MBA in Marketing and Information System from Kent State University, USA, and BSc in Aeronautics from Saint Louis University, USA. Additionally, he holds Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Brunel University. He has been engaged in many publication and conferences journeys, which many of them were a successful story and experience on its own.
Prof. Charles Dennis
Prof. Charles Dennis is Associate Editor (Retailing) of the European Journal of Marketing; and Professor of Marketing and Retailing at Middlesex University (UK). Charles is a Chartered Marketer and has been elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing for helping to modernise the teaching of the discipline. Charles was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for improving the interactive student learning experience at Brunel University. Charles has published in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management and European Journal of Marketing. Books include Marketing the e-Business; the research monograph, e-Retailing; and research monograph Objects of Desire: Consumer Behaviour in Shopping Centre Choice. His research into shopping styles has received extensive coverage in the popular media including TV appearances with Sir Trevor McDonald OBE and Adrian Edmondson. Pure research into why people buy has led to applied research projects on both business and public funded research, making contributions to knowledge and impact of commercial value to the real world of business and the community, including for example, developing a new environmental psychology conceptual framework for shopper responses to retail atmospherics.