Keynote Speakers




Professor Gary Monroe
University of New South Wales, Australia

Editor-in-Chief for Accounting and Finance [ABDC rank A]

Professor Gary Monroe is an internationally renowned researcher in auditing with an emphasis on audit judgment and the economics of auditing. His main research area of interest is auditing, but he also conducts research in CSR, banking and finance, financial accounting, business ethics and management accounting. With respect to research methods, Gary has published papers using archival, experimental, survey and qualitative research methods. He has published articles in: AAuditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting,Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, The British Accounting Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Abacus, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Accounting and Finance, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, The International Journal of Accounting, International Journal of Auditing, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Australian Accounting Review, Accounting Education, International Journal of Business Studies, Accounting Research Journal.

He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Accounting and Finance [ABDC rank A]. He was also an editor for Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory [ABDC rank A*] from 2016 - 2020 and the Finance Section Editor for the Journal of Business Ethics [ABDC rank A / FT50] from 2011 - 2015. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of international journals.
He was Chair of the Accounting Panel for the Australian Business Deans Council 2019 Journal Quality List Review.
He has received awards for his research and teaching awards for his undergraduate teaching and PhD supervision.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the accounting academic profession in Australia, he was made a Life Member of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand in 2013.





Distinguished Prof. Piyush Sharma

Curtin University, Australia

 Top 0.2% researchers in the world


Professor Piyush Sharma serves as John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He is ranked among the top 0.2% researchers in the world across all fields of research, top 60 business researchers in the global P-rankings based on publications in ABDC journals since 2013 and top 90 business researchers in ranking based on D-index. He was also recognised as the only Rising Star from marketing area among Australia’s Top 40 researchers across all disciplines in 2019. He currently serves as a member of the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts (2022-2024) and Associate Editor (Marketing and International Business) for Journal of Business Research. He has also served as Regional Editor (Asia) for Journal of Knowledge Management, Senior Editor (Marketing) for International Journal of Emerging Markets, Co-Editor of Marketing Intelligence & Planning and Associate Editor for Journal of Services Marketing in the past. He is also a member of the editorial boards of top journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Industrial Marketing Management and European Journal of Marketing, among others.

Professor Sharma is a multi-disciplinary researcher covering services marketing, international business, cross-cultural consumer behaviour, self-regulation, branding and marketing strategy, marketing-finance interface, and emerging digital technologies, among others. He has published 130 articles in top international journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Marketing (all ABDC-A* ranked), Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Management, Psychology & Marketing, and other ABDC-A ranked journals. He has presented his work at more than 125 international conferences, delivered more than 60 keynote speeches and invited talks, and conducted dozens of research workshops around the world. He has also earned more than A$1.0 million in research income from diverse funding agencies and he advises many private, public and not-for-profit industry partners in community care, higher education, financial and healthcare services, and international business sectors, in Australia and overseas. He has also successfully supervised and continues to supervise 25 research students so far, besides mentoring many early and mid-career researchers in Australia and overseas.