Marek Wojtaszek, PhD

Assistant Professor of Humanities

University of Lodz, Poland

Fulbright Fellow ​

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL

 

​​Soumya Sivakumar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Director, BBA program 
Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia, USA
 

Deborah Froling
Partner

Arent Fox LLP

and Former President

National Association of Women Lawyers (2013-2014)

Preston Becker, PhD

Instructor- English, Writing, and Critical Thinking

English Department

Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington, DE

Sebastien Houde, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 

Dr. Naomi Abrams

Chief Ergonomics Officer

Worksite Health and Safety Consultants, LLC and President- Women Business Owners of Montgomery County, MD 

Michael Radkowsky, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

20 Years Experience Helping People Grow Stronger in Difficult Times, Create Strong Relationship, and Fulfilling Lives

​​​​​Larrie D. Ferreiro, PhD
Director of Research 
Defense Acquisition University & Award-Winning Author of Ships and Science.
 


Carolin Goerzig, PhD
Head of Research Group  "How Terrorists Learn"
Max Planck Society

​Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


Dr. Richard Kohn 

Professor of Animal Science University of Maryland

College Park, MD 


Peter Aiken, PhD
Associate Professor
​​Virginia Commonwealth University & Founding Director  
Data Blueprint/Institute for Data Research 


Felena Hanson
Founder
Hera Hub, an innovative and space- inspired shared work space for female entrepreneurs
San Diego, CA

Randy Komenski, CPA 
Director Clinical Transformation
& Business Operations
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
Baltimore, MD


Dr. Lorenzo Cherubini

Professor                      

Faculty of Education

Brock University

Hamilton, Canada 


Dr. Mansur Hasib, CISSP, PMP, CPHIMS

Global Speaker and Cybersecurity Faculty

UMBC, Baltimore, MD

Thomas Gulledge, PhD 
President
Enterprise Integration, Inc. &
Professor Emeritus 
George Mason University
Alexandria, VA 


Veronique Salze-Lozac'h
Chief Economist & Senior Director Economic Development
The Asian Foundation, 
Bangkok, Thailand

Jeffrey A. Finkle 
President & CEO
IEDC and 
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Charles Owen Verrill, Jr. 
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP  & 
Senior Lecturing Fellow

International Business Transactions
Duke University Law School

 

Advena World 2014 Most Outstanding Speakers 
CEOs, Business Leaders, Academics, Researchers, Experts, and Consultants from Various Industries

Hundreds of excellent speakers have spoken at our conferences and other great speakers are coming this year

​Victoria M. Grady, PhD
President & Principal Consultant
Pivot Point Business Solutions
Assistant Professorial Lecturer 
George Washington University

Washington DC

Ravi Chinta, PhD

University Research Chair 

University of Phoenix

Cincinnati, OH


Sergey Ivanov, PhD
Associate Professor of Management 
UDC
Washington, DC

Ovidiu Bujorean 
Senior Manager- Entrepreneurship
Innovation CRDF Global-The GIST Initiative & Chairman of the Board of Advisors - AIESEC

Arlington, VA 

Kelly Hadous
CEO and Founder

Win the Room™​

New York, NY


Charles Kestenbaum
President

B&K International Inc. &
Honorary Investment Counselor 
Pakistan Board of Investment
Washington, DC


Joseph P. Bailey, PhD
Research Associate Professor
& Quest Executive Director

Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD

Diane Cashin

President ​and CEO

True North Enterprise

​Washington, DC

Dr. Poonam Saxena
Vice Chancellor

National Law University

Jodhpur, India 

Eden Abrahams
Founder

Clear Path Executive Coaching

​New York, NY

Dr. Joseph T. DeRanieri
Assistant Professor
College of Health Sciences
University of Delaware

Newark, DE

List of Amazing Keynotes and Honorary Guest Speakers:

Glenn Freezman
Professional Speaker 

Convention Comedy Club Promoter 

Stand Up Comedian

Philadelphia, PA


Madelyn Blair, PhD
Founder 
Pelerei, Inc.
Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Facilitator, Designer and Coach of Learning Experiences

Younsung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Vaibhav Sinha, PhD
Assistant Professor of Practice

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Ohio state University

Columbus, OH

Angela Franco

President & CEO

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Washington DC

Marc P. Mealy
Vice President
US-ASEAN Business Council​

​Washington DC