Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to confirm and warmly welcome our Keynote Speaker for the EMAC 2021 Annual Conference:

"Marketing for Growth: Research Challenges and Opportunities" by Dominique M. Hanssens, UCLA Anderson School of Management, USA


The theme of this year’s EMAC conference is “Marketing for Growth.” While growth is almost always a key objective in marketing management, it is not necessarily an outcome or even a consideration of much of our research in marketing.  I will present opportunities for incorporating growth in our research, so that our work may gain relevance for the practice of marketing.

Dominique Hanssens is a Distinguished Research Professor of Marketing at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. He has served as the school’s faculty chair, associate dean, and marketing area chair. From 2005 to 2007 he served as executive director of the Marketing Science Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Hanssens studied econometrics at the University of Antwerp in his native Belgium. He then obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in marketing from Purdue University. His research focuses on strategic marketing problems, in particular marketing productivity, to which he applies his expertise in data-analytic methods such as econometrics and time-series analysis. Hanssens serves or has served as an area editor for Marketing Science and an associate editor for Management Science and the Journal of Marketing Research. His papers have appeared in the leading academic and professional journals in marketing, economics and statistics. Five of these articles have won Best Paper awards, in Marketing Science (1995, 2001, 2002), Journal of Marketing Research (1999, 2007) and Journal of Marketing (2010), and eight were award finalists. The second edition of his book with Leonard Parsons and Randall Schultz, titled Market Response Models, was published by Kluwer in 2001 and translated in Chinese by Shanghai People’s Publishing House in 2003.

Hanssens has won distinguished teaching awards in the UCLA MBA and Executive MBA programs. In 2003 he was awarded the UCLA Anderson Neidorf “Decade” Teaching Award; in 2007 he was the recipient of the Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Marketing Association; in 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science; in 2013 he received the AMA Mahajan Award for Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research; and in 2015 he received the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Buck Weaver Award.   

Hanssens’ consulting experience covers strategic marketing problems such as allocating marketing resources, assessing long-term marketing effectiveness and growing customer and brand equity. His approach emphasizes market-response modeling on sophisticated customer and marketing databases. He has conducted assignments for Agilent Technologies, British Telecom, Disney, Google, Hewlett Packard, Hughes, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel Toys, Mercedes, Microsoft, Schwab and Wells Fargo, among others. He is a founding partner of MarketShare, a global marketing analytics firm headquartered in Los Angeles.

The 50th edition of the European Marketing Academy EMAC Conference has ended successfully!

This edition is certainly special not only because it is the 50th anniversary of this prestigious academic conference, but also its first ever online edition! 

We would like to thank ESIC Business & Marketing School for going to great lengths to organize and host it. It has been undoubtedly a great success.