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Attendees

450+

CEOs

300+

Companies

350+

Countries

40+

It’s a great opportunity to network, with a friendly atmosphere, ample time for networking, and a good list of attendees.

Keizo Tsutsui | Executive Officer

From the high-calibre keynote speakers sourced from across the globe, to its first-class social events packed with networking opportunities, this Miami conference is not to be missed.

James Gray | CEO

PPW is the perfect place to meet passionate people working on the same core business but with very different ideas and ways to develop them.

Denise Esteves | Operations Manager

About The Summit

Tuesday 20 June - Friday 23 June 2017

We’re about connecting and shaping the Online Classifieds industry on a global stage.

In 2017 on Miami’s South beach, we’re expecting 450+ C suite leaders from the Online Classifieds industry across Real Estate / Jobs / Auto/ Fashion / Personal / General Merchandise to join us across 3 days to share insight, network & socialise at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Our mission is to provide a platform for leaders of the Online Classifieds industry be they CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, investors or start-ups to meet & interact.

It’s all about the ‘Smartest Minds in Online Classifieds’ exploring a diverse range of trends from: artificial intelligence, disruptive business models to the threats and opportunities for the industry.

The conference will be curated by our founder Simon Baker, the former CEO of the REA Group, Chairman of the Mitula Group & Real Estate Investar and serial digital investor.  Watch this video where Simon describes his aspirations for the summit.

Be Part of History and Join Us!

For the first time, the entire online classifieds industry will come together at South Beach Miami to learn, network & enjoy amazing social event.

Join us if you want to learn more about the Online Classifieds industry of Tomorrow.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

We are gathering the world’s leading and most inspired thinkers from across the Online Classifieds Industry to inspire your organization and provide a deep understanding of the trends and ideas that will reshape and create the industry of tomorrow. It’s all about industry leader speaking direct to industry leader, sharing real insight.

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

  • Simon Baker

  • Chairman

  • propertyportalwatch.com

  • Simon Baker

  • Chairman

  • propertyportalwatch.com

  • Company
    Property Portal Watch
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Simon Baker is the founder of Property Portal Watch. Involved with property portals for 15 years, he’s a well-recognised expert and industry consultant. As former CEO/MD of the REA Group for 8 years, Simon led the group to its current market leading position. When he joined REA Group in 2001, it had $4m in revenues, $6m in losses and an $8m market cap. By 2008, the company presided over $155m in revenues, $35m in EBITDA and enjoyed a peak market cap of $1b. Simon is currently Chairman of the Mitula Group and Real Estate Investar and a serial portal founder and  investor.
  • Karim Goudiaby

  • GM Vivanuncios Mexico (Ebay Classifieds Group)

  • ebay.com

  • Karim Goudiaby

  • GM Vivanuncios Mexico (Ebay Classifieds Group)

  • ebay.com

  • Company
    eBay
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Ex- CEO of W3 Brands (Vivastreet, EasyRoommate), Karim is now the GM of Vivanuncios, Mexico’s second largest free classifieds website in Mexico. Born in France, but citizen of the world, Karim has a 10 year + experience developing vertical and horizontal marketplaces around the world.
  • Ariel Meyer

  • General Manager Emerging Markets

  • ebay.com

  • Ariel Meyer

  • General Manager Emerging Markets

  • ebay.com

  • Nicolás Tejerina

  • CEO

  • navent.com

  • Nicolás Tejerina

  • CEO

  • navent.com

  • Company
    Navent
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Nicolás Tejerina is CEO & Co- Founder of Navent, Latin America’s leading online realestate and jobs Classifieds Company. He previously worked for 10 years for the online Job portal Bumeran.com, the last 5 years as CEO. He was able to add value, through technology, to two key needs in the life of any person: look for a job and finding a house.  His business vision allowed him to get ahead with real estate using the same strategies he used before with jobs: attracted investors, regionalised the company that today has presence in 9 countries through 25 offices, employing 850 people, each of its brands is No. 1 or 2 in each country in which it operates. With 15 years of experience at the Internet industry, he assembled a world class management team that aims to turn Navent into the undisputed leader in Jobs and RE classifieds in Latin America. Before entering the world of Internet, Tejerina worked as a Business Consultant at Price Waterhouse. He has a Bachelor Degree in International Relations form Torcuato Di Tella University.
  • Elaine Richards

  • Executive Vice President, Business Operations

  • cars.com

  • Elaine Richards

  • Executive Vice President, Business Operations

  • cars.com

  • Company
    Cars.com
  • Company Website
  • Scott Pechstein

  • Vice President of Sales

  • autobytel.com

  • Scott Pechstein

  • Vice President of Sales

  • autobytel.com

  • Henrik Christensen

  • CEO

  • jobbsafari.se

  • Henrik Christensen

  • CEO

  • jobbsafari.se

  • Lucas Vargas

  • CEO

  • vivareal.com.br

  • Lucas Vargas

  • CEO

  • vivareal.com.br

  • Company
    VivaReal
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Lucas Vargas is the CEO of VivaReal since June 2016. He joined VivaReal in 2012 as VP of Sales, focused on spearheading the company’s expansion into new territories across Brazil and driving revenue. Over time the scope of his responsibilities expanded to other areas of the business and in the end of 2015  he was promoted to COO. Prior to VivaReal, Lucas was co-CEO of Groupon Brazil, where he was also responsible for managing the sales organisation, over 300 people in 50 cities. Before Groupon, Lucas worked at Bain & Company as a consultant, at Santander Bank as an M&A Specialist, and at PwC Mexico as an auditor. Lucas completed his MBA at Harvard. He holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He also graduated from the Military Engineering Institute (IME) where he studied Telecommunication Engineering. See Lucas in action at the recent Property Portal Watch Conference in Madrid in Sep 2016
  • Charles Pittar

  • CEO

  • Juwai.com

  • Charles Pittar

  • CEO

  • Juwai.com

  • Company
    Juwai.com
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Charles Pittar is CEO and former COO of Juwai.com, the No. 1 Chinese international real estate website, with more than 2 million users every month looking at real estate listings from 89 countries. Prior to Juwai.com, he was Asia COO for Macquarie Bank. He has spent the past 12 years in Greater China, working at both Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. Charles worked for ONYX Software, a startup software vendor that successfully listed in 2000, as the MD for Australasia. Charles began his career at Microsoft, establishing the company’s operations throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa/Middle East.
  • Georg Chmiel

  • Leading Portal CEO

  • iproperty-group.com

  • Georg Chmiel

  • Leading Portal CEO

  • iproperty-group.com

  • Company
    Formerly of iProperty Group (SE Asia)
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Executive with strong background in growth companies and the capital market with special focus on real estate groups, online and media companies.
  • Maria Seredina

  • Senior Manager, Corporate Development

  • zillowgroup.com

  • Maria Seredina

  • Senior Manager, Corporate Development

  • zillowgroup.com

  • Company
    Zillow
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Maria Seredina runs corporate development for Zillow Group [NASDAQ: $Z, $ZG]. In her role, she is responsible for analysis and execution of acquisition, investment and strategic partnership opportunities for the company’s portfolio of B2C and B2B brands. Prior to joining Zillow in 2013, Maria spent over 4 years in Internet equity research, most recently at Goldman Sachs. Maria graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Gabriel Gruber

  • CEO

  • properati.com

  • Gabriel Gruber

  • CEO

  • properati.com

  • David González Castro

  • Founder

  • redarbor.net

  • David González Castro

  • Founder

  • redarbor.net

  • Marco Marlia

  • CEO & Co-Founder

  • motork.co.uk

  • Marco Marlia

  • CEO & Co-Founder

  • motork.co.uk

  • Felix Wetzel

  • Managing Director

  • zyxassociates.com

  • Felix Wetzel

  • Managing Director

  • zyxassociates.com

  • Company
    zyx associates
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Previously CMO with companies such as Jobsite, Jobrapido, Evenbase, carwow and known Recruitment Market Analyst and Advisor to several HRTech companies.
  • Sudhir Pai

  • CEO

  • magicbricks.com

  • Sudhir Pai

  • CEO

  • magicbricks.com

  • Company
    Magicbricks.com
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Sudhir is the CEO of Magicbricks.com. He has 16 years of multi-industry management experience across Internet, Consumer Goods, Banking & Medical Electronics.  He has spent 11 years at the Times of India Group, of which the last 6 years have been in leading Magicbricks.com. Under his leadership, Magicbricks has developed cutting edge products and solutions which solve deep rooted problems for all stakeholders in the real estate sector. He has been instrumental in scaling up Magicbricks and taking it up to a clear leadership position within the hotly contested online real estate portal segment in India. Sudhir is an avid reader, trekker and is passionate about new products and emerging business models in the consumer internet space.
  • Mariano Nejamkis

  • General Manager of Transactional Services

  • elcomercio.pe/

  • Mariano Nejamkis

  • General Manager of Transactional Services

  • elcomercio.pe/

  • Ian Whittaker

  • Head of European Media Research

  • liberum.com

  • Ian Whittaker

  • Head of European Media Research

  • liberum.com

  • Company
    Liberum Capital Limited
  • Company Website
  • Deren Baker

  • CEO

  • jumpshot.com

  • Deren Baker

  • CEO

  • jumpshot.com

  • Company
    Jumpshot
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Deren joined Jumpshot as the company’s CEO from Switchfly where he served as Chief Operating Officer, running the Product, Professional Services, Account Management and Analytics departments. Prior to Switchfly, Deren was VP of Product at EzRez, after holding senior roles at Travelocity. Deren received his MBA from Duke University and his bachelor’s degree in American History and English from Vanderbilt University. When he’s out of the office, Deren balances the fine line between spending time with his two young daughters, rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs and obsessing over Crossfit data.
  • Luis Castanheira

  • Co-Founder & CEO

  • boatodyssey.com

  • Luis Castanheira

  • Co-Founder & CEO

  • boatodyssey.com

  • Marc Lesnick

  • President

  • internetdatingconference.com

  • Marc Lesnick

  • President

  • internetdatingconference.com

  • Company
    iDate
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Marc Lesnick is the organizer of both real and digital events for various industries. Mentioned in The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Barrons Magazine, BBC, National Public Radio, Business Week Magazine, Time Magazine as well as others. Mr. Lesnick is the President of Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. He speaks at numerous conventions and is also an expert on virtual events. Mr. Lesnick also runs Utail.com, a viral marketing tool for eCommerce sites.
  • Mark Brooks

  • CEO

  • courtlandbrooks.com

  • Mark Brooks

  • CEO

  • courtlandbrooks.com

  • Javier Etxebeste

  • Co-Founder

  • daybat.io

  • Javier Etxebeste

  • Co-Founder

  • daybat.io

  • Company
    Daybat Ltd
  • Company Website

Conference Themes

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Exploring the potential of the latest mega trend in Virtual & Augmented Reality across the portal industry

Social Media - friend or foe

Social media channels like Facebook are setting up marketplaces. What’s the impact for portals – friend or foe?

Emerging Markets

Asia, Africa & LATAM are young markets – hear about the opportunities & challenges of playing in these markets

Disruption

New business models are now challenging the market incumbents. So what does the portal industry of tomorrow look like?

Big Data

Get beyond the buzz word & learn about how portals are creating better customer experiences via Big Data

Capital Raising

Learn about the key techniques from investors on how to do a successful multi-million $ raise

Customer Experience

In an increasingly commoditised world, customer experience & good design is a real opportunity to win in your market

Bots & Live Chat

Bots & Live Chat applications which leverage AI are driving real customer value. Hear about successful deployments in the portal industry

The Summit Experience

We’re bringing together the Global Online Classifieds Industry:
Property / Jobs / Auto / Fashion / Personal / General Merchandise

Who’s coming:
CEO / Executives / Start Ups / Investors / Industry Suppliers

The Summit Experience:
Keynotes / Round-tables / Workshops / Masterclasses / Start Up Pitch Club / Networking / Social Events

Themes for 2017:
VR & AR / Social Media – friend or foe / Emerging Markets Opportunities / Disrupting the Disruptors / Big Data / Capital Raising / Customer Experience

Be Part of History:
For the first time, the entire online classifieds industry will come together at South Beach Miami to learn, contribute & network.

JOIN US!

 

Companies Attending

True innovation comes from ideas outside of this ‘thought container’ we have all put ourselves in.

Stephen Chip, Foreclosure.com

We aim to provide users a wealth of insight, sourced collaboratively

Venue and Location

With its iconic address among the pastel palette skyline of Miami Beach Art Deco District hotels, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach puts you in the heart of the chic urban landscape of one of the city’s most fabled neighbourhoods.