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Attendees

300+

CEOs

150+

Companies

200+

Countries

75+

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

This conference is the perfect place to meet passionate people working in the classifieds business but with very different ideas and ways to develop them.

Denise Esteves | Operations Manager

The Innovation Summit!

Wednesday June 21 - Friday June 23 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 + 300 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 summit theme is INNOVATION and we’ll hear from Global Leaders who are creating the Online Classifieds industry of Tomorrow.

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.

Network & Learn

Meet a network of Online Classifieds Leaders who can help you find new ideas, innovations and solve real business challenges.

Join us 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

  • mitulagroup.com

  • Simon Baker

  • Chairman

  • mitulagroup.com

  • Company
    Mitula Group
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Georg Chmiel

  • Chairman of iCar Asia

  • www.icarasia.com

  • Georg Chmiel

  • Chairman of iCar Asia

  • www.icarasia.com

  • Company
    iCarAsia
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    An executive with a strong background in growth companies and the capital market with particular focus on real estate groups, online portals and media companies.
  • Gabriel Gruber

  • CEO

  • properati.com

  • Gabriel Gruber

  • CEO

  • properati.com

  • David González Castro

  • Founder

  • redarbor.net

  • David González Castro

  • Founder

  • redarbor.net

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Company
    Courtland Brooks & OnlinePersonalsWatch.com
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Mark runs the Courtland Brooks agency which is a team of world-class Internet dating marketing professionals.  They provide marketing, strategy, PR and business development services. Mark’s been immersed in the business of Internet dating since 1998 and run the daily news service OnlinePersonalsWatch.com.  He’s been quoted by top media (see http://goo.gl/0pBWqn) and keynoted at over 40 of the Internet Dating business conferences since 2004.
  • Javier Etxebeste

  • Co-Founder

  • daybat.io

  • Javier Etxebeste

  • Co-Founder

  • daybat.io

  • Company
    Daybat Ltd
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Digital Classifieds Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor and Advisor, Javier is the founder and former CEO of Nestoria (acquired by Mitula group) and has worked for Yahoo!, Pepsi, Bain&Co and P&G among others. With a demonstrated history in the internet industry and more specifically in online real estate, Javier is a key player in the digital classifieds ecosystem as well as an investor in startups in digital classifieds. Javier is currently the Co-founder of Daybat, providing companies in the digital classifieds sector key metrics to improve its operations. His role as advisor encompasses start-ups, big data companies and digital classified assets class equity analyst and investors.
  • Will Evans

  • Chief Design Officer

  • semanticfoundry.com/

  • Will Evans

  • Chief Design Officer

  • semanticfoundry.com/

  • Company
    PraxisFlow
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Will Evans explores the convergence of practice and theory using Lean Systems, Design Thinking, Theory of Constraints, and Service Design with global enterprises from NYC to Berlin to Singapore. As Chief Design Officer, he works with a select group of clients undergoing Lean and Agile transformations across the entire organization. Will earned his Jonah® from AGI, and serves on the Board of Advisors for Rutgers CX (Customer Experience) Program. Formerly, he was Design Thinker-In-Residence at NYU Stern. Will was previously the Chief Design Officer at PraxisFlow. Before that, he served as Managing Director of TLCLabs, the world’s leading Lean Design Innovation consultancy where he brought LeanUX, Lean and Kanban to large media, finance, and healthcare companies. Before TLC, he led experience design and research for TheLadders in New York City. He has over 15 years industry experience in design innovation, user experience strategy and research. His roles include directing UX for social network analytics & terrorism modeling at AIR Worldwide, UX Architect for social media site Gather.com, and UX Architect for travel search engine Kayak.com. He worked at Lotus/IBM where he was the senior information architect, and for Curl – a DARPA-funded MIT project when he was at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. He lives in New York, NY, and drinks far too much coffee. He Founded and Co-Chaired the LeanUXNYC conference, Founded the AgileUX NYC conference, and was also the User Experience track chair for the Agile 2013/2014 conferences.
  • David Stephenson

  • Chief Data Scientist

  • dsianalytics.com

  • David Stephenson

  • Chief Data Scientist

  • dsianalytics.com

  • Company
    DSI Analytics
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    David Stephenson was previously Head of Global Analytics for eBay Classifieds and for the past three years has worked as an independent consultant in the field of data science and big data analytics.  He works alongside regional and global online companies as they develop their BI and data science programs.   He recently concluded an extensive engagement for a rapidly growing subsidiary of Axel Springer operating in the online classifieds space.  David completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University and was subsequently Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching applied analytics to graduate students in the engineering and Wharton business schools.
  • Rami Essaid

  • CEO

  • distilnetworks.com

  • Rami Essaid

  • CEO

  • distilnetworks.com

  • Company
    Distil Networks
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Rami Essaid is the CEO and Co-founder of Distil Networks, the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users. With over 14 years in telecommunications, network security, and cloud infrastructure management, Rami continues to advise enterprise companies around the world, helping them embrace the cloud to improve their scalability and reliability while maintaining a high level of security.
  • Jason Wyatt

  • Managing Director and Founder

  • marketplacer.com

  • Jason Wyatt

  • Managing Director and Founder

  • marketplacer.com

  • Company
    Marketplacer
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Marketplacer is the world’s leading marketplace software platform.
  • André Weber

  • Managing Partner

  • simon-kucher.com

  • André Weber

  • Managing Partner

  • simon-kucher.com

  • Mathias Ockenfels

  • Principal

  • pointninecap.com

  • Mathias Ockenfels

  • Principal

  • pointninecap.com

  • Company
    Point Nine Capital
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Mathias is a Principal at Berlin-based Venture Capital Firm Point Nine Capital and covers all things “marketplaces”. And that’s no coincidence: Before joining Point Nine, Mathias worked at Naspers, previously the parent company of online auction and classifieds platform Ricardo, where he was heading the M&A department. He started his career as an Investment Manager at Zurich-based Mountain Partners Group.
  • Jeremy Francis

  • Chief Operating Officer

  • marketplacer.com

  • Jeremy Francis

  • Chief Operating Officer

  • marketplacer.com

  • Diego Sanson

  • VP International BD

  • cargurus.com

  • Diego Sanson

  • VP International BD

  • cargurus.com

  • Company
    Car Gurus
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    In his role as Vice President, International Business Development, Diego is responsible for CarGurus’ global expansion, including strategy, business development and day-to-day country business operations.  In 2015, he led the company’s successful expansion to Canada and the UK.  Diego is currently leading the development of CarGurus Germany in 2017. Prior to joining CarGurus, Diego served as Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets at TMP, a global digital recruiting company, where he was responsible for TMP’s financial planning and business operations in emerging international markets. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of International Sales for Monster.com based in Latin America.  Diego has lived and traveled extensively around the world, and he is a native bi-lingual English/Spanish speaker, with fluency in Portuguese. Diego holds a BA from Boston College and MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management. Among his many professional awards for sales and leadership, he was named to the Boston Business Journal’s  “20 On The Move” List, recognizing Hispanic business leaders making a profound difference in their business community.
  • Fernando Miranda

  • CEO

  • webmotors.com.br

  • Fernando Miranda

  • CEO

  • webmotors.com.br

  • Company
    Webmotors
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Fernando Miranda, currently the CEO of Webmotors, the leading classified automotive business in Brazil, has over 20 years of experience between financial institutions and digital sectors. Prior to Webmotors, Fernando led the Retail of Banco Original, the first Digital Bank in Brazil. Prior to that, Fernando lived 9 years in Sweden, as a CEO of a digital bank in Northern Europe. Fernando served in several boards of digital start ups in Brazil, Europe, America and Africa and was also a speaker in several conferences. Fernando holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo and an executive program on Harvard Business School.
  • Erik Backer

  • CEO

  • portal.chat

  • Erik Backer

  • CEO

  • portal.chat

  • Company
    Portal.Chat
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Erik is one of the founders and CEO of Portal.chat. Involved with Live Chat for almost 10 years. Previously he worked as a CEO in the internet marketing industry where he managed a sales team of 150 employees. During this time he developed himself as a conversion specialist where he discovered Live Chat as a very powerful tool to gain inquiries. Before he entered the online world Erik was regional manager for Würth California in the Bay Area after he worked for this German company in The Netherlands as a regional manager.
  • Audrey Melnik

  • Partner

  • funnelventures.com

  • Audrey Melnik

  • Partner

  • funnelventures.com

  • Company
    Funnel Ventures
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Audrey is a serial entrepreneur and startup founder from Australia. With 20 years of experience, she has spent 6 of those years living and working in the United States, in San Francisco and New York across startups, corporates and government. As an expert in the online space, she’s been pushing product and technical innovation across Media, Telcos, Finance and Startups since 1997. Her experience and skills span from Strategy through to Implementation roles in a number of domains. Audrey first got the startup bug after helping Australian startup LinkMe go from concept to exit within 6 months. In 2011 she moved to Tel Aviv to build her first startup and then returned to Australia to launch it in the US, receiving 115,000 unique visitors in the first 6 weeks. She then moved to San Francisco to continue working on WotWentWrong. In 2013 she launch her second startup, ZootRock and in 2014 was accepted to the 500 Startups accelerator program. Audrey is now taking her learnings from all these experiences and leveraging the strong relationships she has built in Silicon Valley to help foreign startups enter the US market, via her latest venture, Funnel Ventures.
  • Nick Kljaic

  • Co-Founder & CEO

  • apartmentocean.com

  • Nick Kljaic

  • Co-Founder & CEO

  • apartmentocean.com

  • Company
    Apartment Ocean
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    As co-founder and CEO of Apartment Ocean, Nick oversees the strategy and business development. He has been involved in the real estate tech for many years, working with real estate companies to improve the communication with their customers and to make the process of buying/renting properties more efficient. Previously working in the finance industry, Nick uses his understanding of business and skills in team building and leadership to grow and develop the company and establish strategies for its success.  Passionate about real estate and technology, he is always looking to connect with real estate professionals.
  • Matthew Moore

  • President, Americas

  • juwai.com

  • Matthew Moore

  • President, Americas

  • juwai.com

  • Company
    Juwai
  • Company Website
  • Bio
    Matthew Moore, Juwai.com’s President of the Americas, has also served as a venture partner for a VC firm and made private angel investments in online real estate. He ran all sales and trade marketing teams for Realtor.com, Top Producer and Move properties in a prior role. And he has founded and run multiple sales, marketing and business development organizations for NASDAQ-traded Internet service and software companies, including Netscape Communications and WebMD.
  • Gonzalo del Pozo

  • CEO

  • mitula.com

  • Gonzalo del Pozo

  • CEO

  • mitula.com

  • Company
    Mitula Group - (Spain)
  • Company Website
  • Paul Hauff Hvattum

  • Director General

  • www.segundamano.mx/

  • Paul Hauff Hvattum

  • Director General

  • www.segundamano.mx/

  • Roman Bach

  • CEO

  • www.jamesedition.com

  • Roman Bach

  • CEO

  • www.jamesedition.com

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

Mobile vs apps

Are apps an industry disruptor or a complement to our existing businesses. Will changes in technology make this debate irrelevant?

Horizontal vs vertical

How is this ongoing battle for customers and audience playing out around the world and what does it mean for you

AI & Machine learning

AI and machine learning are the new mobile – we take a look at technologies and how they can be applied

Pricing

Learn how to take a strategic approach to pricing to grow revenues and increase retention

Micro-services

Discover more about this approach to development how it can help you to scale and stop reinventing the wheel

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

Network & Learn

The only conference of it’s kind for Online Classifieds Leaders like me

Meet a network of Online Classifieds Leaders that can help you

The place to engage Online Classifieds Peers for new ideas, innovations and how to solve real business challenges

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!

 

Conference Agenda

Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Arrival Tea & Coffee provided
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mitula Group
Simon Baker
Mitula Group

Simon Baker Classifieds MasterClass

Join Simon Baker world renowned online classifieds thought leader, investor & entrepreneur teach and share the A-Z of building a successful online classifieds business. Simon will bring to life the tactics he used to take the REA Group from the garage to a $1b business.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Will Evans
PraxisFlow

Design Thinking + Lean Start Up Bootcamp for Classifieds

Learn the popular method and techniques from the Design Thinking & Lean Start Up movement and how they can be applied to the online classifieds industry
Time
08:30 - 09:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Registration

Arrival Tea & Coffee provided
Time
09:00 - 17:00
Company
Mitula
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Simon Baker Classifieds MasterClass

Join Simon Baker world renowned online classifieds thought leader, investor & entrepreneur teach and share the A-Z of building a successful online classifieds business. Simon will bring to life the tactics he used to take the REA Group from the garage to a $1b business.
Time
09:00 - 17:00
Company
Speakers
Will Evans
Topic & Overview

Design Thinking + Lean Start Up Bootcamp for Classifieds

Learn the popular method and techniques from the Design Thinking & Lean Start Up movement and how they can be applied to the online classifieds industry
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Registration

Arrival Tea & Coffee provided
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sponsor Exhibit Hall Open

Discover the exceptional products and services our sponsors have to offer the Online Classifieds Industry.
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Mitula Group
Simon Baker
Mitula Group

Welcome

Welcome to Global Online Classifieds summit
1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

Keynote Speaker: Horizontal Classifieds

Horizontal Classifieds once the poor relation in newspapers now huge marketplaces we look at the forces shaping classifieds, the path to monetisation and the impact of technology.
2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Red Arbor
David González Castro
Red Arbor

Keynote Speaker: Jobs

Jobs classifieds is moving beyond just being a jobs board. So what does the future look like for the jobs classifieds industry? Hear from our industry expert how online jobs classifieds are innovating to create greater customer engagement
2:25 pm - 2:45 pm Webmotors
Fernando Miranda
Webmotors

Keynote Speaker: The transformation of Auto car buying with technology

Auto car buying is about to be transformed by technology. Fernando discusses the cultural change required within a business, in order to adapt.
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm VivaReal
Lucas Vargas
VivaReal

Keynote Speaker: Property and their Unicorns

With a Unicorn in the form of OpenDoor and challengers to the Real Estate Agency model competition is heating up. We take a look at what's in store for property portals.
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm Mitula Group
Gonzalo del Pozo
Mitula Group - (Spain)

Innovation in aggregation and business models

How are aggregators innovating, what new business models are being created?
3:25 pm - 3:30 pm

IOVOX Spotlight

Hear about the latest innovations for IOVOX from CEO, Ryan Gallagher
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Afternoon Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
4:15 pm - 4:35 pm Courtland Brooks
Mark Brooks
Courtland Brooks & OnlinePersonalsWatch.com

Dating - does it demonstrate the evolution of classifieds?

Does dating show the evolution of classifieds? Going well beyond search and discovery to finding the perfect match.
4:35 pm - 4:55 pm Marketplacer
Jeremy Francis
Marketplacer

Classifieds Analyst Perspectives

Hear from a leading analyst on what drives your valuation & stock price
4:55 pm - 5:15 pm Boat Odyssey
Luis Castanheira
Boat Odyssey

Keynote Speaker: Boats in online classifieds

More information to come
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Are Classifieds the new dinosaurs?

Panel Session
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Mitula Group
Simon Baker
Mitula Group

Simon Baker Wrap Up

Closing thoughts for Day 1
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drinks in the Exhibition Lounge

Time to network at the Ritz-Carlton
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dinner with Strangers

Head out for an intimate dinner with your global colleagues. The team at Global Online Classifieds will organise for our delegates a group dinner whereby you have a fabulous meal with your global colleagues. This is a great way to network & make new connections in an informal setting
Time
12:30 - 13:30
Company
Topic & Overview

Registration

Arrival Tea & Coffee provided
Time
12:30 - 19:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Sponsor Exhibit Hall Open

Discover the exceptional products and services our sponsors have to offer the Online Classifieds Industry.
Time
13:30 - 13:45
Company
Mitula
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Welcome

Welcome to Global Online Classifieds summit
Time
13:45 - 14:05
Company
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: Horizontal Classifieds

Horizontal Classifieds once the poor relation in newspapers now huge marketplaces we look at the forces shaping classifieds, the path to monetisation and the impact of technology.
Time
14:05 - 14:25
Company
Red
Speakers
David González Castro
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: Jobs

Jobs classifieds is moving beyond just being a jobs board. So what does the future look like for the jobs classifieds industry? Hear from our industry expert how online jobs classifieds are innovating to create greater customer engagement
Time
14:25 - 14:45
Company
Webmotors
Speakers
Fernando Miranda
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: The transformation of Auto car buying with technology

Auto car buying is about to be transformed by technology. Fernando discusses the cultural change required within a business, in order to adapt.
Time
14:45 - 15:05
Company
VivaReal
Speakers
Lucas Vargas
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: Property and their Unicorns

With a Unicorn in the form of OpenDoor and challengers to the Real Estate Agency model competition is heating up. We take a look at what's in store for property portals.
Time
15:05 - 15:25
Company
Mitula
Speakers
Gonzalo del Pozo
Topic & Overview

Innovation in aggregation and business models

How are aggregators innovating, what new business models are being created?
Time
15:25 - 15:30
Company
Topic & Overview

IOVOX Spotlight

Hear about the latest innovations for IOVOX from CEO, Ryan Gallagher
Time
15:30 - 16:15
Company
Topic & Overview

Afternoon Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
Time
16:15 - 16:35
Company
Courtland
Speakers
Mark Brooks
Topic & Overview

Dating - does it demonstrate the evolution of classifieds?

Does dating show the evolution of classifieds? Going well beyond search and discovery to finding the perfect match.
Time
16:35 - 16:55
Company
Marketplacer
Speakers
Jeremy Francis
Topic & Overview

Classifieds Analyst Perspectives

Hear from a leading analyst on what drives your valuation & stock price
Time
16:55 - 17:15
Company
Boat
Speakers
Luis Castanheira
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: Boats in online classifieds

More information to come
Time
17:15 - 17:45
Company
Topic & Overview

Are Classifieds the new dinosaurs?

Panel Session
Time
17:45 - 18:00
Company
Mitula
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Simon Baker Wrap Up

Closing thoughts for Day 1
Time
18:00 - 19:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Drinks in the Exhibition Lounge

Time to network at the Ritz-Carlton
Time
19:00 - 22:30
Company
Topic & Overview

Dinner with Strangers

Head out for an intimate dinner with your global colleagues. The team at Global Online Classifieds will organise for our delegates a group dinner whereby you have a fabulous meal with your global colleagues. This is a great way to network & make new connections in an informal setting
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Arrival Tea & Coffee

Opportunity to caffeinate and network in the foyer
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sponsor Exhibit Hall Open

Discover the exceptional products and services our sponsors have to offer the Online Classifieds Industry.
9:00 am - 9:25 am https://www.cargurus.com/
Diego Sanson
Car Gurus

How do you take on a gigantic market leader?

Fireside Chat
Classifieds is a winner takes it all market, can any start-up compete hear the Cargurus story
9:25 am - 9:50 am iCar Asia
Georg Chmiel
iCarAsia

AI and Chatbots in Automotive & Property Classifieds

AI & Chatbots - hear how they are creating a better customer experience & delivering better leads to agents
9:50 am - 10:15 am

TBC

More information to come
10:15 am - 10:40 am Point Nine Capital
Mathias Ockenfels
Point Nine Capital

Saas Marketplaces

Providing Saas to commercial customers provides a sustainable advantage and drives revenues
10:40 am - 11:15 am

Morning Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
11:15 am - 11:40 am Simon-Kucher Partners
André Weber
Simon-Kucher

Pricing and Monetisation

Too often pricing is an afterthought, whereas it should be at the heart of business strategy. Learn from the world's leading pricing consultants on how to monetise your products and innovations effectively.
11:40 am - 12:05 pm Jumpshot
Deren Baker
Jumpshot

Keynote Speaker - Winning by understanding your customer's intent.

How well do you understand your audience? How can you use your data to drive revenues?
12:05 pm - 12:30 pm DSI Analytics
David Stephenson
DSI Analytics

Case Study - Big Data

Creating a competitive advantage via Big Data
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:05 pm Apartment Ocean
Nick Kljaic
Apartment Ocean

AI

More information to come
2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Marketplacer
Jason Wyatt
Marketplacer

Where should technology be making a difference? Is it a case of build or buy?

More information to come
2:25 pm - 2:45 pm Distil Networks
Rami Essaid
Distil Networks

Security and More

More information to come
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

TBC

More information to come
3:05 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pitch Club

Four amazing start ups pitch for funding to leading global investors. This is a shark tank like session where start ups pitch to investors & the audience for capital & feedback
5:00 pm - 5:25 pm LIberium Capital
Ian Whittaker
Liberum Capital Limited

Classifieds Analysts Perspectives

Hear from a leading analyst on what drives your valuation & stock price
5:25 pm - 5:55 pm
Nicolás Tejerina
Navent
Ariel Meyer
eBay

Industry Roundtable - Horizontal Vs Vertical

What is the winning strategy?
5:55 pm - 6:05 pm Mitula Group
Simon Baker
Mitula Group

Closing Thoughts for Day 2

Wrap up Day 2
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GALA EVENT

Join us Poolside for our Gala Social event at the Ritz-Carlton
Time
08:30 - 09:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Arrival Tea & Coffee

Opportunity to caffeinate and network in the foyer
Time
09:00 - 18:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Sponsor Exhibit Hall Open

Discover the exceptional products and services our sponsors have to offer the Online Classifieds Industry.
Time
09:00 - 09:25
Company
https://www.cargurus.com/
Speakers
Diego Sanson
Topic & Overview

How do you take on a gigantic market leader?

Fireside Chat
Classifieds is a winner takes it all market, can any start-up compete hear the Cargurus story
Time
09:25 - 09:50
Company
iCar
Speakers
Georg Chmiel
Topic & Overview

AI and Chatbots in Automotive & Property Classifieds

AI & Chatbots - hear how they are creating a better customer experience & delivering better leads to agents
Time
09:50 - 10:15
Company
Topic & Overview

TBC

More information to come
Time
10:15 - 10:40
Company
Point
Speakers
Mathias Ockenfels
Topic & Overview

Saas Marketplaces

Providing Saas to commercial customers provides a sustainable advantage and drives revenues
Time
10:40 - 11:15
Company
Topic & Overview

Morning Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
Time
11:15 - 11:40
Company
Simon-Kucher
Speakers
André Weber
Topic & Overview

Pricing and Monetisation

Too often pricing is an afterthought, whereas it should be at the heart of business strategy. Learn from the world's leading pricing consultants on how to monetise your products and innovations effectively.
Time
11:40 - 12:05
Company
Jumpshot
Speakers
Deren Baker
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker - Winning by understanding your customer's intent.

How well do you understand your audience? How can you use your data to drive revenues?
Time
12:05 - 12:30
Company
DSI
Speakers
David Stephenson
Topic & Overview

Case Study - Big Data

Creating a competitive advantage via Big Data
Lunch
Time: 12:05 - 12:30
Time
13:45 - 14:05
Company
Apartment
Speakers
Nick Kljaic
Topic & Overview

AI

More information to come
Time
14:05 - 14:25
Company
Marketplacer
Speakers
Jason Wyatt
Topic & Overview

Where should technology be making a difference? Is it a case of build or buy?

More information to come
Time
14:25 - 14:45
Company
Distil
Speakers
Rami Essaid
Topic & Overview

Security and More

More information to come
Time
14:45 - 15:05
Company
Topic & Overview

TBC

More information to come
Time
15:05 - 16:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Afternoon Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
Time
16:00 - 17:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Pitch Club

Four amazing start ups pitch for funding to leading global investors. This is a shark tank like session where start ups pitch to investors & the audience for capital & feedback
Time
17:00 - 17:25
Company
LIberium
Speakers
Ian Whittaker
Topic & Overview

Classifieds Analysts Perspectives

Hear from a leading analyst on what drives your valuation & stock price
Time
17:25 - 17:55
Company
Speakers
Nicolás Tejerina
Ariel Meyer
Topic & Overview

Industry Roundtable - Horizontal Vs Vertical

What is the winning strategy?
Time
17:55 - 18:05
Company
Mitula
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Closing Thoughts for Day 2

Wrap up Day 2
Time
19:00 - 22:00
Company
Topic & Overview

GALA EVENT

Join us Poolside for our Gala Social event at the Ritz-Carlton
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Arrival Tea & Coffee

Opportunity to caffeinate and network in the foyer
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sponsor Exhibit Hall Open

Discover the exceptional products and services our sponsors have to offer the Online Classifieds Industry.
9:00 am - 9:20 am Juwai
Matthew Moore
Juwai

Keynote Speaker: Property

More information to come
9:20 am - 9:40 am Ebay
Karim Goudiaby
eBay

Horizontal presentation

More information to come
9:40 am - 10:15 am
Gabriel Gruber
Properati
Mariano Nejamkis
El Comercio

Emerging Markets Panel

What will it take to win in Emerging Markets?
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Morning Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
11:00 am - 11:20 am Cars.com
Elaine Richards
Cars.com

Keynote Speaker: Create an experience that gets you in the digital fast lane

Online auto classifieds is a massive industry and crowded with competition. So how do you create an experience which gets you into the fast lane? Learn about the key tactics global brands are using to gain a competitive advantage
11:20 am - 11:40 am idate
Marc Lesnick
iDate

Keynote Speaker: Dating

More information to come
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Autobytel
Scott Pechstein
Autobytel Inc.

Emerging technologies that Engage, Convert and Sell

We take a look at how to use proven technologies to move the offline experience online where customers are doing their shopping today. The end result? More engagements, increased conversions, and accelerated sales
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Funnel Ventures
Audrey Melnik
Funnel Ventures

Engaging your customers for increased retention and upsell

Learn about the modern technologies marketplace startups are using to move fast and be agile that larger more established platforms can leverage as well. These technologies help teams optimize for increased retention and upsells, and enable structuring of systems and processes to help teams move faster whilst achieving goals of greater Customer Lifetime Value and Increased Revenue.
12:20 pm - 12:40 pm SimilarWeb

Classifieds Market Share

Who is winning, who is losing in traffic and app downloads
12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Mitula Group
Simon Baker
Mitula Group

Conference Wrap Up

Closing comments & thanks
Time
08:30 - 09:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Arrival Tea & Coffee

Opportunity to caffeinate and network in the foyer
Time
09:00 - 13:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Sponsor Exhibit Hall Open

Discover the exceptional products and services our sponsors have to offer the Online Classifieds Industry.
Time
09:00 - 09:20
Company
Juwai
Speakers
Matthew Moore
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: Property

More information to come
Time
09:20 - 09:40
Company
Ebay
Speakers
Karim Goudiaby
Topic & Overview

Horizontal presentation

More information to come
Time
09:40 - 10:15
Company
Speakers
Gabriel Gruber
Mariano Nejamkis
Topic & Overview

Emerging Markets Panel

What will it take to win in Emerging Markets?
Time
10:15 - 11:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Morning Tea

Opportunity to have some refreshments & network
Time
11:00 - 11:20
Company
Cars.com
Speakers
Elaine Richards
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: Create an experience that gets you in the digital fast lane

Online auto classifieds is a massive industry and crowded with competition. So how do you create an experience which gets you into the fast lane? Learn about the key tactics global brands are using to gain a competitive advantage
Time
11:20 - 11:40
Company
idate
Speakers
Marc Lesnick
Topic & Overview

Keynote Speaker: Dating

More information to come
Time
11:40 - 12:00
Company
Autobytel
Speakers
Scott Pechstein
Topic & Overview

Emerging technologies that Engage, Convert and Sell

We take a look at how to use proven technologies to move the offline experience online where customers are doing their shopping today. The end result? More engagements, increased conversions, and accelerated sales
Time
12:00 - 12:20
Company
Funnel
Speakers
Audrey Melnik
Topic & Overview

Engaging your customers for increased retention and upsell

Learn about the modern technologies marketplace startups are using to move fast and be agile that larger more established platforms can leverage as well. These technologies help teams optimize for increased retention and upsells, and enable structuring of systems and processes to help teams move faster whilst achieving goals of greater Customer Lifetime Value and Increased Revenue.
Time
12:20 - 12:40
Company
SimilarWeb
Topic & Overview

Classifieds Market Share

Who is winning, who is losing in traffic and app downloads
Time
12:40 - 13:00
Company
Mitula
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Conference Wrap Up

Closing comments & thanks

Master Classes

Date:Tue 20 June 2017
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm

SIMON BAKER’S BEST PRACTICE MASTER CLASS

Simon Baker, founder and Chairman of Property Portal Watch, former CEO of the REA Group and serial digital investor, looks at best practices in global consumer marketing, industry sales, product development, company structure and capital raising.

Learn how to:

  • Structure your business
  • Generate and drive leads
  • Glean approaches to marketing and building relationships
  • Get tips on what to do (and not to do) when capital raising

Objectives:

  • Accelerate online classifieds growth and minimuse wastage of time / money / effort
  • To challenge how you are currently approaching your business
  • To provide exposure on what others are doing around the world
  • Provide practical ‘how to’ steps that any classifieds site can implement tomorrow
  • To learn from each other

This is a hands on program where you learn the A-Z of building a best practice online portal from a global expert in an informal environment.

Whether you are from a mature, emerging or start-up business this is a great way learn first hand what’s required to be a successful portal leader.

Date:Tue 20 June 2017
Time:9:00am - 5:00pm

DESIGN THINKING AND LEAN STARTUP MASTER CLASS

Join Will Evans for a one-day, immersive workshop in Design Thinking and Lean Startup methodologies where you will learn strategies as well as practical skills in customer discovery, problem framing, collaborative design, as well as multi-hypothesis testing, prototyping and validating of digital solutions.

This workshop is great for anyone wanting a deep-dive into both Lean Startup and LeanUX and wondering how they might incorporate it into their online classifieds. Whether your current processes are more like Lean, Agile, Scrum, or Waterfall – you can benefit from this immersive, affordable, one day workshop.

Because of the collaborative, systems-based approach; this master class is useful for executives, strategists, product managers, engineers, and user experience designers. The master class guides participants through the evolution in product creations and iteration using a case study approach to explore unique problem spaces in service, organizational, and product design. The goal is to arrive at some solid design options while creating a shared understanding across the team. You will also learn the hands-on techniques to make attendees successful at introducing principles and strategies into their organization.

Learn about:

  • Customer Discovery
  • Problem Framing and Solution Design
  • Marketing, Metrics, and Measurement

 

Pitch Club

Date:Thu 22 June 2017
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm

Start-ups wanted to reshape the online classifieds industry!

Looking for investment? Need to raise capital? Want to get your business in front of global investors?

Pitch Club provides businesses operating within the online classifieds sector with unique opportunities to raise capital and access structured mentorship to accelerate their growth. The Global Online Classifieds Summit in Miami will bring together global investors & C-suite business leaders to evaluate the ideas of entrepreneurs, offering a high energy and highly interactive environment to support your strategic ambitions.

This launchpad makes Pitch Club in Miami a powerful opportunity for your business to get noticed by potential investors, partners and customers.

Accelerate your business. Apply now to participate in Pitch Club Miami! Applications close Friday, May 26 2017.

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Conference Sponsors

A very special thank you to our conference sponsors.
Gold Sponsor

mitulagroup.com

Mitula Group
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apimo.net

Apimo
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distilnetworks.com

Distil Networks
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portal.chat

Portal.chat
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marketplacer.com

Marketplacer
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enterprise.iovox.com

IOVOX
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restb.ai

RestB
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Bronze Sponsor

trovit.com

Trovit
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Bronze Sponsor

atinternet.com

AT Internet
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clarifai.com

Clarifai
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besedo.com

Besedo
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Conference Accommodation

Stay beach side, in true Miami style at our official Conference venue, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, and take advantage of the special discounted room rate, available to delegates of the Summit. What better way to be part of the action and network with other delegates than to stay on-site.

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

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