2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Property Portal Watch Conferences. The 25th Property Portal Watch Conference is being held in Bangkok from the 20th to 21st March.

This conference will bring together 250 C-Level managers from around the world to discuss the key issues facing online real estate classifieds and marketplaces industry.

The main theme of this year’s conference is “From Classifieds to Marketplaces – Capturing Value from the Transaction”. The industry is rapidly evolving where online classifieds sites are transitioning from advertising businesses to capturing value from the transaction. Some businesses, particularly in emerging markets, are implementing sales teams to close out property sales while others are offering finance and home relocation products.

At this conference you will hear from CEO’s sharing their real-life experiences in transitioning their businesses from advertising to transaction-based models.

AGENDA

KICK OFF

9:00 – 9:15  | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Overview of the 2 days of the conference and housekeeping

 

SESSION 1: From Classifieds to Marketplaces – The Evolution of the Online Real Estate Marketing Industry

9:15 – 9:45  | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Evolution of the Online Marketplaces Industry

This session looks at how this industry is inevitably changing as it looks to capture more value from transactions.  

 

9:45 – 10:10  | Georg Chmiel

Chairman, Juwai (China)

The Digital War of Platforms – How Marketplaces are Evolving

This presentation looks at the evolution of the marketplace platform from a uniquely Chinese perspective.  

 

10:10 – 10:35  | Gonzalo del Pozo

CEO, LIFULL CONNECT (Global)

LIFULL CONNECT – The Merger of Mitula and Trovit

This presentation looks at the challenges of bringing these businesses together and how Lifull Connect can work with marketplaces around the world to accelerate their businesses.

 

10:35 – 11:15 | Coffee and Tea provided in foyer  

SESSION 2: – Innovation – How Players Are Evolving Their Business Models

11:15 – 11:40  | Gilles Blanchard

Serial Entrepreneur and Investor, Zoof (France)

Usage vs Ownership: Impact on Property Marketplaces Over the Next 30 Years

How people view real estate is changing around the world. In emerging markets, the younger generation is looking for a small apartment to be independent from their family while in established markets, people are staying single for longer. These trends can have profound impact for marketplaces and the opportunities for them to participate in the transaction. This interview looks at these trends and how marketplaces around the world are adapting their business models to target the younger generation.

 

11:40 – 12:05  | Kian Moini

CEO, Lamudi (Germany)

Focusing on Where the Value Really Is

This session looks at how Lamudi developed its competitive advantage along strategically focusing on its key markets and evolving its business model.

 

12:05 – 12:30  | Matthew Campbell

CEO, DotProperty Group (Thailand)

Broke, Woke, Bespoke – Evolving to a Full-Service Real Estate Marketplace

This presentation looks at how the company is transforming its business model and the value this change has created for its customers.

 

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch & Free Time for Networking

 

14:00 – 14:25 | Malika Gadepalli

Director of Strategy, PropertyGuru Group (Singapore)

Building the property ‘Trust Platform’ in SEA

As online classifieds’ models move from advertising and closer to facilitating transactions, it is important that they increase the level of trust between themselves, their advertisers and the consumers. This presentation looks at how PropertyGuru is building this trust -based platform in the SE Asian market.

14:25 – 14:50 | Jamie Kruger

CEO, Homes.co.nz (New Zealand)

Using Innovation as a Weapon This interview looks at how homes.co.nz is approaching the market, the challenges it faces and the success it is having.

 

14:50 – 15:15  | Wee Siong Quek 

CEO and Co-Founder, Mhub.my (Malaysia)

Building End-to-End Transaction Services This presentation looks at how MHub is building this ecosystem and extracting value from the services they provide.

 

15:15 – 15:40 | Bobby Reddy

CEO, Housingman (India)

Connecting Buyers with Developers and Finance Providers

This interview looks at how they are rolling out this platform, the business model they use, and the success they are having.

 

15:40 – 16:20 | Networking Break – Coffee and Tea provided in foyer  

SESSION 3: Session 3 – Technology Showcase – New Technologies that are Driving Change in Online Marketplaces

16:20 – 16:40 | Peter Schravemade

Strategic Relationship Manager, BoxBrownie (Australia)

The “War” on Poor Property Marketing

In this presentation, Peter will share their learnings and discuss how aggregators are helping clients improve their imagery and the overall consumer experience. Peter will also discuss BoxBrownie’s view on the future of property marketing and what marketplaces can do to best position themselves in this evolving market.

 

16:40 – 17:00 | Nicolas Guillaud  & Tom O’Sullivan

CEO, Apimo (France)  | CEO, realestate.com.kh (Cambodia)

Case Study: How CRM is Helping Frontier Market Portals Get Closer to their Customers

This case study looks at how realestate.com.kh is rolling out the Apimo CRM and what impact it is having on the local market.

17:00 – 17:20 | Ryan Gallagher

CEO and Founder, IOVOX (United Kingdom)  

Call Tracking and Analysis – Creating Value While Reducing Costs

This presentation looks at how marketplaces are implementing call tracking and analysis technology and the results that they are receiving.    

 

17:20 – 17:50 | Sascha Krause & Alexander Hoffmann

Industry Head Classifieds, Google (Germany) | Industry Manager and Data Strategy Lead, Google (Germany)

Property Search in the Age of Assistance: How Mobile has Changed User Behavior and Expectations

In their presentation Sascha Krause and Alexander Hoffmann will share some insights into user behavior, examples how websites have successfully adapted to the new mobile user and give an outlook of what the future might look like.

 

17:50 – 18:00 | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Day 1 Wrap Up

 

20:00 | ONWARDS – Drinks

KICK OFF

8:50 – 9:00 | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Day 2 – Kick Off – Overview of day 2 and housekeeping

SESSION 4: BUILDING VALUE IN THE CHALLENGING EARLY STAGE / FRONTIER MARKETS

9:00 – 9:25 | Shaun di Gregorio

Founder and CEO, Frontier Digital Ventures

10 Things We’ve Learned Building Marketplaces in Frontier and Emerging Markets

This session looks at the key lessons that Frontier Digital Ventures challenges and opportunities frontier markets present in building marketplaces.

 

9:25 – 9:50 | Justin Sway

CEO & Chairman, ShweProperty.com and JobNet.com.mm (Myanmar)

Driving Transactions into a Sales Machine in Emerging Markets

This session looks at the key pivots and rapid rise of ShweProperty.com by driving transactions and other ancillary services into a highly professional hybrid sales organization. ShweProperty adopts a Property Portal 3.0 business model using technology and data science re-define an entire real estate market.

 

9:50 – 10:15 | Shahriar Hojabr

Founder & CEO, Shabesh (Iran)

The Iranian Market – Full of Promises and Challenges

This presentation looks at how Shabesh is tackling the unique challenges of the early stage Iranian market and creating value for its advertisers and its shareholders.

 

10:15 – 10:40 | Paul Trayman

COO, FazWaz (Thailand)

Making Money from the Transaction – The FazWaz Story

FazWaz has built a property portal business around efficiently and effectively converting leads they generate to transactions and in the process capturing the commission. They focus on the main Thailand markets of Phuket, Bangkok, Pattaya, Samui, Hua Hin, and Chiang Mai.

This interview looks at how FazWaz has built their business, the challenges they faced and where the business grows from here.

 

10:40 – 11:20 | Coffee and Tea provided in foyer

 

SESSION 5: – Pitch Club – Innovative Start Up Businesses Looking to Raise Capital and Change the World

11:20 – 12:40 | Pitch Club

Interview:

Ramon Ballesca

CEO, Hoppler (Thailand)

Guest Judges:

Gonzalo Ortiz Director, Tadium Investment Fund (Spain)

Rami Essaid Co-Founder and Chairman, Distil Networks (USA)

Companies Pitching:

Nidhesh Pillai – Hod.co

Jostein Aksnes – Property Flow

Francis Kaden-Corbo – Job Express

Jacopo Benedetti – Boom Image Studio

Tom Fraser – Hood

Bobby Reddy – Housingman

Listen to how one portal successfully raised over USD 1m following a presentation at the Pitch Club.
Then watch 6 innovative companies pitch their business for funding. Selected from a range of applicants, these businesses have interesting stories, strong potential and capable management teams.
Format:
Each company will present for 6 min on their business followed by a 6 min Q&A session from the judges.

12:40 – 14:00 | Lunch – Free Time for Networking

 

14:00 – 14:20  | Mark Lightfoot

Managing Director, Snow Only (Global) CEO, EMPG (Pakistan/Dubai)

Creating Value by Focusing on a Niche

This presentation/interview will look at how Mark and the team are building the business, the challenges they face and, most importantly, the success they are having.

 

14:20 – 14:40 | Slava Rodriquez

General Manager, James Edition (Global)

Focusing on the Luxury Segment

This interview looks at the luxury niche and how James Edition is exploring capturing value from the transaction.

 

14:40 – 15:00 | Nick Sertis & Matt Cahil

Managing Director, SignifiMedia (Australia) | Director, SignifiMedia (Australia)

Ad Automation – How Property Portals Can Increase their Revenues

This presentation looks at how one company is building a business around ad automation and syndication.

 

15:00 – 15:20 | Andrew Ryan

CEO, Blue Flag Ventures (Australia)

Using Marketplace Data to Provide Developers with Greater Insights

This presentation looks at how BigDatr is leveraging data marketplaces already have to create amazing insights that can help developers truly improve their businesses.

 

15:20 – 16:00 | Networking Break | Coffee and Tea provided in foyer  

 

SESSION 6: – How Leaders Think About Evolving Marketplaces

16:00 – 16:25 | Imran Ali Khan

CEO, EMPG (Pakistan/UAE/Bangladesh/Morocco)

Business Update – How EMPG Continues to Grow from Strength to Strength in its markets

This presentation looks at some of the latest innovations coming from this market leading company.

 

16:25 – 16:50 | Keizo Tsutsui

Managing Officer, Lifull Co (Japan)

Expanding into New Markets – How Lifull is Building on its Local Market Success

This interview looks at how Lifull thinks about expansion, the challenges it poses and the success they are having.

 

16:50 – 17:00 | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

 

Conference Wrap Up

20:00 | ONWARDS – Drinks

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Speakers

  • Simon Baker

    Founder & Executive Chairman

    (Global)

    Online Marketplaces

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  • Dr. Sascha Krause

    Industry Head Classifieds

    (Germany)

    Google

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  • Malika Gadepalli

    Singapore

    PROPERTY GURU

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  • Shaun di Gregorio

    CEO & Founder

    (Malaysia)

    Frontier Digital Ventures

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  • Georg Chmiel

    Chairman

    (China)

    Juwai.com

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  • GILLES BLANCHARD

    CHAIRMAN

    France

    Zoof

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  • JUSTIN SWAY

    CEO AND CHAIRMAN

    Myanmar

    Shwe Property

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  • Alexander Hoffman

    Industry Manager & Data Strategy Lead

    (Germany)

    Google

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  • Gonzalo del Pozo

    CEO

    Spain

    Lifull Connect

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  • SHAHRIAR HOJABR

    CEO AND FOUNDER

    Irán

    shabesh.com

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  • Kian Moini

    Co-Founder & CEO

    (Indonesia)

    Lamudi

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  • JAMIE KRUGER

    FOUNDER AND CEO

    New Zealand

    homes.co.nz

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  • Nicolas Guillaud

    CEO

    (France)

    Apimo

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  • PETER SCHRAVEMADE

    STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

    Australia

    BoxBrownie

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  • Ryan Gallagher

    CEO & Founder

    (United Kingdom)

    Iovox

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  • MATTHEW CAMPBELL

    CEO

    Thailand

    Dot Property

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  • NIDHESH PILLAI

    CO FOUNDER & TECHNOLOGY HEAD

    United Arab Emirates

    Hod.co

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  • Keizo Tsutsui

    Managing Officer

    (Japan)

    Lifull

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  • JOSTEIN AKSNES

    CEO

    Thailand

    Property Flow

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  • NICK SERTIS

    MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER

    Australia

    Signifi Media

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  • MATTHEW CAHILL

    DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER

    Australia

    Signifi Media

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  • TOM O'SULLIVAN

    CEO

    Cambodia

    Realestate.com.kh

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  • IMRAN ALI KHAN

    CEO & CO-FOUNDER

    Pakistan

    EMPG

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  • QUEK WEE SIONG

    CEO & CO-FOUNDER

    Malaysia

    MHUB

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  • MARK LIGHTFOOT

    OWNER / MANAGING DIRECTOR

    United Kingdom

    SNOW ONLY

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  • FRANCIS KADEN-CORBO

    CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

    Thailand

    Job Express

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  • JOSHUA ONG

    CO-FOUNDER (Planning & Strategist)

    Malaysia

    MHUB

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  • RAMI ESSAID

    Co-Founder / Chief Product and Strategy Officer

    United States

    Distil Networks

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  • JACOPO BENEDETTI

    Co-Founder

    Italy

    Boom Image Studio

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  • MORITZ WEINERT

    Industry Manager, Real-Estate & LeadGen

    Germany

    Google

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  • ANDREW RYAN

    Co-Founder

    Australia

    Blue Flag Ventures

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  • SLAVA RODRIGUEZ

    General Manager

    Russia

    James Edition

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  • RAMON BALLESCA

    Chief Executive Officer

    Philippines

    Hoppler

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  • TOMMY FRASER

    CEO & Founder

    Australia

    Hood

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  • PAUL TRAYMAN

    COO & Co-founder

    United Arab Emirates

    FAZWAZ

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  • Bobby Reddy

    Founder

    India

    Housingman

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attendees

    Online Classifieds And Marketplaces

    Investors And Large Corporates

    Suppliers

    Media

    Real Estate

our masterclass

Tuesday, March 19
09:00 – 17:00

 

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 minimize 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.

PITCH Club

Tuesday, March 19

Some start-up companies need mentoring (insights on what to do, and even more importantly what no to do). Others need strategic long-term planning. Most need capital. Pitch club is where all these things and more, come together.

Benefit from a room of C-Level market leaders and shakers listening to your concerns and providing real-time advice. You can´t put a Price on that.

Also in the room are global investors, VC companies, and other portals that may find synergy with you, your band or your idea.

Lao Tzu wrote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” Pitch Club may very well be that first step in becoming the next unicorn.

Past participants have received funding, board members, and more.

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  • RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL

    489 Sukhumvit Road Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand

EVENT LOCATION

Venue Location

Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, 489 Sukhumvit Road Wattana, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:30am to 8:00pm

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events@propertyportalwatch.com

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