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The 30th Edition of the Property Portal Watch Conferences is going virtual this year.

Given the global situation, the theme for this year’s conferences will be Post Pandemic World. The conference will be held via ZOOM.

The Virtual APAC Conference tickets are free. However, if you find this conference valuable and would like to contribute to the running costs, please complete the donation form in the ticketing process.

We expect 600+ C Level industry leaders from 60+ countries and 300+ companies to gather and discuss the issues around the new reality we find ourselves in as an industry. 

The event will be curated by Simon Baker, founder of The Online Marketplaces Group, former CEO of the REA Group, Chairman of the Mitula Group & Real Estate Investar and serial digital investor.

Our virtual event brings together

CEOs, Founders, Chairmen, General Managers, Heads of Technology, Product, Sales, Marketing, Investors among others, from Online Classifieds and Marketplaces, large corporations, Technology providers from the Real Estate and Media sectors.

We’re only getting started with our speaker lineup. We will be adding new faces every week. Please provide us with your personal information and we will keep you informed.

Speakers

Simon Baker

Founder & Exec. Chairman
Online Marketplaces Group

Justin Sway

CEO & Founder
ShweProperty.Com

Malcolm Myers

Founder & CEO
European Internet Ventures

Mathew Care

CEO
Digital Classifieds Group

Mani Rangarajan

COO
Elara Technologies Pte Ltd

Joe Hanna

CEO
PropTech Group

Georg Chmiel

Executive Chair
Juwai – IQI

Tanuj Shori

CEO
Square Yards

Scott Holmes

Innovation & Strategy Mngr.
REA Group

Michael Lahyani

CEO and Founder
Property Finder

Agenda

Wednesday September 23rd – SGT Timezone (Singapore local time) 

TENTATIVE AGENDA – WE ARE UPDATING SPEAKERS AND TOPICS CONSTANTLY

11:00 – 11:05 | Kick Off | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Overview of the 4 hour Virtual Conference

11:00 – 11:05 | Kick Off | Simon Baker
11:05 – 11:25 | Session 1 | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Building Marketplaces in a CoVid-19 World

11:05 – 11:25 | Session 1 | Simon Baker
11:25 – 11:50 | Session 2 | Mani Rangarajan

Group COO, Elara Group (Proptiger.com, Makaan & Housing.com) 

Disrupting the Indian Market

The Elara Group is the owner and operator of well know Indian brands – Housing.com, Makaan.com, and PropTiger. 

Together, they offer a full range of services in real estate, including personalized search, virtual viewing, site visits, legal and financial diligence, negotiations, property registration, home loans and post-sales service.

The objective is to bring the best-in-class services to consumers and create a unified technology-driven platform that serves all needs of consumers, developers and brokers, with respect to buying, selling and renting of homes.

This session discusses these investments, how their businesses work together, and the future direction of the Indian online real estate market.

11:25 – 11:50 | Session 2 | Mani Rangarajan
11:50 – 12:15 | Session 3 | Georg Chmiel

Executive Chair, Juwai IQI (Malaysia/China)

Opportunities Created for Global Growth

The global pandemic has created significant opportunities for companies to grow their businesses.  One such company is Juwai IQI.  

This session looks at how Juwai IQI has weathered the CoVid-19 storm and how it is growing its business helping Asian buyers purchase property around the world.

11:50 – 12:15 | Session 3 | Georg Chmiel
12:15 – 12:40 | Session 4 | Joe Hanna

CEO, The PropTech Group (Australia)

Opportunities for Investing in PropTech Companies

ASX listed Real Estate Investar is in the process of rebranding as the PropTech Group (ASX:PTG).  As part of this process, they have acquired the market-leading MyDesktop CRM software and the new kid on the block, VaultRE.  These two businesses are just the first steps for the PropTech Group.

This session discusses the future of PropTech and its associated investment opportunities.

12:15 – 12:40 | Session 4 | Joe Hanna
12:40 – 13:05 | Session 5 | Justin Sway & Mathew Care

CEO, Shweproperty (Myanmar) & CEO, Digital Classifieds Group (Australia)

Building Transaction Businesses in Emerging Markets

It is challenging building marketing portals in emerging SE and Central Asian markets such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.  While it is possible to build a strong audience, it is the monetization of that audience that is challenging.

This session looks at how Shweproperty in Myanmar and the Digital Property Group in Cambodia and Laos are building property transaction businesses.

12:40 – 13:05 | Session 5 | Justin Sway & Mathew Care
13:05 – 13:30 | Session 6 | Tanuj Shori

CEO, Square Yards (India)

The Square Yards Story – Building a Leading Property Transaction Business

Square Yards has built a strong business in India – focusing on transactions in new developments, resale properties, and even rentals.

This session looks at how Square Yards has built its business, its underlying business model and where it plans to expand its business.

13:05 – 13:30 | Session 6 | Tanuj Shori
13:30 – 13:55 | Session 7 | Scott Holmes

Innovation and Strategy Manager, REA Group (Australia)

How Property Portals Can Innovate to Grow Their Businesses

The REA Group is a global leader amongst property portals.  It has long been the benchmark for ARPA growth and constantly looks for innovative ways to grow its business.

This session looks at how property portals can innovate their business through improving their offers to their core customers and also by moving into adjacent businesses.

13:30 – 13:55 | Session 7 | Scott Holmes
13:55 – 14:20 | Session 8 | Michael Lahyani

CEO and Founder, Propertyfinder (UAE)

Managing Multiple Markets in these CoVid Times

Propertyfinder owns and operates property portals throughout the MENA region spanning from Morocco through to the UAE.

This session looks at how Propertyfinder has grown its business, the challenges they face in managing across multiple markets, and the opportunities they face to grow the business.

13:55 – 14:20 | Session 8 | Michael Lahyani
14:20 – 14:50 | Session 9 | Malcolm Myers

Founder & CEO, European Internet Ventures (Switzerland)

Value Creation in a New World

14:20 – 14:50 | Session 9 | Malcolm Myers
14:50 – 15:00 | Wrap Up | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Summary and Key Findings

14:50 – 15:00 | Wrap Up | Simon Baker

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