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The 31st 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.

We expect 1.000+ 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

Malcolm Myers

Founder & CEO
European Internet Ventures

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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JP Farinha

CEO
Property 24

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Gilles Despas

CEO
Scout24 Schweiz AG

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Georg Chmiel

Executive Chair
Juwai – IQI

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Luca Rossetto

CEO & Managing Director
Casa.it & AtHome.lu

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Simon Baker

Founder & Exec. Chairman
Online Marketplaces Group

Simon Baker is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Online Marketplaces and Property Portal Watch. Involved with property portals for 15 years, he’s a well-recognized 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.

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Babek Ismayil

Founder & CEO
One Dome

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Hitesh Oberoi

Managing Director & CEO
Info Edge India Ltd

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Alejandro Gómez de Greiff

CEO & Co Founder
Aptuno

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Andrzej Olejnik

Founder & CEO
Homsters.com

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Ronnie Sang Jr.

Co Founder & CEO
AoCubo

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Marc Stilke

Founder
PointGuard

Dr. Sascha Krause has been working for Google for more than 10 years now. He is responsible for managing Google’s classifieds clients and has been investigating topics like property search, property portals and online behavior of users searching for properties for years.

About the Company:

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Agenda

Wednesday November 4th – CET Timezone (2 PM Madrid local time) 

14:00 – 14:05 | Kick Off | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Overview of the 4 hour Virtual Conference

14:00 – 14:05 | Kick Off | Simon Baker
14:05 – 14:25 | Session 1 | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

The Impact of CoVid on Marketplaces Around the World

CoVid has impacted all parts of the online real estate market.  It has created opportunities and challenges for all players.

This session looks at how CoVid has impact the market and what marketplaces are doing to survive and thrive in these challenging times.

14:05 – 14:25 | Session 1 | Simon Baker
14:25 – 14:55 | Session 2 | Georg Chmiel, Marc Stilke

Executive Chair, Juwai IQI (Malaysia/China) | Founder Pointguard Ventures and Former CEO of Immo Scout24 (Germany)

Marketplaces and CoVid – Lessons Learned and Opportunities Created

CoVid-19 has had immense impact on businesses around the world – especially marketplace and portals.

This panel session looks at the impact of CoVid, the opportunities created and how companies are morphing their business models to capture new revenue streams.

14:25 – 14:55 | Session 2 | Georg Chmiel, Marc Stilke
14:55 – 15:20 | Session 3 | Hitesh Oberoi

CEO, InfoEdge (India)

Maintaining and Extending Market Leadership in India

InfoEdge owns and operates a range of classifieds marketplaces in India including market leading 99acreas (in real estate) and Naukri (in jobs).

In this session we discuss the impact of CoVid-19 on their business, the opportunities created and how, in the real estate space, they are taking on the transaction businesses such as SquareYards.

14:55 – 15:20 | Session 3 | Hitesh Oberoi
15:20 – 15:45 | Session 4 | Gilles Despas

CEO, Scout24 (Switzerland)

Opportunities and Challenges in the Swiss Market from CoVid-19

Scout24 is the leading group of classifieds marketplaces in the Swiss market.  They have autoscout24, immoscout24, motoscout24, and financescout24. 

This session looks at the impact of CoVid-19 across these marketplaces and discusses how Scout24 is innovating its business to capture new business opportunities. 

15:20 – 15:45 | Session 4 | Gilles Despas
15:45 – 16:10 | Session 5 | JP Farinha

CEO, Property24 (South Africa) 

Innovation in the South African Market

Property24 is the market leader in emerging market of South Africa. 

This session looks at how they are growing their business, innovations in their business model and how they are capturing new opportunities through the CoVid-19 crisis.

15:45 – 16:10 | Session 5 | JP Farinha
16:10 – 16:40 | Session 6 | Ronnie Sang, Andrew Olejnik & Alejandro Gómez de Greiff

CEO, AoCubo (Brazil) | CEO, Homsters (Ukraine) | Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Aptuno (Colombia)

Using Technology to Drive Transaction Efficiency

The sale and rental of real estate hasn’t really changed over the last 30 years.  The one aspect that has changed has been the emergence of portals and Google, and the generation of leads.  Now more and more companies are emerging that are using technology to drive super efficiency throughout the sales and rental processes.

This panel session looks at how three innovative and new businesses are becoming technology driven sales and rental agencies.

16:10 – 16:40 | Session 6 | Ronnie Sang, Andrew Olejnik & Alejandro Gómez de Greiff
16:40 – 17:00 | Session 7 | Luca Rossetto

CEO and General Manager, Casa.it (Italy)

Driving Operational Growth in Italy

Casa.it has been recently bought by EQT – transferring ownership from Oakley Capital and, before that, the REA Group.

This session looks at the progress being made by the casa.it team in taking on the market leader and how it is innovating its business model to become more relevant for the Italian real estate market.

16:40 – 17:00 | Session 7 | Luca Rossetto
17:00 – 17:20 | Session 8 | Babek Ismayil

CEO and Founder, OneDome (United Kingdom)

Building a Buyer Focused Portal in the Highly Competitive UK Market

OneDome operates in the highly competitive UK market.  It is building its business by focusing on the buyer rather than the agent or the seller.  OneDome provide a range of products and services designed to help buyers complete the transaction in a smooth and effective manner and in the process capturing new revenue streams.

This session discusses how OneDome is building its business, its business model, and how it is overcoming obstacles, including CoVid-19, in delivering a new and innovative business model.

17:00 – 17:20 | Session 8 | Babek Ismayil
17:20 – 17:50 | Session 9 | Malcolm Myers

Founder & CEO, European Internet Ventures (Switzerland)

Value Creation in a New World

Malcolm Myers is a regular top rating speaker at the Property Portal Watch Conferences.  He provides unique insights into the trends within the global marketplaces and portals markets and, through experience, identifies strong growth options for all players.

In this session, Malcolm discusses the emerging business models and those that are likely to win.

17:20 – 17:50 | Session 9 | Malcolm Myers
17:50 – 18:00 | Wrap Up | Simon Baker

Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Summary and Key Findings

17:50 – 18:00 | Wrap Up | Simon Baker

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