The Property Portal Watch conference in Singapore is less than a month away and we expect to have over 100 people attending from market leading sites around the world. If you want to get the best rate possible to attend the conference, you need to signed up before April 19th to secure the early bird rate of USD 699.
Companies already registered and sending attendees include market leaders - the REA Group (realestate.com.au), Soufun, iProperty Group (iproperty.com.my, gohome.com.hk, rumah123), Propertyguru (propertyguru.com.sg, propertyguru.com.my, rumah.com), Zameen, 99acres, Zap Corp (zapimoveis), Hurryiet Emlak, and many more.
This three day conference (May 7th through 9th) is in Singapore and looks at all the hot topics facing the property portal industry.
We have already locked in a wide range of speakers including:
|Key Trends in the Property Portal World||Simon Baker - Founder and Chairman, Property Portal Watch||An in depth look at the trends impacting the global property portal industry by Simon Baker, the founder of Property Portal Watch, the former CEO/MD of the REA Group, the former Chairman of iProperty Group and a serial investor in the property portal industry.|
|Running the Chinese Market Leader||Ning Wang – Deputy General Manager, Soufun International (China)||Soufun is listed on the NASDAQ, one the most valuable portal companies in the world and the leader in the highly attractive Chinese market. Ning Wang heads up Soufun International and will discuss the Chinese market, what Soufun does, and how it has created its market leading position.|
|Turning $20m into $700m – the iProperty Group Story||Shaun Di Gregorio – Former CEO, iProperty Group and Founder, Frontier Digital Ventures||In the course of four short years, the iProperty Group has increased its share price from 20c to a high of $4.00, creating a $700m company. During this time, Shaun Di Gregorio was the CEO and in charge of driving this dramatic growth. Shaun will discuss how the iProperty team was able to turn around a struggling business and create the regional leader.|
|Demystifying the Indian Market||Hitesh Oberoi - MD and CEO, Info Edge India Ltd (India)||The Indian market is large and complex with hundred of players operating at the local and national level. Many of these players claim to be in a leadership position however some of these claims are questionable. Hitesh Oberoi is the MD of the company that owns 99acres, will discuss this highly complex market and who are the main players.|
|Targeting the For Sale By Owner Market||Ricco Zuschlag – Director, Boliga (Denmark)||Boliga is taking the Danish property portal market by storm. Leveraging discontent with the Danish real estate agents, they have helped provide Danes with an alternative direct sales and marketing model. Now 20% of the apartment sales in Copenhagen are sold directly rather than by the real estate industry. Ricco Zuschlag will discuss how they have helped change the way in which Danes approach selling real estate.|
|What do Property Portal Customers Really Want?||Georg Chmiel – Former CEO, LJ Hooker and CEO, iProperty Group (Asia)||Franchise Groups, brokers and agents are the prime customers of all property portals. However how well do we really know what they are looking for in a property portal? This session looks at what these key customer groups really want from property portals.|
|Challenges and Opportunities in Running a Real Estate Software Company||Daniel Hart - CEO, Masterkey (UAE)||One of the strategic growth options open to a property portal is to own or build real estate software. Domain in Australia owns MyDeskTop, Onthehouse owns Portplus, and Seloger in France owns Pericles. However the software game is very different from running a property portal. Daniel Hart from the UAE's Masterkey real estate software will discuss the pros and cons of the real estate software business.|