The Early Bird Pricing for the Property Portal Watch Conference in Barcelona will finish on the 1st September. To make sure that you don't miss out on this special price (20% off the full rate), register now for the conference. The conference is being held at the famous Hotel Arts right on the beach in Barcelona.
This conference brings together C-Level (CEO, CFO, CIO etc) managers from property portals all around the world. We already have over 170 registered from companies such as ImmobilienScout24, Zoopla, Idealisa, Immobiliare, Zameen, Propertyfinder, Loopnet, and Zonaprop and coming from 35 different countries.
Here are some of the key speakers:
Global Trends in the Property Portal Industry
Simon Baker – Chairman at 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
Horizontal vs Vertical Sites – Who Wins?
Guido Grinbaum – CEO and Founder at Dridco (Argentina)
Dridco runs property (Zonaprop), cars and jobs vertical portals throughout South America. Each and every day it comes up against strong competition from Naspers, Schibsted and eBay – all of which are horizontal sites. The competition is tough and the jury is still out on whether the horizontal plays will win or whether the pure vertical plays will be the ones to continue to thrive. Guido Grinbaum is the founder and CEO of Dridco and will discuss what’s happening in Sth America and who is winning the horizontal vs vertical game.
Vacation Rental Sites – The Opportunities and Challenges of Running Them
Oriol Blasco – Founder at Migoa (Spain)
Everyone has heard of AirBNB and HomeAway however there are hundreds, if not thousands, of smaller vacation rental sites operating around the world. In fact, some of these are owned and operated by traditional property portals. This session discusses the opportunities and challenges in running a vacation rental site including the importance of technology, legal challenges of peer to peer and how these sites make money.
Investing in Property Portal - What Investors Look For
Shaun Di Gregorio - Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures (Malaysia)
All property portals go through capital raising whether it is initial funds to bring a business plan to life or funds to accelerate growth. Shaun di Gregorio has been on both sides of the transaction - one as the former CEO of the iProperty Group and the other as an investor with Frontier Capital. This session looks at the how investors make decisions to invest in a particular portal and also how a portal should position itself for investment.
Shaun Di Gregorio is a former CEO of ASX listed company, iProperty Group (ASX: IPP), operator of Asia’s #1 network of property portals. During his four and a half year tenure there (2014-2009), Shaun spearheaded the transformation of iProperty Group from a small online business with a market capitalisation of US$15 million into the largest listed Internet company in ASEAN with a market capitalisation of US$600 million.
Winning the Italian Market – How Immobiliare Became the Market Leader
Silvio Paliani – Co-founder at Immobiliare.it and Real Web (Italy)
For a long time the REA Group’s casa.it was the leader in the Italian market. However over the last 2 years, immobiliare.it has caught up and overtaken casa.it to become the clear leader in the Italian market. This session looks at how immobiliare.it took on and won the Italian market.
Silvio has co-founded Immobiliare.it in 2005, which has grown to become the clear leading real estate website in italy, after a having served as marketing manager at eBay in Italy. He is also co-founder of Facile.it, the leading insurance and financial comparison website in Italy, and CaseVacanza.it, the leading vacation rental website in in Italy.
The Impact of Mobile in Emerging Markets and How One Portal is Capturing the Opportunity
Gabriel Gruber – CEO at Properati (Argentina)
We all know the mobile is the way of the future. Sites such as Zillow have significantly greater than 50% of all their traffic coming from mobile devices. The same can be said for the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. Properati, an Argentinian based LATAM portal is investing heavily in mobile technology. Gabriel Gruber, the CEO of Properati, will share how they are approaching the mobile challenge.