The Property Portal Watch Conference in Bangkok is just 2 months away. It will be held on the 6th to 8th May at the Radisson Blu Hotel. This conference will bring together 150+ C-Level managers from property portals and general classified's sites from around the world.
Registrations are already strong with nearly 50 people already registered for the conference. Check out some of the companies attending here.
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We are still assembling our speakers for the conference. However, here are some of the speakers and the topics that will be presented over the 3 days of the conference.
Simon Baker – Founder at Property Portal Watch
Simon is the former CEO and Managing Director of the REA Group. Between 2001 and 2008 he grew the REA Group from $4m in revenues, $6m in losses and a market cap of $8m to a global business with revenues of $155m, $35m in EBITDA profit and a market cap of $1 bn. He is the former Chairman of the iProperty Group, the founder of Property Portal Watch and a serial investor in the online property portal world including VivaReal, Real Estate Investar, and Mitula.
What to Expect in 2015 and Beyond - Global Trends in the Property Portal Industry
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.
Can the Industry Fight Back?
The last 12 months have seen several initiatives from the real estate industries around the world looking for ways in which they can take back control. The most controversial (and potentially most effective) has been OnTheMarket in the UK. This session looks at what they are doing in the UK and the impact that they are having on the market leading Rightmove and Zoopla.
Top 7 Portals I Admire Most – And Why!
It is all about execution and when it comes to execution, some property portals stand out from the crowd. During this session Simon Baker, the founder of Property Portal Watch will share his top 7 portals that stand out from the crowd.
Georg Chmiel - CEO iProperty Group (SE Asia)
Georg Chmiel is the CEO of the iProperty Group based in SE Asia. The iProperty Group owns and operates the market leader in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand as well as a leading site in Singapore. Prior to joining the iProperty Group as CEO, Georg was a Director of iProperty, the CEO of LJ Hooker in Australia and also the former CFO of the REA Group.
Building and Maintaining a Market Leading Company
The iProperty Group is a leader in the SE Asian market. They have the leading sites and an events business operating through out the region. Listed on the ASX, the company carries a AUD 500m market cap. This session looks at what leadership really means from the perspective of the iProperty Group and from his earlier days at the REA Group.
How to Grow your New Homes Developer Business
The new homes developer segment is a very attractive segment for most portals in the world. However, it is also a segment that is often under serviced by portals or worst still, treated as almost an after thought. This session looks at how portals in emerging markets are aggressively going after this segment with a range of offer from pay to advertise, pay per lead, and even participate in the transaction revenues.
Kyle Evans - Chief Data and Analytics Officer (Asia), CoreLogic (Australia)
Property portals and general classifieds sites are all sitting on an enormous amount of data. However, while portals tend to produce some relatively high level market reports, they are only scratching the surface in what they can do with all the data that they are accumulating. Not only can they produce great insights into the movements within the local real estate markets, they can also provide the industry with access to consumer searching trends. This session looks at what big data is, the challenges in managing it, and how data analytics can be applied to the online real estate world.