The Property Portal Watch conference in Lisbon is just over two months away and we’re excited to introduce you to our first round of influential speakers who will grace the stage with their combined expertise.
This year’s conference will be held at the Pátio da Galé in Lisbon and is an opportunity to bring together C-Level management from property portals around the world. Our 20th conference will be hosted by former REA Group CEO, PPW founder and Mitula Group Chairman, Simon Baker.
Our speakers are CEOs and innovators from the world’s most respected property portals who will discuss a variety of themes including: Getting Closer to the Transaction, Search to Match, Big Data, Horizontal vs Vertical, Chatbots and much more.
Georg Chmiel – Juwai.com, Chairman of the board
Georg Chmiel is a veteran of the property portal industry. He is the former CEO of the iProperty group and is now chairman of the board at Juwai.com.- the No. 1 Chinese international property portal that attracts more than 2 million visitors from China and other countries as well as showcasing 2.5 million listings from 131 countries.
Juwai.com was named the top international real estate website in China by the country’s peak e-commerce body for two years running and is a winner of the prestigious Red Herring Global Top 100 Award for excellence in startups. The company is headquartered in Shanghai and Hong Kong and has regional teams in the UK, the US, Malaysia and Canada and Australia.
Imran Ali Khan – CEO Emerging Markets Property Group
Imran Ali Khan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), which owns and operates top property portals Zameen.com, Bayut.com and Bproperty.com in Pakistan, UAE and Bangladesh, respectively. Prior to EMPG, Imran has worked for such prestigious organizations as Goldman Sachs and Deloitte. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, from where he also acquired his Masters in Engineering and Computing Sciences. His keen take on emerging real estate markets and entrepreneurship has been featured in the likes of Forbes, Huffington Post and Zawya, and he continues to power EMPG’s ascent with his considerable acumen.
Javier Etxebeste – Director and co-founder of Daybat.co.uk
Digital Classifieds Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor and Advisor, Javier is the founder and former CEO of Nestoria (acquired by Mitula group) and has worked for Yahoo!, Pepsi, Bain&Co and P&G among others. With a demonstrated history in the internet industry and more specifically in online real estate, Javier is a key player in the digital classifieds ecosystem as well as an investor in startups in digital classifieds. Javier is currently the Co-founder of Daybat.co.uk, providing companies in the digital classifieds sector key metrics to improve its operations. His role as advisor encompasses start-ups, big data companies and digital classified assets and investors.