Global Online Marketplaces Summit 2023 Miami: Meet the Speakers (Loft, Encuentra24, Zap+, Property Finder, FDV and many more)

May 3, 2023
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The Global Online Marketplaces Summit returns to the glamourous surroundings of Miami Beach this June to bring together C-level leaders from across the online classifieds sector.

We've got some great speakers lined up who'll be presenting industry trends as well as their successes, failures and plans for the future. Below is a rundown of some of the most exciting presenters from the world of real estate.

Find out more and get tickets on the event website.


Malcolm Myers ProfilMalcolm Myers, founder of European Internet Ventures and longtime consultant to the online classifieds industry

Anyone who has been lucky enough to see one of Malcolm's presentations at past events knows that he not only knows his stuff but can back it up with data and convey it brilliantly. Malcolm has spent the last 15+ years buying, selling and raising capital for online marketplace businesses and was head of M&A at Prosus / Naspers so he's seen it all.


Jessica Weinerth Miami 23Jessica Weinerth, CEO of Encuentra24

Jessica started her career in online classifieds at Schibsted-owned Dominican generalist platform Corotos. She became Commercial Director in 2016 and went on to become CEO of the company in 2019.

In 2022 she became CEO of Encuentra24, the dominant Central American classifieds platform owned and operated by FDV's LATAM division leading a team of around 60.


Nils Koerber, Managing Director of Ringier South AfricaNils Koerber Miami23

German by birth, Swedish at heart, South African by choice, and a true citizen of the Internet.

Nils spent years working as an IT consultant for blue-chip companies across Europe. But he later decided to trade in his suit and tie for the bustling world of startups in beautiful Africa. He has had the opportunity to work in different tech positions for some of the continent's now biggest digital companies.

Since 2020, Nils has been serving as the Managing Director of Ringier's tech hub in Africa.


Mercos Leite Miami23Marcos Leite, General Manager of Zap+

Prior to the huge 2020 merger of OLX Group and Grupo Zap, Marcos held a variety of roles at OLX Brazil including CEO.

Since the end of 2020 he has served as the General Manager of ZAP+, the real estate portal market leader in one of the most exciting and fastest-growing real estate markets in the world. The company is competing with disruptors with some innovative business models and we can't wait to hear what Marcos has to say about his business and the industry in Brazil.


Ozan Sayar Miami23Ozan Sayar, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at Property Finder

Ozan Sayar is a seasoned strategy, transformation, and analytics executive focusing on technology companies with 12+ years of experience across the globe (Silicon Valley, New York, London, Istanbul and Dubai), with tenures across eBay, McKinsey, Facebook and Property Finder.

Lastly, Ozan has been the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of Property Finder, the leading property portal in the Middle East that touches millions of consumers’ lives on a monthly basis. He has been leading the company’s strategic roadmap, as well as a full-fledged transformation of the company’s business model in the UAE from a pricing perspective.


Andreas Scholten Miami23Andreas Scholten, Head of Strategy and Capital at Loft

As the head of Capital and Strategy for a PropTech giant with a valuation of over $2 billion that has raised $788 million according to Crunchbase, Andreas should definitely be worth listening to.

Previously at renowned PropTech fund Fifth Wall, Andreas has been at Loft since 2020 and has seen Loft expand its business model and make acquisitions as the company attempts to become the true 'one-stop-shop' for Brazilians looking to move.


Ricardo Frechou Goms22Ricardo Frechou, CEO of 360 Latam
Ricardo was one of the founders of InfoCasas and has since gone on to be named as the CEO of Frontier Digital Ventures' Latin American division known as '360 Latam'. He is bringing the transactional model used so successfully by InfoCasas to the company's other assets in the region (Yapo, Fincaraíz and Encuentra24) with a plan to float the company on the Nasdaq.


Find the full list of speakers, the agenda and all ticketing information on the event website.
May 3, 2023
Edmund got to know the world of portals and marketplaces working at Mitula Group (which became Lifull Connect after the buyout in 2018). He worked directly with hundreds of portals across the world in his role in the content department for three and a half years before transferring to the SEO department to understand the inner workings of listings sites. He joined Online Marketplaces as Head of Content in March 2020.

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