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About The Conference

The Property Portal Watch Conference brings together C-Level management from property portals around the world.

This is our 19th conference, our fourth in Asia, and our third in the exciting city of Bangkok and PPW chairman Simon Baker has announced Innovation as the theme.

The conference runs for 4 days from the 07 – 10 of March 2017, with Simon Baker’s Masterclass on Tuesday 7 March, and will feature expert industry Speakers, innovative Companies at the forefront of online real estate and amazing Social Events around the conference that are perfect for networking.

The conference will be hosted by our founder Simon Baker, the former CEO of the REA Group, Chairman of the Mitula Group & Real Estate Investar and serial digital investor.

Who is coming:

CEOs / Executives / Start Ups / Investors / Industry Suppliers

The Conference Experience:

Keynotes / Round-tables / Workshops / Masterclasses / Start Up Pitch Club / Networking / Social Events

Themes for 2017: Innovation in –

VR & AR / Social Media – friend or foe / Emerging Markets Opportunities / Disrupting the Disruptors / Big Data / Capital Raising / Customer Experience / Chatbots / Digital Marketing / AI & Machine Learning / Horizontal vs Vertical

Why Come:

If you work in the property portal business, this is the preeminent conference to connect with your industry peers to share insights & learnings.

Our conference is different because it’s all about industry leaders talking direct to industry leader.

Join us for an authentic experience where new friendships are made and business gets done.

Confirmed Conference Speakers

Our speakers will be looking at every conceivable aspect of the property portal industry, and the theme for Bangkok will be "Innovation"
  • Simon Baker

  • Chairman

  • propertyportalwatch.com

  • More Info
  • Mike DelPrete

  • Real Estate Tech Advisor

  • www.mikedp.com/about/

  • More Info
  • Luke Chadwick

  • REALABS - Team Lead

  • realestate.com.au

  • More Info
  • Felix Erken

  • Managing Director

  • junkmaildigitalmedia.co.za

  • More Info
  • Hari V Krishnan

  • CEO

  • propertyguru.com.sg/

  • More Info
  • Jamie Pujara

  • CEO & Founder

  • buyrentkenya.com

  • More Info
  • Keizo Tsutsui

  • Managing Officer

  • www.next-group.jp/en

  • More Info
  • Imran Ali Khan

  • Co-Founder & CEO

  • zameen.com

  • More Info
  • Esther Yong

  • MD Sodichan.com & Co-founder ACproperty

  • sodichan.com

  • More Info
  • Brendon Skipper

  • CEO

  • realestate.co.nz

  • More Info
  • Kevin Goos

  • Managing Director

  • shweproperty.com

  • More Info
  • Ganesh Vasudevan

  • CEO

  • www.indiaproperty.com

  • More Info
  • Javier Ortiz

  • Business Development Director

  • mitulagroup.com

  • More Info
  • Shaun Di Gregorio

  • CEO & Founder

  • Frontierdv.com

  • More Info
  • David Maire

  • General Manager Innovation

  • corelogic.com.au

  • More Info
  • Nicolas Guillaud de Saint-Ferréol

  • CEO

  • www.apimo.net

  • More Info
  • Simon Bray

  • CEO

  • privateproperty.co.za

  • More Info
  • Marta Higuera

  • Co-CEO

  • openagent.com.au

  • More Info
  • Rami Essaid

  • CEO

  • distilnetworks.com

  • More Info
  • Mark Trowell

  • Co-Founder

  • yabonza.com/

  • More Info
  • Ajay Rakheja

  • CEO & Founder

  • www.creindia.com/

  • More Info
  • Andrew Ryan

  • Co-Founder & Head of Product

  • bigdatr.com

  • More Info

Conference themes

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Exploring the potential of the latest mega trend in Virtual & Augmented Reality across the portal industry

Social Media - friend or foe

Social media channels like Facebook are setting up marketplaces. What’s the impact for portals – friend or foe?

Emerging Markets

Asia, Africa & LATAM are young markets – hear about the opportunities & challenges of playing in these markets

Disruption

New business models are now challenging the market incumbents. So what does the portal industry of tomorrow look like?

Big Data

Get beyond the buzz word & learn about how portals are creating better customer experiences via Big Data

Capital Raising

Learn about the key techniques from investors on how to do a successful multi-million $ raise

Customer Experience

In an increasingly commoditised world, customer experience & good design is a real opportunity to win in your market

Bots & Live Chat

Bots & Live Chat applications which leverage AI are driving real customer value. Hear about successful deployments in the portal industry

Online Auctions

Will online auctions of property become mainstream & what’s the impact for portals?

Horizontal vs Vertical

How is this ongoing battle for customers and audience playing out around the world and what does it mean for

AI & Machine Learning

AI and machine learning are the new mobile – we look at technologies and how they can be applied

AGENDA

Agenda is subject to time and session changes
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
08:30 - 09:00

Masterclass registration

Registration opens
09:00 - 13:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Best Practice Masterclass Morning Session

Former REA Group CEO and serial real estate portal investor Simon Baker's acclaimed Best Practice Master Class will be held once again in Bangkok.

Feedback from attendees at this year's Madrid Conference, held in September was that this special opportunity was not to be missed!

Learn how to structure your business, generate and drive leads, glean approaches to marketing and building relationships.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Lunch to be served in hotel foyer
14:00 - 18:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Best Practice Masterclass Afternoon Session

Get tips on what to do (and not to do) when capital raising. Simon's Best Practice Master Class covers it all.
18:00 - 19:00 Property Portal Accelerators

Masterclass happy hour drinks

Drinks to be held in Radisson Blu Esc bar
Time
08:30 - 09:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Masterclass registration

Registration opens
Time
09:00 - 13:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Best Practice Masterclass Morning Session

Former REA Group CEO and serial real estate portal investor Simon Baker's acclaimed Best Practice Master Class will be held once again in Bangkok.

Feedback from attendees at this year's Madrid Conference, held in September was that this special opportunity was not to be missed!

Learn how to structure your business, generate and drive leads, glean approaches to marketing and building relationships.
Lunch
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Time
14:00 - 18:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Best Practice Masterclass Afternoon Session

Get tips on what to do (and not to do) when capital raising. Simon's Best Practice Master Class covers it all.
Time
18:00 - 19:00
Company
Property
Topic & Overview

Masterclass happy hour drinks

Drinks to be held in Radisson Blu Esc bar
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
12:30 - 13:00

Registration

Registration opens
13:00 - 13:15 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Day 1 Kick Off

Overview of the 3 days and housekeeping
13:15 - 13:45 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Innovation is Everywhere – What the Next 3 Days Will Cover

Innovation is everywhere – not just in the online real estate industry.
13:45 - 14:15
Mike DelPrete

New models in Global Real Estate tech

Everywhere you look this is significant innovation occurring in the real estate space. In this session, Mike DelPrete looks at the new models that are gaining traction disrupting real estate agents, and how property portals around the world are adapting to these changes. Finally, Mike dusts off the crystal ball and looks into the future of the online real estate industry.
14:15 - 14:40 OpenAgent
Marta Higuera
Openagent.com.au

Disruption in Real Estate: Where is it coming from? What will it look like? How do you play?

OpenAgent is an Australian marketplace with a mission to make it easy to sell your property. Our success in the Australian property market is founded on turning disruption on its head. We will discuss emerging players, yet undisrupted territory and how anyone (from incumbents to attackers) can have a fair go at it.
14:40 - 15:05 PropertyGuru Group
Hari V Krishnan
PropertyGuru Group

Online Property Through the Eyes of a Digital Native

1. Consumer Expectations: The consumer journey and expectations-setting being done by Uber, Kayak, Netflix & Airbnb.
2. The Impact on Agents: Lessons I’ve learnt from the online jobs and online travel space about being middlemen.
3. Codified Trust: The role of trust in our lives, esp. in the digital age.
4. PropertyGuru Group: Our company’s path forward, given the above.
15:05 - 15:50

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
15:50 - 16:15 ingatlan.com
Laura Szabó
Ingatlan.com

An Innovative Way to Build Trust and Transparency in the Property Market

When talking about property transaction there is one thing both sides want: to make it happen fast. What Ingatlan provides is a platform where every offer of every property in the country is presented on a transparent way - duplicates are grouped and the "best offer" is on the top from every property. We don't want to decide what the best offer is - the market decides it, the advertiser can make an offer: how much he believes it can be sold and he will spend just that much.
The market becomes transparent, the searchers can find faster what they want, and the average spending per agent increased, and they also get their leads for their spending. In my presentation I will give you the history of this platform, the present state and what we see as a future on market like ours.
16:15 - 16:40 Private Property South Africa
Simon Bray
Private Property

Innovating the Agency-Portal Relationship

A partnership between the real estate industry and the portal has given Private Property the opportunity to innovate not just in the classified space but across the property ecosystem. What is emerging is a whole new future where the Portal can grow deep into the Real Estate value chain fostering cooperation, streamlining consumer experience and unlocking revenue.
• Industry Partnership in Private Property
• Effect of the partnership on our classified business
• Value chain opportunities and where some of the world’s biggest portals are looking to innovate
• How we are approaching the opportunity to go deep in the SA market
16:40 - 17:05 Mitula Group
Javier Ortiz
Mitula Group

More Than Just Clicks – Opportunities Provided by 80m Visits

The Mitula Group receives over 80 million visits each month and generates 125 million clicks outs to its advertising partners – portals / general classifieds sites and so on. This level of usage provides the company with significant opportunities for innovation. This session looks at how one company is innovating its product set around its existing business model.
17:05 - 17:30 Junk Mail Media
Felix Erken
Junk Mail Media Group

Let there be NO doubt!! Now is the best time EVER to be in property

Having navigated through 25 years of transformation in classifieds, Felix Erken of Junk Mail Digital Media prepares for the next wave of change and disruption in this amazing industry. Armed with only his experience, “I’m gonna do it” attitude, confidence and naivety Felix approaches this challenge head on and is happy to share some of his findings to date.
“We don’t really have a choice, but seriously it’s all good”.
17:30 - 17:55 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch
Scott Holmes
REA Group (Australia)

Innovation and Its Impact on the Property Transaction Process

This panel reflects on the presentations about the importance of innovation and how portals and general classifieds sites need to embrace that innovation to drive business growth and ensure they remain relevant in the markets.
17:55 - 18:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Day 1 Wrap up

Summary of Day 1 Topics and Discussion
19:30 - 22:00 Mitula Group

Social Event at Octave Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Join Property Portal Watch's valued sponsor Mitula Group, at the stunning Octave Rooftop.
Address: 2 Sukhumvit Road Soi 57, Bangkok
Time
12:30 - 13:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Registration

Registration opens
Time
13:00 - 13:15
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Day 1 Kick Off

Overview of the 3 days and housekeeping
Time
13:15 - 13:45
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Innovation is Everywhere – What the Next 3 Days Will Cover

Innovation is everywhere – not just in the online real estate industry.
Time
13:45 - 14:15
Company
Speakers
Mike DelPrete
Topic & Overview

New models in Global Real Estate tech

Everywhere you look this is significant innovation occurring in the real estate space. In this session, Mike DelPrete looks at the new models that are gaining traction disrupting real estate agents, and how property portals around the world are adapting to these changes. Finally, Mike dusts off the crystal ball and looks into the future of the online real estate industry.
Time
14:15 - 14:40
Company
OpenAgent
Speakers
Marta Higuera
Topic & Overview

Disruption in Real Estate: Where is it coming from? What will it look like? How do you play?

OpenAgent is an Australian marketplace with a mission to make it easy to sell your property. Our success in the Australian property market is founded on turning disruption on its head. We will discuss emerging players, yet undisrupted territory and how anyone (from incumbents to attackers) can have a fair go at it.
Time
14:40 - 15:05
Company
PropertyGuru
Speakers
Hari V Krishnan
Topic & Overview

Online Property Through the Eyes of a Digital Native

1. Consumer Expectations: The consumer journey and expectations-setting being done by Uber, Kayak, Netflix & Airbnb.
2. The Impact on Agents: Lessons I’ve learnt from the online jobs and online travel space about being middlemen.
3. Codified Trust: The role of trust in our lives, esp. in the digital age.
4. PropertyGuru Group: Our company’s path forward, given the above.
Time
15:05 - 15:50
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
Time
15:50 - 16:15
Company
ingatlan.com
Speakers
Laura Szabó
Topic & Overview

An Innovative Way to Build Trust and Transparency in the Property Market

When talking about property transaction there is one thing both sides want: to make it happen fast. What Ingatlan provides is a platform where every offer of every property in the country is presented on a transparent way - duplicates are grouped and the "best offer" is on the top from every property. We don't want to decide what the best offer is - the market decides it, the advertiser can make an offer: how much he believes it can be sold and he will spend just that much.
The market becomes transparent, the searchers can find faster what they want, and the average spending per agent increased, and they also get their leads for their spending. In my presentation I will give you the history of this platform, the present state and what we see as a future on market like ours.
Time
16:15 - 16:40
Company
Private
Speakers
Simon Bray
Topic & Overview

Innovating the Agency-Portal Relationship

A partnership between the real estate industry and the portal has given Private Property the opportunity to innovate not just in the classified space but across the property ecosystem. What is emerging is a whole new future where the Portal can grow deep into the Real Estate value chain fostering cooperation, streamlining consumer experience and unlocking revenue.
• Industry Partnership in Private Property
• Effect of the partnership on our classified business
• Value chain opportunities and where some of the world’s biggest portals are looking to innovate
• How we are approaching the opportunity to go deep in the SA market
Time
16:40 - 17:05
Company
Mitula
Speakers
Javier Ortiz
Topic & Overview

More Than Just Clicks – Opportunities Provided by 80m Visits

The Mitula Group receives over 80 million visits each month and generates 125 million clicks outs to its advertising partners – portals / general classifieds sites and so on. This level of usage provides the company with significant opportunities for innovation. This session looks at how one company is innovating its product set around its existing business model.
Time
17:05 - 17:30
Company
Junk
Speakers
Felix Erken
Topic & Overview

Let there be NO doubt!! Now is the best time EVER to be in property

Having navigated through 25 years of transformation in classifieds, Felix Erken of Junk Mail Digital Media prepares for the next wave of change and disruption in this amazing industry. Armed with only his experience, “I’m gonna do it” attitude, confidence and naivety Felix approaches this challenge head on and is happy to share some of his findings to date.
“We don’t really have a choice, but seriously it’s all good”.
Time
17:30 - 17:55
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Scott Holmes
Topic & Overview

Innovation and Its Impact on the Property Transaction Process

This panel reflects on the presentations about the importance of innovation and how portals and general classifieds sites need to embrace that innovation to drive business growth and ensure they remain relevant in the markets.
Time
17:55 - 18:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Day 1 Wrap up

Summary of Day 1 Topics and Discussion
Time
19:30 - 22:00
Company
Mitula
Topic & Overview

Social Event at Octave Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Join Property Portal Watch's valued sponsor Mitula Group, at the stunning Octave Rooftop.
Address: 2 Sukhumvit Road Soi 57, Bangkok
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
08:50 - 09:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Day 2

Overview of day 2 and housekeeping
09:00 - 09:30 REA Group
Luke Chadwick
REA Group

Researching VR at REALABS

The REALABS team has been working on VR since mid 2014. In late 2016, we released our first VR app for Google Daydream. Luke will share some of the lessons learned over the last 3 years - covering both our early experiments and the thinking behind the current application.
09:30 - 09:55 Apimo
Nicolas Guillaud de Saint-Ferréol
Apiwork

Take control of the data and boost your SEO

In this presentation, Nicolas will show how a CRM can upgrade the quality of a listing (details of the properties, quality of pictures, link with big-data, link with virtual tour services, translation services …)
With real case studies, and some good practice.
09:55 - 10:20 Realestate.co.nz
Brendon Skipper
realestate.co.nz (New Zealand)

Using Data to Drive the Strategic Focus

All portals gather an enormous amount of data. Knowing what to do with this data is critical to the long term success of a business. realestate.co.nz is using the data it has been capturing to help structure the long term strategy for the business. This session discuss how they are achieving this.
10:20 - 10:45 BigDatr
Andrew Ryan
BigDatr

The Importance of Big Data

This session looks at some of the trends occurring in the big data world and how companies are using this to dramatically innovate their businesses.
10:45 - 11:30

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
11:30 - 11:55 Sodichan
Esther Yong
Sodichan.com

Cross Board Transactions and Capturing Commission Revenues

The team at ACProperty.com.au and Sodichan are marketing properties to Chinese buyers and sharing in the commission revenue generated. This session looks at how they are building a transaction based business and the challenges it raises.
11:55 - 12:20 PropFi
Angie Zingel
PropFi.NZ

Launching a Next Generation Property Portal Featuring Auctions Online

PropFi calls itself the “Future of Real Estate” and is a property portal that offers real estate agents and their clients an innovative, affordable and effective way to market, buy and sell property online.
This presentation looks at how PropFi used collaborative innovation to build their business.
12:20 - 12:45 Yabonza
Mark Trowell
Yabonza

Technology Connecting People with All Things for Rental Property

Yabonza is a new platform that allows renters and landlords to “remove the agent and take back control”. This session looks at how they are rolling out a new and innovative platform that closes the gap between renter and landlord.
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Lunch to be served in hotel foyer
14:15 - 14:40 Distil Networks
Rami Essaid
Distil Networks

From a $1M Seed Round to Over $55M in Growth Equity - The Fundamentals of Raising Capital

Distil Networks is building a global business based on protecting sites from malicious intrusion. In building this business they have rapidly scaled from 5 people to over 200 in just a few years. This session looks at how they have raised capital along the way.
14:40 - 16:00

Pitch Club

Watch 5 innovative companies pitch their business for funding. Selected from over 20 applicants, these businesses have interesting stories, strong potential and capable management teams.
Format:
Each company will present for 6 min on their business followed by a 5 min Q&A session from the judges.

Pitch finalists:
Jostein Aksnes
FindYourSpace

Ramon Ballesca
Hoppler

Dave Asher
Relabelit

Mark Trowell
yabonza

EuGin Song
RentLondonFlat
16:00 - 16:45

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
16:45 - 17:10 NEXT Co., Ltd.
Keizo Tsutsui
NEXT Co., Ltd.

Nurturing Innovation - Lessons Learned (and still learning)

NEXT in Japan has tried all the different ways to nurture innovation. Hackathons and business plan competitions, Top-down skunkworks, working with start-ups and other innovative companies, and investments and acquisitions. While there is no "correct answer", Keizo will share lessons NEXT learned (and still learning).
17:10 - 17:35 Frontier Digital Ventures
Shaun Di Gregorio
Frontier Digital Ventures

Frontier Digital Ventures – Our Journey So Far and How Innovation is Driving New Markets

Frontier Digital Ventures invests in online cars, real estate, and general classifieds sites in early stage markets. This session looks at how they built the business and the challenges they face in managing such a diverse portfolio.
17:35 - 18:00 CoreLogic
David Maire
CoreLogic

Platform Thinking for Property Portals

In using innovation to help build online real estate businesses, it is useful to think of the property portal as a platform for growth rather than just as a destination. This session looks at how property portals can leverage their key assets to move into new and interesting businesses.
18:00 - 18:10 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Day 2 Wrap Up

Summary of Day 2 Topics and Discussion
20:00 - Onwards Diakrit International

Social Event at The Nest

Join our valued sponsor, Diakrit for a sensational night out in Bangkok at The Nest Rooftop, Le Fenix Sukhumvit Soi Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok Thailand
Time
08:50 - 09:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Day 2

Overview of day 2 and housekeeping
Time
09:00 - 09:30
Company
REA
Speakers
Luke Chadwick
Topic & Overview

Researching VR at REALABS

The REALABS team has been working on VR since mid 2014. In late 2016, we released our first VR app for Google Daydream. Luke will share some of the lessons learned over the last 3 years - covering both our early experiments and the thinking behind the current application.
Time
09:30 - 09:55
Company
Apimo
Speakers
Nicolas Guillaud de Saint-Ferréol
Topic & Overview

Take control of the data and boost your SEO

In this presentation, Nicolas will show how a CRM can upgrade the quality of a listing (details of the properties, quality of pictures, link with big-data, link with virtual tour services, translation services …)
With real case studies, and some good practice.
Time
09:55 - 10:20
Company
Realestate.co.nz
Speakers
Brendon Skipper
Topic & Overview

Using Data to Drive the Strategic Focus

All portals gather an enormous amount of data. Knowing what to do with this data is critical to the long term success of a business. realestate.co.nz is using the data it has been capturing to help structure the long term strategy for the business. This session discuss how they are achieving this.
Time
10:20 - 10:45
Company
BigDatr
Speakers
Andrew Ryan
Topic & Overview

The Importance of Big Data

This session looks at some of the trends occurring in the big data world and how companies are using this to dramatically innovate their businesses.
Time
10:45 - 11:30
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
Time
11:30 - 11:55
Company
Sodichan
Speakers
Esther Yong
Topic & Overview

Cross Board Transactions and Capturing Commission Revenues

The team at ACProperty.com.au and Sodichan are marketing properties to Chinese buyers and sharing in the commission revenue generated. This session looks at how they are building a transaction based business and the challenges it raises.
Time
11:55 - 12:20
Company
PropFi
Speakers
Angie Zingel
Topic & Overview

Launching a Next Generation Property Portal Featuring Auctions Online

PropFi calls itself the “Future of Real Estate” and is a property portal that offers real estate agents and their clients an innovative, affordable and effective way to market, buy and sell property online.
This presentation looks at how PropFi used collaborative innovation to build their business.
Time
12:20 - 12:45
Company
Yabonza
Speakers
Mark Trowell
Topic & Overview

Technology Connecting People with All Things for Rental Property

Yabonza is a new platform that allows renters and landlords to “remove the agent and take back control”. This session looks at how they are rolling out a new and innovative platform that closes the gap between renter and landlord.
Lunch
Time: 12:20 - 12:45
Time
14:15 - 14:40
Company
Distil
Speakers
Rami Essaid
Topic & Overview

From a $1M Seed Round to Over $55M in Growth Equity - The Fundamentals of Raising Capital

Distil Networks is building a global business based on protecting sites from malicious intrusion. In building this business they have rapidly scaled from 5 people to over 200 in just a few years. This session looks at how they have raised capital along the way.
Time
14:40 - 16:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Pitch Club

Watch 5 innovative companies pitch their business for funding. Selected from over 20 applicants, these businesses have interesting stories, strong potential and capable management teams.
Format:
Each company will present for 6 min on their business followed by a 5 min Q&A session from the judges.

Pitch finalists:
Jostein Aksnes
FindYourSpace

Ramon Ballesca
Hoppler

Dave Asher
Relabelit

Mark Trowell
yabonza

EuGin Song
RentLondonFlat
Time
16:00 - 16:45
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
Time
16:45 - 17:10
Company
NEXT
Speakers
Keizo Tsutsui
Topic & Overview

Nurturing Innovation - Lessons Learned (and still learning)

NEXT in Japan has tried all the different ways to nurture innovation. Hackathons and business plan competitions, Top-down skunkworks, working with start-ups and other innovative companies, and investments and acquisitions. While there is no "correct answer", Keizo will share lessons NEXT learned (and still learning).
Time
17:10 - 17:35
Company
Frontier
Speakers
Shaun Di Gregorio
Topic & Overview

Frontier Digital Ventures – Our Journey So Far and How Innovation is Driving New Markets

Frontier Digital Ventures invests in online cars, real estate, and general classifieds sites in early stage markets. This session looks at how they built the business and the challenges they face in managing such a diverse portfolio.
Time
17:35 - 18:00
Company
CoreLogic
Speakers
David Maire
Topic & Overview

Platform Thinking for Property Portals

In using innovation to help build online real estate businesses, it is useful to think of the property portal as a platform for growth rather than just as a destination. This session looks at how property portals can leverage their key assets to move into new and interesting businesses.
Time
18:00 - 18:10
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Day 2 Wrap Up

Summary of Day 2 Topics and Discussion
Time
20:00 - Onwards
Company
Diakrit
Topic & Overview

Social Event at The Nest

Join our valued sponsor, Diakrit for a sensational night out in Bangkok at The Nest Rooftop, Le Fenix Sukhumvit Soi Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok Thailand
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
08:50 - 09:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Day 3 Kick Off

Overview of day 3 and housekeeping
09:00 - 09:25 Hozi
Dave Asher
Hozi

"Creating a Hyperlocal Vertical Horizontal Network Marketplace” - A South African case Study

Hozi is rolling out a Horizontal classifieds business made up of multiple verticals running on separate technical platforms while at the same time building a hyperlocal horizontal marketplace made up of an integration of these verticals into over 80 community news websites in South Africa. We explain how we’re doing it and how others can do the same in their markets as well.
09:25 - 09:50 CRE India
Ajay Rakheja
CRE India

Innovation on the Online Commercial Real Estate Space

CREIndia operates in the online commercial real estate segment. As such, it looks at the world differently from the residential real estate. This session looks at how innovation is affecting the online commercial real estate segments and how CREIndia is using this to drive growth.
09:50 - 10:15 Zameen
Imran Ali Khan
Emerging Markets Property Group

Innovation Driving the Rapid Growth of Zameen

Zameen is the market leader in Pakistan. In building the business, the management team have used a range of innovative tools and process drive business growth. This session looks at how they built the business and the lesson learned along the way.
10:15 - 10:40 ShweProperty.com
Kevin Goos
ShweProperty

Helping Drive Innovation and Professionalism in an Early Stage Market

This presentation looks at the steps a real estate market takes from being highly unregulated with a weak association to becoming a professional industry, and the roles and responsibility a property portal has in that process.
Our long term goal, in Myanmar, is to increase the level of professionalism in the real estate market so local agents and developers can work with international buyers and connect with the international community.
10:40 - 11:25

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
11:25 - 11:50 IndiaProperty.com
Ganesh Vasudevan
IndiaProperty (India)

How the Changing Indian Market Conditions are Impacting the Online Real Estate Market

The Indian market is going through some dramatic changes. There has been demonetisation, reduced investment and consolidation. This session looks at how this has impacted the online real estate market, the impact on innovation and also looks at how indiaproperty has adapted to these changes to continue to grow its business.
11:50 - 12:15 Buy Rent Kenya
Jamie Pujara
buyrentkenya.com

Innovative Business Models in Early Stage Markets

Buyrentkenya has had to re-evaluate their whole approach to its business model to adapt to local market conditions. Their business is now a mixture of a freemium and a pay per lead model for agents and a transaction based model for developers as well as trying to participate in non-online revenue activities.
12:15 - 12:40 VivaReal
Lucas Vargas
VivaReal

How Businesses Need to be More Innovative in Changing Macro Economic Conditions

Brazil has undergone dramatic marco economic changes in the last few years and this has impacted all businesses with the online real estate industry not immune. This session looks at how a leader in the Brazilian market, VivaReal has innovatively adapted to these changes and what impact it has had on the business and the market structure.
12:40 - 13:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Conference Wrap Up

Summary of Conference Topics and Discussion
Time
08:50 - 09:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Day 3 Kick Off

Overview of day 3 and housekeeping
Time
09:00 - 09:25
Company
Hozi
Speakers
Dave Asher
Topic & Overview

"Creating a Hyperlocal Vertical Horizontal Network Marketplace” - A South African case Study

Hozi is rolling out a Horizontal classifieds business made up of multiple verticals running on separate technical platforms while at the same time building a hyperlocal horizontal marketplace made up of an integration of these verticals into over 80 community news websites in South Africa. We explain how we’re doing it and how others can do the same in their markets as well.
Time
09:25 - 09:50
Company
CRE
Speakers
Ajay Rakheja
Topic & Overview

Innovation on the Online Commercial Real Estate Space

CREIndia operates in the online commercial real estate segment. As such, it looks at the world differently from the residential real estate. This session looks at how innovation is affecting the online commercial real estate segments and how CREIndia is using this to drive growth.
Time
09:50 - 10:15
Company
Zameen
Speakers
Imran Ali Khan
Topic & Overview

Innovation Driving the Rapid Growth of Zameen

Zameen is the market leader in Pakistan. In building the business, the management team have used a range of innovative tools and process drive business growth. This session looks at how they built the business and the lesson learned along the way.
Time
10:15 - 10:40
Company
ShweProperty.com
Speakers
Kevin Goos
Topic & Overview

Helping Drive Innovation and Professionalism in an Early Stage Market

This presentation looks at the steps a real estate market takes from being highly unregulated with a weak association to becoming a professional industry, and the roles and responsibility a property portal has in that process.
Our long term goal, in Myanmar, is to increase the level of professionalism in the real estate market so local agents and developers can work with international buyers and connect with the international community.
Time
10:40 - 11:25
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea provided in foyer
Time
11:25 - 11:50
Company
IndiaProperty.com
Speakers
Ganesh Vasudevan
Topic & Overview

How the Changing Indian Market Conditions are Impacting the Online Real Estate Market

The Indian market is going through some dramatic changes. There has been demonetisation, reduced investment and consolidation. This session looks at how this has impacted the online real estate market, the impact on innovation and also looks at how indiaproperty has adapted to these changes to continue to grow its business.
Time
11:50 - 12:15
Company
Buy
Speakers
Jamie Pujara
Topic & Overview

Innovative Business Models in Early Stage Markets

Buyrentkenya has had to re-evaluate their whole approach to its business model to adapt to local market conditions. Their business is now a mixture of a freemium and a pay per lead model for agents and a transaction based model for developers as well as trying to participate in non-online revenue activities.
Time
12:15 - 12:40
Company
VivaReal
Speakers
Lucas Vargas
Topic & Overview

How Businesses Need to be More Innovative in Changing Macro Economic Conditions

Brazil has undergone dramatic marco economic changes in the last few years and this has impacted all businesses with the online real estate industry not immune. This session looks at how a leader in the Brazilian market, VivaReal has innovatively adapted to these changes and what impact it has had on the business and the market structure.
Time
12:40 - 13:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Conference Wrap Up

Summary of Conference Topics and Discussion

Companies Who Attend our Conference

Innovative and Industry leading online Real Estate Players

Masterclass

Date:Tue 07 March 2017
Time:09:00 - 17:00

Simon Baker, founder and Chairman of Property Portal Watch, former CEO of the REA Group and serial digital investor, looks at best practices in global consumer marketing, industry sales, product development, company structure and capital raising.

Learn how to:

  • Structure your business
  • Generate and drive leads
  • Glean approaches to marketing and building relationships
  • Get tips on what to do (and not to do) when capital raising

This is a hands on program where you learn the A-Z of building a best practice online property portal from a global expert in an informal environment.

Whether you are from a mature, emerging or start-up business this is a great way learn first hand what’s required to be a successful portal leader.

Pitch Club

Date:Thu 09 March 2017
Time:TBC

Pitch Club provides Start Up businesses operating within the online Real Estate classifieds sector with unique opportunities to raise capital and access structured mentorship to accelerate their growth. The Property Portal Watch conference in Bangkok will bring together global investors & C-suite business leaders to evaluate the ideas of entrepreneurs, offering a high energy and highly interactive environment to support your strategic ambitions.

 

This launchpad makes Pitch Club in Bangkok a powerful opportunity for your business to get noticed by potential investors, partners and customers.

Applications have now closed. Stay tuned for updates on the lucky finalists.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Tue 07 March 2017
Time:18:00 - 19:00
www:https://www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-bangkok/bars
Address:Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Thailand
Sponsors: Property Portal Accelerators

 

Located by the sun terrace and pool and offering sparkling city views, the hip atmosphere of Bar Esc is inspired by Miami. Guests can lounge on the pool deck with refreshing cocktails during the day and return at night for a relaxed ambience.

Delegates attending Simon Baker’s Best Practice Masterclass, are invited to enjoy drinks on us, at the conclusion of the day, in this inspired location.

Wed 08 March 2017
Time:19:30 - 22:00
www:http://www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/bkkms-bangkok-marriott-hotel-sukhumvit/octave-bar-and-lounge/5428678/home-page.mi
Address:Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Thailand
Sponsors: Mitula Group

Location: Octave Rooftop Bar & Lounge, 2 Sukhumvit Road Soi 57, Bangkok

Exclusive sponsors of our Wednesday evening Social Event, Mitula Group invite you to the stunning Elevate Rooftop Bar and Lounge.

Elevate your senses with an unrivaled 360-degree panoramic view of the city and beyond, there is no better way than to mix with the height of Bangkok’s social scene at Octave.

Octave is the bar that brings to life the sounds, sights and skyline of the city every night. Located on the 45th floor of the Marriott Hotel, only a few blocks from our conference venue.

We look forward to welcoming you there!

Thu 09 March 2017
Time:20:00 - 23:00
www:http://www.thenestbangkok.com/
Address:Le Fenix Sukhumvit Soi Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok Thailand
Sponsors: DIAKRIT
The Nest is one of the best bars in Bangkok in which to relax and chill out. The music is a mix of soul, funk and chilled beats which help to keep everything relaxed and laidback.
After 11 pm the group can move on to
Location: The Levels nightclub, 11 Sukhumvit Rd, ThailandKick on after at one of the best venues in Bangkok. Combining elements of a terraced bar, classy lounge, and a box-like clubbing room that has one of the best sound systems in the city.  Levels cover a lot of musical ground and try to provide a little something for everyone.
And for Property Portal Watch Conference delegates, this is all complimentary, thanks to our Gold sponsor DIAKRIT.

Bangkok

Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok Sukhumvit Road Khlong Tan Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok

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The State of The Portal Market

The property portal market has seen a rise in growth internationally in the last year. These numbers are expected to rise again in 2017. The PROPERTYPORTALWATCH Conference aims to arm you with the best practices moving forward in your business experience.

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mitulagroup.com

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apimo.net

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diakrit.com

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matterport.com

Matterport
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Trovit
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distilnetworks.com

Distil Networks
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