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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 21st conference, and PPW chairman Simon Baker
has announced ‘Getting Closer to the Transaction’ as the theme.

The conference runs for 3 days
from the 4 – 6 of October 2017
with Simon Baker’s Masterclass on Tuesday 3 October
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: Getting Closer to the Transaction
Search to Match / Getting Closer to the Transaction / VR & AR /
Facebook – friend or foe / Emerging Markets / Big Data / Capital Raising /
Chatbots / AI & Machine Learning / Horizontal vs Vertical

Location:
Beautiful Lisbon will host PPW in 2017
at the historical and centrally located Pátio da Galé.
This magnificent building will be an amazing physical space
for delegates & sponsors to enjoy across the 3 days.

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 directly to industry leaders.

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

Conference Sponsors

Thanks to our great sponsors for supporting our event
Gold Sponsor

mitulagroup.com

Mitula Group
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Gold Sponsor

apimo.net

Apimo
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Gold Sponsor

portal.chat

Portal.chat
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Silver Sponsor

restb.ai

restb
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Bronze Sponsor

trovit.com

Trovit
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Bronze Sponsor

distilnetworks.com

Distil Networks
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Bronze Sponsor

matterport.com

Matterport
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Bronze Sponsor

eyespy360.com

Eyespy360
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Confirmed Speakers

More Great Speakers to be Announced
  • Simon Baker

  • Chairman - Property Portal Watch

  • propertyportalwatch.com

  • More Info
  • Georg Chmiel

  • Former CEO of iProperty Group

  • iproperty-group.com

  • More Info
  • Erik Backer

  • Founding Director

  • portal.chat

  • More Info
  • Alejandro Artacho

  • CEO & Founder

  • spotahome.com

  • More Info
  • Javier Etxebeste

  • Co-Founder

  • daybat.io

  • More Info
  • Axel Peyriere

  • Partner

  • wombatcapital.com.au

  • More Info
  • Imran Ali Khan

  • CEO Emerging Markets Property Group

  • zameen.com

  • More Info
  • Thomas Floracks

  • VP of Product and Growth, Founder

  • vivareal.com.br

  • More Info
  • Christophe Rousseaux

  • EVP and former CEO

  • immoweb.be

  • More Info

Conference Themes

Getting Closer to the Transaction

How to reduce reliance on click-based revenues with new advertising and transaction-based revenues that have significantly higher growth potential

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

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

Facebook - 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

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

Bots & Live Chat

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

AI & Machine Learning

AI & Machine Learning are & will be game changers in how consumers & businesses interact. So what does this new future look like?

Horizontal vs Vertical

Do you go wide or deep? The great debate continues on what’s the winning formula to be a dominate force

Conference Agenda

Agenda is subject to time and session changes
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
09:00 - 17:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Best Practice Masterclass

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

Feedback from attendees at last year's Madrid Conference, 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.
17:00 - 18:00 Property Portal Accelerators

Social Drinks

Post Master Class Join us for some social drinks at the Rooftop Bar - Hotel Mundial
Time
09:00 - 17:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Best Practice Masterclass

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

Feedback from attendees at last year's Madrid Conference, 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.
Time
17:00 - 18:00
Company
Property
Topic & Overview

Social Drinks

Post Master Class Join us for some social drinks at the Rooftop Bar - Hotel Mundial
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
12:30 - 13:00

Registration

Register for Conference
13:00 - 13:15 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Welcome

Simon Baker will walk you through the next 3 days and housekeeping
13:15 - 13:45 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Getting Closer to the Transaction

How are portals getting closer to the transaction?
13:45 - 15:05

Session 1 - Emerging Markets

Asia, Africa & LATAM are young markets – hear about the opportunities & challenges of playing in these markets
13:45 - 14:05

What's different in Emerging Markets

How is doing business in emerging markets different to the rest of the world?
14:05 - 14:35

Lessons Learnt in Frontier Markets

Key frontier market players share their lessons learnt.
14:35 - 15:05

Where is the next hot market?

Let's evaluate which market to partner with next.
15:05 - 15:50

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
15:50 - 16:20

Growing a Regional Business

How to build your audience locally
16:20 - 18:00

Session 2 – Getting Closer to the Transaction

Getting Closer to the Transaction
16:20 - 16:40

Ten Portals Playing in the Transaction Space

Who is winning in the transaction space and what can we learn.
16:40 - 17:00

How to Become a Transaction Business

Case Study
17:00 - 17:20

The size of the prize

Why move into the transaction business?
17:20 - 17:50

Portal Leaders give you the ins + outs of getting close to transaction

Panel
18:00 - 18:10 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Day 1 - Wrap up

Day 1 -
Concludes
Time
12:30 - 13:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Registration

Register for Conference
Time
13:00 - 13:15
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Welcome

Simon Baker will walk you through the next 3 days and housekeeping
Time
13:15 - 13:45
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Getting Closer to the Transaction

How are portals getting closer to the transaction?
Time
13:45 - 15:05
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 1 - Emerging Markets

Asia, Africa & LATAM are young markets – hear about the opportunities & challenges of playing in these markets
Time
13:45 - 14:05
Company
Topic & Overview

What's different in Emerging Markets

How is doing business in emerging markets different to the rest of the world?
Time
14:05 - 14:35
Company
Topic & Overview

Lessons Learnt in Frontier Markets

Key frontier market players share their lessons learnt.
Time
14:35 - 15:05
Company
Topic & Overview

Where is the next hot market?

Let's evaluate which market to partner with next.
Time
15:05 - 15:50
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
Time
15:50 - 16:20
Company
Topic & Overview

Growing a Regional Business

How to build your audience locally
Time
16:20 - 18:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 2 – Getting Closer to the Transaction

Getting Closer to the Transaction
Time
16:20 - 16:40
Company
Topic & Overview

Ten Portals Playing in the Transaction Space

Who is winning in the transaction space and what can we learn.
Time
16:40 - 17:00
Company
Topic & Overview

How to Become a Transaction Business

Case Study
Time
17:00 - 17:20
Company
Topic & Overview

The size of the prize

Why move into the transaction business?
Time
17:20 - 17:50
Company
Topic & Overview

Portal Leaders give you the ins + outs of getting close to transaction

Panel
Time
18:00 - 18:10
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Day 1 - Wrap up

Day 1 -
Concludes
Time Company Speakers Topic & Overview
08:50 - 09:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Kickoff

Day 2
09:00 - 12:00

Session 3 - Prop Tech

Exploring the potential of the latest mega trends in property technology across the portal industry
9:00 - 9:30

Virtual Reality

Where is the Business Value?
9:30 - 9:50

Top Trends in Property Tech

The latest innovations and trends in property tech you need to know.
9:50 - 10:20

Using AI to deliver a better customter experience

How can AI help your customers?
10:20 - 10:30

Leveraging Technology to Get Closer to the Transaction

How can automation lead to increased revenue?
10:30 - 11:10

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
11:10 - 11:40

Case Study

Chatbots for the real estate industry
11:40 - 12:00

TBC

TBC
12:00 - 12:45

Session 4 - Digital Marketing

Getting beyond the hype to real results
12:00 - 12:25

Growth Hacking - Getting Beyond the Buzz Word

Real results, Real platforms.
12:25 - 12:45

How personalisation creates business value

There's a statistic that says any level of personalisation will generates almost 20% uptick in conversions. Is this true or is it's effectiveness waining?
12:45 - 14:15

Lunch

Freetime for Networking
14:15 - 16:00

Session 5 - Pitch Club Innovative Start Businesses

Watch innovative companies pitch their business for funding. Selected over 50 applicants, these businesses have interesting stories, strong potential and capable management teams.
14:15 - 14:30
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Panel Discussion - The Do’s and Don’ts of Capital Raising

All businesses go through the same cycle of capital raising.  Some do it more successfully than others.  Simon Baker is a serial investor in a property portals and associated businesses around the world.  He has worked on capital raising at all levels including listing 2 companies (Mitula and Real Estate Investar) on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015.  This session looks at 10 do’s and don’ts in raising capital.
14:30 - 16:00

Pitch Club

Watch innovative companies pitch their business for funding. Selected over 50 applicants, these businesses have interesting stories, strong potential and capable management teams
16:00 - 16:30

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
16:30 - 18:00

Session 6 - Data and How it is changing the way we do business

Get beyond the buzz word & learn about how portals are creating better customer experiences via Big Data
16:30 - 17:00

Case Study

One portals journey to excellent results
17:00 - 17:30

Big Data

Creating a competitive advantage
17:30 - 18:00

Big data and the better experience

Using big data portals can generate increasingly ultra personalised 1-1 experiences. What does this mean for the generation of content?
18:00 - 18:10 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Wrap Up

Day 2 -
Concludes
19:00 - 21:00 Apimo

Sponsored Social Event

Apimo presents social drinks for the delegates of the conference.
Time
08:50 - 09:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Kickoff

Day 2
Time
09:00 - 12:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 3 - Prop Tech

Exploring the potential of the latest mega trends in property technology across the portal industry
Time
9:00 - 9:30
Company
Topic & Overview

Virtual Reality

Where is the Business Value?
Time
9:30 - 9:50
Company
Topic & Overview

Top Trends in Property Tech

The latest innovations and trends in property tech you need to know.
Time
9:50 - 10:20
Company
Topic & Overview

Using AI to deliver a better customter experience

How can AI help your customers?
Time
10:20 - 10:30
Company
Topic & Overview

Leveraging Technology to Get Closer to the Transaction

How can automation lead to increased revenue?
Time
10:30 - 11:10
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
Time
11:10 - 11:40
Company
Topic & Overview

Case Study

Chatbots for the real estate industry
Time
11:40 - 12:00
Company
Topic & Overview

TBC

TBC
Time
12:00 - 12:45
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 4 - Digital Marketing

Getting beyond the hype to real results
Time
12:00 - 12:25
Company
Topic & Overview

Growth Hacking - Getting Beyond the Buzz Word

Real results, Real platforms.
Time
12:25 - 12:45
Company
Topic & Overview

How personalisation creates business value

There's a statistic that says any level of personalisation will generates almost 20% uptick in conversions. Is this true or is it's effectiveness waining?
Time
12:45 - 14:15
Company
Topic & Overview

Lunch

Freetime for Networking
Time
14:15 - 16:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 5 - Pitch Club Innovative Start Businesses

Watch innovative companies pitch their business for funding. Selected over 50 applicants, these businesses have interesting stories, strong potential and capable management teams.
Time
14:15 - 14:30
Company
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Panel Discussion - The Do’s and Don’ts of Capital Raising

All businesses go through the same cycle of capital raising.  Some do it more successfully than others.  Simon Baker is a serial investor in a property portals and associated businesses around the world.  He has worked on capital raising at all levels including listing 2 companies (Mitula and Real Estate Investar) on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015.  This session looks at 10 do’s and don’ts in raising capital.
Time
14:30 - 16:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Pitch Club

Watch innovative companies pitch their business for funding. Selected over 50 applicants, these businesses have interesting stories, strong potential and capable management teams
Time
16:00 - 16:30
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
Time
16:30 - 18:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 6 - Data and How it is changing the way we do business

Get beyond the buzz word & learn about how portals are creating better customer experiences via Big Data
Time
16:30 - 17:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Case Study

One portals journey to excellent results
Time
17:00 - 17:30
Company
Topic & Overview

Big Data

Creating a competitive advantage
Time
17:30 - 18:00
Company
Topic & Overview

Big data and the better experience

Using big data portals can generate increasingly ultra personalised 1-1 experiences. What does this mean for the generation of content?
Time
18:00 - 18:10
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Wrap Up

Day 2 -
Concludes
Time
19:00 - 21:00
Company
Apimo
Topic & Overview

Sponsored Social Event

Apimo presents social drinks for the delegates of the conference.
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 - 10:40

Session 7 - Disruption

Living in a universe where everyone can disrupt and be disrupted
11:25 - 12:40

Session 8 - Horizontal Vs Vertical

Do you go wide or deep? The great debate continues on what’s the winning formula to be a dominant force
09:00 - 09:25

Panel Discussion - Facebook

Sleeping with the enemy.
09:25 - 09:50

Changing Macro Economics

How to respond.
09:50 - 10:15

Building a winning team

Cultivating the right mindset and capability.
10:15 - 10:40

Cybercrime

Securing your portal.
10:40 - 11:25

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
11:25 - 11:50

Innovative ways to Increase Revenue

With so many new levers to pull and outdated business models to retire, what are great new strategies to build revenue?
11:50 - 12:15 ingatlan.com
Laura Szabó
Ingatlan.com

Influencing the Market with Innovation

Ingatlan, the leading Hungarian property portal, has increased revenue by 40% this year. This session looks at how they have successfully achieved this in a market where the other big player, a horizontal offers listings basically for free.
12:15 - 12:40

What's next?

Evolution of the Portal.
12:40 - 13:00 Vertical Networks Group
Simon Baker
Property Portal Watch

Conference Wrap Up

Overview of the past 3 days.
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 - 10:40
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 7 - Disruption

Living in a universe where everyone can disrupt and be disrupted
Time
11:25 - 12:40
Company
Topic & Overview

Session 8 - Horizontal Vs Vertical

Do you go wide or deep? The great debate continues on what’s the winning formula to be a dominant force
Time
09:00 - 09:25
Company
Topic & Overview

Panel Discussion - Facebook

Sleeping with the enemy.
Time
09:25 - 09:50
Company
Topic & Overview

Changing Macro Economics

How to respond.
Time
09:50 - 10:15
Company
Topic & Overview

Building a winning team

Cultivating the right mindset and capability.
Time
10:15 - 10:40
Company
Topic & Overview

Cybercrime

Securing your portal.
Time
10:40 - 11:25
Company
Topic & Overview

Networking Break

Coffee and Tea Provided in Foyer
Time
11:25 - 11:50
Company
Topic & Overview

Innovative ways to Increase Revenue

With so many new levers to pull and outdated business models to retire, what are great new strategies to build revenue?
Time
11:50 - 12:15
Company
ingatlan.com
Speakers
Laura Szabó
Topic & Overview

Influencing the Market with Innovation

Ingatlan, the leading Hungarian property portal, has increased revenue by 40% this year. This session looks at how they have successfully achieved this in a market where the other big player, a horizontal offers listings basically for free.
Time
12:15 - 12:40
Company
Topic & Overview

What's next?

Evolution of the Portal.
Time
12:40 - 13:00
Company
Vertical
Speakers
Simon Baker
Topic & Overview

Conference Wrap Up

Overview of the past 3 days.

Attending Companies

Innovative and Industry leading online Real Estate Players

Master Class

Date:Wed 04 October 2017
Time:09:00 - 17:00

SIMON BAKER’S BEST PRACTICE MASTER CLASS

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

Objectives:

  • Accelerate online classifieds growth and minimise wastage of time/money/effort
  • To challenge how you are currently approaching your business
  • To provide exposure to what others are doing around the world
  • Provide practical ‘how to’ steps that any classifieds site can implement tomorrow
  • To learn from each other

This is a hands-on program where you learn the A-Z of building a best practice online 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 05 October 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 Lisbon 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 PPW Pitch Club – Lisbon a compelling opportunity for your emerging business to get noticed by potential investors, partners and customers.

Applications are open

Social Events

Tue 03 October 2017
Time:17:00 - 18:00
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Address:Praça Martim Moniz 2, 1100-341 Lisbon, Portugal
Sponsors: Property Portal Accelerators

Join the team from Property Portal Accelerators for happy hour drinks after the master class. Considered one of the best Rooftop Bars in Lisbon and with a stunning 360º view over the historical center of Lisbon and the Tejo River, it inspires all to touch the stars in spring or summer nights, to the sound of good music, while tasting the Portuguese tapas and savoring a drink from our cocktails and gins menu.

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