PPW adds exciting new speakers to its 2017 Bangkok conference line-up

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Simon Baker, far left at PPW's Bangkok conference, will open the PPW event in Madrid.

Simon Baker, far left at a previous PPW Bangkok conference.

PPW is pleased to announce an additional round of  speakers who will be joining the line-up at its forthcoming Innovation-themed Bangkok conference, to be held in the Thai Capital from March 8-10 2017.

This will be the third time PPW has held its Asia conference in Bangkok; the most recent summit took place in Madrid in September 2017 and attracted over 150 delegates and 30 industry leaders. The conference will be hosted by former REA Group CEO and PPW founder Simon Baker.

The new speakers are:

Shaun di Gregorio - CEO & Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures



Shaun is the CEO and Founder of ASX listed 'Frontier Digital Ventures' (ASX:FDV) and was the former CEO of iProperty Group. FDV's  mission is to become the leading operator of online classifieds businesses in frontier markets across the globe. The company's primary expertise lies in property portals, automotive portals and general classifieds websites. FDV partners with highly-motivated local entrepreneurs and provides funding, advice on setting strategy, and direction in determining the execution of that strategy. The company has a proven track record of building successful online classifieds businesses in frontier and emerging markets right around the world.

 Brendon Skipper - CEO at realestate.co.nz

(New Zealand)


Brendon has over 20 years involvement in sales and marketing across property, IT and telecommunications. He believes the key to success is building prosperous and long-­standing relationships across all facets of business.

Marta Higuera - Co-founder and co-CEO at OpenAgent.com.au



Marta is the co-Founder and co-CEO of OpenAgent.com.au which aims to make it easy for Australian consumers to sell their property. She launched OpenAgent with Zoe Pointon in 2013 and has grown the company to over 20,000 customers (representing over $10billion of transaction value) and 95 staff. Marta has held leadership positions at Qantas Airways, Pacific Brands, and McKinsey&Co, along with other corporates and start-ups in Europe, US and Australia. She earned a Stanford MBA, Physics MSc, a degree in Music and speaks four languages.

Kevin Goos - Managing Director at ShweProperty.com



A seasoned real estate professional in the Asia Pacific region with an emphasis on corporate strategy and business development. Over 10 years of professional expertise in emerging markets focusing on commercial and residential real estate. Proficient in financial modeling, business planning, and real estate investment.

Javier Ortiz - Business Development Director at Mitula.com



Javier is responsible for identifying new business opportunities and generating new revenue streams and partnerships for the Group.  Javier was one of Mitula Group's first employees, joining as Commercial Director and COO in 2010. Prior to this Javier spent 2 years as European Regional Manager for Selenium Loudspeakers (today JBL Brazil - Harman Group) and 3 years as European Regional Manager for Intelbras (a major Brazilian telecom manufacturer). Earlier in his career he gained diverse international experience as Business Developer / Unit Head in printed media projects and as Marketing Manager for video gaming and premium cigar distribution firms. Javier has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He is fluent in 6 languages.

Felix Erken - Managing Director at Junk Mail Media Group


(South Africa)

A classified industry veteran, spanning a career of 25 years. Felix Erken is the co-owner of Junk Mail Digital Media Group in South Africa, consisting of generalist and niche products across the spectrum of classifieds. Felix has a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from managing an extremely disruptive business model and transitioning successfully from an intense publishing business to one of a nimble and leaner digital business. Incredible journey, huge lessons learnt, enjoying the ride and right now it’s only the beginning of it all.

Nicolas Guillaud de Saint-Ferreol - CEO at Apiwork

Nicolas Guillard de Saint-Ferréol


Nicolas is the CEO at Apiwork™ Software Editor, is a real estate company that specialises in the creation of software and websites with Web 2.0-technology. The company's key customers are in real state and entertainment industries all across Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Simon Bray - CEO at PrivateProperty.co.za


(South Africa)

Simon Bray, an entrepreneur in who cut his teeth in the property development industry co-founded ‘Fusion’, a SAS business for the property market which is now the leading Real Estate Management system in Southern Africa, and is now a subsidiary of Private Property.  He says it was the sale of Fusion to Private Property that got him involved in the portal industry just over four years ago, first as Head of Product overseeing a complete system re-architecture, then as Chief Operations Officer and more recently as CEO.

Meet our industry leading keynote speakers who will reveal the latest company movements, industry trends and technology releases at the Property Portal Watch conference in Bangkok, 7-10 March 2017.


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