MARCH 13th and 14th, 2024

Asia Pacific PPW Conference


The 2024 APAC Property Portal Watch Conference in Bangkok will bring together 200+ C-Level leaders from online real estate marketplaces and PropTech companies around the world to discuss NextGen PropTech and marketplaces.

Over the course of 2 days, you will hear presentations from 30+ speakers, attend social events and network with your peers from around the world.

This conference is brought to you by the team and is our 36th conference since 2009.


Listen to 30+ speakers openly discuss the key issues facing their businesses.
These speakers are C-Level Leaders from online marketplaces around the world.
Sessions involve a combination of panels, presentations and interviews.
Attendees are able to ask questions of the speakers and network with them of social events.

Companies Registered

We are expecting 200+ C-Level attendees from real estate marketplaces around the world.  Check out some of the companies already registered to attend the conference.

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Pitch Club

The pitch club is a chance for 6 startup companies to pitch their businesses to attendees.  We run this as a competition with each company receiving feedback from a panel of judges and the winner receiving the Pitch Club Trophy.

Pitch Club Details
  • 6 startup companies pitch their businesses to the attendees
  • Each pitch is 6 minutes long
  • A panel of 3 experienced judges provide on the spot feedback about the business and the presentation
  • The best company as voted by the judges receives the Madrid Pitch Club Trophy

Email if you are interested in participating in Pitch Club at the conference.


Thank you to these great companies for sponsoring the 2023 Asia-Pacific Property Portal Watch Conference in Bangkok

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Example - 2023 Agenda

Listen to presentations by and discussions with 25+ C-Level leaders from around the world.   Check back frequently for changes to the agenda as new speakers are announced.


10:00 am to 10:20 am

Kick Off

Overview of the structure of the day including discussion of why chasing the transaction is important in some markets around the world.

11:50 am to 1:20 pm

How to Build a Transaction Business (Step by Step Guide)

Step by step discussion of how to build a transaction business covering:
- Sourcing listings
- Marketing
- Managing leads
- Negotiate and close the transaction
- Cross sell
- Ongoing value capture

11:50 am to 1:20 pm

Morning Tea Break

11:50 am to 1:20 pm

How to Build a Transaction Business (Step by Step Guide) (Continued)

Step by step discussion of how to build a transaction business covering:
- Sourcing listings
- Marketing
- Managing leads
- Negotiate and close the transaction
- Cross sell
- Ongoing value capture

1:20 pm to 2:20 pm


A chance to network with other attendees

2:20 pm to 3:00 pm

Making it Happen

In depth look at what it takes to launch and operate a transaction business including organisation structure and KPI's

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Different Transaction Models

Overivew of different businesses and how they have implemented a transaction based model.

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Capital Raising

Discussion on the importance of capital raising including the challenges, how best to position the business and what are the longer term exit opportunities.

4:00 pm to 4:20 pm

Afternoon Tea

Meet fellow attendees

4:20 pm to 5:30 pm

Round Table Discussion

Q&A session with 2 seasoned CEO's who have built digital transaction businesses.

7:00 pm onwards

Drinks Sponsored

1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar
Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok
19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei

9:00 am to 9:10 am

Kick Off Day 1

Simon Baker - Host, Founder of PPW Conference, and Serial Investor


9:10 am to 9:40 am

Back to the Future of Classifieds and Marketplaces

Malcolm Myers - Founder & CEO, European Internet Ventures (Switzerland)

With over a decade’s experience in M&A and capital raising for online marketplaces and online classifieds businesses, Malcolm Myers has seen it all.

In February 2020, just before the CoVid pandemic, Malcolm Myers made some bold predictions as to what was likely to occur in the marketplace landscape. Three years later he is back to reflect on how those predictions went and how much progress classifieds players have made in getting into the transaction.

9:40 am to 10:10 am

The Last Frontier - How to Crack the $500b PropTech Market

Georg Chmiel - Executive Chairman, Juwai IQI (Malaysia)

Juwai started life as an advertising platform for Chinese buyers to quickly and simply find international properties to meet their needs.  However, through the merger with iQi, Juwai has redefined its business and identified opportunities to use PropTech to disrupt the real estate industry.

The next step is how to capture more value from the $500b global PropTech market.  This session looks at strategies on how companies can crack this incredibly valuable market.

10:10 am to 10:35 am

Could Technology Disrupt Today’s PropertyPortal and PropTech Industries?

Joe Hanna -  CEO, PropTech Group (Australia)

Chatgpt has helped make AI mainstream.  This is just example of a technology that is changing the way an industry can work.  In this session, Joe Hanna discusses how AI and technology has the potential to change the way the real estate industry operates.

10:35 am to 11:20 am

Networking Break Sponsored by Apimo

Meet your fellow attendees


11:20 am to 11:50 am

Using Technology to Target the $14bn Digital Ad Spend Market in Australia

Scott Holmes - Innovation and Strategy Manager, REA Group (Australia)

Due to the fragmentation of media in Australia, getting ashare of the $13.9 billion digital ad spend is challenging.

Today we will showcase Promote by which is a new self-serve advertising platform. Promote makes it easy to access our ad inventory, attracts a new category of advertisers and delivers a 100% uplift in yield from programmatic advertising.

11:50 am to 12:15 pm

The Richness of 3D Property Data and How it can Serve Marketplaces

Josh Callaghan - CEO, Little Hinges (Australia)

This session is a deep dive into the data assets that are created and how portals can use that to provide hyper-personalized recommendations, more accurate automated valuations, and better search/matching engine tools.

12:15 pm to 12:35 pm

How Generative AI is Unlocking Value for Real EstateMarketplaces

Jamie McInally - CEO, (United Kingdom)

Generative AI leverages artificial intelligence technologies to create entirely new content. In this session, Jamie McInally will be discussing the current limitations of traditional content creation methods in real estate, and how generative AI will revolutionise the way we enhance property listings, save costs and time.

12:35 pm to 12:55 pm

Capture New Sources of Revenue with Conversational AI

Christos Votsis - Managing Director, EMEA (United Kingdom)

Using real world examples, Christos discusses how iovox's conversational AI solution - iovox Insights, enables marketplaces to capture new sources of revenue, identify new business opportunities, and improve business outcomes, without increasing call volumes or radically changing marketing approaches.

12:55 pm to 2:25 pm

Lunch Break and iovox Workshop (workshop starts 1:15pm)

During the lunch break, iovox will be conducting a 45 min workshop that will show you how leading brands (Zoopla, OnTheMarket, Boomin, Idealista, Immobiliare, AtHome, Leboncoin, AVIV, Spitogatos) leverage iovox solutions to accomplish some of the most important elements of operating a property marketplace, including:

Improving lead quality,
Improving lead volume,
Identifying new revenue opportunities,
Lowering lead cost, and
Increasing brand awareness among advertisers.

With new innovations, iovox is well beyond ‘ordinary call tracking’ and is a trusted partner in the property marketplaces space.

We hope you can join James Gray, Director of Global Marketplaces and Cecilia West, Director of Global Account Management from the iovox team to discover what these new innovations could mean for the future of your business.


2:25 pm to 2:50 pm

Transaction Based Businesses – What Works and What Doesn’t

Mario Berta - CEO, FlySpaces (Philippines), Justin Sway - CEO, Shweproperty (Myanmar), Simon Baker - Founder, CAV Investment Group (Monaco)

Over the last 5 years, real estate marketplaces around the world have progressively moved towards the transaction.  Some have dived into buying and selling real estate, while others have focused on the secondary transactions such as mortgages.

This panel session discusses the challenges in setting up and running a transaction-based business

2:50 pm to 3:15 pm

Building an End-to-End Real Estate Transaction Platform to Unlock a $100+bn Opportunity

Marco Barth - COO, PropertyScout (Thailand)

PropertyScout has selected Thailand as the first market to build its end-to-end transaction platform for connecting buyers, tenants, landlords, and agents to digitize and centrally manage 90% of the real estate transaction. After quickly becoming one of the leading transaction players in this market, Marco will discuss why being deep in the transaction makes a difference, why Thailand was the perfect place to start, and why he is excited about the opportunities ahead in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

3:15 pm to 3:40 pm

Real estate Transaction Opportunities in Indonesia

Junghans Tasani - Co-Founder & CEO, Pashouses (Indonesia)

Issues such as data transparency, quality of houses, and fragmented brokerage can be converted into opportunities to jump-start the transactional marketplace in emerging markets. Particularly in Indonesia, where there is a demographic boom in first-time home buyers, this can further create a competitive advantage in financing.

3:40 pm to 4:25 pm

Networking Break Sponsored by LoopaAutomate

Meet your fellow attendees


4:25 pm to 4:55 pm

Untying the Chinese Knot: Will What Worked in China Scale in Southeast Asia?

Brett Hartley Wilson - Chinese Real Estate Mareket Expert (China)

Brett is the former Head of International for KE Holdings.  Operating as Beike, it is the leading integrated online and offline platform for housing transactions and services in China.

In this session, Brett discusses how KE has built its business and whether the same approach could work throughout other SE Asian markets.  

4:55 am to 5:20 pm

Lessons Learned in Scaling a Digital Real Estate Brokerage

Mike Kenner - CEO and Co-Founder, FazWaz (Thailand)

FazWaz has built the leading digital real estate brokerage in Thailand and is in the process of expanding into other markets in the region.  

In this session Mike Kenner, the Co-Founder of FazWaz looks at the key lessons learned over the last 5 years in building a digital real estate brokerage.

5:20 pm to 5:45 pm

Creating a One-Stop-Shop Property Superapp

Rhonda Wong - CEO, ohmyhome (Singapore)

Is a property super app the future? Let's dive into serving consumers in their property transaction journey from end-to-end, how that enhances a customer's lifetime value, create record breaking transaction speed and most importantly, be loved by customers.

5:45 pm to 6:00 pm

Day 1 Wrap Up

Simon Baker - Host, Founder of PPW Conference, and Serial Investor

7:30 pm onwards

Gala Event Presented by iovox

Red Square
25th floor of Novotel Bangkok, 27 Sukhumvit 4 Alley, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Tailandia

8:50 am to 9:00 am

Kick Off Day 2

Simon Baker - Host, Founder of PPW Conference, and Serial Investor


9:00 am to 9:25 am

How Technology Will Change Market Leaders

Darius Cheung - CEO, (Singapore / Indonesia)

99 Group is a leading real estate technology company that operates real estate portals across Southeast Asia, specializing in digital property advertising. Headquartered in Singapore, it is currently operational in Singapore and Indonesia and employs over 350 employees.In this session, Darius discusses how rapidly evolving technology has the potential to change the way real estate is bought and sold and could impact the role of real estate marketplaces.

9:25 am to 9:55 am

Trusting the Marketplace

Christophe de Rassenfosse - Chief Product Officer, Propertyfinder (UAE)

Consumer trust plays a crucial role in the success of a high inventory marketplace.

This session looks at the work Property Finder has done on this topic and how it is impacting the products it launches to the market.

9:55 am to 10:20 am

What it Takes to Grow Leading Marketplaces in Emerging Markets

Shaun di Gregorio - Founder and CEO, Frontier Digital Ventures (Malaysia)

Frontier Digital Ventures is the leading player in owning and operating marketplaces in emerging and early stage markets.

This session discusses what it really takes to build leading marketplaces in these challenging markets.

10:20 am to 10:50 am

Networking Break

Meet your fellow attendees


10:50 am to 11:10 am

How Portals are Growing their Revenue with Off-Site Social Ads and Becoming Indispensable to Their Clients

Gil Sperling - Co-Founder, Flow Living (South Africa)

Portals globally are embracing the omni-channel approach, taking ownership, and increasing ARPU and website traffic, digging deeper into the agent’s wallet.

In this session, Gil Sperling will discuss the opportunity for portals to offer social media advertising as an upsell product and demonstrate how the Flow platform integration is helping portals to unlock new revenue with off-site social ads and achieve an up to 400% increase in listing views.

11:10 am to 11:35 am

The Challenges of Lead Generation in an Era of Declining Attention Spans and High Marketing Costs

Steve Cachia - CEO, List Social (Australia)

More and more real estate buyers and renters are using nontraditional channels to identify properties to rent or buy.  In addition, they are spending less time online to do it.

In this session, Steve Cachia from List Social discusses innovative lead generation approaches in an era of declining attention spans, diverse media consumption and increasing marketing costs.

11:35 am to 11:50 pm

How the Move to Flexible Occupation in Commercial Real Estate Changes the Online Model

Stephen Inscoe - CEO, Aure (Thailand)

Following Covid-19, many companies have changed the way that they operate by moving from permanent offices to flexible working arrangements.  The result is that many companies no longer have permanent offices and are adopting flexible occupation of commercial real estate.  This has an impact for commercial real estate marketplaces. AURE is launching to address this fundamental change in the market.  

In this session, Stephen Inscoe will discuss the changes that are occurring, the opportunity presented and how AURE is attempting to solve the problem.

11:50 am to 12:05 pm

How Renting will Become the Preferred Lifestyle in the Next 10 Years

Michael Watson - CEO & Co-Founder, Leesy (Australia)

FindYourNook is a new business focused on the Australian rentals market. In this session, Michael will share his vision for the future of rentals and how his business will take on the likes of REA and Domain.

12:05 pm to 12:25 pm

A Data Driven Approach to Growing Property Portals

Lukas Rose - MD & Co-Founder, ProperBird (Germany)

ProperBird provides business intelligence information for property portals to allow them to accelerate their growth.  In this session, Lukas Rose will show case how ProperBird is working with Immowelt in Germany to target new sources of customers and listings.

12:25 pm to 1:45 pm

Lunch and Portal.Ventures Workshop (workshop commences at 12:45)

Mike van der Heijden - CEO, Portal.Ventures (Australia)

Workshop discussing the various organic search strategies that work right now to help scale online marketplaces in 2023 and beyond.


1:45 pm to 2:10 pm

True or False? 5 Assumptions About Real Estate Marketplaces in Developing Markets Debunked with Data

Edmund Keith - Editor, Online Marketplaces Group (Spain)

Online Marketplaces has developed a deep data set on property marketplaces and PropTech companies around the world.

In this session, Edmund Keith, the Editor of Online Marketplaces, explores 5 myths around marketplaces in development markets and provides data to either prove or disprove them.

2:10 pm to 2:35 pm

Opportunities in a 170m Person Market

Mark Nosworthy - CEO, (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh is a large market of 170 million people.  In this session, Mark Nosworthy, CEO of BProperty, will discuss how they developed a market leading property marketplace for this market.  He will discuss the business model, the challenges they face rolling it out, and the success they have had.

2:35 pm to 3:00 pm

Defying the Odds: Competing with the Dominant Portal in Kazakhstan

Dmitriy Aleksandrov - CEO, Homsters (Ukraine)

Since 2015, Homsters established a niche business in the new construction segment, creating multiple revenue streams and capturing a substantial market share from the dominant property portal..

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm

Building a Transaction Business in the Competitive Thai Market

Costa Savva - CEO, Lazudi (Thailand)

Lazudi is rapidly building an eBroker business in the competitive Thai market. In this session, Costa discusses the approach being taken, the challenges faced and shares some tips and techniques in cracking the code of technology driven sales.

3:25 pm to 3:55 pm

Networking Break

Meet fellow attendees


3:55 pm to 4:20 pm

Proptech Creates Impact for a Sustainable Tomorrow!

Fredrik Bergman - CEO, PropTech Farm (Sweden)

In today’s ever-changing society, sustainable living is becoming a major issue.  Not only does this provide a challenge for city planners and developers, but it also provides an opportunity for real estate marketplaces.The PropTech Farm is a series of funds that invest in a range of proptech related to sustainable living.  

In this session, Fredrik Bergman discusses Prop Tech Farm’s investment theses, the types of companies they are investing in, and how real estate marketplaces can approach this pressing issue.

4:20 pm to 4:45 pm

Opportunities in Blockchain Driven Factional Ownership

Thomas Park - CEO, Reitium (Canada / USA)

Thomas will discuss how Reitium is leveraging blockchain for fractional investing that provides secure, transparent, and efficient transactions that will open up markets to the masses. He will also share how real estate portals can capture additional revenue source offering fractional investments to their users and they can invest into Canada and the US real estate markets starting with $100.

4:45 pm to 5:10 pm

Conference Learnings and Where Investment Money is Going

Joe Hanna - CEO, PropTech Group (Australia), Ben Neve - CEO, Net Ventures (SE Asia/Europe), Gonzalo del Pozo - Co-Founder, Tadium Investments (Spain), Simon Baker - Founder, CAV Investment Group (Monaco)

Throughout the conference there have been a range of learnings from operational through long term strategic opportunities.  This panel session brings together three highly experienced investors and operators within the PropTech space.  

In this session we will discuss the learning from the conference and then look at where they are investing their money over the next 3-5 years.

5:10 pm to 5:20 pm

Day 2 Wrap Up

Simon Baker - Host, Founder of PPW Conference, and Serial Investor

7:00 pm onwards

Nest Rooftop
Le Fenix Hotel, 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Watthana


The Asia Pacific Property Portal Watch Conference is again being held at the Carlton Hotel, Bangkok

Carlton Hotel Bangkok

491 Sukhumvit Road,
Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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