MARCH 13th and 14th, 2024

Asia Pacific PPW Conference

Speakers

Listen to 25+ 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 150+ C-Level attendees from PropTech and property marketplaces around the world.  

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Pitch Club

The pitch club is a chance for 5 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
  • 5 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 BKK Pitch Club Trophy

Email simon@onlinemarketplaces.com if you are interested in participating in Pitch Club at the conference.

Sponsors

Thank you to these great companies for sponsoring the 2024 Asia-Pacific Property Portal Watch Conference in Bangkok

Full Sponsor Details

2024 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.

Proptech start up day

The PropTech Start Up Day is a full-day, hands-on workshop designed to help startup companies accelerate their growth by learning tips and techniques from seasoned industry entrepreneurs and investors.

This workshop is only for those who have previously registered for the Startup Day and is not included for attendees with general admission for the conference on the 13th and 14th.  

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

Lunch

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 to 9.30 pm

Drinks Sponsored by F4V & PropTech Farm

Aire Bar
22 5 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
(Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit)

9:00 am  to 9:10 am

Kick Off Day 1

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

SESSION 1: NEXTGEN PROPTECH AND MARKETPLACE STRATEGIES

9:10 am to 9:40 am

Emerging vs Established Markets – The Power of AI to Change the Game

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

Malcolm Myers is a long-time and well-respected participant in the PropTech industry.  He has advised many of the market leaders and is uniquely placed to share his thoughts on NextGen PropTech and marketplaces.  

In this session, Malcolm will compare the levels of monetisation between leading portals in emerging markets and established markets. What are the key differences and what is driving them? He will also look at some of the non-subscriptions models and evaluate their potential to become substantial businesses, before considering how AI is likely to both compound the challenges facing portals while also opening up new opportunities.

9:40 am to 10:10 am

Why Take-Rates are Not a Good Comparison

Jonathan Turpin  - Principal , AIM Group (United Kingdom)

Property marketplaces often use take-rates as a comparison and a guide for what makes a successful business.  Sometimes this leads them to change their business model in the pursuit of a higher yield from their customers.  However, not all markets are the same and take-rates can often mislead.

In this session, industry expert Jonathan Turpin explores what comparators make most sense for real estate marketplaces.

10:10 am to 10:35 am

How Data Drives ARPA Growth

James Gray -  Director of Commerical, iovox (United Kingdom)

Companies gather an enormous amount of data on their customers and visitors from a range of different channels.  However, unless they act on this data with a clear outcome in mind, the data has no value. In this session, James Gray,the Director of Commercial at iovox, discusses how their customers are using this data to grow ARPA.

10:35 am to 11:20 am

Networking Break sponsored by Flow

Meet your fellow attendees

SESSION 2: AI DRIVEN PROPTECH INNOVATION

11:20 am to 11:40 am

Practical Applications of AI in PropTech

Simon Baker - Executive Chairman, Online Marketplaces

The24 months has seen enormous buzz around AI.  In this session, Simon Baker tries to cut through the buzz and hype to find real world applications of AI in today’s PropTech market.

11:40 am to 12:05 pm

AI in Marketplaces – Beyond the Hype

Fouad Bekkar - VP Data and AI, Propertyfinder (UAE)

Propertyfinder has implemented many AI applications and is always exploring how AI can be incorporated into their marketplace.  In this session, Fouad Bekkar, the VP of Data and AI, discusses the realistic applications of AI into marketplaces.

12:05 pm to 12:30 pm

Session TBD

We'll announce the session title and description shorlty

Stay Tuned

12:20 pm to 12:50 pm

How AI Can Improve Listing Quality and Conversion Rates

Maria Solodilova - International Business Development Executive, Membrace (Mexico)

Membrace is a content validation and enrichment platform that helps boost conversion rates, increase GMV, and improve customer satisfaction through content. They combine AI with human expertise to continuously improve the speed and quality of content validation and enrichment.

In this session, Maria Solodilova will discuss how Membrace combines AI with human expertise to provide real time moderation and the value that this creates for marketplaces.

12:50 pm to 2:20 pm

Lunch Break

Opportunity to meet and network with fellow attendees

Session 3: THE POWER OF PLATFORMS

2:20 pm to 2:50 pm

Platforms, Creators and Warriors

Georg Chmiel - Executive Chairman, Juwai IQI (Malaysia)

In today's dynamic digital landscape, social media has become the #1 lead generator across many industries, replacing traditional classifieds businesses. TikTok Commerce now exceeding 10% of eCommerce in Malaysia, Facebook & Instagram being the largest lead generator for the developer segment in ASEAN.

This session delves into the transformative potential of social commerce, with a focus on two prominent examples: Juwai IQI (the leading ASEAN proptech player) and Xamble (a leading influencer (creator) platform).

2:50 pm to 3:10 pm

Crumbling Cookies & Rising Giants: 1st Party Data's Role in Online Portal Transformation

Gil Sperling - Co-Founder & Co-CEO (South Africa)

As third-party cookies phase out, portals are facing an opportunity to tap into exponential revenue streams and reach billions of active users on Facebook and Instagram. Join Flow’s Co-Founder and Co-CEO Gil Sperling to discover how 1st party data is the secret to success!

Find out how to win in a cookieless world, explore the importance of off-site ads, particularly on social media platforms where people spend most of their time, and explore the pivotal role of AI in this landscape and how AI plays a role in this and learn how any portal can turn itself into a data giant.

3:10 pm to 3:35 pm

Platform Driven Rentals in India

Arshad Balwa - Founder & CEO, Jugyah (India)

Jugyah is building India's first fin-tech enabled, end to end home rental marketplace.

In this session, Arshad Balwa, the CEO of Jugyah, will discuss how Jugyah is using fin-tech/insur-tech to create better, managed outcomes for tenants, landlord and brokers in India.

3:35 pm to 4:20 pm

Networking Break Sponsored by LoopaAutomate

Meet your fellow attendees

SESSION 6: BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A LEADERSHIP POSITION

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

Building the Market Leader in India

Dhruv Agarwala - CEO, REA India (India)

REA India brings together Housing.com, Maakan, and PropTiger to create a powerful player in the Indian PropTech market.  In this session, Dhruv Agarwala, the CEO of REA India, discusses the challenges of running REA India,the opportunities in the Indian market and the potential impact of AI.

4:50 pm to 5:15 pm

Challenges and Opportunities in SE Asia

Mark Nosworthy - CEO, Digital Classifieds Group (SE Asia)

Over the last 12 months, the Digital Classifieds Group has rapidly transformed.  They acquired bProperty in Bangladesh and more recently, Lamudi (Philippines and Indonesia)from the Dubizzle Group.

In this session, CEO Mark Nosworthy will discuss the opportunities they see in SE Asia, the approach they are taking and challenges is running a multi-country business.

5:15 pm to 5:40 pm

Customer Driven Business Models and How AI Creates Opportunity

Alexander Nagorny - CPO, Kolesa Group (Kazakhstan)

The Kolesa Group works with customers at every part of the journey from starting the search through to completion of the transaction.  They are now the market leader by taking this holistic approach to working with customers.

In this session, Chief Product Officer Alexander Nagorny discusses how they have implemented this end-to-end customer centric approach, how AI has the power to increase the quality of services, and all these technologies can create a virtual real estate agency.

5:40 pm to 5:50 pm

Day 1 Wrap Up

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

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Gala Event Sponsored 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

SESSION 5: THE CHANGING NATURE OF CHANGE

9:00 am  to 9:25 am

From Search to Tell – The Future of Matching Buyer and Renters with the Right Property

Simon Baker - Founder, Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch

Simon Baker is the founder of the PPW Conferences, and a long-time advisor and investor in proptech and property marketplaces.

Over the last 25 years, Simon has seen it all and, in this session, shares his thoughts on the future of matching buyers and renters with the right property and, how AI has the potential to change the game completely.

9:25 am to 9:50 am

How AI Can Help SEO

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

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.

9:50 am to 10:15 am

Our Journey to the AI (Powered) Marketplace

Nils Koerber - Managing Director, Ringer South Africa (South Africa)

AI has the potential to change the way people interact with listings.  The team at Ringier is actively working on an AI powered marketplace.  

In this session, Nils Koerber, discusses how Ringier is building AI powered marketplaces and the results they are having.

10:15 am to 10:55 am

Networking Break sponsored by Coralytics

Meet fellow attendees. Coffee and Tea provided in foyer

SESSION 6: PITCH CLUB - NEXT GEN OF PROTECH

10:55 am to 11:15 am

Finding Capital for PropTech Companies – Tips and Techniques

Fredrik Bergman - CEO, PropTech Farm (Sweden)
Joe Hanna - Partner, Fusion 4 Ventures (Australia)

There has been a decrease in the amount of funds being invested into the PropTech sector.  In this session, seasoned investors share tips and techniques for proptech companies to raise new capital.

11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Pitch Club Presented by iovox

Judges:
Gonzalo del Pozo
- Partner, Fusion 4 Ventures (Spain)
Fredrik Bergman - CEO, PropTech Farm (Sweden)
Simon Baker - Host

Watch 5 innovative companies pitch their business for funding.  Selected from a range of 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.

12:30 pm to 1:55 pm

Lunch Break sponsored by Membrace

Opportunity to meet and network with fellow attendees

SESSION  7: STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

1:55 pm to 2:20 pm

How Domain is Building a Next Gen Marketplace

Sev Thomassian - Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer, Domain Group (Australia)

Domain is the #2 player in the Australian market.  It is listed on the ASX with a market cap of AUD 2bn. In this session, Sev Thomassian will discuss how Domain has evolved from a traditional property portal to building a Next Gen Property Marketplace.

2:20 pm to 2:45 pm

What Do Real Estate Portals all have in Common?

Edmund Keith - Head of Content, Online Marketplaces (Spain)

Ed has been collecting data on the real estate portal industry for four years. The presentation uses everything from website features to CEO profiles to profitability to answer the question of what real estate portals all have in common.

2:45 pm to 3:05 pm

Sales Intelligence Made Simple

Omar Dahroug - MD & Co-Founder, ProperBird (Germany)

Join Omar, for a pivotal presentation. Discover how cutting-edge data analysis transforms property portals, enhancing efficiency and revenue by spotlighting the critical role of your core product: the listings business. This session offers actionable insights, guiding you to focus on and leverage your listings to their full potential.

3:05 pm to 3:30 pm

TBD Session

We'll announce the session title and description shortly

Stay tuned

3:30 pm to 4:10 pm

Networking Break sponsored by ProperBird

Meet fellow attendees. Coffee and Tea provided in foyer

SESSION 8: INNOVATIVE PROPTECH AND MARKETPLACE MODELS

4:10 pm to 4:35 pm

Driving Transparency to Improve Supply of New Homes to Market in Australia

Mike Bird - Co-Founder, Urban.com.au (Australia)

Australia is one of the fastest countries per capita in the world, but has been plagued by ongoing quality issues for new apartment developments. These issues have created uncertainty for consumers and have contributed to ongoing under supply of new housing. Mike’s presentation outlines the opportunities property portals have to leverage their audience and data to solve important industry challenges while creating competitive advantage.

4:35 pm to 5:00 pm

Innovative Business Models for the Thai Market

Mario Peng - Co-Founder & CEO, PropertyScout (Thailand)

PropertyScout is a leading for sale and rental platform in the Thai market.  At the core of their growth has been a focus on experimentation and innovation in all aspects of the business model. In this session, CEO Mario Peng will discuss how PropertyScout is building their business, the challenges they face and how an innovation mindset is accelerating growth.

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Conference Learnings

Jonathan Turpin - Principal, AIM Group (UK)
Malcolm Myers, CEO, European Internet Ventures (Switzerland)
Simon Baker, Founder of OMP Conferences and Serial Investor

Throughout the conference there have been a range of learnings from operational through long term strategic opportunities.  This panel session brings together these learnings and discusses the next 3-5 years.

5:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Day 2 Wrap Up

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

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Good Bye Drinks
Flash Back Rooftop
7 Sukhumvit 20 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, KhlongToei, Bangkok 10110

Sponsored by: Membrace, Flow, Portal Ventures & PropTech Farm

Location

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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