GDI London Conference 2022

September 21, 2022 until September 22, 2022, Leonardo Royal Hotel St Paul's Cathedral

Global Dating Insights is excited to return to London on Thursday, 22nd September 2022!

The event is going to take place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, right next to the stunning St.Paul’s Cathedral.

Speaker sessions will run all day, with free lunch and refreshments provided throughout. The conference is followed by an evening of drinks, giving guests an informal networking opportunity to make professional connections, sponsored by Scamalytics.

Leonard Royal Hotel St Paul’s Cathedral – the sky lounge where the networking drinks will be hosted

Tickets are available here for the general admission price of £399.

The night before the conference, Wednesday, 21st September, we are also hosting an exclusive pre-conference networking session sponsored by HubStars. This will be hosted from 6-8pm at Leo’s Bar, the Leonardo Royal St Paul’s. We’re also delighted to announce sponsorship from IrisNet, Besedo, and Checkstep.

Speakers for the event include:

  • The Meet Group
  • Inner Circle
  • Muzz
  • Online Personals Watch
  • The Online Dating Association
  • Kindred
  • Jigsaw
  • Plus many more exciting speakers! See our agenda below!
Our Fantastic London Sponsors

Event Agenda

Time Speaker
10am - 10:15am Philip Wassouf & Eleanor Brook-Hatch, Founders, Kindred
10:15am - 10:30am Fireside Chat: Religious Dating, SALT
10:30am - 10:45am Amar Amarsanaa, Founder, Zaya
10:45 - 11am Michael Krayenhoff, Chief Operations Officer, Inner Circle
11am - 11:30am BREAK
11:30am - 11:45am Stacy Thomson, Founder, REDDI
11:45am - 12pm PANEL: Startups: From Conception To Conviction, FITFCK, Elate, Kindred, Playdate
12pm - 12:15pm Christoph Hermes, Founder, IrisNet
12:15pm - 12:30pm Mark Brooks, Founder, Online Personals Watch
12:30pm - 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm - 1:45pm Zoe Desmond, Founder, Frolo
1:45pm - 2pm Yu-Lan Scholliers, Head of Product, Checkstep
2pm - 2:15pm PANEL: The women of yesterday, today, and tomorrow in dating, REDDI, Kindred, Military Matchmaker
2:15pm - 2:30pm Sanjay Panchal, Founder, Elate
2:30pm - 3pm BREAK
3pm - 3:15pm Norman Petty, General Council, The Meet Group
3:15pm - 3:30pm Michael O'Sullivan, Founder, HubStars
3:30pm - 3:50pm PANEL: The future of legislation in the UK - a discussion with the leading voices on dating law, The Online Dating Association, Taso Advisory, Coadec
3:50pm - 4:05pm Jorge Bueso, Senior Consumer Research & Insights Manager, Spark Networks
  • Spark Networks
    Spark Networks is one of the leading dating brands, with a portfolio of brands designed for singles seeking serious relationships. These online dating brands include Zoosk, SilverSingles, EliteSingles, Jdate, ChristianMingle, eDarling, JSwipe, AdventistSingles, LDSSingles, and Attractive World.
  • Besedo
    Eliminating fraud is a must, yet every successful platform knows it’s not enough. Success is built on three pillars – trust, content quality, and user experience. Besedo can support in multiple ways working fully automated with AI filters, only manual, or a mix to ensure the highest possible moderation accuracy.
  • Zoosk
    Zoosk is an online dating service available in 25 languages and in more than 80 countries. Zoosk is primarily focused on users with a desire to seek serious and long-term relationships.
  • IrisNet
    Irisnet is a tech start-up that specialises in the development of Artificial Intelligence systems (AI) based on neural networks. Using machine learning, they have trained AI to help analyse images and videos. Irisnet's current priorities are gesture recognition, privacy and Youth protection, and face/person recognition.
  • Kindred
    Kindred is the dating app for people looking for a kid-free relationship. They understand we all want to find a partner who’s on the same page. Even within our community, there’s a diverse group of amazing humans with different experiences and perspectives shaping their views of kids and relationships. These include childfree singles who choose not to have kids, childless singles who can’t have kids, and single parents who don’t want to have more kids.
  • Frolo
    The trusted online hub for single parents. For a more connected, supported and empowered single parent experience
  • FitFCK
    FitFCK are the leading London startup for fitness based dating. Led by Jamie Wykes-Hobday, they are leading the way in helping forge relationships through a shared passion of fitness. Running singles events across the city of London and the wider UK, FitFCK are regarded as one of the leading dating startups of 2022.
  • Mark Brooks
    Industry expert Mark Brooks has decades of experience in the online dating space and is always on top of the latest trends. Her has previously offered his consultancy talents to some of the biggest players.
  • Online Dating Association
    The ODA was founded in 2014 when a group of leading dating services decided to create a body that would allow the sector to work together on standards and speak as one voice with regulators, law enforcement agencies and others.
  • Inner Circle
    Inner Circle wants each and every user to be serious about finding a relationship. Its new marketing message of 'Meet Your Match' shows off the commitment to setting up long-term connections, whether that's on the app or at one of its eclectic offline events.
  • The Meet Group
    The Meet Group had a wide portfolio of platforms in its group, including Meet Me, Skout, Tagged, and Growlr, helping millions of users to find connections and community.
  • Scamalytics
    Scamalytics stops scammers automatically, helping to remove threats from your dating site, saving your business time and money whilst improving your brand’s reputation.
  • SALT
    SALT is the leading Christian Dating app, helping Christians find likeminded singles. Meeting people who aren’t in your church can be quite tricky. Dating online can feel awkward, clunky and expensive. And the whole thing can be quite embarrassing and full of pressure! So SALT created a better way for Christians to meet. SALT is here to help Christian dating be a little less awkward and a lot more fun.
  • Elate
    Elate is the anti-ghosting dating app. The platform limits users to up to ten compatible recommendations a day, and no endless swiping, meaning users are juggling fewer conversations, leading to less ghosting. New matches wait in your queue till you have space.
  • Checkstep
    Checkstep are one of the newest platforms to offer content moderation at scale. Checkstep’s machine learning system is trained on millions of examples by unifying hundreds of datasets. In addition to this our models support multiple languages.
  • HubStars
    HubStars has been providing both ready to promote dating brands and bespoke white label online dating solutions since 2005. Last year it launched an investment fund to help new startups to scale by fine-tuning their technology and marketing strategies.
  • Taso Advisory
    Taso Advisory is a specialist technology public policy consultancy. We support our clients - startups, scaleups and listed companies - on the business critical public policy, political and regulatory issues they face as we enter the decade of tech regulation.
  • Coadec
    Coadec is 'The Coalition for a Digital Economy', the policy voice of tech startups and scaleups.
  • REDDI
    An exclusive dating app for single people who want children in the future, and those who already have them.
  • Zaya
    Zaya is a social discovery brand building the largest community of singles seeking meaningful, authentic and real connections over time. We are betting that real connections are made based on who you are, and not what you look like and it is okay if it takes time. We encourage it. Therefore, we help users discover and connect with other like-minded singles based on their lifestyle, content and common interests in a live digital environment that facilitates self-expressions. Think of us like Instagram for singles, but with a power to narrow down the exact kind of people you are looking for!
  • Playdate
    Playdate is the UK's first dating app for single parents. Created by single parents, Playdate is the solution to single parents looking for meaningful relationships. Through their partnership with Bubble, the UK's leading nanny and sitter app, users can book instant discounted childcare so they can go on that date stress-free. Welcome to the only dating app where having children is an asset and not seen as 'baggage'.