GDI London Dating Conference 2019

September 25, 2019 until September 26, 2019, London

Global Dating Insights is delighted to announce the return of the GDI London Conference, held this year in association with Magic LabWhiteLabelDating.com, SpectrumSendBird, Say Allo and Scamalytics!

Magic Lab is the newly formed umbrella company to household names Badoo, Bumble, Chappy, and Lumen. Founded by Andrey Andreev, the group’s mission is to create magic today by inventing the technology of tomorrow. Magic Lab is seeking new platforms that bring people together, as well as innovators and founders to develop ideas into global products and brands.

WhiteLabelDating.com is a multi-award winning dating platform and the largest white label provider in Europe, helping affiliates, entrepreneurs and media brands effortlessly create their own dating brands and generate industry-leading revenues and profits. Their partners include Bauer, Mumsnet and Wireless Group.

Spectrum helps some of the world’s largest dating companies recognise and respond to toxic behaviour on their platforms in real time in order to keep their users safe and their online communities healthy. They provide enterprise-level tools to manage existing and emerging threats to trust and safety, including underage users, harassment, and sexual assaults.

SendBird is a fully customisable chat and messaging platform with a managed infrastructure for mobile and web applications. Their product includes everything you need to create a premium and secure messaging experience, and it can scale over 1 million concurrent chat connections and 500 million messages per day. With SendBird, dating brands can build engaged communities and give users a seamlessly branded experience.

Say Allo is reinventing dating discovery to make the experience of connecting very real and intelligent, starting from a baseline of compatibility. Partnering with Dr. Brian Shaw, PhD, an original developer of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Say Allo has raised $1M in its seed round and is now successfully connecting singles in cities throughout the US and Canada.

The GDI London Conference takes place on Thursday 26th September 2019 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in St Paul’s.



Speaker sessions run from 10am – 5pm (lunch is included), and the conference is followed by an evening of socialising at the autumn edition of GDI Dating Drinks, held in association with HubStars and Scamalytics.

HubStars has been providing both ready to promote dating brands and bespoke white label online dating solutions since 2005. Their platform caters for over 8 million dating customers and bills in 9 different currencies worldwide, offering round the clock support in any timezone.

Scamalytics maintain the largest shared anti-fraud database dedicated to the online dating industry. They use cutting edge machine learning techniques to allow moderation of scammers in real time, helping sites to remove bad actors and improve their reputation.

On the night before the event, Wednesday 25th September, GDI will also be hosting executive networking drinks at the nearby Ye Old Watling pub, a short walk from Bank Underground Station.

Tickets are currently available at £249.99.

GDI Founder Simon Corbett said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome dating executives to our fifth London conference in St Paul’s this September.

“We have a fantastic range of speakers confirmed, from the biggest brands to the most innovative startups. Attendees can expect real insight from some of the top minds in dating tech.

“Grab your ticket at the discounted Early Bird rate today and secure your place at the leading online dating industry event in Europe!”

Find our first speaker announcement to the right of this article, and tickets available in the header.


Visa Information for International Attendees
It is each attendee’s personal responsibility to research visa requirements and apply for a visa, if necessary. If you require a visa, it may be necessary to obtain an official letter of invitation from Global Dating Insights.
To obtain an invitation letter, please send an e-mail to: simon@globaldatinginsights.com providing us with the following details:
-Full Name
-Name of Organisation, and Credentials (Job Title)
-Address at Organisation (Work)
-Passport number
Your letter will be sent via e-mail. Please note: letters of invitation are issued to registered and paid attendees only.

Event Agenda

Time Speaker
10:00 - 10:15 Simon Corbett, Founder, Global Dating Insights, Registration & Welcome
10:15 - 10:30 David Vermeulen, CEO, The Inner Circle
10:30 - 10:45 Isabel Suess, Performance Marketing Director, Partnerships, Spark Networks
10:45 - 11:00 Justin Davis, CEO, Spectrum
11:00 - 11:15 Michael Blakeley, CEO, CLiKD
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee / Break
11:30 - 11:45 George Kidd, CEO, Online Dating Association, Gitte Bendulla, General Counsel, Spark Networks, Panel Discussion: Regulation
11:45 - 12:00 Lydia Davis, CEO, Toffee
12:00 - 12:15 Miles Norris, VP of Product, MagicLab
12:15 - 12:30 Mark Brooks, Founder, Courtland Brooks
12:30 - 12:45 David Adams, Head of Business Development, White Label Dating
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:00 Violet Lim, Co-Founder & CEO, Lunch Actually Group
14:00 - 14:15 Prashant Pitti, Founder & CEO, NearGroup
14:15 - 14:30 Jim Bugden, CFO, The Meet Group
14:30 - 14:45 Clémentine Lalande, CEO, Once Dating Group
14:45 - 15:00 Zachary Lewis, CEO, Say Allo
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee / Break
15:15 - 15:30 Mauricio Botero, CEO, Prelinker
15:30 - 15:45 Andy Croghan, Acquisition & Sales Manager, HubStars
15:45 - 16:00 Leigh Isaacson, CEO, Dig
16:00 - 16:15 Teddy Semon, Manager (Growth), Grindr & Dara Ewing, Growth Strategist, Grindr
16:15 - 16:30 John Senyard, Account Executive, Google
  • 2019 Sponsor: Magic Lab
    Magic Lab is the newly formed umbrella company to household names Badoo, Bumble, Chappy, and Lumen. Founded by Andrey Andreev, the group’s mission is to create magic today by inventing the technology of tomorrow. Magic Lab is seeking new platforms that bring people together, as well as innovators and founders to develop ideas into global products and brands.
  • 2019 Sponsor: WhiteLabelDating,com
    WhiteLabelDating.com is a multi-award winning dating platform and the largest white label provider in Europe, helping affiliates, entrepreneurs and media brands effortlessly create their own dating brands and generate industry-leading revenues and profits. Their partners include Bauer, Mumsnet and Wireless Group.
  • 2019 Sponsor: Spectrum
    Spectrum helps some of the worlds largest dating companies recognise and respond to toxic behaviour on their platforms in real time in order to keep their users safe and their online communities healthy. They provide enterprise-level tools to manage existing and emerging threats to trust and safety, including underage users, harassment, and sexual assaults.
  • 2019 Sponsor: SendBird
    SendBird is a fully customisable chat and messaging platform with a managed infrastructure for mobile and web applications. Their product includes everything you need to create a premium and secure messaging experience, and can scale over 1 million concurrent chat connections and 500 million messages per day. With SendBird, dating brands can build engaged communities and give users a seamlessly branded experience.
  • 2019 Sponsor: Say Allo
    Say Allo is reinventing dating discovery to make the experience of connecting very real and intelligent, starting from a baseline of compatibility. Partnering with Dr. Brian Shaw, PhD, an original developer of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Say Allo has raised $1M in its seed round and is now successfully connecting singles in cities throughout the US and Canada.
  • Scamalytics 2019 Sponsor: Scamalytics
    Scamalytics maintain the largest shared anti-fraud database dedicated to the online dating industry. They use cutting edge machine learning techniques to allow moderation of scammers in real time, helping sites to remove bad actors and improve their reputation.
  • Spark Networks
    Spark Networks SE is America's second largest dating company, listed on the NYSE American under the ticker "LOV" with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and offices in New York, Utah and San Francisco. The company's widening portfolio of premium and freemium dating apps include Zoosk, EliteSingles, Jdate, Christian Mingle, eDarling, JSwipe and SilverSingles, among others. Spark has over one million monthly paying subscribers globally.
  • The Meet Group
    The Meet Group is a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Headquartered in New Hope, PA, the publicly traded umbrella houses top brands including MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, Tagged and Growlr, delivering live interactions and meaningful connections to millions of users daily. The company’s FY 2018 revenue exceeded $175 million.
  • The Inner Circle
    The Inner Circle is a selective dating app for like-minded professionals. By complementing a slick in-app experience with singles events in the most sought after locations, Founder David Vermeulen’s brand has risen at an exceptional pace since launching in 2012. Last year, The Inner Circle won the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 after achieving 3460% revenue growth.
  • Mark Brooks
    Mark Brooks is the founder of the Internet Dating Excellence Association (IDEA) and consultancy Courtland Brooks. Courtland Brooks is the only agency-consultancy in the world to focus totally on internet dating and online matchmaking, while IDEA looks to help the internet dating industry achieve its long term potential.
  • CLiKD
    UK startup CLiKD has been singled out by Forbes for its “innovative” marketing campaigns, including the Love in London photography competition and a dream summer internship. Once they’re drawn in, photo-based questions give users a quick, fun and creative way to show off their personalities.
  • Toffee
    Toffee is the world’s first dating app for people who were privately educated. Created by experienced matchmaker Lydia Davis, the startup has landed coverage in dozens of the largest British publications and grown into a viral hit. Over 2019, the provocative brand has made an impact outside the UK with a high profile entry into Australia.
  • Online Dating Association
    Launched in 2013 by a group of key industry players, the Online Dating Association (ODA) helps to ensure that the sector has a strong voice when dealing with UK government representatives and regulators, the media, financial service providers, social networks and others.
  • Google
    As one of the word's largest technology companies, Google is able to bring a unique helicopter perspective to the conversation around where dating is headed. Think with Google, one of the search giant's insight-focused arms, offers both editorial content and tools for marketers who want to keep up with the latest consumer and demographic trends.
  • Once Dating Group
    Once Dating Group was formed earlier this year after subsidiary Pickable acquired over 1 million global users. The startup, which allows women to browse profiles anonymously, was named ‘App of the Day’ by the App Store in April during an impressive expansion run across Europe.
  • Lunch Actually Group
    Lunch Actually blends offline and online dating by offering both traditional matchmaking services and mobile apps like LunchClick. With services live across Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand, the Singapore-based enterprise is fast progressing towards its goal of 1 million happy marriages.
  • Dig
    New Orleans-based Dig has been a viral hit over the past 12 months, landing features in Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Cheddar and more. Fresh off the back of Dallas and Seattle launches, CEO Leigh Isaacson is building a highly engaged community of pet lovers and creating one of the sector’s strongest niche offerings.
  • Grindr
    Grindr is the largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. Since launching in 2009, the location-based dating pioneer has acquired millions of daily active users and established itself as an instantly recognisable GBTQ brand.
  • NearGroup
    NearGroup is reinventing the dating world by putting personality first and images later, having users chat with matches nearby before seeing their pictures. The chatbot is popular in South East Asia (20 million users) and in the USA under the brand name ‘Profoundly’ (12 million users).
  • HubStars HubStars
    HubStars has been providing both ready to promote dating brands and bespoke white label online dating solutions since 2005. Their platform caters for over 8 million dating customers and bills in 9 different currencies worldwide, offering round the clock support in any timezone.
  • Prelinker
    Founded in 2001, Prelinker offers its partners an advanced white label solution, data intelligence, a statistics dashboard, smartlink technology and a custom email builder. The firm has paid out more than €250,000,000 since its inception, attracting 70,000,000 members to sites including easyflirt, Affairland and Nextdoor.