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 Lab, Spectrum and SendBird!

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.

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.

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, and the conference is followed by an evening of socialising at the autumn edition of GDI Dating Drinks. Lunch is included.

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 a discounted Early Bird price of £199. On 1st September 2019, prices rise to £249.

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 Early Bird tickets available in the header.

 

 


  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Badoo
    Badoo is a dating and social discovery app with a diverse community of singles from around the world. Founded by Andrey Andreev in 2006, the company recently rebranded to promote and celebrate honesty in the world of romance. The innovative platform is now approaching half a billion global users.