GDI New York City Conference 2022

March 23, 2022 until March 24, 2022

Tickets for our GDI New York City Conference 2022 are on sale now. Our first international conference since March 2020, Global Dating Insights is excited to return to New York City on Thursday, 24th March 2022, our first in-person event in the US in two years!

Speakers for the event include:

Hosted at the Dream Downtown, New York City, 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.

The night before the conference, Wednesday, 23rd March, we are also hosting an exclusive pre-conference networking session, at a venue which will be confirmed closer to the time.

The conference is packed with a raft of outstanding speakers from across the industry, including Google, Grindr, S’More, The Meet Group, Dating Group, and many more! A full agenda of speakers will be released closer to the time of the event.

Tickets are currently available here for $399.

Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Our brilliant New York 2022 Sponsors Include:


Safety and comfort at the GDI New York City Conference 2022 is our top priority, so we’re doing all we can to be able to welcome you back safely. To ensure the safety of all our attendees, we’ve introduced the following safety measures at the conference:

  • Increased regular deep cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • COVID safe catering
  • Masks and vaccination requirements will be determined closer to the event and will be based on New York City State requirements.

If you have any questions regarding the conference or safety measures, please email, where one of our team will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Event Agenda

Time Speaker
10 am - 10:15 am Jessica Alderson
10:15 am - 10:30 am Adam Cohen-Aslatei
10:30 am - 10:45 am Christoph Hermes
10:45 am - 11am Ross Williams
11 am - 11:30 am BREAK
11:30 am - 11:45 am Women In Dating Panel: Catherine Connelly (The Meet Group), Mariko Tokioka (EME Hive), Kathryn Kosmides (Garbo)
11:45 am - 12 pm Stu Rogers
12 pm - 12:15 pm Alex Durrant
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Russ Haywood
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lars Rydtzander
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Catherine Connelly
1:45 pm - 2 pm Dr. Hannah Shimko
2 pm - 2:15 pm Hill Stark
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Bill Alena
2:30 pm - 3 pm BREAK
3 pm - 3:15 pm Daniel Fernandez
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Jay Neves
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Tina Houser, Caitlin Alexander, Rich Taylor
3:45 pm - 4 pm Andy Kraut
4 pm - 4:15 pm Ali Smith
  • Press Play
    Three single people from three distinct phases of life joined together to create Press Play, a dating and social networking app that connects a community through their shared musical tastes and collective life experiences. Their proprietary matching algorithm uses a multilevel compatibility model to incorporate personality and music preference, the use of music as a language, and shared experiences.
  • 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.
  • S'More
    S’More is the leading anti-superficial dating platform, where matches have to chat to reveal their photographs, with the idea of building deeper and more honest connections based upon their personalities and compatibility before looks.
  • So Syncd
    Based on the 16 personality types theory, So Syncd is the first dating app to connect compatible personality types. By pairing couples who have just enough similarities to understand each other and just enough differences to create a spark, we help you find that exciting, meaningful relationship that you’ve been looking for.
  • White Label Dating
    White Label Dating's vision is to create the best performing dating platforms globally, enabling their partners to enjoy industry-leading profitability. Cash generation, ROI and a positive ethos are how White Label Dating define success. Their mission is to grow partner revenues globally by building and maintaining the best performing white label dating platform in the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dating Group
    Dating Group's brands include, CupidMedia, DilMil, Once and many others, each with a unique platform tailored to different communities defined by interest, geography and demographics. Their products are available in almost 100 countries on all platforms and monetise through advertising, virtual gifts and premium membership. The services include chat, sharing photos, streaming live video.
  • Tabby
    Tabby - The Cat Person’s Dating App - is the best way for cat lovers and cat owners to find a perfect match, plan a cat-focused date, and learn about new cat products and treats! Tabby is for people with cats and people who want to get cats in the future.
  • Hily
    Hily is a platform that makes meeting new people and starting conversations easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable. They have more than 22.5 million users, with 600k conversations and 2 million likes on their platform per day.
  • Taimi
    Taimi is the world's largest LGBTQ+ social network and home to millions of diverse people. The users on the platform represent the full spectrum of genders and sexual identities. Taimi community is growing rapidly, which became the most apparent in 2020, during COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. In 2020 alone, our community grew 2,5 times — from 3,5 million people in December 2019 to 9 million people in December 2020. In early March 2021, Taimi reached the milestone of 10 million users on the platform.
  • Grindr
    Grindr has grown into the largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. They have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet.
  • Google
    Google is an American multinational technology company that specialises in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the 'Big Five' companies in the American information technology industry, along with Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft.
  • Jigsaw
    Over 100,000 people have joined Jigsaw, moving millions of jigsaw pieces and making deeper and more compatible connections in the process. Those connections have led to more exciting dates and healthier relationships in real life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spectrum Labs
    Spectrum Labs harnesses the power of data, AI, and community to rebuild trust in the Internet, making it a safer, more valuable place for businesses, consumers, and societies. Spectrum Labs’ AI-based Trust & Safety platform identifies toxic behaviors across languages, text, and voice, enabling Trust & Safety teams to collapse content moderation costs by 50% and increase detection of brand-destroying behaviours by 10x. For more, go to
  • Utopia Analytics
    Utopia Analytics is a specialist content moderation provider that uses innovative AI technology to help build safe online environments. The company’s unique flagship solution, Utopia AI Moderator, is built on advanced pattern recognition software, which means it works in any language in the world. Utopia Analytics’ vision is to change the way user-generated content is managed and empower online platforms - of all kinds - to better protect their users.
  • CanWe
    CanWe's research backed relationship guidance helps dates come together in the right way at the right time.
  • ActiveFence
    ActiveFence specialise in combating malicious content on the web, gathering information from more than ten million sources, analysing more than 130 million signals daily, and protecting more than two billion daily users. ActiveFence detects evil and malicious players on the web before they can cause damage, detecting and removing harmful content quickly, whilst always remaining compliant.
  • EME Hive
    EME Hive is a successful platform for creating happy, passionate, and fulfilling relationships. Thanks to EME Hive’s high matching ratio among the Asian population in North America, hundreds of thousands of individuals have found partners through their site so far.