GDI New York City Conference 2023

March 30, 2023

GDI is delighted to announce that tickets for our New York City Conference 2023 are on sale now. Following our incredibly successful 2022 conference in New York, our first international conference since March 2020, Global Dating Insights is excited to return to New York City on Thursday, 30th March 2023.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite at this link.

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, 29th March, we are also hosting an exclusive pre-conference networking session.

The 2022 New York conference was a great success, and a fantastic return to live events post COVID. Speakers included Grindr, Google, The Meet Group, Dating Group, and many more.

Tickets are currently available here. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Thank you to our sponsors Purchasely, Social Discovery Group, RealGifts, Stream, Scamalyticsirisnet, Spectrum Labs, and El Camino for their support.

Check out our event video from the 2022 conference:

Event Agenda

Time Speaker
10.00 - 10.15 'Do Things That Don’t Scale… Then Scale Them!' - Geoff Cook, CEO, The Meet Group
10.15 - 10.30 'The Future of Dating is Matchmaking' - Kellie Ammerman, CEO, Tawkify & Adam Cohen-Aslatei, Managing Director, Tawkify
10.30 - 10.45 Sukesh Mohan, Vice President, El Camino
10.45 - 11.00 'Behind-the-curtains of OkCupid's data-storytelling and newsjacking press strategies' - Michael Kaye, Global Head of Communications, OkCupid
11.00 - 11.15 'User-oriented approach as a cornerstone in scaling two large dating apps' - Jake Vygnan, Co-Founder and COO, Taimi & Hily
11.30 - 11.55 '18+ Only: Keeping Dating Spaces Free from Underage Users and Content: A panel on regulatory requirements and best practice' - Dr Hannah Shimko, Chief Executive, ODA; Tomer Poran, VP Solution Strategy, ActiveFence; Julie Dawson, Chief Policy & Regulatory Officer, Yoti; Amanda Volz, VP, Global Customers & Strategic Partnerships, Thorn
11.55 - 12.10 'Video Killed the Swiping Star' - Luke Connolly, Co-Founder, Ditto
12.10 - 12.25 'The New Social Discovery Group' - Bill Alena, Chief Investment Officer, Social Discovery Group
12.25 - 12.40 'Are Dating Apps Driving People to Loneliness?' - Jakob Lundstrom, Co-Founder and CEO, Djungo; Linda Murray Wennberg, Co-Founder and COO, Djungo
12.40 - 12.55 'Solving The ‘Deeper Dating’ Puzzle' - Alex Durrant, CEO & Co-founder, Jigsaw
2.00 - 2.25 'Balancing User Experience and Safety While Keeping the Integrity of a Platform's Policy' - Matthew Soeth, Head of Community, Spectrum Labs and Alice Hunsberger, VP, Global Head of Customer Experience, Grindr
2.25 - 2.40 'Background Checks 101: What Dating Apps Need to Know & What Garbo Does Differently' - Kathryn Kosmides, Founder and CEO, Garbo
2.40 - 2.55 'How Artificial Intelligence is Winning the Battle Against Online Dating Scammers' - Zach Schleien, CEO, Filteroff
2.55 - 3.10 'AI Video & Image moderation to protect services, brands and property' - Christoph Hermes, Senior Business Development Consultant, Irisnet
3.10 - 3.25 'How Online Dating Facilitates ENM and Open Relationships' - Amanda Wilson, Co-Founder, #open & Jane Reynolds, Director of Product Marketing, OkCupid
3.40 - 3.55 'The Power of Gifting: How Dating Apps can Increase Profit' - Rebeca Valdez, Strategic Growth Expert, RealGifts
3.55 - 4.10 'From Grindr to Motto, why Joel Simkhai is doing things differently' - Joel Simkhai, Founder & CEO, Motto
4.10 - 4.25 'Is Love Blind? Swiping Left on Swiping' - Taly Matiteyahu, CEO & Founder, Blink
4.25 - 4.40 'The Startups Panel: From Promising Potential to Popular Phenomenon' - Evan Harris, Founder, MoDate; Greg Wheeler, Co-Founder and CEO, Ditto; Brad Jones, Founder and CTO, Meet Kinksters
4.40 - 4.55 'Swipe after the Swipe - Solving the Dating Apps Churn Dilemma' - Ankit Nayal, Founder & CEO, Flamme - The Couples App
  • OkCupid
    OkCupid is dedicated to helping people find love and happiness through meaningful connections. Its one-of-a-kind algorithm matches you on what actually matters.
  • The Meet Group
    The Meet Group is the top provider of livestreaming video and creator economy solutions for a number of the world’s top social apps. It has also built its own portfolio of mobile apps and services.
  • Tawkify
    Tawkify is a modern matchmaking experience, designed to help you avoid the pitfalls of modern dating and achieve relationship success.
  • Purchasely
    Simply the most intuitive no-code Paywall Builder for In-App Subscription maximisation. Build and run native paywalls and A/B tests like you’ve never done before.
  • RealGifts
    RealGifts improves UX, boosts the level of engagement among users, creates memorable connections, and helps users stand out from the crowd by combining the simplicity of virtual goods with the impact of physical eCommerce.
  • 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.
  • Stream
    Stream helps apps like Feeld, Paired, Match, and Wink build best-in-class Chat & Activity Feed experiences to help spark meaningful conversation from anywhere in the world. With modern Chat features and available 99.999% uptime guarantees
  • Social Discovery Group
    Social Discovery Group is one of the world's largest groups of social discovery companies, uniting more than 40 brands, an investment fund, and a venture studio. The company solves the problem of loneliness, isolation, and disconnection with the help of digital reality.
  • irisnet
    irisnet is specialised in the development of Artificial Intelligence systems (AI) based on neural networks. Using machine learning we have trained our AI to help you analyse images and videos.
  • Spectrum Labs
    Spectrum Labs helps a wide range of companies improve their retention, reduce toxic content, and analyze and optimize their user and community experiences.
  • El Camino
    El Camino specialises in the moderation of user-generated content. It has leading customers in many verticals including dating and social networking.