GDI Singapore Conference 2022

July 13, 2022 until July 14, 2022, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

Global Dating Insights is excited to return to Singapore on Thursday, 14th July 2022, our first in-person event in APAC in three years!

Hosted at the Marina Bay Sands, 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.

Tickets are available to purchase here for the standard price of £349 for general admission.

Speakers for the event include Bumble, The Meet Group, the Online Dating Association, Lunch Actually, White Label Dating, and many more.

The night before the conference, Wednesday, 13th July, we are also hosting an exclusive pre-conference networking session, at a venue which will be confirmed closer to the time.

GDI Singapore is delighted to be working alongside the Global Love Conference. Hosted on 18th July, after GDI Singapore, GLC boasts a number of high profile matchmakers and speakers, including Matrimony.com and DUO.

Event Agenda

Time Speaker
Jim Bugden, The Meet Group
The Future Trends of Dating and Technology, GDI Panel
William Singham, Besedo
Dr Hannah Shimko, Online Dating Association
Bill Alena, Dating Group
Building Communities In Online Dating, GDI Panel
Ross Williams, Venntro Media Group
Alex Tam, Paktor
Christoph Hermes, IrisNet
Legislation changes and what they could mean for the world of dating, GDI Panel
Russ Haywood, CanWe
Jamie & Violet Lim, Lunch Actually
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lunch Actually
    Lunch Actually is the pioneer dating company in Asia. Brainchild of co-founder Violet Lim, lawyer turned banker turned matchmakers, she’s inspired to help single professionals find love over a simple lunch date. Together with her husband, Jamie Lee, they launched Lunch Actually in Singapore in 2004. Subsequently, the service expanded to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bumble
    Healthy relationships are central to living a positive, productive life. Bumble is a social network that allows you to feel empowered while you make those connections, whether you’re dating, looking for friends, or growing your professional network. One first move on Bumble could change your life.
  • Venntro Media Group
    Venntro Media Group is the technology and media company behind thousands of online communities and dating sites around the world. Through their portfolio of niche websites, apps and other channels, they help people live their happily ever now and build a better, more inclusive world. Established in 2003, they have had over 80million people register on their platforms. They've generated more than $400million revenue worldwide through over 5,000 communities, social networking and online dating sites.
  • Dating Group
    Dating Group's brands include Dating.com, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Paktor
    Paktor is a leading Singapore-based dating app with a user base of over 15 million. The platform has been gaining considerable momentum in 2018/19, bringing in updated versions of key features such as “Boost” and seeing umbrella M17 Entertainment secure $25 million from a funding round in December 2019.