GDI Singapore Dating Conference 2019

May 14, 2019, Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Global Dating Insights is proud to announce the first ever GDI Singapore Conference, coming Tuesday 14th May 2019 in association with 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 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 event will take place at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel on Bayfront, at the heart of the city’s Downtown Core district.

The day runs from 10am to 5pm, and will be followed by an evening of executive networking drinks.

On the night before the event, Monday 13th May, GDI is also hosting an exclusive pre-conference networking session at the nearby Raffles Hotel.


Raffles Hotel, Singapore ALT
Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Simon Corbett, Founder of Global Dating Insights, said: “We can’t wait to host the first GDI event in Singapore this May. 

“There have been some fascinating developments in the APAC market this past year, so there’s a huge amount for executives and professionals from the region to discuss.

“We already have some great sessions planned with top brands from around the world, and we’ll be announcing more speakers in the coming weeks!”



Please contact simon@globaldatinginsights.com for more information. Find our first speaker announcement to the right!

Tickets are available in the article header.

  • 2019 Sponsors: 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.
  • Scamalytics 2019 Sponsors: 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.
  • 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.
  • Pairs
    Match Group’s APAC property Pairs was launched in October 2012, and quickly became one of the most popular dating services in the region. It boasts over 8 million users in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With a focus on user safety and security, Pairs is responsible for over 100,000 relationships and marriages.
  • The Meet Group
    The Meet Group, having drawn inspiration from innovators in Asia, implemented video streaming and virtual gifting functionalities in 2017 to great effect. Their apps made close to $50 million from the features in year one, and the company continues to pioneer and expand the social entertainment model in Western markets.
  • Viola.AI
    The relationship assistant Viola.AI is a multifaceted product, integrating cryptocurrency, coaching, calendars and more. The smart ‘Love Advisor’ will help singles to organise their first date, and then remind them when their anniversary is coming up if all goes well. Founder Violet Lim has set a target of 25 million users by 2020.
  • Spark Networks
    Spark Networks, the Berlin-based firm behind Jdate, Christian Mingle, Elite Singles and Attractive World, has increased its paid subscriber count 34% year-on-year according to an August earnings report. Much of the growth can be attributed to the impressive headway the company has made in Australia and New Zealand – two of its most successful geos.
  • NearGroup
    NearGroup, the dating chatbot used by over 12 million singles, is set to appear at the GDI Singapore Conference. The platform runs on Messenger, Kik, Viber & Android, and has seen rapid success in markets where traditional dating apps are seen as controversial. Over 90% of its user base is in APAC, and the service is particularly popular in the Philippines.
  • Matrimony.com
    Matrimony.com, the publicly traded umbrella for leading Indian brands including BharatMatrimony and EliteMatrimony, has always been a major player in the Indian online dating world. It boasts more than 4,000 employees at over 20 offices across the subcontinent, and is ideally placed to capitalise on deepening internet connectivity in 2019 and beyond.
  • Anastasiia Bilous
    Anastasiia Bilous is an independent Operations & Growth Strategy Advisor (private practice) and the CSO of New Media Services. A prominent dating industry expert, she has previously held roles as COO at Together Networks and Marketing Director of Innovation & Strategy division at Cupid plc.
  • 2RedBeans
    2RedBeans is the number one dating app for international Chinese. Their user base spans the United States, Canada, Australia and UK. The platform entered the Chinese market in 2018, as a high-end consultation service to help elite Chinese to look for life partners around the world.
  • Woo
    Woo is the India-based, India-focused dating app that puts women first. Safety-oriented features like Woo Phone and Woo Hide, as well as a localised system of in-app hashtags, have helped the platform climb to 1 million Android downloads and counting across the subcontinent.