When: Thursday 27th September, 2018
Where: Grange St. Paul’s Hotel
Time: 10am – late
Global Dating Insights is pleased to announce the return of the GDI London Dating Conference in 2018!
GDI London will take place at the iconic Grange St. Paul’s Hotel on Thursday 27th September from 10am.
Tickets are now live at the bottom of this article. The event is priced at £199 until 1st September.
GDI Founder Simon Corbett said:“We’ve got a terrific speaker lineup for 2018, packed absolutely full of household industry names.
“We’ll be welcoming Badoo for the first time, Microsoft for the second, a number of regional and niche leaders such as Single Muslim and Jdate, and many many more.”
“It’s a joy and a privilege to have so many top brands in attendance at GDI London this September. This year’s event will be invaluable for dating executives and professionals wanting to discuss the future of our industry.
“Make sure you grab your tickets as soon as they’re available! We can’t wait to see everyone in autumn.”
See the speakers we’ve announced so far and purchase tickets below:
Badoo, one of the largest privately owned companies in the sector, has made a series of bold moves in 2018. It is both transitioning towards video streaming and removing swipe-based matching, and has recently acquired Huggle and its all-female team. Celebrity collaborations and Forbes interviews have seen the platform build its core brand during a fascinating 2018.
Microsoft, now valued at over $750 billion, returns for another GDI conference. The firm has expanded its offerings in gaming, business tech, cloud computing and several other areas this year, and LinkedIn continues to serve as a valuable platform for connection amongst professionals and executives worldwide.
Single Muslim has over 2 million members, and more than 1 in 6 British Muslims have used the site in the past. The marriage-focused platform has gone from strength to strength in the past 12 months, recognised in the 2018 GDI Power Book, and the brand continues to expand successfully following the introduction of a dedicated mobile app.
Founded in 1999, GAYDAR is the dating site for gay and bisexual men everywhere. Users connect via one-to-one messages or chat rooms, and engage with the community via editorial content on Means Happy. Managing Director Rob Curtis spoke to GDI in a 2017 video interview, outlining his vision for the evolution of the brand.
The app that values quality over quantity, Once sends its 4 million users a new match everyday. A current market leader in mainland Europe, they recently launched in the USA and hired the former Head of Growth at Tinder as their CMO. The Once ambition is to become a worldwide leader and help everybody meet their soulmates.
The go-to site for Jewish dating, Jdate has so many active singles it’s always easy for a match to be found. Now owned by Spark Networks, they have been successfully expanding their services throughout Europe amid an increase in user demand. Jdate pride themselves on meaningful matches, and were praised for their recent advertising campaign featuring a 90-year-old great-Grandmother.
Online Dating Association
Launched in 2013 by a group of 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. Returning CEO George Kidd spoke to GDI on 2nd July about the organisation’s mission and role in 2018.
Jack’d is one of the most diverse gay apps in the App store, with over 1.2 million guys in approximately 180 countries. The free dating app offers users a more in-depth insight into potential matches, so they can see if swiping right is worth their time. Jack’d has gained plaudits for its security features after they added location blurring and removed the screenshot feature.
Yoti is a leading digital identity app, based in the UK. They securely store all of your personal and legal data in your phone, a place where only you can access it. Yoti can be used alongside dating apps so users never need to worry about speaking to a fake profile again. GDI spoke to CEO and Founder Robin Tombs after their “Little Casanova” Facebook campaign went viral last year.
White Label Dating umbrella Venntro will be appearing at this year’s GDI London Conference. Following an extended dialogue with the UK Competition and Markets Authority, Venntro has made a number of legally binding commitments and is well placed to reflect on the state of dating industry regulation in 2018.
Purchase tickets here:
Please note, we are currently only able to process one ticket per transaction. For multiple tickets, please fill out separate forms for each attendee.
Find highlights from GDI London 2017 below: