Join Us in miami from 7-9 june 2023

Global Online Marketplaces Summit 2023


This conference brings together C-Level leaders from online marketplaces around the world to discuss the key issues facing their businesses.

Over the course of 3 days, you will hear presentations from 30+ speakers, attend social events and network with 250+ C-Level leaders from around the world.

This conference is brought to you by the teams at, Property Portal Watch, the AIM Group, and Rising Media. Combined we have held over 50 conferences during the last 12 years.


Listen to 40+ speakers openly discuss the key issues facing their businesses.
These speakers are C-Level Leaders from online marketplaces around the world.
Sessions involve a combination of panels, presentations and interviews.
Attendees are able to ask questions of the speakers and network with them of social events.

Pitch Club

The pitch club is a chance for 5 startup companies to pitch their businesses to attendees.  We run this as a competition with eachcompany receiving feedback from a panel of judges and the winner receiving thePitch Club Trophy.

Pitch Club Details
  • 5 startup companies pitch their businesses to the attendees
  • Each pitch is 6 min long
  • A panel of 3 experienced judges provide on the spot feedback about the business and the presentation
  • The best company as voted by the judges receives the Miami Pitch Club Trophy

Email if you are interested in participating in Pitch Club at the conference.


Thank you to these great companies for sponsoring the 2022 Global Online Marketplaces Conference.

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Companies Attending

We are expecting 200 C-Level attendees from marketplaces around the world.  Check out some of the companies already registered to attend the conference.

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Example Agenda

Listen to engaging presentations by C-Level leaders from around the world.  Check out the agenda below.

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Cutting Edge Organic Search Strategy Workshop

Mike van der Heijden - CEO, Portal.Ventures (Australia)

Free workshop discussing the various organic search strategies that can be used to drive high quality traffic to marketplaces.

11:00 am to 1::00 pm


Register your attendance and pick up your attendee pass.

1:00 pm to 1:10 pm

Kick Off

Simon Baker - Co-Host and Co-Founder, Global Online Marketplaces Conference

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Back to the Future of Classifieds and Marketplaces

Malcolm Myers - CEO and Founder, European Internet Ventures (Switzerland)

Three years ago, Malcolm made some bold predictions about the future of marketplaces. Malcolm revisits these predictions and provides his view on the future of marketplaces.

1:40 pm to 2:10 pm

Can Auto Classifieds Compete Against the New Wave of Digital AutoRetailers?

Jonathan Turpin - Principal, AIM Group (United Kingdom)

Jonathan discusses the competitive landscape, what is working well (and not so well) and how auto classifieds are creating dealer-friendly auto-retail services.

2:10 pm to 2:40 pm

Classifieds New Reality – It’s all About Fintech

Toby Russel - Founder, Former CEO, and now Director, Shift Technologies (United States)

Toby explores the future for marketplaces and discusses how FinTech will shape the future of these businesses.

2:40 pm to 3:10 pm

Future of Marketplaces Strategic Discussion Panel

Christophe Rousseau - Akiles (Belgium), Malcolm Myers - European Internet Ventures (Switzerland), Simon Baker (Moderator)

Experienced investors, advisors and operators of marketplaces openly discuss their views on the future of the industry including the longevity of the advertising model and the emergence of new revenue opportunities.

3:10 pm to 3:55 pm

Networking Break Sponsored by Apimo

A change to meet your fellow attendees and network.

3.55 pm to 4:20 pm

Digitizing the Brazilian Real Estate and Car Markets

Andries Oudshoorn - CEO, OLX Brazil (Brazil)

Andries discusses how OLX is exploring ways to digitize the real estate and automotive markets – making the buy, sell and rental processes far more efficient.

4:20 pm to 4:40 pm

How To Unlock Revenue When You Choose Conversational AI

Cecilia West - Director of Global Account Management, IOVOX (United Kingdom)

Using real world examples, Cecilia discusses how iovox’s conversational AI solutions enable marketplaces to identify new business opportunities, capture new sources of revenue, and improve business outcomes, without increasing call volumes or radically changing marketing approaches.

4:40 pm to 5:05 pm

What the Future Holds for Ringier

Robin Lingg - Entrepeneur, Investor and Advisor, Ringier (Switzerland)

Robin discusses the strategic future for Ringier including their full commitment to transactions, its JV in the Swiss market, and their local strategies for building market leaders in emerging markets.

5:05 pm to 5:30 pm

Transformation of Emlakjet from a Classical Listing Portalto an iBuyer

Tolga Idikat - CEO, Emlakjet (Turkey)

Tolga discusses the key learnings from Emlakjet as they transition from a classified listing model to a profitable iBuyer model.  It also looks at how the business has weathered Covid, economic crises, and much more.

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm

The Future of Marketplacesin Developing Economies

Debbie Chien - Co-Founder, Homesyte (Vietnam)

Emerging markets operate differently from the mature markets, creating new and interesting opportunities for marketplaces. In this session, Debbie discusses how marketplaces will evolve in these developing economies.

5:40 pm to 5:50 pm

Day 1 Wrap Up

Simon Baker - Co-Host and Co-Founder of Global Online Marketplaces Conference

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Drinks Sponsored by and Portal.Ventures

Get together with fellow attendees

9:00 am to 9:05 am

Kick Off Day 2

Simon Baker - Co-Host and Co-Founder of Global Online Marketplaces Conference

9:05 am to 9:30 am

Future of Transport

Toby Russell - Founder, Former CEO and now Director, Shift Technologies (USA)

Toby dons his futuristic hat and outlines a future for transport that will impact allour lives.

9:30 am to 9:50 am

How Advertising Platforms will Change the Future of Marketing

Ron Nelson - VP Sales, Kevel (USA)

As technology improves, so do the marketing opportunities for marketplaces. James explores how advertising platforms are expanding their services and creating new and interesting low cost traffic generation opportunities for marketplaces.

9:50 am to 10:15 am

Web 3.0 – What Does it Mean for Marketplaces?

Arne Halleraker - Partner, FJ Labs (USA)

Web3 is changing the playbook for how to build marketplaces. Arne discusses minimum viable communities, vampire attacks, token incentives and other ways inwhich building marketplaces on the blockchain differ from web 2.

10:15 am to 10:20 am

Integrating Financing& Payments for C2C Vehicle Purchases

Jackson Elsegood - General Manager, (USA)

Online vehicle buyers want to finance their purchase, whether it's from a dealer or from a private party. In a pre-launchsneak peek, Jackson will demonstrate a new way of integrating finance directlyinto a private party purchase experience using captive-flow UI and embedded payments.

10:20 am to 10:45 am

Marketplaces in the Metaverse

Mariano Balcarce - Business HackingManager, Globant (USA), Lily Chin - Business Hacking Analyst, Globant (USA)

This presentation ldiscusses how marketplaces can operate in and benefit from the Metaverse.

10:45 am to 11:25 am

Networking Break Sponsored by Liveperson

Meet your fellow attendees

11:25 am to 11:55 am

Investment Opportunities in Marketplaces Panel

Felix Heesch - EQT (UK), Steve Kooyers - Apax (USA), Simon Baker - Moderator

PE firms have been very active in the global online marketplace arena. They now own many of the market leaders.  Our panel of insiders share their views on why PE firms love the space and where they see the long term potential for marketplaces.

11:55 am to 12:15 pm

How Image Quality Can Improve Conversion Rates and Drive Higher Sales

Thomas Rebaud - CEO, Meero (France)

For marketplaces, sales are driven by simple economics – transactions x average value per transaction. Everything that a marketplace can do to improve conversion rates will impact the bottom line.  This session looks at how image quality is a key driver of conversion and how improving image quality can lead to higher sales.

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

Investing in Innovative New Businesses through the Eyes of Early Stage Investors

Fredrik Bergman - PropTech Farm (Sweden), Ben Neve -Net Ventures (UK), Simon Baker - Moderator

There are hundreds of early stage marketplaces, each seeking funding to accelerate growth. This session looks through the eyes of the early stage investor to discover what differentiates those they fund from those they don't.

12:45 pm to 2:05 pm

Lunch Break Sponsored by Twinner

Meet your fellow attendees

2:05 pm to 3:30 pm

Pitch Club Presented by IOVOX

Five start up companies present 6 minute overviews of their businesses which are then critiqued by our experienced panel of early stage investors.


Ryan Gallagher - CEO, IOVOX (UK)
Gonzalo del Pozo - Partner, Tadium Investments (Spain)
Simon Baker - Serial Investor in Marketplaces

3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Networking Break Sponsored by SignifiMedia

Meet your fellow attendees

4:15 pm to 4:35 pm

What 10,000 Data Points Tell Us About the Real Estate Marketplace Industry

Edmund Keith - Editor, Online Marketplaces Group (Spain)

Edmundhas analyzed real estate marketplaces from around the world and in this presentation,he shares several important insights from over 10,000 data points.

4:35 pm to 5:00 pm

Data Driven Real Estate Transactions

Rick Sharga - EVP Market Intelligence, ATTOM (USA)

Rick looks at how data is driving decision-making today, and influencing how real estate is bought and sold, and offers some insights into what we can expect inthe future.

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm

Imagine a World Where You Can Trust Any Vehicle Online

Silvan Rath - CEO, Twinner (Germany)

Digital twins are fast advancing into many industries. Real estate, manufacturing, construction, utilities and now… automotive. The last three years German OEMs have piloted digital twins of vehicles that are of such a high quality that any transaction decision can safely be taken without physically seeing the car. Learn how this might change the game forever for consumers and professionals alike.

5:25 pm to 5:55 pm

Technology Driven Rental Solutions

Jean-Paul de Lange - Head of Commerce, Treehouse (Netherlands)

There is a clear opportunity to use technology and data to make the home rental process more efficient and effective and, in the process, reduce costs while improving the overall satisfaction of all stakeholders. This interview looks at how Treehouse (through its brands pararius, huurwonigen, pararius office, andrealstats) is changing the way people rent properties in the Netherlands.

5:55 pm to 6:00 pm

Day 2 Wrap Up

Simon Baker - Co-Host and Co-Founder of Global Online Marketplaces Conference

7:00 pm onward

Gala Event Presented by IOVOX, Kevel and Meero


9:00 am to 9:05 am

Kick Off Day 3

Simon Baker - Co-Host and Co-Founder of Global Online Marketplaces Conference

9:05 am to 9:30 am

How El Clasificado Helped Hundreds of Latino Small BusinessesSurvive the Pandemic

Martha de la Torre - CEO, El Clasificado (USA)

This presentation looks at the impact of Covid on the general classifieds’ player El Clasificado, how the company adapted to these changes, and how they have emerged the other side stronger.

9:30 am to 9:55 am

Matching Investors with Companies

Simon Glass - CEO, Qodeo (UK)

Qodeois a capital marketplace that matches companies with investors.  In this session, Simon discusses the challenges at building the platform, the underlying business model and theupside opportunity within the industry.

9:55 am to 10:20 am

Diversity, Equality, Impact, Community, Pivots, NFTs and Network Effect: Buzzwords or the Competitive Advantage needed to Building a Marketplace for Hollywood’s Outdated Industry?

Dasha Timbush - Founder, CastingForm (USA)

Dasha will take you through the pivots, bootstrapping, and challenges associated with building a marketplace. She’ll show you how to overcome them, to create the core of a successful marketplace people can trust.

10:20 am to 10:45 am

Auto Marketplaces 2030 - A Glimpse into the Future

Steve Greenfield - CEO and Founder, Automotive Ventures (USA)

Steve pulls out is crystal ball and shares his views on what auto marketplaces will look like in the year 2030. In the process, providing today's CEOs with ideas on where their business could develop.

10:45 am to 11:30 am

Networking Break

Meet your fellow attendees

11:30 am to 11:55 am

Transactional Transformation for Classifieds: Challenges and Opportunities

Konstantin Kalabin - StrategyDirector and Snr Consultant, AIM Group (UK)

Konstantin explores the challenges and opportunities faced by classifieds based marketplaes as they transform their business models transaction based ones.

11:55 am to 12:20 pm

Moving to the Transactionin a Mature Market – A Case Study

Simon Bray - CEO, (Canada)

Evolving a classifieds business to a transaction based business is not easy. This session looks at the challenges has faced in getting closer to the transactions.

12:20 am to 12:50 pm

Digitizing the Real Estate Transaction – What is Really Involved Panel

Ricardo Fechou - Infocasas (Uruguay), Ronnie Sang - Aocubo (Brazil), Simon Baker - Moderator

Experienced transaction business operators discuss the challenges and opportunities created by focusing on capturing value from the real estate transaction.

12:50 pm to 1:00 pm

Day 3 Wrap Up

Simon Baker - Co-Host and Co-Founder of Global Online Marketplaces Conference


The Global Online Marketplaces Conference is once again being held at the amazing The Miami Beach Edition Hotel.

The Miami Beach Edition Hotel

2901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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