GDI Los Angeles Dating Conference 2018 – Full Schedule


When: Thursday 14th June, 2018

Where: Shutters Hotel, Santa Monica

Time: 1pm – Late

Next week Global Dating Insights will host the first ever GDI Los Angeles Conference, in association with Scamalytics.

GDI LA will take place at the stunning Shutters Hotel, Santa Monica on Thursday the 14th of June.

The event will run from 1pm, and is priced at just $199.

GDI Founder Simon Corbett said: “We’re hugely excited to host a GDI event on the West Coast of the US.

“A number of market leaders are headquartered just a short journey away from Santa Monica, and we can’t wait to work with them to provide a really valuable space for discussion.

“We think the Los Angeles conference will quickly become one of our biggest and best annual events.”

Our conference is timed with Social Media Week Los Angeles, so the whole city will be coming together to think dating and reimagine human connectivity.

See the speakers, the full day’s itinerary, and purchase tickets below!


13.00 - 13.20Registration & Welcome
13.20 - 13.30Simon Corbett
Global Dating Insights
13.30 - 13.50Geoff Cook
The Meet Group
Dating and Live Streaming: Perfect Together
13.50 - 14.10Noa Gutterman
Senior Growth Marketer
What Happens After You Swipe Right? Growing a Dating App for Womxn
14.10 - 14.30David Vermeulen
CEO and Founder
The Inner Circle
Building an Engaged User Community
14.30 - 14.50Nick Tsinonis
Sponsor Talk
14.50 - 15.30Break
15.30 - 15.50Jack Harrison-Quintana Director: Grindr for Equality
User Safety and Sexual Health
15.50 - 16.10Meredith Davis
Head of Communications
The League
Technology & The Future of Dating
16.10 - 16.30Angela Seits
Director of Social Media & Influencer Marketing
Influencer Marketing on Social Media
16.30 - 17.00Brian Norgard
Chief Product Officer
17.00 - 18.00Drinks & Networking


Grindr is the world’s #1 mobile social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer (GBTQ) people to connect. The app has taken on a leading role in the LGBTQ community this past 12 months, most notably with the launch of INTO magazine. INTO, launched in August 2017, has quickly built a following of over 3 million unique monthly visitors. We’re looking forward to hosting Grindr for the first time!

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Match Group’s flagship brand has had a barnstorming 12 months, hitting new heights with the introduction of Tinder Gold and topping revenue charts worldwide. The swipe-based platform is currently valued at over $3 billion according to Forbes, and its stock is still rated as a buy by most analysts. It’s a pleasure to have Tinder back for another GDI Conference in 2018.


The League

The LinkedIn integrated  Harvard of dating apps has enjoyed a stellar year, opening in several cities across the US and refining its premium image with monochrome profiles. It’s the dating app that “doesn’t play games” according to Forbes, and it’s “the one for ambitious workaholics” according to The Times. GDI is excited to welcome The League to our Los Angeles event.


Billed as the biggest community for queer people worldwide, LGBTQ+ platform HER has successfully expanded into events and digital publishing in recent months. Now live in 11 countries, from South Africa to Thailand, the app is one of the leading lights in lesbian dating technology worldwide. The GDI team can’t wait to host HER in June and find out more about their expansion.

The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle is one of Europe’s top dating brands. The platform has launched in several new cities over the past 12 months, including Toronto in March and Madrid in September, and continues to provide a premium dating service to an ever-expanding user base. CEO David Vermeulen was featured in the 2018 GDI Power Book. Ticket holders can forward to an insightful talk at GDI LA 2018!

inner circle

The Meet Group

The Meet Group, Philadelphia-based umbrella for the mobile social entertainment apps MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, and Tagged, will be speaking at GDI Los Angeles 2018. The firm has seen great success with the implementation of video streaming across its portfolio, and video gifting has become a main source of revenue and profit. Ticket holders will hear about it firsthand at our LA conference!

The Meet Group


iMedia Agency of the Year PMG powers digital advertising globally across multiple channels for big brands. Their clients have included Apple, Hollister, Sephora, beats by dr. dre and Adidas. Named by Advertising Age as one of the top five places to work, the expert marketers will be providing top social media insight at GDI LA. We’re extremely happy to add PMG to our speaker lineup!

Purchase tickets for an industry low price of $199 here:

2018 Sponsors

Check out the highlights from GDI London 2017 here: