After the success of our London conference in 2015, GDI is hosting its next European conference in Amsterdam this May.
The conference is part of a joint one day event with the European Dating Awards, which will run in the evening after the conference.
With new speakers, a broader European focus and industry delegates attending from all over the world, it promises to be the must-attend dating industry event of the year.
The conference will run between 10am and 4pm, with the Dating Awards starting at 6pm with a champagne reception, followed by a three course dinner, the awards ceremony, then a DJ and dancing – the event ending at 1am.
Who is speaking?
Our fantastic lineup of speakers includes the CEOs of Zoosk, The Inner Circle, Venntro, Paktor & M14/Bristlr, as well as top executives from European dating companies Happn, Dating Factory & Once.
Check out the agenda for the conference below:
GDI Amsterdam Online Dating Stream
Speaker & Company
Running an online dating giant in a changing market
10 things I’ve learnt building a mobile dating success
Sam Van Campenhout
Agile Wings, CMO
Lifestyle products, coaching and online dating:
friends or foes?
Venntro, CEO & co-founder
How we grew an $80million/year online dating empire
and nearly lost it all in 7 days
Paktor, CEO & founder
How we navigated the unique Asian market & what
we learned about scaling quickly
M14 & Bristlr, CEO & founder
The new challenges and how to succeed: acquisition,
monetisation & gender
Chaired by Jenny Gonzalez
VP of Sales & Marketing
Innovation & Technology
The Inner Circle, CEO & co-founder
How we used 5 mistakes to improve & grow our European dating brand
Elite Singles, MD
The impact of the “casual dating” boom in “serious”
Embracing churn in dating
Final Panel Debate
Chaired by George Kidd
State Of The Industry
We would like to say a huge thanks to all our sponsors for the event, who will all be at the conference on the day.
The venue, which is a former clandestine church built in the seventeenth century, was refurbished and renamed as the Rode Hoed in 1990 by Huub Oosterhuis as a centre for religion, philosophy, music and poetry.
The Rode Hoed sits in the heart of Amsterdam on the beautiful Keizersgracht canal, a few minutes walk from Amsterdam Centraal rail station.
Take a look at some photos of the venue below:
Tickets for the event include:
Access to the GDI Conference and The Dating Awards.
Refreshments throughout the day, including coffee & snacks and a buffet lunch.
Champagne reception before the awards, a three course meal, half a bottle of wine and a goodie bag.
You can now buy tickets for the event, which are priced at €400, or £310 plus VAT, and are available HERE.
For accommodation, we recommend the following hotels in Amsterdam:
After two very successful years in the UK, The Dating Awards are expanding to the European mainland for the very first time.
This year the awards, founded by dating blogger Charly Lester, will have 13 different award categories, including Online Dating Brand of the Year, Dating App of the Year, Dating Expert of the Year, Best New Dating App and Best Niche Dating Site among others.
Entries will close on April 15th at 11.59pm GMT, and are now subject to a “Last Minute” entry fee — which you can find out more about here.
The awards will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts, and the finalists will be announced on Twitter on Monday April 25th.
To check out highlights of our London 2015 conference, watch the video below, and if you have any questions about the event, please contact us here.