One of the largest international conferences focused specifically on internet dating is returning down under later this year. iDate 2012 will be held over 2 days in November in Sydney and brings together some of the biggest names in Australian dating along with speakers from the Australian Government and Google.
The upcoming iDate 2012 Downunder conference looks to be an amazing event with a combination of leading businesses and experts in their industries. The dating conference starts with a pre-event on the 7th November held at the Kent Room in the Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour.
The pre-conference event starts with an introduction to the online dating business by Mark Brooks of Courtland Brooks & Online Personals Watch from 2pm to 5pm. The Mark Brooks session is followed-up by a closed door session for serious buyers and sellers in the online dating space, finishing with cocktail reception and affiliate convention party from 9pm till 11pm.
Day One Agenda – 8th November
David Heysen – Oasis Interactive – Free and Paid Australian Dating
Mark Brooks – Courtland Brooks & Online Personals Watch – 2011-12 Year in Review: The Asia Pacific Online Personals Industry
Max McGuire – RedHotPie – Social Discovery and Online Dating
Isabelle Arnaud – Australian Competition & Consumer Commission – Best Practice Guidelines for Dating Websites
Tanya Fathers – Dating Factory – Online and Mobile Dating Software
Samantha Krajina – Relationship Rocketscience – Dating Email Campaigns – Methods to Increase Conversions
Pedro Queiroz – Google – Google Resources & Strategies Specifically for Australian Dating Sites
Frank Grasso – eChannel Search – Online Marketing Strategies for Dating in Australia & Asia
RedHotPie Evening Party & Cocktail Reception
Day Two Agenda – 9th November
Liz James – PinkSofa – Australian Lesbian Dating Market
David Iwanow – Amnesia Razorfish – Content Marketing: Building Better Relationships and Natural Link Love
Justin Flitter – Flitter – Social Media & Social Discovery in NZ & Australia
Yvonne Allen – UnoDuo – Matchingmaking in Australia
Brendan O’Kane – Messmo – Mobile Dating Software Developments & Australian Mobile Market
Philip Alexander – Hall Capital – Australian Funding, M&A for the Social Discovery & Dating Industry
Final Panel Debate
Remember to book your iDate tickets by 5th October and save
I’m be speaking at the event so make sure you come along and learn some insights about content marketing and how you can do your link building sustainable and long term. There will be insights about marketing online in a post-penguin and panda world but also looking beyond a reliance on Google for all your visitors.
iDating Sydney Conference Venue
Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Telephone: +61 (2) 9290 4000
Future iDating Industry Conferences
- Moscow, Russian Federation : October 25-26. 2012 (Eastern European Market Focus)
- Sydney, Australia : November 8-9 2012 (Asia-Pacific Market Focus)
- Las Vegas, United States : January 16-18, 2013 (Global Market Focus)
- Los Angeles, United States : June 2013 (West Coast expo – & Mobile & Internet Technology)