January is a busy month in the world of online dating. Not only are the sites a hive of activity with new daters looking to find that special relationship in 2013, it’s a huge month for industry events too! The WhiteLabelDating.com team were in attendance across America and it was great to meet some of you on the road too.
IDATE LAS VEGAS
Held at Harrah’s Casino, around 400 delegates spanning the online dating and matchmaking industries attended iDate Las Vegas. This was a great opportunity to meet up with new and existing partners, interact with suppliers and network with other dating industry representatives.
iDate Vegas played host to a comprehensive and diverse bill of speakers, who spoke on a vast array of topics. Highlights included an insightful session from Google’s Tom Simon and his team, who delved into the fast-growth of consumer multi-screen adoption and the impact of this on the dating sector; an interview with eHarmony’s founder, Dr. Neil Clark Warren, who shared his reasoning for buying back stock, making a lot of personnel changes and resuming control of the consumer dating giant.
ONLINE DATING SUMMIT MIAMI
The high-quality of senior representatives who attended the conference, alongside the informative content and new business opportunities, led many to comment that Online Dating Summit Miami was among the best dating conferences they’d been to. It was great to see the event attract CEOs from the world’s leading dating companies, giving valuable insights into exactly what makes their businesses tick.
WhiteLabelDating.com Senior Partner Manager Gary Taylor, moderated the much-talked about Mobile Panel, which included representatives from Match.com, POF, Meet Moi and eHarmony. Operations Director, Matthew Pitt, had a busy few days at ODS, speaking on a number of panels including “The background and evolution of the Australian dating market”, also moderating the CEO panel session, ‘Online Dating State of the Nation’, which some commented was the highlight of the show.
David Evans, Online Dating Insider, also gave an exceptional keynote highlighting some interesting points about online dating’s transition from the original forays of a 1966 start-up to a multi-billion dollar industry.
EVENTS NEXT UP…
It’s been a hectic but highly productive month and planning is already in the process for our next round of events in February, March and April.
Keep an eye on your inbox for invitations about workshops and webinars and don’t forget to register once received! If you have any questions in the meantime, the partner team will be happy to assist so do get in touch.