May 14th - GDI Asian Dating Conference - Singapore - £250
Sendbird, Scamalytics and Dating Group are sponsoring this one day event in Singapore. Leaders from Paktor, Pairs, The Meet Group, Matrimony and Spark Networks will be speaking.
May 15-16th - Global Love Conference - Singapore - $295
This conference will be more matchmaking focused. Leaders from Viola.ai / Lunch Actually, 2 Red Beans, Paktor, and the Matchmaking Institute will be speaking. (Here's a feel good $50 discount code 50OFFSG)
May 23rd-24th - iDate PID - Kiev - €390
PID stands for Premium International Dating. A term I coined to rename the mail-order brides industry to something more modern. This event is for anyone in, or interested in the PID sub-sector of the dating industry.
June 13th - GDI Dating Conference - L.A. - $249.99
Sendbird, Censio and Google are sponsoring this one day event in L.A. Hine, The Meet Group, Chappy, are speaking. Along with Thinknum, DIG (a dating app for dog-lovers) and Righter (for the politically conservative) are speaking.
Nov 15th-18th - Matchmakers Alliance Conference & Retreat - Utah - $300
This is for established matchmakers to compare notes, discuss key issues and grow their businesses and the matchmaking industry reputation. A not-for-profit conference and retreat led by Maria Avgitidis.
Beyond that there are a couple of small by-invitation-only IDEA SUMMIT events that I'll be hosting in August in U.S.A. and November in Europe.
And that's your year of events in the dating industry, so far, as far as I can see. What have I missed? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.