LONDON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Industry heavyweights arrive in UK capital for Europe’s first ever daily deal event
Major daily deal players Groupon, LivingSocial and kgbdeals will share the stage at Europe's first ever daily deal event in London this Monday.
The DD Summit Europe will see Brian Harrison, global CEO of kgbdeals, Tobias Tschoetsch, MD of Groupon UK & Ireland and Peter Briffett, MD of Living Social UK, lead a lineup of the biggest names in the fast-growing daily deal industry.
Over €1.8 billion of investment will be represented on stage at the event, with speakers from 36 companies backed by 81 different business angels and venture capitalists scheduled to appear.
Delegates from over 25 countries will be attending the summit, which will give daily deal professionals the opportunity to discuss future trends, best practice, and the challenges and successes of the industry for the first time.
The burgeoning daily deal industry has proved to be both influential and profitable since it took off just two years ago. German consumers are buying six deals a minute, whilst the Danish daily deals industry made over €30 million in revenue in just six months last year (July-Dec 2011).
"There has never before been a platform in Europe for daily deal professionals to come together to discuss the industry. The DD Summit Europe provides the industry with an opportunity to network, question daily deal experts and hear from industry leaders," says Stavros Prodromou, director of DD Summit Europe.
"With venture capital investment worth over €1.8 billion between them, our experienced and extensive list of speakers has cemented the DD Summit Europe as the primary source for industry insight," continues Stavros.
Other speakers and moderators include Lopo Champalimaud, co-founder and CEO of Wahanda; Fabian Heilemann, co-founder of Dailydeal.de; Gerard Doyle, CEO of Discountvoucher; Joaquin Engel, co-founder and CEO of Groupalia; Kate Garraway, founder of Goodypass; Parmy Olsen, Forbes magazine; and Mikal E. Belicove, Entrepreneur Magazine.
For a full list of speakers and moderators visit ddsummiteurope.co.uk/speakers
The event takes place this Monday, 19 March 2012 at the Grange Hotel, St Paul's in London.
For last minute tickets visit http://www.ddsummiteurope.co.uk
For media information and press passes please contact:
SOURCE DD Summit Europe