LONDON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
DD Summit Europe brings together top industry players for the first time
Europe's first ever daily deal event, the DD Summit Europe 2012, will bring together over a dozen of Europe's most important daily deal providers on one stage in London.
The event's key speakers have between them seen venture capital investment worth over £1.5 billion in the burgeoning daily deals industry since the sector took off in Europe just two years ago.
The summit, which will be held at in London on Monday 19 March, will bring together industry leaders from across Europe to discuss the rapid evolution of the daily deal industry.
With around 70 daily deal sites active in the UK, over 1,500 deal providers across Europe and more than 200 new sites launched into the European market over the last six months, the daily deal industry is undeniably on the rise.
The three giants of the European daily deal industry will share a stage for the first time at the summit; Tobias Tschoetsch, UK & Ireland MD for market leaders Groupon, Brian Harrison, global CEO of kgbdeals and Peter Briffett, MD of Living Social UK will all address the delegates.
"The DD Summit provides a forum for daily deal professionals to share their thoughts on recent acquisitions, to advise start-ups, and to discuss the economic influence of the daily deal industry," says Stavros Prodromou, Director at DD Summit Europe.
"We have a fantastic line up of speakers from across Europe who will be covering a huge variety of topics including the future of ecommerce, customer acquisition, flash sales and hyperlocal best practices," continues Stavros.
The summit will also hear from daily deal experts Lopo Champalimaud, co-founder and CEO of Wahanda; Fabian Heilemann, co-founder of Dailydeal.de (Germany); Gerard Doyle, CEO of Discountvoucher (UK); Joaquin Engel, co-founder and CEO of Groupalia (Spain) and Esra Sertoglu, CEO of Groupanya (Turkey).
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Venture capital funding in DD Summit Europe speakers:
Company Speaker Position Investment Groupon Tobias Tschoetsch MD UK & Ireland GBP881 million Living Social Peter Briffett MD UK GBP508.5 million Director of Business Foursquare Omid Ashtari Development GBP45 million Dailydeal.de Fabian Heilemann Co-founder GBP5.9 million* Huddlebuy Saurav Chopra CEO & founder GBP350,000 Goodypass Kate Garraway Founder GBP100,000 Wahanda Lopo Champalimaud Co-founder GBP7 million Qypedeals Richard Dennys CMO GBP14.5 million Groupalia Joaquin Engel CEO GBP30.4 million Citypockets Cheryl Yeoh CEO & co-founder GBP484,600 Kgbdeals Brian Harrison Global CEO Undisclosed Local Response Nihal Mehta CEO & co-founder GBP4.1 million Grupanya Esra Sertoglu CEO Undisclosed GBP1.5 billion
*Dailydeal.de - plus additional undisclosed sum
About DD Summit Europe
DD Summit Europe is the first ever daily deal event for Europe. Established by daily deals expert Stavros Prodromou, the event brings together all of the key players from across Europe, for the first time. The daily deals market has grown into a multi-billion pound industry over the last two years and the DD Summit Europe is a forum to share best practice and discuss future trends in this burgeoning industry.
Confirmed speakers include Peter Briffett, MD of Living Social UK; Brian Harrison, global CEO of kgbdeals; Tobias Tschoetsch, MD of Groupon UK; Kate Garraway, founder of Goodypass, Lopo Champalimaud, co-founder and CEO of Wahanda and Omid Ashtari, director of business development (Europe), Foursquare.
Also speaking at the event are Parmy Olson, London bureau chief at Forbes Magazine; Cheryl Yeoh, co-founder of Citypockets; Ray Weaver, assistant professor at Harvard Business School and Giuseppe Zocco, co-founder of Index Ventures.
The inaugural event will be held in London on 19 March 2012 at the Grange Hotel, St Paul's.
To find out more and register for tickets go to ddsummiteurope.co.uk
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