Event Info

Thu 26 Feb, 2015 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm
The Escalator
69-89 Mile End Road
London, E1 4TT, UK
Cost: £99.00


An Evening Of Tech Talk & Networking

Collaborative consumption and the sharing economy are hugely disruptive trends in digital media currently, as companies such as Airbnb and Uber continue to tear into traditional business models. However, can legislation keep up with the sector’s momentum to keep customers safe while allowing innovation to flourish?

Join us at The Escalator, in East London, on Thursday 26th February 2015 for our latest event: ‘The Future Of Marketplaces And The Sharing Economy’ where we’ll be presenting research data on investment trends in the space, as well as hearing presentations from leading companies in the sector, including JustPark and more to be announced shortly. Get your ticket now to find out what's in store for this controversial and fast-moving industry this year.

Meet the Companies & Speakers

Speaker: Matthew Doris, Head of International Community Programs Etsy

Powering a marketplace to buy and sell handmade or vintage goods, jewellery and crafts online, Etsy is now an essential tool for indie designers and artists. Etsy’s head of international community programs, Matt Doris will talk about how the company has evolved over the past few years and tell us how the company is bridging the gap between digital and physical communities.

Speaker: Luca Parducci, Country Manager HotelTonight

From 'homey-style' comfort in Texas to eco-friendly Caribbean escapes, HotelTonight is making big business out of offering last-minute rooms at reasonable prices. Country manager Luca Parducci will be telling us how the company embedded itself as a key player in the rocketing on-demand economy.

Speaker: Daniel Benamran, UK General Manager BlaBlaCar

Clocking up more than 3bn shared miles through its 10m-strong community of drivers and passengers across 14 countries, BlaBlaCar is at the heart of accelerating demand for collaborative consumption. UK general manager Daniel Benamran will talk us through the company’s growth plans and what lies around the corner in this fast-moving market.

Speaker: Alex Stephany, CEO JustPark

Solving a huge pain point for inner-city driving, the UK’s JustPark lets home owners, hotels, churches and car parks rent out unused spaces online to people looking for a place to park. CEO Alex Stephany will share the company’s growth story.

Speaker: Tom O'Meara, Head of Editorial & Analysis StrategyEye

With a strong focus on innovation and the startup landscape on our executive intelligence platform, StrategyEye's head of editorial and analysis Tom O'Meara will talk about the latest digital media investment trends and where the money is going in the sharing economy and marketplaces.