SOURCE: Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc.

Internet Dating Conference and iDate Industry Awards

December 01, 2010 09:39 ET

Free Online Dating and Its Effects to Be Discussed at the Miami Internet Dating Industry Conference on January 19-21, 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the 8th Annual Internet Dating Conference will cover the potential long term fiscal effects of the free online dating business model in the industry.

iDate2011 will be on January 19-21, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. As the largest event for the online personals and matchmaking industry, attendance includes owners and executives from online dating businesses, matchmakers, dating software suppliers, mobile application providers, marketing companies and others.

The free business dating model has been in the industry since its origins. Startup operators typically use free subscriptions as an enticement to increase their user base. The business model changes to paid subscription once the user base exceeds a certain level.

In recent years, some free-based dating sites have grown exponentially with increased market share. An industry debate has arisen; between a coexistence of the free and paid business models versus fiscal challenges within the next 12-36 months for the paid market.

iDate2011 Miami will include sessions on various free business models and also suggest possible best defenses to retain a paid customer base.

The conference also contains 2 separate pre-event sessions on January 19:

  • An Introduction to the Online Dating Industry
  • A Matchmaker Session for the Offline Match Making Business

The conference also includes the Social Media Conference, taking place the same days. Those that register to one event are able to attend both.

The goal of the Internet Dating Conference over the last 7 years has been to provide dating industry executives education, ideas, insight and networking to identify new technologies and increase revenue opportunities.

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