Mobile Growth London with Hostelworld,, Skyscanner & The Economist

20 Nov 2018

6:30 pm Skyscanner, Floor 6, The Avenue, 1 Bedford Ave, London



THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW Join us for a night of growth stories and strategies from mobile experts from top performing apps in the city. We’ll kick off the evening with some beer, soft drinks, and pizza, and then hear lessons and best practices for app growth. We’ll cover everything from organic and paid user acquisition, retention and engagement strategies, and more.

6:30 pm: Check-in, pizza + drinks
7:00 pm: Welcome & introductions
7:15 pm: Mobile Growth panel
8:00 pm: Q&A From Audience
8:15 pm: Wrap up + more social time

Jamie Mercer – Skyscanner (App Tribe Lead, Product Growth)
Jamie is passionate product and growth lead with a proven track record of building teams that know how to scale, monetize, and ship innovative products that drive revenue & create outstanding user experiences.

Richard Holden – The Economist (Deputy Head of Product)
Richard is a product manager with 4 years of experience in the media industry. As deputy head of product, he helps to shape The Economist’s consumer-facing product development strategy and roadmap. Most recently, he led the development of the publication’s new iOS app.

Breffni Horgan – Hostelworld Group (Chief Product Officer)
Breffni Horgan is Chief Product Officer at the Hostelworld Group, the leading global hostel-booking platform. Prior to joining Hostelworld, Breffni ran the Online Product Team in Telefonica O2 and has experience working within the Ecommerce & Technology in Paddy Power, Apple & Microsoft.

Shahil Hiridjee – (Senior Product Manager, Mobile Apps)
Shahil Hiridjee is Senior Product Manager (Mobile Apps) at In his current role, he leads the engagement strategy for the app. Previously, he was working in the mobile marketing team p . Prior to, he has worked across branding & product marketing teams at Gameloft, Google & Ubisoft.

Hosted By
Anjali Kumar, Evangelist
All things mobile, growth, and community!

Global Partner
Branch (
Branch provides solutions that unify user measurement across different devices, platforms, and channels, delivering a seamless customer experience no matter where the user comes from. Today’s mobile businesses are divided, causing inaccurate attribution and links that don’t work, leading to wasted marketing spend and broken customer journeys. Branch fixes that – providing a holistic view of various user touch points, ensuring that links take the user to the right place on website or native app.

Platinum Sponsor
Skyscanner (
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site and app. We employ over 1000 staff across ten offices globally, and, having reached market leader status, we were recently acquired by Chinese online travel company Ctrip in a deal valued at £1.4bn. While we remain operationally independent, our acquisition by Ctrip allows us to take the business to the next level of accelerated global growth. It’s a hugely exciting time for Skyscanner and the over 70m people who use us every month.

Silver Sponsor
Criteo (
About Criteo Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) is the advertising platform for the open Internet, an ecosystem that favors neutrality, transparency and inclusiveness. 2,700 Criteo team members partner with over 18,000 customers and thousands of publishers around the globe to deliver effective advertising across all channels, by applying advanced machine learning to unparalleled data sets. Criteo empowers companies of all sizes with the technology they need to better know and serve their customers.


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