App Growth Summit Los Angeles 2023

February 23, 2023 9:00 am PT • Marina del Rey Marriott, Los Angeles, CA
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App Growth Summit Los Angeles 2023 kicks off our sixth year with a one-of-a-kind event and experience, featuring the “Full Story of App Growth” from start to finish!

25+ Expert Speakers
9 Custom-Curated Sessions
Outstanding Networking Opportunity

Learn about pre-install strategies in the morning such as raising funds, MVPs, branding, dive into paid UA strategies, ASO and more!

Then, we break for a gourmet buffet lunch on the rooftop of the Marina del Rey Marriott before tackling post-install growth strategies, such as onboarding, engagement, monetization, and retention.

We’ll end the day with an open Q&A featuring industry experts, followed by a rooftop happy hour with an open bar and live music. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to optimize your app growth!

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Speakers

Scott Palmer
Scott Palmer Bumble Director, User Acquisition Bumble
Bumble
Ayinde Alakoye
Ayinde Alakoye nedl Founder & CEO nedl
nēdl
Rizala Carrington
Rizala Carrington Rewire Former CMO/Co-Founder Rewire Fitness
Rewire
Jen Donahoe
Jennifer Donahoe HiDef Head of Publishing and Marketing HiDef
HiDef
Ashley Fauset
Ashley Fauset Maple Media VP of Marketing Maple Media
Maple Media
Robert Garfinkle
Robert Garfinkle WildCard Games Head of Growth WildCard Games
WildCard Games
Hagop Hagopian
Hagop Hagopian Appvertiser Founder & CEO Appvertiser
appvertiser
Mack Keyvani
Mack Keyvani DISH Wireless Head of Apps DISH Wireless
DISH Wireless
Melissa Lertsmitivanta
Melissa Lertsmitivanta GoPuff Director, Growth Marketing GoPuff
Gopuff
Sumee Oh
Sumee Oh Wizards of the Coast Sr Director of Marketing Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast
Billie Quinlan
Billie Quinlan Ferly Co-Founder & CEO Ferly
Ferly
Haseeb Tariq
Haseeb Tariq App Growth Expert Mobile Product Marketing App Growth Expert
Haseeb Tariq - App Growth Expert
Tu Tran
Tu Tran Smadex Sales Director Smadex
Smadex
Arthur Wang
Arthur Wang Fud Co-Founder Fud
fud

COMPANIES ATTENDING INCLUDE:

Companies Attending App Growth Summit LA 2023 Include

Agenda

Full-Funnel App Growth Strategies
8:00
DOORS OPEN!
Networking & Hot Breakfast!

The doors are open! Let the networking at App Growth Summit begin! All-day coffee & beverage services (courtesy of AppTweak), and a hot catered breakfast will be waiting for you as we get ready to kick-off a full day of custom-curated content!

9:00
EVENT KICK-OFF!!!
Opening Remarks!

Let's start off in style! App Growth Summits are the way events should be done: Custom-curated sessions, original content, limited vendors, and engaged networking, all combined with some fun and good times!

We'll introduce the unique format of this event, and get things started on the rooftop ballroom with stunning views of the Marina all day long!

Louis Tanguay
Louis Tanguay Managing Director, App Growth Summit
9:15
PRESENTATION: RAISING MONEY
How I Raised $6M+ from VCs, Angels and Crowdfunding

In the kick-off session of the day, we'll open up with some inspirational and educational strategies on what to consider when looking to raise capital. Hear real life stories, tactics, and strategies nēdl founder Ayinde Alakoye used to create a capital network from scratch, and what not to do once you raise the capital you need!

Ayinde Alakoye
Ayinde Alakoye nedl Founder & CEO, nedl
9:40
FIRESIDE CHAT: BRAND
Branding as a Targeting Strategy

A strong brand is essentially your first targeting strategy, because your brand is the first experience a potential user will have with your product, long before they make the conscious decision to install your app or game. We'll look into what makes a strong brand, and how having a strong brand will help your marketing and acquisition efforts at the top of the funnel, and through every step down the funnel to retain long-term users over time.

10:35
PRESENTATION: MVP & LAUNCH STRATEGIES
Building Your Product for the Long Haul
11:00
NETWORKING BREAK
Mid-Morning Networking Break

Taking a break for some networking, personal break needs, or just to stretch out a little, we'll offer some light power snacks to keep your energy high, refill the coffee, and then get right back into the sessions!

11:20
DISCUSSION PANEL: MARKETING
Marketing Campaign Strategies
11:45
DISCUSSION PANEL: ADVERTISING
Paid Acquisition Strategies
Ad Channels & Ad Creatives
12:10
FIRESIDE CHAT: ASO
ASO (aka Organic Acquisition)
Custom Product Pages & ASO Strategies
12:30
NETWORKING LUNCH!
Lunch Buffet & Networking
Fully-Catered Rooftop Lunch

Now that we've been talking pre-install strategies all morning, let's take a big break to "install" some food in our bellies at the half-way point of the day's content! We'll provide you with delicious, fully-catered lunch (dietary restrictions will be respected, please contact us for specific requirements) as our friendly team refills the coffee, so you can fuel up, do a little more networking, and get ready for the second half of the day, featuring all post-install strategies for long-term app growth!

1:30
GIVE-AWAY GAME & PRIZES!
App Growth Challenge
Win Prizes & Other Free Stuff!
1:55
PRESENTATION
Onboarding New Users to Create Long-Term Loyalty
2:25
FIRESIDE CHAT
In-App User Experience for a "Sticky" App Experience
3:05
NETWORKING BREAK
Afternoon Networking Break

Taking a break for some networking, personal break needs, or just to stretch out a little, we'll offer some light power snacks to keep your energy high, refill the coffee, and then get right back into the sessions!

3:25
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Lessons in Monetization Approaches:
Starting Out, Scaling Up and Adapting to Hard Lessons

This "Tales from the Trenches" style presentation is a mix of reflection and forecasting focused analysis on the different approaches to product monetization that apps take, and how to adapt your product strategies to maximize potential for success in 2023.

Speaker Bio: Robert Garfinkle has been in mobile marketing since 2013 at a number of major publishers and startups. Experienced in go to market strategy, user acquisition and monetization for mobile games, his career has meandered between casual and core genres and has experimented with numerous monetization strategies including IAP, IAA, RMG and Subscription. At this point Robert is looking for leadership opportunities in companies pushing the envelope in new emergent formats in monetization and content.
Robert Garfinkle
Robert Garfinkle WildCard Games Head of Growth, WildCard Games
4:00
PRESENTATION
Limiting Churn by Understanding Your Users Through Data, Analytics, and Surveys
4:30
OPEN Q&A SESSION
Keeping it Going and Growing
Ask-Me-Anything Session with App Growth Experts

Now that we've gone through every major stage of App Growth throughout the day, we'll welcome a panel of App Growth Experts for an open Ask-Me-Anything Q&A format where the audience gets to pick the strategic brains of experts from both pre- and post-install successes. Here's your opportunity to ask questions, and learn, from the best of the best!

5:00
NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR!
Rooftop Reception & Open Bar!

Immediately following App Growth Summit is our on-site Appy Hour: Open Bar Reception! Network for the final time today with your fellow attendees, have a libation or three on us, and cap off the event in style while exchanging contact information with those you enjoyed meeting throughout the day! Enjoy the stunning sunset views of the Pacific Ocean and the marina as we network with live entertainment, and your fellow app growth experts in attendance.

Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Like all App Growth Summits, this event is Invite-Only with limited attendees and sponsors. However, App Growth Summit LA 2023 is 100% free and open for any Mobile App, Game, or Brand to Request an Invitation. Vendors & Service providers must be sponsors in order to attend. If you qualify for an invite, and would like to attend, please feel free to fill out the form below.
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App Growth Summit Testimonials

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"Awesome event! Great speakers and attendees!"

Brian Choe, DesignMap
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