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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:05 am 
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Mary Balfour to speak on Matchmaking at the 43rd iDate Dating Industry Conference in Miami

iDate in January is the dating industry’s largest event, assembling matchmakers, date coaches, online dating CEOs and mobile dating app founders in one room. The 43rd international event takes place January 25-27, 2016 in Miami.

WEBWIRE, Thursday, January 21, 2016

New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Mary Balfour CEO of Drawing Down the Moon Matchmaking is a member of the Matchmaking Overview Panel at the 43rd International iDate Dating Industry Conference http://matchmakingconvention.com

In addition to online dating and mobile dating executives that attend iDate, matchmakers represent 15% of the attendance. Now that the matchmaking industry is growing significantlythis percentage is likely to increase substantially.
MaryBalfour believes that,more than ever, matchmakers need to be well ahead of their game to succeed. Somerelevant issues she hopes to see addressed in the Matchmaking Overview Panel are:

On-line/off-line hybrid model: internet dating and matchmaker collaboration
Marketing:what works & what doesn’t work? Social media, search engine ranking, blogging, PR, TV, book publishing, YouTube, hard copy advertising, etc.
International matchmaking – the challenges
Meeting higher client expectations.
Changing patterns of relationship expectations
Coaching to manage client expectations and ensure they benefit fully from introductions

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwa94NA_xBg

The 43rd International iDate is on January 25-27, 2016 at the Kovens Conference Center. It is followed by the iDate Cruise, departing on January 28 and returning February 1


Mary Balfour is one of the most experienced all-rounders in the dating industry. She’s the owner of Drawing Down the Moon Matchmaking in the UK which has been finding soul mates for thousands of busy professionals since the early 80s.
She 1999 she founded LoveandFriends.com, the first UK niche internet dating site. She’s a qualified life coach, runs dating seminars and webinars as well as one-to-one date coaching sessions. She’s the author of Smart Dating: how to find your man, first published by Harper Collins.

Mary is the UK’s go-to dating expert and is in demand as a guest on TV and radio programs. It’s not for nothing she’s known as “Mary Queen of Hearts”.


Since 2004, iDate is the largest business convention and leading expo covering the worldwide dating industry. C-Level executives from major dating companies attend the event. Each event covers online dating, mobile dating, matchmaking, software and other forms of the business.

iDate also runs the iDate Awards which recognize the best in the online dating industry. iDate Directory is a supplier’s business directory.

For more information, please visit the website http://internetdatingconference.com or contact:

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc.
Marketing and Logistics Representative
Tel/ Fax: USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext 71
E-mail: info-18@internetdatingconference.com
Twitter: @idateconference
Linkedin Industry Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2190639

Media Relations:
Online Personals Watch
Tel: USA +1 (212) 444-1636
Email: mark@onlinepersonalswatch.com

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, particularly as related to the business plans of the company, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results may differ materially from the company’s expectations and estimates.

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