NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, the global location data management leader, today announced it will host LocationWorld 2016 at The Conrad New York on November 2-3, 2016. The inaugural conference will bring together the brightest minds in marketing and technology to discuss the power of location in business, marketing, and life. Speakers will include industry experts on Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Apple Maps, Bing, Instagram, Pokémon Go, Uber, Yahoo, Yelp, Yext, and more.
"We have entered a new age of exploration — one in which the rising expectations of mobile customers have dramatically increased the importance of location data to consumers and businesses alike," stated Jeffrey K. Rohrs, Yext's CMO. "LocationWorld will help attendees navigate the new world of location-based marketing, customer service, and engagement in ways that generate positive business results. We simply could not be more excited to bring this first-of-its-kind event to such an amazing location in the heart of New York City."
LocationWorld will kick-off on Wednesday, November 2nd with a keynote from the ultimate explorers — NASA astronauts and twin brothers, Captains Mark and Scott Kelly. The first day will also feature Jeff Glueck (CEO of Foursquare), Diphanshu Sharma (CEO of xAd), and Howard Lerman (CEO of Yext) in their first-ever, on-stage conversation about the past, present, and future of location-based marketing and technology. After a full day of keynotes and breakouts on Thursday, November 3rd, LocationWorld will wrap with a private concert at the iconic Highline Ballroom.
Early bird pricing for LocationWorld 2016 runs through September 6th, and tickets are reserved for Yext customers, partners, and invited guests only. Sponsors include Geofeedia, SearchMetrics, Simplifi, and xAd. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.location.world.
At Yext,our mission is to help people go places. The award-winning Yext Location Cloud enables companies of all sizes to manage location data across their websites, mobile apps, internal systems, and the industry's largest ecosystem of maps, apps, social networks, directories, and search engines including Google, Apple, Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo. Our products enable the world's 50 million businesses to drive face-to-face and digital interactions that boost brand awareness, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.
Based in the heart of New York City with a growing team of over 500 employees worldwide, Yext has been recognized as one of America's fastest growing companies by the Inc. 500 (#212 in 2015), one of Forbes Most Promising Companies (2014 & 2015) and one of Fortune's Best Places to Work (2014 & 2015).