Pocket Gamer Connects – THE Global Mobile Games Industry Conference
Leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, returns to Helsinki in 2019 - bigger and better than ever. More than 1,300 delegates will gather for two days to hear from 150 of the world’s leading authorities from the mobile gaming industry. Filling 12 wall-to-wall conference tracks across both days, they will share their expert insight on everything from monetisation to the latest development trends.
Conference tracks for 2019 keep our audience at the cutting edge of the industry. And there are new themes this year. Game Maker Insights brings practical hands-on advice to studios. There's Vision & Values: Company Setup & Culture, and Big Screen Gaming (in association with our friends at Games Helsinki) which brings PC and console to the mix. UA University introduces the dark arts of user acquisition, and our Game Changers area covers cloud gaming, 5G, subscription services and more. Hypercasual and instant games join blockchain gaming, and we also see the return of favourites like Live Ops Landscape, Esports + Influencers, Monetiser, The Growth Track, The Indie Track, Trade Trends, East Meets West and XR Connects. And our new track Finest Finland goes behind the scenes on the region's success stories.
Please note: we're moving to a new venue this year! See you at the Cable Factory...
Networking For All
As ever, the conference schedule will be packed with our trademark short, sharp seminars. With no time to waffle, our speakers get straight down to business - which is what you’ll be able to do too, networking with more than 1,500 industry professionals.
The event is called Connects because that’s what we help you do; connect with the whole mobile gaming industry, from students and indie studios to the media, international investors and publishers. Unlike other event organisers, we offer our Pitch & Match meeting scheduler free to all delegates, so you can find that perfect contact and arrange to meet them in person.
No other event puts you in touch with the entire mobile gaming industry like our Connects conferences.
Pairing Developers With Publishers And Investors
Our SpeedMatch sessions pair developers in rapid succession with a series of publishers and investors in a series of speed-dating style meetings. These short, sharp encounters enable first contact for you to follow up with a longer meeting if you find a potential partner. It’s a shop window for devs to display their wares and a pipeline of prospects for anyone looking to sign up-and-coming talent.
Meet The Media
We welcome regional and international specialist media to our events so that your work reaches the widest audience possible. With our own publishing powerhouse behind us, you are guaranteed that our industry journalists will be onsite for demos, interviews and other ways to raise awareness of your brand or project to the online community outside the walls of the event.
If you’re looking for feedback on a project, stop by for a free consultation from professional games journalists.
All About The Indies
Indie devs are the lifeblood of the mobile games industry and Pocket Gamer Connects champions their work to our international audience. The show floor has a dedicated Big Indie Zone for known names and newcomers alike to display their talent to an industry audience. This is a vibrant and varied expo area for publishers looking to sign promising titles.
And of course, our hugely popular Big Indie Pitches will be back in force with indie devs competing to impress a panel of expert judges. The winners walk away with armfuls of prizes and online marketing worth thousands of dollars.
Established International Audience
More than 18,000 industry professionals have attended the Connects international conference series since 2014. Since then, the roadshow has landed in the UK, North America, Canada, Finland, and India with a genuinely international client base; on average, delegates from more than 40 countries attend each event.
In 2016, we became the biggest dedicated mobile games industry conference series in Europe and have stayed on top ever since. Every event has been bigger and better than the last - and Helsinki continues to grow year-on-year.
Not only have our previous delegates voted Connects the 'best value conference', but 97% would recommend it to a colleague and 96% tell us they’ll come back for more.
Previous speakers and delegates from all the key industry players include Supercell, King, Tencent, Telltale, Apple, Rovio, Disney, Wargaming, Kabam, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, ****, Capcom, Unity, Twitter, Twitch and many, many, many more.
And if that all sounds a bit serious, day one closes with our infamous Global Connects party – that’s where the networking goes on into the night and you might just make lifelong friends, fortunes and memories…
• 16 tracks• 200 speakers• 160 sessions• 110+ hours of content (talks + fringe)• 600+ companies represented• 1,500 delegates
Your conference ticket Includes:
Entry to the main conference including access to all content tracks expo and dedicated meeting area on both days
Access to fringe events such as The Very Big Indie Pitch (if eligible)
Entry to the Global Connects Party
Free coffee, tea & refreshments on both days
A personal profile on the Pitch & Match meeting system and unlimited meeting invites
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