Leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, returns to London in 2019 - biggerer, betterer than ever. More than 2,500 delegates will gather at The Brewery for the two days on January 21-22 to hear from 250 of the world’s leading authorities from the mobile gaming industry. Filling 16 wall-to-wall conference tracks across both days, they will share their expert insight on everything from monetisation to the latest development trends.
An exciting addition for this year is our shiny new dedicated blockchain games event. Blockchain technology has the potential to truly revolutionise the games industry, whether through the creation of a whole new category of Dapps, enabling secondary markets for in-game digital assets, creating new models for rewarding players, or the 101 other uses that are currently being conceived.
There are incredible opportunities and big rewards on offer, but there’s no shortage of issues to navigate, pitfalls to avoid, and trends to stay abreast of in these very early days. Which is precisely why we're producing Blockchain Gamer Connects – access to which is included in all PG Connects London tickets (and vice versa).
The games industry is about to change for good. Get ahead of the game with our new dedicated conference.
And returning for its second year is PC Connects, covering all the key aspects of the modern digital PC games industry. Expect every part of the ecosystem to be represented as 50 speakers will educate and inspire through an agenda set to cover trends, marketing, publishing, and development knowhow in this ever-evolving sector.
New conference tracks for 2019 keep our audience at the cutting edge of the industry, including live ops, hypercasual & instant messenger games, AI, future tech, influencer marketing and blockchain gaming, as well as company culture and brand new track, Connects X, which incorporates PC, XR, Switch and cross platform gaming. Of course, the seminar schedule still includes classic topics such as market overviews, industry trends, indie development, and case studies.
We’ve also added an all-new dedicated workshop space and 'mentor lounge' to help you acquire or develop industry related skills that will help grow your career or business, while our 'PG Journalist Bar' will offer on tap expert feedback on your game by our resident editorial team.
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 some 2,500 industry professionals.
The event is called Connects because that’s what we help you do; connect with the whole 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.
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.
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 our Journalist Bar for a free consultation from professional games journalists.
Indie devs are the lifeblood of the mobile games industry and Pocket Gamer Connects champions their work to our international audience. The showfloor 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.
More than 15,000 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 45 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, Space Ape Games, Niantic, SYBO, Tencent, Telltale, Apple, Rovio, Disney, Wargaming, Kabam, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Square Enix, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Capcom, Unity, Twitter, Twitch and many, many, many more.
And if that all sounds a bit serious, Day 1 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…