Leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, returns to San Francisco in 2018 - bigger and better than ever. More than 1,000 delegates will gather at the Bespoke venue for the two days on May 14-15 to hear from 100 of the world’s leading authorities from the mobile gaming industry. Filling 10 wall-to-wall conferencetracks across both days, they will share their expert insight on everything from monetization to the latest development trends.
One Ticket, Two Conferences
An exciting addition for this year is the world's first dedicated blockchain games event. Blockchain technology has thepotential to truly revolutionize the games industry, whether through thecreation 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 shortageof issues to navigate, pitfalls to avoid, and trends to stay abreast ofin these very early days. Which is precisely why we're launching Blockchain Gamer Connects – access to which is included in all PGConnects San Francisco tickets (and vice versa).
The games industry is about to change for good. Get ahead of the game at the first dedicated conference.
New conference tracks for 2018 keep our audience at the cutting edge of the industry, including influencer marketing and blockchain gaming, as well as company culture. Of course, the seminar schedule still includes classic topics such as market overviews, industry trends, and case studies. Check the schedule at http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/schedulefor the latest announcements.
We’ve also added an all-new dedicated workshop space to help you acquire or develop industry related skills that will help grow your career or business.
Networking For All
As ever, the conference schedule will be packed withour 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 1,000 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 organizers, 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 Pocket Gamer Connects.
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 contactfor 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 gamesjournalists.
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 showfloor has a dedicated Indie Showcase area 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 armfulsof prizes and online marketing worth thousands of dollars.
Established International Audience
More than 13,000 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.
In2016, 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 San Francisco 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, Sega, Capcom, Unity, Twitter, Twitch and many, many, many more.
And if that all sounds a bit serious, day one typically closes with the always entertaining powerpoint karaoke that is PechaKucha, before moving on to 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...