Start 2022 the right way!
The leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, returns to London in January 2022.
After two years away because of the pandemic, we’re returning to the same popular venue as before. Some 2,000 attendees from the games industry will gather at The Brewery for two days on 17-18 January to network, discover, pitch and learn from 200 of the world’s leading authorities.
Mobile, PC and console, blockchain, VR/AR and more will be covered, across 20 unmissable conference tracks. Our speakers and panellists will share their expert insight into design and development, monetisation and growth, new technologies, company culture and loads more.
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Back to networking
We’ve run 28 Connects events now since 2014, and since 2020 we moved them online because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But just because you’re familiar with the format, don’t think you’ve seen it all before! Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 will be a welcome return to in-person events, and feature new track themes, new fringe events, and new business content designed to look to the future.
The most exciting thing for us is the chance to meet the industry once more. We’re using MeetToMatch as our meeting platform now, which will enable attendees to find each other and arrange meetings in our dedicated area.
A Pocket Gamer Connects conference is a place to get business done. It’s famous for being a place where new connections are made (hence the name) and productive meetings take place. You’ll be able to network with hundreds of industry professionals and we will do our best to make that easy.
We’ll bring together the whole gaming industry, from students and indie studios to the media, international investors and AAA publishers. Unlike some other events, we offer our MeetToMatch meeting scheduler free to all delegates, with unlimited requests, so you can find that perfect contact and arrange to meet them in person.
An established international audience
Well over 30,000 industry professionals have attended the Pocket Gamer Connects international conference series since 2014, whether that’s online or at a venue. The roadshow has landed in the UK, America, Canada, Finland, Jordan, India and Hong Kong with a genuinely international client base: on average, delegates from more than 45 countries attend each event. (When we took the event online during the pandemic, delegates from over 75 countries joined us!)
In 2016, we became the biggest dedicated mobile games industry conference series in Europe and have stayed on top ever since. 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, NetEase, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Square Enix, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Capcom, Unity, Twitter, Snapchat, Twitch and many, many, many more.
Curated fringe events like our Publisher SpeedMatch, Money Maker and Investor Connector sessions pair developers in rapid succession with a series of publishers or investors.
Each one is an exclusive session where our experts hand-pick businesses who we know will find objectives in common. 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. Early application is advised as they fill up quickly and cannot be joined on the day.
Indie devs are the lifeblood of the mobile and PC games industry and Pocket Gamer Connects always champions their work. Our hugely popular Very Big Indie and PC 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.
Look out for the application links once you’ve bought your Pocket Gamer Connects ticket!
And if that all sounds a bit serious, the first day will close with our awesome Global Connects Party – that’s where the networking goes on into the night and you might just make lifelong friends, fortunes and memories…
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 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 from sites including PocketGamer.com. Our editors can also be contacted through the MeetToMatch platform.
Your conference ticket includes…
- Entry to the main conference including access to all content tracks, expo and dedicated meeting areas on both days
- Invitation to access fringe sessions such as The Very Big Indie Pitch, Investor Connector, Publisher SpeedMatch, Money Maker, Journalist Bar and more (if eligible: free separate application required, places may be limited)
- Entry to the Global Connects Party on the evening of day one
- Free coffee, tea and refreshments on both days
- Free wifi in the venue
- A personal and company profile on the MeetToMatch meeting platform and unlimited meeting invites
- Access to video recordings of all talks and panels in our Video Vault after the event
Book now while places last
Select your ticket above and follow the simple online booking system. Payment is required at the time of booking, so please have your credit or debit card ready. If you don’t have a credit or debit card, please see the alternative payment methods listed.
Block bookings: To arrange a discount on block bookings, please contact us if you wish to purchase more than 5 tickets, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Students: Heavily discounted student tickets are available, but numbers are limited. Access to the MeetToMatch platform may be restricted and full access to the venue may be kept to a limited number of days at our discretion. We run a programme for free student tickets too, organised in conjunction with recognised places of study: if you represent a university and would like to inquire about complimentary tickets for your students, please contact email@example.com
Journalists: Please apply for accreditation here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note all conference tickets are subject to UK VAT at a rate of 20%. You will be sent a VAT receipt by email along with confirmation of your booking.
Terms and conditions apply. Please read the notices on the order form. For full details please visit www.pgconnects.com/terms-conditions.
Optional extra: grab a b2b G-STAR 2021 ticket!
It’s that time of year when our thoughts also turn to G-STAR. If you’re considering attending G-STAR in South Korea in November, you can add a ticket to your Pocket Gamer Connects purchase at checkout!
G-STAR is the biggest games event in Korea and one of the biggest in Asia, indeed the world. Now gearing up for its 17th edition, 2021 dates have been announced as November 17th to 21st.
Each November anyone who’s anyone in the Asia-Pacific industry – along with a solid overseas contingent from the US and Europe – descend upon the beautiful beachside town of Busan in Korea for a week of intense networking, business dealing and a little games industry fun too!
In previous years the b2b part of the show attracted over 2,500 business delegates to the BEXCO arena and to mitigate the effects of COVID, this year (including the G-CON conference) will run as an online and offline parallel exhibition. Korea is in the top five global game markets and the entire domestic ecosystem will be involved in the event.
For overseas attendees, G-STAR has become the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. It’s not just about Korea either, G-STAR has long offered a friendly entry point to the wider APAC markets of China, Japan and SEA which collectively represent the very biggest cluster in the world.
Add a G-STAR ticket when you register for PGC London 2022
If you buy your ticket from us, you’ll save money – we’re able to offer G-STAR as an add-on, frozen at the £75 Early Bird price (tickets are as much as $200 from other sources).
Not only will you get a chance to connect with C-level decision-makers from the region, but we’ve found the conference easily accessible and everyone speaks English, making it a great opportunity for Western developers and publishers looking to expand their business in Asia. It’s also possible to register for the Indie Game process.
Remember to add G-STAR as an add-on at checkout here, making the process of buying a ticket smooth and simple. Please note: if you select to attend G-STAR, Steel Media Ltd will need to share necessary ticket information with the G-STAR organisers.
Find more background information at GoToGSTAR.com.
Steel Media (Publishers of Pocket Gamer, PC Games Insider, Blockchain Gamer)
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