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Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7 (Online)
Jul 12th - 16th 2021

Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7 (Online)

Online Event

Date & Times: Monday, July 12th - 16th 2021
9am to 6pm
Location: Online Event
Expected Size: 1,000 - 3,000
Ticket Cost: 100 GBP
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Creatives, Recruitment, C-Level, Marketing, Students, Investors, Publishers, Tool Providers, Technical teams, Ad Companies, Media, YouTubers / Streamers, Publisher
Event Type: Online Event
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Console, Smart TV, Handheld Console, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Vir

The leading conference for the games industry returns with another huge conference in July, 100% online

Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7: The global games industry conference ONLINE

Digital events remain a fantastic way for the games industry to stay connected! Get ready for the latest Pocket Gamer Connects conference, all taking place on Zoom and MeetToMatch

A Pocket Gamer Connects online conference is the perfect way to meet, learn from, and do business with some 1,500 games industry professionals, and over 250 speakers. We've run 27 Connects events now since 2014, and since 2020 we moved them online because of the Covid-19 pandemic. So get ready for Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7, which will take place 100% online, and feature new track themes, fringe events and a celebration of the UK games industry.

The need to connect remains as strong as ever, and we have reluctantly accepted that many of us will still be unable to travel. Fortunately, running events digitally has enabled us to unite vast numbers of international guests - some 75 countries were represented at each of our online conferences in 2020! We continue to distil as much of the content and spirit as we can from the traditional events you have come to know and love over the last eight years and hone the format so it can be as genuinely useful as possible. That means expert talks, panels and round-tables, a meeting platform, digital versions of Big Indie Pitches and fringe events like Publisher SpeedMatch, and more surprises too.

Here's a short video trailer to whet your appetite: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az2LvqytxT0

What will you discover?

As one of an expected 1,500 delegates, you will select from a programme of great live video content, full of insight and practical advice across 20 themed conference tracks. You can watch the expert tracks live or catch up on the recorded videos within your own time, and if you're online while the speakers are performing you'll be able to interact with them and the other viewers with questions and comments.

You can expect talks from over 250 speakers who will educate and inspire through an agenda of themed tracks set to cover monetisation and growth, global game trends and company culture, development tools and stories and strategies to thrive in the modern gaming market be it mobile, PC, console, blockchain or XR. We'll also be running a track dedicated to showcasing the best of British.

Please follow the event team on Twitter for news updates. And if you'd like to speak at PGC Digital #7 on a topic you know well, or join us as a speaker at another of our other events, please sign up using our Speaker Submission form.

For sponsorships or other business development opportunities please contact Lisa at [email protected] or book a meeting to discuss your needs at: https://calendly.com/lisa-bisset

Networking For All

Business goes on, and people need to find new partners, new jobs, and new products to work with! So in addition to the talks, you'll also be able to search and connect with other attendees.

You can find people, connect, discuss, do deals and make plans using the MeetToMatch online meeting platform. It enables you to search by a range of professional criteria and automatically schedule one-to-one video meetings. The platform will go live about two weeks before the conference so you can begin planning.

Plus we'll also be running online variants of our celebrated Big Indie Pitch, Investor Connector, and Publisher SpeedMatch activities, that will bring together specific groups with specific needs. Pre-registration is essential in order to take part in these - application forms will go live soon, and you'll find quick links at the official event website. We'll also be partnering with the IGDA again for an online Mentor Café, and with the Games Industry Gathering for more informal evening networking.

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. A fantastic cross-section always attends one of our conferences No other event puts you in touch with the entire mobile gaming industry like our Connects conferences, and this remains true of our digital events. It's a true cross-section of the industry, from people taking their first steps in game design, to experience CEOs. Over 70% of our attendees are game creators.

Meet The Media

We welcome regional and international specialist media to our events so that your games reach the widest audience possible. If you're a member of the press, please apply for a media pass here.

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 a game maker looking for feedback on a project, drop into our Journalist Bar on Discord for a free consultation from professional games journalists from sites including PocketGamer.com. Our editors can also be contacted through the meeting platform all week.

Welcoming an established global audience

Many thousands of industry professionals have attended the Connects international conference series since 2014. Since then, the roadshow has landed in the UK, Canada, USA, Finland, Hong Kong, Jordan and India with a genuinely international client base; on average, delegates from more than 45 countries attend each physical event. With the advent of the Digital conference, we have seen this number grow! There were 75 countries represented at our 2020 online events, and we know that over 70% of our audience works in game creation and publishing.

In 2016, PG Connects became the biggest dedicated mobile games industry conference series in Europe and has stayed on top ever since. Every event has been bigger and better than the last, and our Digital events through 2020 smashed expectations. They were an example to the industry of what could be achieved despite pandemic lockdown, garnering very positive feedback.

Previous speakers and delegates from all the key industry players include Supercell, King, Space Ape Games, Niantic, SYBO, Tencent, Mythical Games, Unity, Jam City, Skybound, Apple, Rovio, Disney, Super Evil Megacorp, Wargaming, Kabam, NetEase, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Square Enix, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Capcom, Twitter, Snapchat, Twitch, NaturalMotion, N3TWORK and many more.

And because Steel Media owns and operates the leading media in this space too, including PocketGamer.com, PocketGamer.biz and PCGamesInsider.biz, our events benefit from unrivalled press coverage. A combined website readership of well over a million users a month, 300,000 engaged Twitter followers, nearly 120,000 subscribers on YouTube, all await.

Save money with a 2021 Season Pass

We run several conferences every year, and if you book up-front you can save a ton of money - and time. It's now possible to pay in advance for future 2021 Pocket Gamer Connects conferences and you could save as much as 55% off the full price of all tickets if you buy a Season Pass to the year now.

This year, we still have these digital activities, and if you book now for all of them the cost-saving is huge:

  • Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7 (July 12-16) THAT'S THIS ONE!
  • Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #8 (September 28-October 1)
  • Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #9 Jordan (November)

Season Passes are available for Indies (£178), Developers/Publishers (£415), and Standard Industry Attendees (£690). To book, you need to tell us here:

FILL IN THIS SEASON PASS FORM NOW!

The discounts are cheaper than buying all events at even Super Early Bird rates. Prices do not include VAT. Please note this Season Pass includes digital-only tickets to these events. Terms and conditions apply.

Or reserve your Digital #7 place now

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 [email protected]

Students: Free student tickets are available, but numbers are limited. Access to the MeetToMatch platform may be restricted. If you represent a university and would like to inquire about free tickets for your students, please contact [email protected]

Journalists: Please apply for accreditation here or email [email protected]

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.

More Information

Find out more information on Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7 (Online)

Meet us at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7 (Online)

Contact one of the Pocket Gamer team below to arrange a meeting

Chris James CEO
Lisa Bisset VP Biz Dev
Sally Kevan
Sophia Aubrey Drake Developer Evangelist & Big Indie Pitch Manager / Special Features Writer
Dave Bradley Chief Operations Officer
Matthew Forde Deputy Editor

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Platinum Sponsors

Xsolla

Xsolla

https://xsolla.pro/PGC7

Xsolla is the video game commerce company, powered by its Transaction Engine and Business Engine, that helps developers and publishers market, sell, connect and optimize their games globally.

Serving only the video game industry, the Xsolla Transaction Engine powers the full suite of cloud-based tools to promote and monetize projects, while Xsolla Business Engine provides clients with the roadmap to maximize those tools, and connect them with industry partnerships to expand their business. The two work seamlessly together -- for businesses of all sizes, from indie to enterprise -- to solve the complexities of distribution, marketing and monetization so they can increase their audience, sales and revenue.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices worldwide, Xsolla operates as a merchant and seller of record for major gaming entities like Valve, Twitch, Roblox, Ubisoft, Epic Games and KRAFTON.

Unity

Unity

http://unity.com/?utm_source=pocketgamer&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=digitalevent

"Unity is the creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users the most powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world.

Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology, operate using resources that maximize ease-of-use, and monetize, so that they can find success with their creations.

The company’s 1,000 person development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Oculus, Autodesk, and Microsoft to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms.

Made with Unity experiences reach nearly 3 billion devices worldwide and have been installed more than 29 billion times in the last 12 months."

Facebook

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/fbgaminghome/marketers

Facebook is the place to launch and grow your mobile game. Our solutions are uniquely designed to help drive discovery and to assist with monetization strategies within our diverse global gaming community.

Furthermore, when you partner with Facebook. you partner with the entire family of apps and services, which allows you to further widen your reach and gives you access, not only to Facebook. But to Instagram and Network as well.

As a whole, this presents game-marketers with the opportunity to maximise business value in a personalised, Innovative and efficient manner.

Gold Sponsors

Outfit7

Outfit7

https://outfit7.com/

We’re game makers at our core. With over 15 billion game downloads and 72 billion global video views, we live to create-feel good moments and bring joy to our fans around the world. It’s not just what we do – it’s who we are.

Powered by creativity and industry-leading expertise, our talented international team of over 350 people pushes the boundaries of the possible every day. From the award-winning family fun of Talking Tom & Friends, to the heart-thumping strategic action of Mythic Legends, our entertainment ecosystem is always growing.

Together, we believe we can go further. We can challenge what's been, and chase what could be. And no matter what, we will always bring our A-game.

AppLovin

AppLovin

https://www.applovin.com/

AppLovin’s leading marketing software provides developers a powerful set of solutions to grow their mobile apps.

AppLovin’s technology platform enables developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps. The company’s first-party content includes over 200+ popular, engaging apps and its technology brings that content to millions of users around the world.

AppLovin is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with several offices globally.

Moloco

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MOLOCO was founded in 2013 with a vision: empowering mobile businesses to thrive by turning data into ad performance. We’re a tech-driven company with top talent from Google, Amazon, and Twitter, which has enabled us to create an industry-leading programmatic advertising platform powered by the best in machine learning.
A global company with an unbeatable global reach

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Pangle

Pangle

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Pangle is the go-to-place for developers and publishers to monetize their apps, attract users, and push the boundaries of their creativity. First establishing itself as the leading mobile advertising platform in Asia, Pangle enables global app developers to maximize their earnings through exclusive TikTok For Business ad demand, and advertisers to reach out to a massive audience engaging in a premium mobile app network.

Silver Sponsors

Leanplum

Leanplum

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"Leanplum, the leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, helps forward-looking brands meet the real-time needs of their customers. By understanding and transforming customer data, behavior, and context, our platform delivers personalized, timely, relevant and tested engagement campaigns across multiple communications channels - building customer loyalty that drives revenue and business growth

Headquartered in San Francisco, Leanplum has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia, and has received more than $125 Million in funding from leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms. "

AppTweak

AppTweak

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AppTweak is the leading ASO Tool for Apps & Games driven by Data Science. We're the most complete tool to help grow app businesses. Our services include ASO Intelligence, Market Intelligence, App Intelligence, Ad Intelligence, and Social Advertising insights.

We support +1,400 mobile leaders in +90 countries, including Zynga, Yelp, Zalando, Jam City, EA, Babbel, Tui, Amazon, among many others. We also support top developers and publishers in their daily operations by providing in-depth ASO recommendations and audits. We have offices in Brussels, San Francisco, Bengaluru, and Tokyo that ensure the best customer service.

wappier

wappier

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wappier is the world leader in Intelligent Revenue Management for Mobile Games.

Leveraging machine learning technology and predictive analytics, wappier goes beyond ads to maximize revenue from already existing users and outside of gameplay. By computing and recommending the Next Best Action for each player real-time, wappier empowers mobile game developers and publishers to increase player LTV by 30-50% with Automated Loyalty Programs and Pricing Optimization.

SplitMetrics

SplitMetrics

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Splitmetrics - unlock new levels of app growth!

We lead the way to app growth with advanced solutions, expert guidance, and in-depth insights enabling you to see beyond app metrics and unlock new profit opportunities. Join the league of data-obsessed pros and turn your growth ambitions into achievements with our all-in-one app growth toolkit.

Game Insight

Game Insight

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Game Insight is a global leading developer of casual games for mobile and desktop. For over a decade, the company has been producing and operating exceptional cross-platform games for a wide range of audiences.

Game Insight pioneered social gaming by designing the first free sim-tycoon and hidden-object games; the same titles have transcended platforms to become everlasting experiences wherever they are played.

With its long-term commitment to delighting players, Game Insight is always pushing the boundaries of its games, from gameplay experiences to graphics, exceeding player expectations for the next decade of gaming!

JoyPac

JoyPac

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JoyPac is a mobile game publisher that was created to help developers bridge the inherent gap between West and East, and go truly global. With senior teams in Copenhagen and Beijing, we’re made up of talented developers, publishers, analysts and UA experts solely focused on working with studios at every stage.

Our goal is to bring joyful mobile game experiences to the millions of players around the world.

Track Sponsors

Voodoo

Voodoo

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Voodoo was founded in 2013 and is a leading publisher and developer of mobile games (iOS and Android). The company creates games both internally and in collaboration with hundreds of studios around the world.

Voodoo has launched more than 100 mobile games, reaching over a billion users worldwide, with over 300 million monthly active users and 5 billion total downloads.

The company is headquartered in Paris, with offices in Montpellier, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Kharkiv, Montreal, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore.

CrazyLabs

CrazyLabs

https://www.crazylabs.com/

CrazyLabs is a Top 3 casual and hyper-casual mobile games developer & publisher, with over 3.8 billion downloads for games like "Acrylic Nails", "I Can Paint", "Tie Dye", "ASMR Slicing", "Soap Cutting" and many more.

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Pollen VC

Pollen VC

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Capital can be rapidly reinvested back into user acquisition to help growth without relying on venture capital funding which dilutes founders equity. We aim to help studios make sense of their finances by hosting a suite of calculators and tools on our website to help improve financial literacy and make informed funding decisions.

AdInMo

AdInMo

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Our global mobile reach and InGamePlay inventory enables advertisers to target premium audiences and developers to generate additional revenue without impacting the player experience.

Big Indie Pitch Sponsors

Kwalee

Kwalee

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Kwalee is an industry-leading multi-platform publisher made up of over 170 employees with offices all over the globe. Publishing on PC, Console, and mobile, Kwalee has achieved over 600,000,000 downloads across App stores in the hypercasual market with hit mobile games such as Draw It, Lets be Cops!, Rocket Sky, and more. Kwalee has also expanded into PC & Console publishing with a veteran team experienced in Premium Indie (III) and AAA chart-topping hits.

Jam City

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Jam City is a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world.

Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest grossing and most enduring social gaming franchises for mobile, including Cookie Jam (a Facebook “Game of the Year” winner) and Panda Pop.

Jam City is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games for iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter and Family Guy.

Jam City has more than 500 employees across studios in Los Angeles (HQ), San Francisco, San Diego, Bogota and Buenos Aires.

Associate Sponsors

AppFollow

AppFollow

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In summer 2020 AppFollow achieved a $5 million Series A round of investment led by Nauta Capital with the support of Vendep Capital and RTP Global as well as a number of business angels, including AppFollow’s early-stage investors. Overall, AppFollow has raised over $7 million in investments since its launch.

SportQuake

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Fyber

Fyber

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Fyber is publicly traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (symbol: FBEN) and has seven global offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Beijing, and Seoul.

Xsolla Diamond Club

Xsolla Diamond Club

Just in time for PG Connects, Xsolla, Inc. is excited to announce Diamond Club, a growing collective of video game developers, publishers, and distributors with opportunities to network, share ideas, and solve mutual challenges together.

Diamond Club’s members have access to gaming events tickets, subject matter experts, and monthly meet-ups with industry colleagues facing the same business successes and challenges. Apply for membership today!

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