Big Screen Gaming Summit: Two-day PC and console event arrives in Helsinki this October

Big Screen Gaming Summit: Two-day PC and console event arrives in Helsinki this October

There's a new event in the calendar that'll be ideal for readers of PC Games Insider and anybody working in PC and console games. 

While already well-known for its focus on mobile games, at this year’s huge Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, the dedicated Big Screen Gaming Summit will offer a forum for PC, console, XR, and web3 discussions, featuring insights from industry leaders on challenges and opportunities for each platform. 

Topics include the future of UGC and DLC, funding strategies, emerging platforms and the hottest new business models. The Big Screen Gaming Summit will be free to all attendees of PG Connects (one ticket, two events!).

The Big Screen Gaming Summit and Pocket Gamer Connects will take place on October 1st and 2nd, 2024 at Wanha Satama, Helsinki. You can register for tickets right here.

They form part of the Finnish Games Week, which also features the Leadership Day 2024 by IGDA Finland and the W Love Games 2024 conference.

Discover a growing global market

In 2023, the global PC and console games market reached $94 billion in revenue, up 3.1% from the previous year, according to data from Newzoo.

You'll discover talks and panels dedicated to trends in the world of PC and console.

The market research firm anticipates that future player growth on these platforms will come from emerging markets, including Latin America, Central and Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, and MENA. Unity's 2024 Gaming Report, meanwhile, noted a 40% rise in multiplatform games from 2021 to 2023. 

Finland, home to mobile giants Supercell and Rovio, also excels in PC and console games with top studios like Housemarque and Remedy Entertainment. 

Combined with a vibrant Nordic games sector experienced in development across all platforms, Helsinki is the perfect destination to get valuable insights from across the industry.

A dedicated stage of expert content

Talks, panels and roundtables for PC and console professionals will cover all aspects of the business, from game creation to monetisation strategies. The eight dedicated conference tracks will be delivered by world-class experts:

  • State of Play: PC & Console: Facts, figures and insights from the latest developments in the PC and console markets
  • Extended Play: UGC & Live Service: Explore the worlds of live service games and user-generated content delivering endless gameplay experiences
  • Distribution + Discovery: Expert advice on making your game stand out on the distribution services such as Steam
  • Applied Gaming: Explore how businesses are using games technology to assist with professional development outside of the industry
  • Game Maker Insights: Case studies from the frontline, covering the likes of game design, audio, character design, UX and narrative
  • Practical AI: Explore AI’s role in game development to enhance player experiences, optimise performance, and efficiently create dynamic, immersive virtual worlds
  • Future Formats: Journey to the future of games as we discuss the new technologies set to transform our industry
  • Web3 Wonders: What’s next for the blockchain games scene? Dive deeper into the techniques and strategies that are shaping this growing market

Calling all PC and console indies!

If you're an indie developer, we want to hear from you! Join us for The Very Big Indie Pitch (PC + Console Edition) on Wednesday, October 2nd from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm (local time). 

Developers of PC and console games are invited to participate in the dedicated Very Big Indie Pitch competition.

All indie developers are invited to present a five minute pitch with a panel of experts who will also offer feedback about your game and pitch.

Spots are limited, so make sure to apply for your spot here!

If you're an indie and you aren't taking part in the Very Big Indie Pitch, you can also use this form for a chance to get a free ticket to the show!

Big savings on tickets for a limited time!

There is still time to take advantage of our Early Bird Ticket special offer, with savings over £300. Act fast; this special offer won’t last. Book now!

Call for speakers: PC and console experts at PG Connects Helsinki 2024!

We’re getting ready to reveal our first speakers, but there are spots left on stage.

Want to share your insights, market data, and expertise with the global games industry? Join us at PG Connects Helsinki and the Big Screen Gaming Summit, and showcase your knowledge before an international audience of games professionals. Fill in our Google form here to submit your proposal.

New technologies like XR, AI and web3 will be an important part of the content mix.

Lead a solo seminar or participate in panel debates. Seize this chance to gain industry recognition, engage with leaders and decision-makers, and connect with a dynamic global games community.

Speaker perks:

  • Complimentary event ticket
  • Enhanced visibility and exposure
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Full access to all conference areas, including exclusive VIP sections
  • Use of the MeetToMatch online meeting platform
  • Develop your public speaking and presentation skills
  • Establish or build your expertise in the global games industry
  • Elevate your personal brand by sharing your knowledge
  • Contribute to the growth and advancement of the games industry

If you’re an expert eager to share your knowledge with the wider industry, we want to hear from you. To apply, please fill out the speaker submission form. Alternatively, you can contact Charlie Scowen at [email protected].

See you there!

Don't miss the Big Screen Gaming Summit at PG Connects Helsinki on October 1st and 2nd, 2024 at Wanha Satama. Book now!

Want to showcase your brand to the global mobile games industry? Explore our varied sponsorship opportunities, reserve your spot in the expo area, or discuss other engagement options with the B2B games community. Contact: Lisa Bisset at [email protected].

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