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PG & BG Connects San Francisco 2018

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Westfield San Francisco Centre, Level 4

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Pocket Gamer Connects – THE Global Mobile Games Industry Conference

NOW INCORPORATING BLOCKCHAIN GAMER CONNECTS!

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 conference tracks 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 the potential to truly revolutionize 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 launching Blockchain Gamer Connects – access to which is included in all PG Connects 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 Features

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/schedule for 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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 armfuls of 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.

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 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.

Party Hearty

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…


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• 10 tracks
• 100 speakers
• 80 sessions
• 40+ hours of content (talks + fringe)
• 600+ companies represented
• 1,000 delegates


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Your conference ticket Includes:
  • Entry to the main conference including access to all content tracks expo and dedicated meeting area on both days
  • Access to fringe events such as The Very Big Indie Pitch
  • Entry to the Global Connects Party
  • Free coffee, tea & refreshments on both days
  • Free wifi
  • A personal profile on the Pitch & Match meeting system and unlimited meeting invites
  • Our eternal* love and admiration (*okay, maybe not eternal)


**************** Book your ticket today! ******************

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 sally.kevan@steelmedia.co.uk

Students: Student tickets are available, but numbers are limited. You must register using an academic email address to prove your student status.

Journalists: Please apply for accreditation.

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.

For Sponsorships or other Business Development opportunities please contact us via Lisa.Bisset@steelmedia.co.uk

Terms and conditions apply. For full details please visit www.pgconnects.com/terms-conditions

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