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

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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. Whilst we were hoping to deliver our first hybrid conference by this point, with live and digital elements, the path to opening up is not yet clear, and so we will continue to host events online for now.

So get ready for Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #7, which will take place100% online, and feature new track themes, fringe events and a celebration of the UK games industry.

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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 will continue to work incredibly hard 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.

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 bookmark our editorial site www.pocketgamer.biz for news and features about our speakers as we announce them, and follow us on Twitter.

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 lisa.bisset@steelmedianetwork.com 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 our official 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.

We're not going to pretend that this online event will have all the benefits of a regular conference. There are no free drinks, no booths to wander or cool freebies to pocket. You obviously don't get the thrill of visiting a great city and generally there’ll be less of those incidental catch-ups and spontaneous meetings that often make the whole thing worthwhile. But please join us as we strive hard to bring a useful, information, fun business event to the games industry.

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.

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Welcoming an established global audience

Well over 32,000 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.

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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 65% 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:


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 lisa.bisset@steelmedia.co.uk

Students: Discounted student tickets are available to purchase today - please be ready to show proof of status over email. Some FREE student tickets are available through your college or university, but numbers are limited. If you represent a university and would like to inquire about free tickets for your students, please contact charlie.scowen@steelmedianetwork.com. Access to the MeetToMatch platform will be restricted for student ticket holders whether paid or free.

Journalists: Please apply for accreditation here or email dave.bradley@steelmedianetwork.com

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

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