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Tencent, NetEase, Giant Interactive and Super Evil Megacorp head first wave of speakers at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019

Tencent, NetEase, Giant Interactive and Super Evil Megacorp head first wave of speakers at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019

Pocket Gamer Connects has already cracked Europe and North America, and now we’re heading to Asia for the first-ever Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong at Cyberport on July 17th to 18th.

That’s just three months away! And we’ve already got a classy roster of speakers building up for the event, which promises to connect the international industry with experts from the sector’s most lucrative market: Asia.

At the two-day conference, you can expect to hear from 120 speakers sharing over 55 hours worth of cutting edge content, as well as plenty of opportunities to network with developers, publishers, investors, service providers and more.

Trends

We’re excited to announce that representatives from the likes of Tencent, NetEase, Giant Interactive, Super Evil Megacorp, Unity and more are set to speak at the event.

Starting with the Trade Trends track, which will offer facts, figures and insights into the latest industry trends around the world, from Tencent we’ll have the company’s business development and strategy expert Miley Chen.

From Vainglory developer and mobile esports specialist Super Evil Megacorp we've got general manager, global publishing, Taewon Yun, who will host a talk entitled ‘What’s next for the gaming industry – The era of cross-platform gameplay and esports'.

Meanwhile NetEase Mattel163 head of publishing and partnerships Tom van Dam will also be hosting his own session, following on from the success of the company’s mobile title UNO!

Left-to-right: Tencent, business development and strategy, Miley Chen; Super Evil Megacorp, general manager, global publishing Taewon Yun; NetEase Mattel163 head of publishing and partnerships Tom van Dam

Trade Trends offers facts, figures and insights into the latest trends.

But wait, there’s more!

Giant Interactive vice president Bill Wang will be taking a talk on the West Meets East track. The company is one of China’s biggest games firms.

Over on the esports track meanwhile is Genvid Technologies COO Chris Cataldi. The streaming middleware developer offers up a broadcasting solution built especially for games, and are experts in the streaming and esports space.

Left-to-right: Genvid Technologies COO Chris Cataldi, Giant Interactive vice president Bill Wang

JoyPac brings key insights from their experience amplifying Western games in Asia.

Onto the Growth track, we’ve got speakers from the likes of leading technology platform for mobile advertising and analytics, Mobvista; mobile growth specialist Lab Cave Games; and mobile advertising technology company at GoGoChart.

Rounding up our first wave for PGC, we’ll also have representatives from AI-driven, programmatic and interactive ad platform Mintegral, who will host a Monetizer session; and mobile games publisher JoyPac, who will bring their key insights from their experience amplifying Western games throughout Asia to the West Meets East track.

Left-to-right: Lab Cave Games, GoGoChart, Mobvista, Mintegral, JoyPac

You thought we were finished?

Alongside Pocket Gamer Connects, we’ll also be debuting Blockchain Gamer Connects in Hong Kong for the first time.

From big brands, established names and industry veterans to indie pioneers and revolutionary start-ups, you’ll find them all at the show.

We’ve already confirmed one of Hong Kong’s most prominent publishers, Animoca, to the speaker lineup. The company has made key investments in development, AI and blockchain, positioning itself as an early leader in the emerging tech.

We’ve also got Double Jump.Tokyo’s Kokushi Hattori set to host a session all about the world of blockchain.

Connect to an international audience

While we’re delighted to reveal our first wave of speakers, that’s not all our event has to offer. There will be a plethora of fringe events and networking opportunities.

From big brands, established names and industry veterans to indie pioneers and revolutionary start-ups, you’ll find them all at the show.

With 1,000 attendees, whether you use our free online meeting scheduler available free to all delegates or our SpeedMatch sessions, which pairs developers speed dating style with publishers, Pocket Gamer Connects helps you make the connections that are crucial for your business.

Network with your industry peers at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong

New for 2019 and also making its debut in the East is Investor Connector. Applicants will be selected for one-on-one meetings with investors looking to spend the right kind of money in the right sector.

You won’t want to miss our infamous party on the first night!

Our series of international Big Indie Pitch competitions meanwhile makes a welcome return in Hong Kong, where entrants will showcase their games to a panel of expert judges for the chance to win prizes worth thousands of dollars. Sign up to take part here.

You won’t want to miss our infamous party on the first night! Free to all delegates, it’s a great night if you fancy carrying on the networking until late while enjoying a free bar, finger food and music.

Book now, save money

Join us for Pocket Gamer - and Blockchain Gamer - Connects Hong Kong at Cyberport on July 17th and 18th. Save up to $450 with our Super Early Bird prices and book now!

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