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Pocket Gamer Connects: London 2015
Jan 13th - 14th 2015

Pocket Gamer Connects: London 2015

London, UK

Date & Times: Tuesday, January 13th - 14th 2015
9am to 7pm
Location: London, United Kingdom
Region: Europe
Expected Size: 500 - 1,000
Ticket Cost: 300 GBP
Target Audience: C-Level, Consumers, Creatives, Developers, Indie Developers, Marketing, Recruitment, Students
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: Android, Handheld Console, iOS, Windows Phone

We launched Steel Media’s first full-on conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, in London at the start of 2014. It exceeded all our expectations, with over 700 top-tier attendees representing leading mobile game developers, publishers, and service companies from all corners of the world.

In June, we followed it up with PGC Helsinki, adding a Nordic twist to proceedings as we explored the past, present and future of the Finnish games industry for the benefit of over 800 delegates. And we’re not stopping there.

In January 2015 we’re looking to go bigger and better yet again. We’re planning five distinct tracks, with the core global games publishing and indie developer survival guides being joined by a dedicated monetisation and user acquisition track, a celebration of the best of British, plus a bonus level bringing together other salient trends and looking ahead to new platforms.

Distinctive short-form lectures aimed at providing insight and inspiration, honest panel sessions offering frank opinion and advice, and intensive networking will remain key ingredients in the PG Connects recipe.
There’ll also be the Very Big Indie Pitch and I ♥ Indie Showcase area giving developers a chance to get discovered and advanced business matchmaking service, plus the obligatory, infamous Pocket Gamer after-party.

Who’s Attending?

  • 1500+ mobile gaming delegates in 2014 at London and Helsinki, from over 50 countries.
  • Speakers and delegates from all the key industry players including:
  • Supercell, King, DeNA, TenCent, Gamevil, KakaoTalk, CJ E&M, Chukong, Wargaming, Kabam, Frogmind, Nordeus, Creative, Mag Interactive, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Capcom, Mag Interactive, G5 Grand Cru, iDreamSky, Unity, Wooga, Fingersoft and more.
  • Hundreds of the hottest indie developers sharing their games in our Very Big Indie Pitch, Indie Rock Star track, and I (Heart) Indie zone.
  • Learn from over 100 amazing speakers across five dedicated tracks.
  • Networking made easy via a dedicated meeting system.
  • Party and evening events.

Your conference Ticket Includes:

  • Entry to the main conference including access to all content tracks, expo and dedicated meeting area on both days.
  • Entry to the Very Big Indie Pitch and unconference sessions and workshops.
  • Entry to the Pocket Gamer Party.
  • Free tea, coffee & refreshments on both days.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • A free Pocket Gamer trends report worth over £200.
  • Our eternal love and admiration (okay, maybe not eternal).


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Select your ticket 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.

We are delighted to offer a discount on block bookings, please contact Elspeth Lawson if you wish to purchase more than five tickets, via elspeth.lawson@steelmedia.co.uk

Students: We have student tickets available but numbers are limited, so please contact Elspeth via elspeth.lawson@steelmedia.co.uk

Journalists: Similarly, if you are a journalist applying for accreditation to cover the conference, please contact Elspeth on the email address above.

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 Lisa Bissett at Lisa.Bisset@steelmedia.co.uk

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Platinum Sponsors

Kouvola Innovation oy

Kouvola Innovation oy

www.kinno.fi

In Kouvola Innovation we aim to build a succesful and vital Kouvola region. We improve the preconditions of business and support the launch, relocation, development and continued success of companies in the region.

Playa Game Industry Hub

Playa Game Industry Hub

www.cursor.fi

Playa Game Industry Hub is a proud supporter of the Finnish game industry. Over the past three years we have been actively supporting the rapid growth of the game development ecosystem in South-Eastern Finland.

We have run acceleration and incubation programmes, helping games startups grow and expand, organized investor events, provided expert support to game companies in various areas, such as international marketing & PR, legal issues, QA and publishing.

We have also supported the development of game industry education and research with various universities and organized local and international events to the local game developer community.

Gold Sponsors

Chukong Technologies

Chukong Technologies

http://en.chukong-inc.com/

Chukong Technologies is a leading mobile digital entertainment platform company that drives and maintains a healthy development ecosystem, provides users with excellent digital content, and pushes the digital entertainment experience forward. Chukong has helped some of the world’s largest mobile developers navigate the complexities of the Chinese mobile market, as well as developed and published many of the most popular mobile titles in China, such as the Fishing Joy franchise.

Chukong Technologies aims to become a leading digital distribution company and is currently expanding its infrastructure and partnerships to facilitate new business opportunities. Headquartered in Beijing, China, the company also has operations in America, Japan, etc.

Nordic Game Institute

Nordic Game Institute

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
The games industry is the fastest growing industry in the Nordic area. Nordic Game Institute represents and serves the Nordic games industry consisting of more than 600 companies employing approximately 7000 employees with combined annual turnover of almost 2 Billion EUR. Nordic Game Institute is a joint venture established and owned by associations of game developers in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

  • Denmark: http://pro-f.dk
  • Finland: www.neogames.fi/en
  • Iceland: http://igi.is
  • Norway: www.produsentforeningen.no
  • Sweden: www.swedishgamesindustry.com
TalkingData

TalkingData

https://www.talkingdata.com/

TalkingData
TalkingData is China's leading data service provider for Mobile Internet industry. We offer the most data-rich and insightful reports along with the best-in-class data products and solutions to accelerate your success into the Chinese mobile market.

Today, we are providing data services for 50000+ apps on more than 800 Million unique devices. Our enterprise customers include China Merchants Bank, Citic Bank, PingAn insurance, etc.

SkyMobi

SkyMobi

http://en.sky-mobi.com/

SkyMobi (NASDAQ: MOBI) is a leading mobile games publisher in China, and we:

  • Partner with 100+ leading distribution channels including Qihoo 360, Tencent, and Baidu
  • Maintain a strategic relationship for billing and distribution with China’s three operators since 2005
  • Own the app platform, Maopao, which has more than 30 million MAU
  • Published international titles Dungeon Quest, Major Mayhem, Skiing Fred, Battle Towers, King Pele
  • Hosted more than 15 billion app downloads and has distributed more than $400 million to its partners.
Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies

http://unity3d.com

Unity Technologies are the creators of Unity, the powerful, accessible, and affordable end-to-end development platform used by a community of over 600,000 monthly active developers - including large publishers, indie studios, students, and hobbyists around the globe - to create rich interactive experiences and connect with passionate audiences.

Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Ads, and Everyplay. http://unity3d.com.

Goodgame Studios

Goodgame Studios

http://goodgame-jobs.com/

Goodgame Studios is a leading free-to-play, online games development company. We operate across web and mobile platforms and cater to over 230 million registered users worldwide.

With a rich talent pool of 1100+ employees from over 50 nations, we are the largest German employer in the gaming software industry. We aim to become the leading gaming company in the world.

Nordeus

Nordeus

http://www.nordeus.com

We are leading and award-winning European games and technology company and publisher of Top Eleven, the most popular social sports video game in the world.

At Nordeus, our goal is to provide a seamless gaming experience to millions of people, regardless of the devices they are using. That’s why we create and publish high quality cross-platform free-to-play games that combine high-end technology innovations with polished and balanced gameplay.

Every day, our team of more than 160 people in Dublin, San Francisco, London, Belgrade and Skopje puts all of their talent into making 5 star next generation games using our own proprietary technologies that will redefine the industry. Every day, millions of people enjoy what we have created.

Silver Sponsors

SpriteBuilder

SpriteBuilder

http://www.spritebuilder.com/

SpriteBuilder is the official visual editor for Cocos2D-Swift, the most popular open-source game engine for native iOS and Android development. With support for Objective-C and Swift, SpriteBuilder is used by leading mobile developers to rapidly build polished 2D games.

SpriteBuilder and Cocos2D-Swift are sponsored by Apportable. SpriteBuilder is available as a free download on the Mac App Store. Apportable’s core technology compiles Objective-C apps to native Android apps.

Omniata

Omniata

http://omniata.com/

All-in-one analytics platform providing big data tools for all digital industries.

Omniata's platform creates an integrated view of consumers across devices, providing tools to optimize the user experience in real-time. The platform integrates analytics, CRM, push notifications, click attribution and A/B testing platforms into a single all encompassing solution.

Our product consists of 3 modules: Analyzer, Engager and Acquirer. It is capable of integrating data from multiple sources, providing the tools to analyze, visualize and take action based on data. Which allows a 360 degree view of consumers while saving the costs of needing multiple data partners

AdColony

AdColony

www.adcolony.com

AdColony is a mobile video advertising platform whose proprietary Instant-Play™ technology serves razor sharp, full-screen video ads instantly in HD across its extensive network of iOS and Android apps, eliminating the biggest pain points in mobile video advertising: long load times and grainy, choppy video. As a leading mobile video advertising and monetization platform, AdColony works with Fortune 500 brands and more than 85% of the world's top grossing publishers.

Our monetization and performance advertising teams would love to meet up with you at PG Connects to help you drive revenue and acquire loyal users with in-app mobile video. Email: monetize@adcolony.com.

GameSparks

GameSparks

http://www.gamesparks.com/

GameSparks is a cloud-based platform for games developers to help them build the server-side features of their games and then manage their games as a service post launch. Games are increasingly becoming dependent on server-side components. Making a game into a cross platform multiplayer game or building it as a free-to-play game with in-app purchases and managing players are examples of the requirements that are increasing the move towards server-side game development.

The GameSparks platform provides developers with a single integrated tool to build these server components without ever having to set up and run a server. Its all done for them freeing them up to focus on their games and it is fully compatible with other game tools such as Unity, Marmalade and others.

Pollen VC

Pollen VC

https://pollen.vc/

Pollen gives app developers faster access to revenues they’ve already earned, by paying out for app store sales within 7 days instead of the usual 30-60 days.

These funds can be channelled back into user acquisition immediately, meaning that the app or game is funding its own user growth, and developers are less reliant on self-funding or venture capital to grow user numbers. pollen.vc

Fiksu

Fiksu

www.fiksu.com

Fiksu is the leading provider of mobile marketing products. A data-driven mobile ad tech company, the power of Fiksu is fueled by information assets from over 3.5 billion app installs and 5.4 trillion marketing events tracked across 1.7 billion devices. The company's patent-pending Programmatic Mobile Demand Platform applies intelligent technology to that data to master ALL the challenges of mobile advertising -- including tracking, optimization, media buying and integration.

This comprehensive approach spans the entire mobile ecosystem and ultimately delivers the best marketing performance. Additionally, Fiksu offers FreeMyApps®, the world's largest app discovery platform where users are rewarded. Based in Boston, Mass., Fiksu is venture-backed by Qualcomm Ventures and Charles River Ventures.

AppLift GmbH

AppLift GmbH

www.applift.com

AppLift is a mobile games marketing platform. The company was founded in August 2012 by Hitfox Group, Kaya Taner and Tim Koschella.

AppLift helps mobile game advertisers acquire loyal, quality gaming users at scale on a CPI basis. Hereby, a strong focus is placed on tracking and optimizing the Customer Lifetime Value of the users delivered.

On the supply side, media partners can easily and effectively monetize their traffic with relevant game offers, on both iOS and Android through non-intrusive and engaging native ad formats.

AppLift offers its partners extensive and personalized support in order to deliver the highest performance. AppLift partners with 100+ quality game publishers such as King, Wooga and EA and with 1000+ Media Partners.

The company is headquartered in Berlin with further offices in San Francisco and Seoul.

Bronze Sponsors

Game Insight

Game Insight

www.game-insight.com

Game Insight is a global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for mobile and social platforms, including iOS, Android, Facebook, Windows, Vkontakte, and many others.

The team includes 14 different development studios and more than 900 professional game developers, For years, Game Insight’s games have frequently been ranked #1 on major mobile application stores worldwide. The company believes strongly in taking an approach that is both professional and passionate towards creating the best games ever, which has helped Game Insight garner more than 250 million players around the globe.

Game Insight is one of the most successful players in the international mobile gaming industry. The company continues to aspire to become a leading game developer and publisher in the freemium games category worldwide.

Associate Sponsors

Mad Catz Interactive

Mad Catz Interactive

www.madcatz.com

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows® PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

BlueStacks

BlueStacks

http://www.bluestacks.com/

BlueStacks was founded in 2009 to bring the energy and creativity of the mobile app world to every type of device. The BlueStacks Network now reaches over 100 million users through direct downloads and mobile and PC integrations with Lenovo, Asus, Intel, AMD, MSI and the Fonelink service.

BlueStacks is funded with 13M from Intel, Andreessen-Horowitz, Radar Partners, Redpoint, Ignition Partners and Qualcomm. Join their more than 1.2 million Facebook fans at Facebook.com/BlueStacksinc, or on Twitter at @BlueStacksinc

Amazon

Amazon

https://developer.amazon.com/appsandservices

The Amazon Appstore allows developers to distribute and sell their Android and HTML5 web apps to millions of customers in 236 countries around the world. And now the Amazon Appstore has over 300,000 apps globally.

Our portal (insert link https://developer.amazon.com/public) has tools and services that help you monetise your apps and keep users engaged. Increase monetisation through guaranteed CPM on Mobile Ads and reach more customers with the Amazon Developer Select programme, now available to developers in Europe.

PlayFab

PlayFab

https://playfab.com/

PlayFab is a spin-off from Seattle-based Uber Entertainment, and was founded by industry veterans with years of experience building PC and mobile online games. Now a stand-alone company, we provide scalable player authentication, e-commerce, and multiplayer game server hosting solutions so that developers can be free to make great games.

Trailer Farm Indie

Trailer Farm Indie

http://www.thetrailerfarm.com/trailer-farm-indie/

Are you a Kick-Ass Indie Developer? Do you need amazing videos that show off how totally awesome your game is, but don’t have a Scrooge McDuck-style budget? Look no further - We set up TrailerFarm Indie just for you. It’s where we make videos that give you the killer cut-through you need in an ever-crowded marketplace, but at fixed, transparent and affordable prices.

Exit Games

Exit Games

https://www.exitgames.com/en/Realtime

Exit Games delivers the best in class realtime multiplayer middleware Photon as Software as a Service (SaaS) and on premise. Photon is available globally and available for all major platforms: Mobile, Web, PC and Console.

Motive Interactive

Motive Interactive

www.motiveinteractive.com

Founded in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 2003, Motive maintains its technical, marketing, and sales operations in San Diego, California. Motive is an online and mobile ad network that represents brands across numerous verticals. Our performance-based mobile ad solution taps a massive global audience providing user acquisition for application developers, and online marketers alike.

Motive helps mobile application developers seamlessly integrate monetizing solutions into their existing app in a non-intrusive way. We provide custom solutions, including traditional banner advertising, native ads, in-app messaging, video ads, and in-app announcements.

Immersion

Immersion

http://www.immersion.com/

Immersion, the leading provider of haptic technology, powers tactile effects in industry leading Android games, like Rockstar Games’ Vice City or SEGA’s Sonic CD. Tactile effects enhances game play, increases playability, and adds excitement and engagement that keeps games coming back. Visit Immersion at www.immersion.com/developer to learn more.

Roadhouse Interactive

Roadhouse Interactive

www.roadhouseinteractive.com

Roadhouse Interactive Limited is a Vancouver based developer and publisher of games for smartphones and tablets. Roadhouse’s leadership team is responsible for some of the most well-known game franchises of the past twenty five years and continues to build upon industry-leading production, development and live game operations expertise at Roadhouse. The company is working on a varied portfolio of projects across a range of genres, including Warhammer® 40,000™ Carnage, an action RPG set in the Warhammer® 40,000™ universe, Food Battle: The Game, an action RPG in partnership with the immensely popular YouTube comedy duo, SMOSH, FRS Ski Cross™, #1 sports and racing game in Europe, and Red Bull Air Race: The Game, an arcade racing game based around the fastest motorsport on earth that did over 5M downloads in its first two months of release.

Marmalade

Marmalade

http://madewithmarmalade.com

The Marmalade SDK is the cross-platform tool behind many well-loved games including Plants vs. Zombies, Blur Overdrive, Draw Something and GODUS.

Using Marmalade, developers can deploy a single codebase to multiple platforms including iOS, Android, Amazon, Tizen and Windows devices.

Marmalade provides a high-performance C++ game development environment that’s open, flexible and suitable for large and small studios alike.

Google Ventures

Google Ventures

https://developers.google.com/games/

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google supports games developers from design through to development and distribution of their applications

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