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Eric Seufert, Gram Games, Next Games, Tilting Point, Mana Cube and Flaregames are latest PG Connects Helsinki 2016 speakers

Gotta catch 'em all
Eric Seufert, Gram Games, Next Games, Tilting Point, Mana Cube and Flaregames are latest PG Connects Helsinki 2016 speakers

We've been a little quiet on the Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki (September 5th-6th) announcement front.

It's not because we've been playing Pokémon GO. Honest.

But we have been hunting and collecting speakers for the conference with the vigour you'll witness in the best Poképlayers. Check out our latest hoard:

  • Peter Fodor, AppAgent
  • Kobi Edelstein, Appnext
  • Arto Huhta, flaregames
  • Ella Romanos, Developer & Consultant
  • Matteo Vallone, Google Play
  • Kerem Alemdar, Gram Games
  • Eric Seufert, Heracles
  • Maarten Noyons, IMGA
  • Bob Heubel, Immersion
  • Cvetan Rusimov, Imperia Online
  • Nicolas Godement, Mana Cube
  • Philippe Desgranges, Mana Cube
  • Saara Bergstrom, Next Games
  • Nick Parker, Nick Parker Consulting
  • Philipp Gladkov, Pixonic
  • Jean-Philippe Decka, PocketWhale
  • William Grosso, Scientific Revenue
  • Johanna Nylander, Swedish Games Industry
  • Martine Spaans, Tamalaki
  • Samir El Agili, Tilting Point
  • Jeremy Gross, Twelve Squared Consulting

These fine minds will join our existing speaker stack (we'll announce subsequent Booster Packs as soon as we've confirmed more names we have lined up, of course) and together they'll help make our third PGC Helsinki the biggest and best yet.

Expect 2 days, 8 tracks, 40+ nationalities, 100+ speakers, 500+ companies represented, 1,000 delegates, and endless networking opportunities.

Want to join 'em? You can do so right here.

PGC Helsinki at-a-glance

Those 8 tracks:

  • East Meets West: Global Mobile Gaming – Exploring the hottest regions, biggest trends, and best opportunities for mobile game publishers today including a focus on eSports and the latest from Asia
  • InduTrends – Whether eSports or the power of brands, this new addition to the PGC track roster will discuss the leading trends at the heart of the mobile game industry
  • Fantastic Finland – A deserved segment celebrating the best of the Finnish industry
  • Monetise, Retain, Acquire – The latest tips, trends, and techniques in UA and monetisation
  • Show Me the Money – Exploring the different sources and approaches of raising funds, from angels and publisher partnerships to government funding and VCs
  • Mobile Games University – Carefully curated curriculum very much focused on practical advice on how to succeed as a mobile games developer
  • VR Connects: Future Visions – A dedicated track looking at VR (not exclusively mobile) and emerging technologies that will affect the industry
  • Indie Futures – A full-day track for indie developers and how they can survive and thrive in the modern mobile ecosystem

And here's the networking & fringe events & key features bit:

  • Pitch & Match – Free business matching meeting system for all attendees
  • PGC App – Free app to get updates and connect with other delegates on-the-fly
  • Very Big Indie Pitch – Indie developers pitch the media and selected experts for prizes and feedback on their upcoming games
  • 20/20 SpeedMatch – 20 publishers, 20 developers, 2 hours, 1 room. 20 guaranteed meetings for all selected participants
  • Expo Area – Discover games, technologies, services and more
  • I Love Indie Showcase – Up-and-coming indies show off their games in the dedicated expo area
  • PG Party – Let your hair down, get your dancing shoes on, and your business cards out in our relaxed, always-popular after-hours event
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