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Halfbrick, Storm8 and Kakao announced for Pocket Gamer Connects

Halfbrick, Storm8 and Kakao announced for Pocket Gamer Connects

With the event bound for London this January, announcements about our first ever conference PG Connectsare starting to come thick and fast.

After unveiling our Very Big Indie Pitch and developer day last week, today we're proud to reveal further mobile stars who are adding their names to the line-up.

Senior figures from Kakao, Tencent, Perfect World, Halfbrick and Storm8 will all be in on hand (amidst a total speaker list of around 80) to offer their insights and advice across our two dedicated tracks (one for global publishing, one for indie developers).

The full monty

This means that our confirmed speaker line-up now looks like this;

  • Ken Asakura - CEO at Adways
  • Jason Avent - MD at Boss Alien
  • Robby Yung - VP of Business Development at Animoca
  • Oscar Clark - Evangelist at Applifier
  • Adam Green - CEO at Assyria Games
  • Richard Flores Santos - Head of Games at Biodroid games
  • Xavier Louis - Co Founder at brainbow
  • Lei Zhang - General Manager at Chukong
  • Paul Flanagan - Advisor at Creative Mobile
  • Veli-Pekka Piirainen - CEO & Founder of Critical Force Entertainment Ltd
  • Tom Hass - Producer at DeNA
  • John Ozimek - Co-founder at Dimoso
  • Keith Katz - CEO at Execution Labs
  • Simon Barratt - MD and Owner of Four Door Lemon
  • Andy Zhong - Angel investor at FunPlus
  • Kyu Lee - President of Gamevil USA
  • Nicolas Godement-Berline - General Manager at gumi Europe
  • Shainiel Dao - CEO at Halfbrick
  • Jeff Lyndon - Co-founder of iDreamSky
  • Nicoll Hunt - Head Honcho at I Fight Bears
  • Eric Choi - Head of Business Development at KakaoTalk
  • Tommy Palm - Games Guru at King
  • Harry Holmwood - CEO at Marvelous AQL
  • Paul Croft - Co-founder & Chief Games Officer at Media Tonic
  • Julia Lebedeva - Biz Dev Director at Nevosoft
  • Nikola Cavic - Head of Business Development at Nordeus
  • Gunnar Hempel - Global Gaming Lead at NTT Docomo
  • Fabien-Pierre Nicolas - GM Mobile at Perfect World
  • Tarek Hohberg - Co-Founder at Pfeffermind Games
  • Maarten Noyons - CEO at Playground / IMGA
  • Ville Heijari - European GM at PlayHaven
  • Becky Ann Hughes - Vice President of Product and Marketing at Play First
  • Natalie Griffith - Owner of Press Space PR
  • Hendrik Lesser - CEO at Remote Control
  • Peter Vesterbacka - CMO at Rovio
  • Perry Tam - CEO at Storm8
  • Steve Gray - VP of Business Developement at Tencent
  • Sebastian Kriese- Corporate Partnershipsat Wooga GmbH

PG Connects will run in London from 20-21 January, so if you want to network with the biggest names at the hottest mobile games conference, would like to understand what it takes to be an indie star in 2014, or are looking to get your games published in the Asian markets and beyond, you simply can't afford to miss it.

We've plenty more to announce in the next few weeks so stay tuned for more information. Click here to book your ticket before the price increase, or check out our dedicated website for more details.


Die hard Suda 51 fan and professed Cherry Coke addict, Peter Willington was initially set for a career in showbiz, training for half a decade to walk the boards. Realising that there's no money in acting, he decided instead to make his fortune in writing about video games. Peter never learns from his mistakes.

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