Space Ape, Epic Games, Traplight, Motorious and Playa are the latest speaker additions for PG Connects Helsinki 2016

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Space Ape, Epic Games, Traplight, Motorious and Playa are the latest speaker additions for PG Connects Helsinki 2016

Like a Terminator – or an Olympic Taekwondo athlete – we keep going until the very last second.

Which is why we'll continue to announce speakers for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki (September 5th-6th) right up to the event itself.

On that note, please meet our latest batch of confirmed speakers now cleared for public consumption:

  • Simon Hade, Space Ape Games
  • Sjoerd De Jong, Epic Games
  • Jarkko Rajamäki, Unity Technologies
  • Riku Rakkola, Traplight Games
  • Torulf Jernström, Tribeflame
  • Joonas Lakso, Next Games
  • Janos Perei, Armada Interactive
  • Magnus Alm, Palringo
  • Jari Pauna, Motorious Entertainment
  • Teemu Saarelainen, Playa Game Hub

They join our already fine list of industry representatives in making this third PGC Helsinki our biggest and best yet. From international indies and big dev studios, triple-A publishers, investors, to tool providers, or C-level execs, ad networks, monetisation experts, games media, PR reps, and more, our PGC conferences consistently bring the whole of the mobile games sector together.

You can check out the schedule listing directly or opt for the quick content overview below.

Like our speaker reveals, PGC Helsinki tickets will remain available until the event kicks off.


PGC Helsinki at-a-glance

8 splendid tracks:

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

And here are the networking & fringe events & key features:

  • 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
  • PechaKucha Sessions – Get a talented industry speaker talking about a topic of their choice but restrict them to 20 slides in a little under 7 minutes… unmissable
  • Unreal Engine 4 Workshop – 3-hour session teaching how to make a game from scratch using UE4
  • PG Party – Let your hair down, get your dancing shoes on, and your business cards out in our relaxed, always-popular after-hours event

With three boys under the age of 12, former Edge editor Joao has given up his dream of making it to F1 and instead spends his weekends transforming his living room floor into a venue for hosting increasingly complex Scalextric tracks. When in work mode, he looks after the production (aka the behind-the-scenes magic) of Steel Media's series of conferences.