Space Ape, NaturalMotion, Twitter, Wooga, Verve, Fox, Icejam, Jam City and more speakers confirmed for PG Connects London 2017

The names keep coming for Europe's largest mobile games industry conference

Space Ape, NaturalMotion, Twitter, Wooga, Verve, Fox, Icejam, Jam City and more speakers confirmed for PG Connects London 2017

Parents will tell you that they love their children equally but that's poppycock. Typically, they'll have a favourite.

We know this because while we treat all of our PGC conferences the same, if you push us on it we'll admit we have a soft spot for Pocket Gamer Connects London 2017 on January 16th-17th.

It's on home soil, sure, but more to the point it's where the PGC adventure began back in 2014. It's also our biggest PGC conference of the year (and the biggest mobile games industry conference in Europe, as it happens).

During its two days you can expect more than 50 nationalities, 600+ companies, 1,600+ delegates, 3,600+ meetings, countless networking opportunities, multiple fringe events, and even a whole new sister-conference in the form of our just announced 'VR Connects'. (Tickets to PGC will grant you full access to VRC - and vice versa.)

We're proud of our conference, particularly when it comes to unveiling a new batch of confirmed speakers.

The splendid individuals you see below are set to join another 130 names and together will deliver an unmissable programme focused on the industry's key topics, issues, and opportunities. Check out the content overview below:

  • Devin Radford, Fox Digital Entertainment
  • Stuart Duncan, Icejam games
  • Dan Cho, InnoSpark
  • Oleg Pridiuk, King
  • Michael Ritter, Jam City
  • Oliver Kern, Lockwood Publishing
  • Oliver Clarke, Modern Dream
  • Torsten Reil, NaturalMotion
  • Nick Parker, Parker Consulting
  • Ulas Bilgenoglu, RadMule Labs
  • Kristan Rivers, Rivers Media
  • Marine Cabour, Russells Solicitors
  • Simon Hade, Space Ape Games
  • Lars Koschin, Spectacle Games
  • Ross Sheil, Twitter
  • Dr Mark Ollila, Verve Mobile
  • Kate Gray, Vice/The Guardian
  • Sebastian Kriese, Wooga

You can still join the audience at Early Bird rates but hurry as that price tier is ending soon.

If you'd rather talk than listen, speaker submissions are open.

PGC London 2017 at-a-glance
Those conference tracks (we'll finesse this a touch as we go along, of course):

  • 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
  • Global Mobile Gaming – Exploring the hottest regions, biggest trends and best opportunities for mobile games 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 games industry
  • Show Me the Money – Exploring the different sources and approaches of raising funds, from angels and publisher partnerships to government funding and VCs
  • Brilliant Britain – A deserved segment celebrating the best of the UK games development industry

And here is everything else:

  • Pitch & Match – Free business matching meeting system for all attendees
  • 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: guaranteed meetings for all selected participants
  • Expo Area – Discover games, technologies, services and more
  • PGC App – Free app to get updates and connect with other delegates on-the-fly
  • 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…
  • VR Connects – NEW FOR 2017 – A brand new, fully contained, fully functioning sister-event entirely dedicated to all things virtual reality (mobile and beyond)
  • VR Indie Pitch – NEW FOR 2017 – As part of VR Connects comes the VR-centric version of the Big Indie Pitch competition
  • 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.