Get the hottest industry trends in Finest Finland at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2019

This is one of 16 tracks to appear at the event

Get the hottest industry trends in Finest Finland at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2019

Just over two weeks to go now until Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, which is taking place on October 1st and 2nd.

It is making a triumphant return to the heartland of mobile gaming for its sixth edition in Finland. Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki remains the country’s biggest B2B conference and expo for the games industry. With the show even bigger and better this year, we’ve moved to a new venue; The Cable Factory.

We’re expecting more than 1,500 games professionals to attend to hear from 200 expert speakers as they share their insights across 16 tracks. With over 80 hours of cutting-edge content ranging from LiveOps and dev tools to influencers and hypercasual.

Plus the great fringe activities such as Indie Pitches, SpeedMatch, the Global Connects Party and much more.

Every day, we'll take a look at each of the 16 conference tracks in turn. Today is Finest Finland, facts, figures and insight into the latest and hottest industry trends from Finland and beyond.

October 1st

9:00 - Things kick off with a keynote speaker Ioana Hreninciuc, the CEO of GameAnalytics. Her session is focused on the state of the industry with an analysis of three billion mobile gamers, using new data for H1 of 2019, covering up to 100,000 games.

9:20 - Next, industry veteran Rovio’s marketing art director Jan Lidtke holds a session on ten years, 1000 styles and stylized art with Angry Birds. It will cover key questions such as what are the needs when stylizing art for entertainment and mobile games?

9:40 - The first of two panels is focused on the industry outside of Helsinki.

  • Resistance Games’ co-founder and CEO Anna Salomaa,
  • Round Zero’s CEO Daniel Rantala,
  • MiTale CEO and creative director Natasha Skult and
  • Neogames Finland’s chief business advisor Suvi Latva all feature.

10:00 - Want to know what what the outlook for the mobiles games industry in 2020? Well, you don’t want to miss the session from industry expert Wilhelm Taht.

10:20 - Closing the track is our second panel, focused on the challenges of opening your own business. Five industries veterans feature.

  • Elite Game Developers CEO and founder Joakim Achren,
  • Tamalaki owner Martine Spaans,
  • Doppio Games CEO and founder Jeferson Valadares,
  • Sisu Game Ventures partner Kalle Kaivola and
  • Paladin Studios’ CEO Derk De Geus.

These are the sessions from just one of the 16 tracks for Helsinki this year.

Check out the full schedule to see the full range of impressive speakers attending. We’ll be posting more track rundowns and speaker spotlights as we get closer to the event.

Like what you see? Well, there is still time to register for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki here.

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