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You can't afford to miss the networking event of the year in San Francisco!

Join us as industry titans from all over the globe converge in San Francisco for the ultimate networking experience!
You can't afford to miss the networking event of the year in San Francisco!

Get ready for an epic adventure as we bring our renowned global conference series back to the United States! We've got some exciting news to share, including a limited time Mid Term discount that you won't want to miss.

Since its launch in 2014, our Pocket Gamer Connects series has taken the games industry by storm, attracting over 45,000 delegates from around the world in cities like London, Helsinki, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Jordan, and Bangalore.

Now, we're bringing the magic to San Francisco for the first time since 2018, focusing on the latest and greatest trends in the mobile gaming space, as well as offering insights into the likes of AI, virtual reality, web3, blockchain and the metaverse on the sector

Brace yourself for an inspiring experience where you'll rub shoulders with industry heavyweights at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco and GDC attendees ..

Without further ado, here’s why you absolutely can’t miss joining us in the US this March…

1. Pocket Gamer Connects & MeetToMatch

MeetToMatch: San Francisco Edition is running all week alongside PGC and GDC, and is the ultimate games industry business platform since 2017. Trusted by publishers, investors, and developers, it connects you with the right global gaming contacts.

Your Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco ticket includes an additional five day access to MeetToMatch, reaching beyond the conference. Benefit from our partnership to use the platform for meetings across the city and enjoy exclusive access to the Pocket Gamer Connects meeting zone at the Hibernia Hotel.

2. Meet your ideal business match

Publisher SpeedMatch pairs developers with leading publishers. These sessions enable shortlisted developers and publishers to make initial contact during a dedicated stint of speed-date style meetings.

These short meets aren’t obviously designed for closing a deal, but enable an initial contact that can be followed up with a longer meeting during or after the conference. There’s no additional cost to join these sessions but an advance application must be made via our website.

3. Secure your investment

Investor Connector facilitates one-on-one meetings with investors looking to spend their money in the right sector on the right projects. We’ll set aside a quiet space where pre-selected companies looking for funding and investors get to connect one-on-one to discuss their potential involvement.

Whether you’re a game maker looking to secure investment for your next big project or an investor looking for an exciting new opportunity, Investor Connector is tailor-made for you!

4. Pitch your game to experts

Get real-time feedback on your indie game, press coverage and the opportunity to win awesome prizes.

The Very Big Indie Pitch (split into Mobile and PC + Console editions) takes place within Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024.

This unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes (including Q&A) with each panel of experts, meaning all entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too. Think speed-dating for developers and experts, and you get the idea. You can learn more about the events and sign up below:

The Very Big Indie Pitch (Mobile Edition)
The Very Big Indie Pitch (PC + Console Edition)

5. Dedicated indie expo area

Showcase your work or discover the next breakout hit at our dedicated zone for indies. The Big Indie Zone is an exclusive expo area within the conference dedicated to indie developers and their games.
It offers developers the chance to pre-book a two day demo table (including conference passes, making this an excellent value option) and present their awesome creation to fellow Connects delegates within a conducive setting.

We are also running an exclusive competition where indie developers can enter a draw and potentially win a free expo table and tickets to attend the conference. You can enter the competition here

Showcase your work or discover the next breakout hit at our dedicated area for indie talent, The Big Indie Zone. When you walk along the showfloor in between sessions or meetings, you can learn all about up-and-coming indie work in this area.

As an indie developer, this is a perfect opportunity to show off your amazing creation to attendees walking past, plus submit your entry on our website and you could win an indie expo table! We have many publishers, investors and service providers in attendance, and you never know who may come across your table and be impressed by your work.

6. Cutting-edge content

PG Connects conferences explore the future of the games industry, and no show before our upcoming one has tackled as wide a variety as this one! Explore the hottest topics and catch thought-provoking discussions on the technologies that are shaping the future of the global games industry over 10 tracks (with more to be announced!) covering five future-gazing content themes:

  • The business of games
    The global games industry is expected to surpass $200 billion in 2023. Find out more about the business of games from building a top notch company culture and nurturing your people, to getting your game published, prepared for the app store and building an audience.
  • Market trends
    Stay ahead of the game with insight into all the latest and most up to date global trends with a specific look at the UK and European market. Discover the latest techniques in games marketing as well as future technologies that are shaping the game development landscape.
  • Money + investment
    Get practical insight on funding your project as well as advice on creating financial security and success for your business. Learn the latest developments in monetisation including new advertising formats, IAPs and everything in between.
  • Beyond games
    The future is now! Explore emerging technologies and trends that are driving innovation for the games of tomorrow and shaping the future of media beyond the realm of games too. We'll dive into the topics that get people talking with future-gazing sessions on the metaverse and web3, blockchain, NFTs and Al.
  • Knowledge sharing
    Be inspired by personal stories of success, failure and most importantly the lessons learned along the way. You can hear tips and tricks on practical aspects of game development and case studies from the front line, to improving your live ops strategy and thriving as an indie developer.

7. Leading companies will be there

PG Connects conferences connect you with the biggest names in the industry. Our San Francisco conference is no different, taking place in the two days preceding the main GDC events we look forward to welcoming some of the world’s leading brands to the show. Plus you’ll be able to connect with PGC attendees and hundreds of others in the city for a week of industry focused networking and supporting events alongside the main GDC seminars.This will be an immersive week of collaboration, innovation, and unparalleled networking with speakers and delegates from the leading games companies around the globe.  

8. Celebrate 10 years of PG Connects

The last 10 years have flown by and we’ve been incredibly thankful for the amazing community we’ve built at our events during the last decade, so we’ll be celebrating all things PG Connects for the whole of 2024!
We know how popular our conference series has been from the numbers, but - it is the individual delegate or company moments which we are really hoping to hear about, from you. We want all our PG Connects family to be part of the celebrations so we're inviting you to share your memories as part of our PGC Stories series, you can share your photos, videos and memories on social media using the hashtag #PGCstories or by filling in the form on our website and you could be featured in PGC Stories on PGbiz and our event websites!

9. Reconnect with old friends and meet new faces!

Looking for more casual networking opportunities that allow you to let your hair down and enjoy connecting with both old friends and new faces in the industry? Enjoy a more laidback networking experience and have fun with your industry peers at our evening parties. The industry favourite Global Connects Party is back at PG Connects once again and there’s no better place to let your hair down, its a prime opportunity to enjoy some drinks on us!

10. The industry loves the Connects experience, and a discount!

There’s a reason why people keep coming back! We deliver on immense value, and your ROI for attending is immense. Our conference has been voted the Best Value Conference by attendees and is Europe’s favourite mobile games conference. 97% of attendees would recommend Pocket Gamer Connects to their network.

Come find out what the fuss is all about for yourself but register soon as our mid term discount won’t be around for long, register now and you can save up to $131 on your ticket!