We’ve been so busy since returning from Helsinki that we’ve only just managed to create a blog post on this incredible event! The B2B networking event took place from 5th to the 6th of September in the capital of Finland.
Pocket Gamer, owned by Steel Media, is the biggest mobile gaming site in the word and is a valued client of Dimoso. Pocket Gamer Connects is the company’s flagship series of events. Regular events take place in London, Helsinki, Bangalore and Vancouver with more being added to the roster as the global popularity grows.
The Helsinki event takes place over a few days, with a party on the first night. It’s a chance to network and get informed. Participants attend presentations and take part in tracks specialising in areas of mobile gaming of interest.
The event layout is intuitive with presentation rooms split into ‘tracks’ that cover all things in mobile games. There’s also a central hall, where attendees can find all the sponsors and event partners, including Dimoso.
The star of this particular show was Helsinki itself. What an incredible place! The architecture, the people, the landscape and the way of life. It is so clean and picturesque: From the cobbled streets to the trams, churches and cathedrals. Helsinki is home to some wonderful sights.
The event is a great opportunity for anyone in games to do business. But particularly for those looking to work with the Nordics; Nitro Games, Rovio and many more, were in attendance to provide their insight into games and games marketing in the region and globally.
The Pocket Gamer team make the event an absolute treat. Run by Chris James and his team, the event really is a highlight on the gaming calendar. We enjoyed hanging out with AppSpy camera crews, journalists from Steel Media’s host of publications and the events team who brought the whole thing together.
Rovio was a headline sponsor this year and we were lucky enough to be invited to visit its office. We also had some great conversations with other event attendees: OneSky, Pushwoosh, AppNext, Appodeal and many, many others.
We had a number of clients in attendance: Gram Games, TreasureHunt and The Specialist Works. Who took part in presentations, press and networking opportunities.
The legendary PG party was held in a local nightclub. Patrons were given Pocket Gamer dollars to cash in for free drinks and there were rumours of after-parties continuing until the early hours but we wouldn’t know anything about that….
It was also great fun and worthwhile having all these gamers in one place, showing off their games and great products to the industry. We ended it all with a Sauna, the perfect close to a wonderful Nordic experience. (That’s not us in the picture!)