Pocket Gamer Connects Returns to Toronto Celebrating Canada’s Billion Dollar Games Industry

  •     Embracing the Rise of Canada's Games Industry: Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto Returns with Unmatched Networking and Insightful Discussions
  •     Power-packed two days of gaming excellence: uniting industry titans to explore the cutting-edge themes shaping the future.
[Tuesday 11th July, London, United Kingdom]  Nestled within the vibrant city of Toronto, Pocket Gamer's returns to embrace Canada's thriving games industry- which has experienced remarkable growth and innovation in recent years. Get ready for another insightful experience this July 19th and 20th at the renowned Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. With the projected revenue of Canada's video game industry expected to reach $7.707 billion in 2023 and a market volume set to exceed a whopping $10 billion by 2027, it is no surprise Toronto is an attractive spot for Pocket Gamer to host its Pocket Gamer Connects event this year.

In Canada 75% of video game companies are owned by Canadians, showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit and creative prowess, while 61% of Canadians actively play video games, highlighting the significant cultural impact of gaming in the country. Attendees of the conference will experience a diverse cross-section of the games industry, bringing together both emerging indie developers and seasoned CEOs and investors. The conference will encompass a wide range of topics, including the latest trends in Android and iOS, cutting-edge AI developments, PC and console gaming, web3 innovations, and an exploration of best practices for inspirational company culture.

With tracks covering a wide range of topics, including AI creativity, in-game ads monetisation, future technologies, indie development, brand partnerships, blockchain gaming, and much more, Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto ensures there's something for everyone seeking inspiration and knowledge in the dynamic games industry. The event also includes speed-dating style Publisher SpeedMatch and Investor Connector sessions for rapid meetings with potential business partners. The Very Big Indie Pitch and The Big Indie Zone which recognises and promotes the invaluable contributions of indie developers to the industry.

Confirmed special guests who will be speaking at the event, representing a range of backgrounds and perspectives that contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the games industry include: Allison Francis, the SVP Finance and Business Operations at Hyper Hippo, Jeferson Valadares, VP Games at Fortis Games; Robert Segal, Systems Director and Co-Founder at Get Set Games; Kelly Hinton, Senior Director Business Operations at Zynga; and Kendryx Linscott, Chief Marketing Officer at Women in Games International. Speakers from Rovio, 2K Games and Gameloft will also be taking part, among many others.

Toronto has emerged as an irresistible hotspot for game enthusiasts as Pocket Gamer Connects makes a comeback, immersing itself in the Canadian games industry landscape. This sector has witnessed remarkable expansion, thanks to substantial foreign investments from industry powerhouses like Sony and Nintendo. These investments have not only fueled the creation of exciting new games but also played a crucial role in shaping Canada's future, fostering economic prosperity, diversification, stability, and sustainability.

Canada's immigration allowances within the local area contribute to its success story, attracting fresh talent and ideas. As industry professionals gather in Toronto for the conference, it serves as a testament to Canada's home-grown talent, innovation, and the immense potential that the country holds in the gaming world.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary event that celebrates Canada's vibrant games industry and unleashes a wave of innovation and collaboration!

To book your tickets for Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto, click here

Unable to attend the event in person in Toronto? No need to worry! PG Connects has launched virtual meeting tickets, providing you with access to the meet-to-match platforms and recorded video calls. This way, you can make the most of the event, even from a remote location.

About Pocket Gamer Connects:

Pocket Gamer Connects is the leading international conference series for the global games industry. We focus on connecting you with the right people bringing together delegates from across the entire ecosystem with all the key formats covered from mobile, PC and console to XR, AI, blockchain and web3 technology.

Well over 33,000 industry professionals have attended the PG Connects international conference series since 2014. The roadshow has landed in the UK, America, Canada, Finland, Jordan, India and Hong Kong with a genuinely international client base.

In our many years of curating events for the games industry, PG Connects has established a stellar reputation as a must-attend conference if you want to meet the most exciting game makers, developers and publishers alike, as well as some of the world’s top investors, tools providers, platformers and more. Our audience is truly global and representative of the entire games industry ecosystem.

Article by: Susan N.



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