Best app conferences for mobile app developers in 2023

Each year the number of conferences filling up calendars only seems to increase - for every niche in the market, there’s an accompanying event. With so much to attend, it can be hard to figure out where you should be and when. So, to help you do just that, here’s a handy guide to the top conferences in 2023 for mobile app developers, publishers, and marketers. We can’t wait to see you there. 

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This post will be updated with more mobile app conferences as they become available. 

Pocket Gamer Connects

Where: London

When: January 23-24

What: Over 230 speakers, 1900 attendees, and 900 companies each year come together at the annual PGC London conference. It’s the essential meetup for all gaming professionals, whether you’re a marketer, developer, publisher, or service provider. Trying to connect with a publisher or influencer? PGC is where you’re sure to find them.

Why you should be there: Outside of just being the top networking event of the year, the agenda at PGC London is renowned for its uniqueness and timeliness. This year they’ll be hosting sessions on market trends, the business of games, emerging technologies, and much more.  

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MWC Barcelona 

Where: Barcelona

When: February 27, 2023

What: Every year MWC Barcelona brings together app marketers, telcos operators, vendors, and device manufacturers for the largest event in the connectivity ecosystem. This year, attendees will hear from top executives as they discuss the future of the industry, including 5G acceleration, OpenNet, and immersive technologies.  

Why you should be there: There are few better opportunities to connect with senior executives from some of the largest connectivity companies in the world. Included on the guestlist are senior management from companies like Maersk, Ericsson Group, and Telstra.  

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Game Developers Conference

Where: San Francisco 

When: March 20-24, 2023

What: GDC is one of the gaming industry’s most important annual events, bringing together members of the game development community from around the world to talk, think, and enjoy all things games. Featuring five days of content, networking, and discussion, it’s an event you don’t want to miss. 

Why you should be there: GDC is not just an opportunity to immerse yourself in great content and networking, but also includes a must-see expo showcasing the latest development tools and innovation from top tech companies. Also on offer are the Game Developers Choice Awards, a peer-based video game awards show celebrating the best games and their developers, and the Independent Games Festival, dedicated to honoring the best indie games of the year. 

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Mobile Apps Unlocked

Where: Las Vegas

When: May 23-25, 2023

What: The renowned MAU returns for yet another year, gathering experts from top mobile app brands for two days of learning, connecting, and building relationships. As an inclusive event, registration is simple and admission free for app marketers and businesses. 

Why you should be there: With leaders from top mobile companies in attendance, you’ll get to hear from and connect with the movers and shakers of the App Economy. 

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Where: London

When: July 4-6, 2023

What: MAD//Fest is the kind of event that marketers look forward to all year. With speakers ranging from top ad execs to award-winning broadcasters and novelists, it’s the perfect mix of value and entertainment - even offering up a MAD//Fest Carnival with big-name DJs. 

Why you should be there: MAD//Fest has become a destination event in every marketer's calendar, sure to be jam-packed with quality content and connecting with top-tier talent. 

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Where: Istanbul

When: September 5-6, 2023

What: Bringing together service providers, game developers, investors, and publishers to collaborate and share their game industry expertise, Mobidictum is the premier Turkish games industry event. It's also the first of its kind in one of the fast-growing global gaming hubs, with publishers like Good Job Games, Soner Kara, and Rollic Games calling Turkey home. 

Why you should be there: With over 220 companies attending and a limit of only 300 attendees, Mobidictum is your chance to connect directly with the top representatives from games industry market leaders.  

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