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. 

Mobile app conferences

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


Where: Barcelona

When: February 7 - 8, 2024

What: Gamesforum Barcelona is designed to be a highly informative and intimate networking event for sponsor partners. The event focuses on F2P mobile games and ad monetization, with a concentration on providing actionable content for its delegates.

Why you should be there: With topical keynotes and interactive panels, Gamesforum Barcelona is a key chance to network with the top players in the industry.

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MWC Barcelona

Where: Barcelona

When: February 26 - 29, 2024

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 from Microsoft, Dell, Accenture, and more. 

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.

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Game Developers Conference (GDC)

Where: San Francisco 

When: March 18 - 22, 2024

What: GDC is one of the gaming industry’s most prominent events, bringing the game development community together to discuss, determine, and inspire the future of the industry. It welcomes the best of the best – game designers, programmers, producers, business leaders, and more.

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: April 2 - 4, 2024

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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Mobile Apps Unlocked

Where: London

When: July 2 - 4, 2024

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.

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: Shanghai

When: July 26 - 29, 2024

What: Chinajoy is the largest digital entertainment and gaming exposition held in Asia. It highlights the present and future of the tech and gaming industry, including product demos, tech showcases, developer sessions, tech talks, and much more.

Why you should be there: ChinaJoy is a key opportunity to connect with leading industry experts in the global digital entertainment industry - not to mention, it’s completely free.

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