Best app conferences for mobile app developers in 2022

Now that COVID-19 is more under control, conferences can finally resume face to face. This is a great opportunity to finally connect again in the best way possible: in person. 

Use this list to plan your conference strategy and connect, grow, develop, and collaborate with some of the brightest minds of the mobile gaming community. 

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We will update this post with more mobile app conferences as they become available.


When: February 10, 2022

Where: Barcelona

What: Gamesforum Barcelona is a one day event 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. 

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Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) London

When: February 14-15, 2022

Where: London 

What: With over 1900 attendees, 230+ speakers, and representation from 900+ companies, PGC London is an essential meetup for all things gaming. The conference hosts the brightest minds in monetization, media, investing, development, and publishing to spread and share their valuable industry knowledge.

Why: PGC London has a unique agenda, filled with a variety of diverse opportunities to connect with field experts. This year’s agenda includes: “Publisher Speed Match,” where publishers can meet fitting developers, and “Investor Collector,” where developers will be matched with expert investors. They also provide events where mobile and PC/console indie developers can practice their sales pitch and demo their games.

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Game Developers Conference (GDC)

When: March 21-25, 2022

Where: San Francisco 

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: Besides its comprehensive lectures and panels, GDC offers an expo which highlights the latest game development tools from top tech companies. It also holds two award ceremonies: the Game Developers Choice Awards, a peer-based video game awards show celebrating top games and developers, and The Independent Games Festival, which honors the most inventive indie games.

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Mobidictum 2022

When: May 13 and September 5-6, 2022

Where: Izmir and Istanbul

What: Mobidictum brings together service providers, local game developers, investors, and publishers from the game industry together to collaborate and connect. Join the Mobidictum Business Meeting on May 13 in Izmir and the Mobidictum Business Conference on September 5-6 in Istanbul.

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Mobile Apps Unlocked (MAU)

When: June 6-8, 2022

Where: Las Vegas

What: MAU is a world-renowned summit focused on mobile acquisition, user retention, and mobile app marketing.  MAU is here to not only provide a unique ability to not only learn from industry giants but also build lasting professional relationships. 

Why: The event is composed of leaders from the top high-growth companies, drawing the leading minds when it comes to mobile marketing. It provides expert panels that really get to the core of mobile monetization, covering a wide range of industries and also the best in-class software vendors.

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Israel Mobile Summit 2022

When: June, 2022

Where: Israel

What: Finally in person after two years of virtual events, the Israel Mobile Summit features quality content about the adtech, gaming, and mobile space. It included multiple networking opportunities with fellow experts, such as app developers, game publishers, ad networking, providers, and VCs.

Why: This event allows the opportunity to pre-schedule meetings with other attendees, ensuring an intimate networking atmosphere. Already in its 12th year, this event has expert sponsors in its field, including Meta and TikTok.

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When: August 24-28, 2022

Where: Cologne

What: GamesCom is the world’s largest event for video and computer games and one of Europe’s leading business platforms for the gaming industry. It offers many ways to interact, cooperate, and network with talented multinational creators and media partners. 

Why: The event has both entertainment and business areas, and even areas for retro and indie fans, for a festival atmosphere. You can also find the vibrant Opening Night Live Show, as well as interactive quests on all GamesCom channels where winners can find attractive rewards and prizes. 

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Pocket Gamer Connect (PGC) Helsinki

When: September 27-28, 2022

Where: Helsinki

What: PGC reaches gamers all over the world with its international series of B2B events. In fact – it’s now the biggest mobile games industry event in Europe. The conference will highlight their unique blend of education, business, and networking across both live and online platforms.

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Melbourne Games Week 

When: October 1-9, 2022

Where: Melbourne

What: Melbourne International Games Week, the biggest games event in the Asia Pacific, is returning for its 8th year. It includes a broad program for educators and game enthusiasts that connects gaming, technology, and culture.

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