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PG Connects Helsinki Focuses On Emerging Tech In Games This September

1,600 games industry professionals will gather for 20 seminar tracks including AI, the metaverse, Web3 and blockchain gaming

The next live event in Steel Media’s series of global games industry conferences returns to Finland next month for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki. This September 12th to 13th, over 1,600 games industry professionals from all around the globe will head to Helsinki for two days full of networking opportunities and game-changing insights from brilliant speakers.

Filling 20 wall-to-wall conference tracks across both days, they will share their expert insight on everything from monetisation models and new markets, to industry trends and predictions as well as the latest information on artificial intelligence, the metaverse, web3 and much more.

Seminar tracks of interest to Beyond Games readers

Of the 20 tracks that will be running throughout the conference, four specifically focus on exactly the kind of emerging tech in games that we’re interested in.

AI Advances

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are poised to revolutionise the games industry. From transforming art creation and scriptwriting to revolutionising programming techniques, these technologies will reshape how we create and communicate.

Embrace the power of AI and explore its endless possibilities to unlock new levels of innovation, efficiency, and expression in the realms of games. Prepare to embark on an exciting journey of limitless potential and redefine the boundaries of human imagination.

Web3 Wonders

Discover what lies ahead for the blockchain gaming scene and delve into the transformative techniques and strategies shaping this freshly-invigorated market.

Ownership, decentralisation, NFTs and more: elevate your gaming strategy with talks and panels covering web3 technology, and hear from experts who are shaping the way games are played and monetised.

Virtual Visions VR and AR

Dive into the immersive world of virtual reality and augmented reality. Back in the limelight again following the Apple Vision Pro announcement, the VR/AR/XR scene has never been more exciting.

In this track, we embark on a transformative journey through the latest advancements and groundbreaking applications, exploring cutting-edge insights that will redefine the possibilities of this rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Building on Blockchain

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of blockchain on developers and unlock insights into this transformative technology.

Explore the intricacies of blockchain and discover how cryptocurrencies seamlessly integrate with the world of gaming. Acquire a deeper understanding of the potential applications and benefits of blockchain for developers, as well as its implications for the future of the gaming industry.

Stay ahead of the curve by immersing yourself in this revolutionary intersection of technology and gaming.

Bonus round: Big Screen Gaming for console and PC 

PC and console gaming have experienced a surge in popularity and recognition. The gaming industry has seen huge growth in recent years as well as consistent disruption, even before COVID-19; from growth in digital sales of games and esports to free-to-play revenue model adoption, live streaming, and cloud gaming.

With new tools and technology though, more game developers and publishers are tuning into performance marketing. Learn about these changes and what PC and console game marketers should be doing now.

Prices go up this week

Tickets are on sale now, with Mid-Term prices rising at midnight this Thursday. Save up to £190 and book now. is part of the Steel Media network of business sites.

Written By

Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. With a career spanning from the first PlayStation to the latest in VR, he's proud to be a lifelong gamer.

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