Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022: Metaverse, NFT & Blockchain Gaming

The dates, venue and Tickets price for 2022 Pocket Gamer Connects conference in London has just being announced along with the event’s track, sessions and speaker details. PGC London 2022 is the first of the five international series of B2B events, scheduled for 2022.

PGC London 2022 is a Hybrid B2B event which is scheduled as a in-person live conference on 14 & 15 February 2022 at “the Brewery” Venue in London and will also be broadcasted digitally over Zoom for PGC digital ticket holders. The Digital PGC Digital conference run parallel to the the two day live conference and its digital recordings can be accessed up to 48hrs later.

In addition to the event’s detail coverage and FAQs, we’ll be focusing especially on 3 major tracks at the 2022 Pocket Gamer Connects conference in London, which are: “Mapping the Metaverse“, ” The new NFT economies” and “Building on Blockchain”.

EventPocket Gamer Connects London 2022
Dates14-15 February, 2022
VenueThe Brewery, 52 Chiswell St,
London EC1Y 4SD, UK
TypeLive in-person + Digital
Buy TicketsOnline Registration
Social MediaTwitter
OrganizerSteel Media Ltd, UK

Pocket Gamer Connects PGC London 2022: Blockchain Gaming & NFT Game Sessions

Blockchain and NFT gaming really evolved in 2021 and traditional gaming industry is now exploring the full potential of this new space. These 3 major tracks at Pocket Gamer connects London 2022 will discuss the current Blockchain gaming scenario, advancement and future of NFT games.

Traditional mobile games generated over $93 billion in 2021, with China, U.S. & Japan being the top 3 highest grossing countries at $31.8, $15.1 and $13.7 billion respectively. In comparison, NFT games generated $2.3 billion revenue in just the Q3 of 2021, with Alien Worlds, Axie Infinity, Splinterlands, CryptoMines, and Bomb Crypto games leading the way.

Hence, apart from the 25+ main mobile, PC and Console gaming related tracks, 3 tracks focusing on Metaverse, Blockchain and NFT Games are expected to be a topic of great excitement amongst this year attendees at PGC London 2022.

Mapping The Metaverse Track at PGC London 2022

The “Mapping the Metaverse” track is sponsored by Animoca brands and its sessions are scheduled for 15 February 2022 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This track’s Keynote on the topic: “How True Digital Property Rights Will Create a Lasting & Open Metaverse, will be presented by “Yat Siu”, Co-founder & Chairman of Animoca Brands.

In addition to the live in-person attending, interested party can also access this Track’s session via Digital means. Here are all the sessions under this track at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022:

Session NameScheduleSpeaker
Into the Infraverse09:30 – 09:50Yarden Yaroshevski
[CEO, StikiPixels]
The Future of Interactive Cinema09:50 – 10:10Simay Dinc
[Co-founder, Recontact Games]
Guerilla Marketing in the Metaverse Era10:10 – 10:30Patty Toledo
[Director of Developer Relations, Yahaha]
Panel Discussion10:30 – 11:10
Keynote11:10 – 11:30 Yat Siu
SuperStar Session11:30 – 11:50 Laura Higgins
Panel Discussion11:50 – 12:30

In addition to the above mentioned sessions at this track, there will be two Panel Discussions. Firstly, the Panel Discussion on the topic: “Digital Identity, Identity Protection & Web 3.0” from 10:30 AM to 11:10 AM. The Panel speakers includes: Simon Barratt (CEO & Co-founder, Cooperative Innovations), Russell Hall (Director of Product, Didimo), Barn Cleave (CEO, canVERSE), Ommy Akhe (Creative Technologist, autonommy) and Debra Stewardson (Director, Hology).

The Second panel discussion is scheduled for 15 Feb 2022 (11:50 AM – 12:30 PM), and will explore the topic “Living the Dream: How will the Metaverse Look in ten Years Time?“. The distinguished panel of speakers include: Laura Taranto (Director of Product Management at Big Fish Games), Aleksey Savchenko (Managing Director at Magnifier One), Neil McPhillips (Head of Games at Blazing Griffin), Marta Waydel (Co-founder Portobello) and Winston King (VP Business Development & Partnerships at Epik).

The Superstar Session of “Mapping the Metaverse” track will be presented by “Laura Higgins”, Director of Community Safety & Civility at Roblox. The topic of this superstar session is: “The Metaverse can Change Our Online Interactions for the Better – If Built on Principles of Safety & Civility.

The new NFT Economies Track at PGC London 2022

The sessions of “The nes NFT Economies” Track are scheduled for 15 February 2022 from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM and can be accessed via Digital Tickets in addition to live in-person attendance. The Panel Discussion topic at this track is “Overcoming Negative Hype: How do we Make NFTs Commonplace to Ordinary Gamers? and the esteemed speaker line-up includes: Kim Soares (CEO at stealth startup), Sean Kauppinen (Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Hiber), Nick Sadler (Producer & Talent Executive at Goldfinch), Bozena Rezab (CEO & Co-founder GAMEE), Tsahi Liberman (Head of Game Design & Data at Lightneer) and Becks Perfect (Founder at Nifty World).

Session NameScheduleSpeaker
I Have NFTs – What do I Really Own Exactly?11:30 – 11:50Shaban Shaame
[CEO & Founder, EverdreamSoft]
Panel Discussion12:10 – 12:50

Building on Blockchain Track at PGC London 2022

Building on Blockchain is a Live+Digital track, sponsored by ZEBEDEE, at PGC London 2022. All the sessions under this track is scheduled for 15 February 2022 from 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM. The Track will kick-off with a Keynote presented by “Ben Cousens”, Head of Business Development at ZEBEDEE.

It is scheduled for 14:20 – 14:40 and the Keynote topic will be “Powering Real Economies in Virtual Worlds: How Programmable Money Unlocks More Monetisation & Activity in Games“. The keynote will be followed by a Superstar Session on: “Building Blockchain Games & NFT Businesses for the Masses, Not Only the Crypto-natives, presented by Yan Ketelers (CMO at Venly).

Session NameScheduleSpeaker
Keynote14:20 – 14:40Ben Cousens
SuperStar Session14:40 – 15:00Yan Ketelers
Panel Discussion15:00 – 15:40
Casual to NFT based games Migration15:40 – 16:00Mohammad Agha,
[CEO & President
2021 was the Year of the NFT: So What Now?16:00 – 16:20Robby Yung,
[CEO, Animoca Brands]
blockchain-based games: NFTs, P2E & Staking16:20 – 16:40Tony Pearce,
[Co-founder, Reality Gaming Group]
Panel Discussion16:40 – 17:20

There are also 2 Panel Discussions scheduled under this track. The first Panel discussion will explore The Evolution of Game Economies”. The panel includes: Jari Pauna (CEO & Co-founder at Supremacy Games), Caglar Eger (CEO at exmox), Susan Cummings (MD & Founder at Tiny Rebel Games), Anton Backman (Principal at Play Ventures), Tony Pearce (Co-founder at Reality Gaming Group) and Ben Cousens (Head of Business Development at ZEBEDEE). And attendees can gather valuable insights on the Next Stage in the game economies progression from Premium to Free to Play to Earn.

The second panel (16:40 – 17:20) will discuss “Sustainable Approaches to Creating & Cultivating NFT & blockchain-based Platforms & Communities“. Speakers include: Karla Reyes (Growth Product Manager at Niantic), Mason Edwards (Chief of Staff at Tezos Foundation), Beryl Chavez Li (Co-founder & CFO at Yield Guild Games) and Jerome Wurster (Chief Executive Director at PlayTiX).

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