40 speakers, 4 conference tracks, 2 days; 21st and 22nd January
Blockchain lands in Blighty in January to kick off a new year of international events with Blockchain Gamer Connects London 2019.
More than 400 blockchain gaming delegates will gather at London venue, The Brewery, for the show’s UK debut on 21st and 22nd January. This follows on from its amazing San Francisco debut last summer and a record-breaking European edition in Helsinki in September.
As part of the UK’s biggest B2B event for the games industry, Connects London presents international networking on an epic scale, as well as a vibrant expo space and the chance to make a live pitch to a panel of investors.
The blockchain conference schedule features more than 40 expert speakers across four conference tracks, representing brands including WAX, Animoca Brands, Reality Clash and many more. They’ll address the key issues for the blockchain games industry, from global trends and new tech to business hacks and smart strategies.
Confirmed speakers :
We’re really looking forward to hearing from James Mayo, CEO at 8 Circuit Studios, and his thoughts on building the metaverse one game at a time. Working on games that include Alien Arsenal, D-PARC and Project Genesis, the studio believes that blockchains are, ‘The last piece of the puzzle to making the digital real’.
Reality Clash Co-founder, Tony Pearce will be a familiar face to Connects delegates. In January, he’ll share the team’s experiences of creating the AR multiplayer location-based mobile FPS as part of a panel entirely dedicated to sharing lessons learned during development that will shape the next generation of blockchain games.
Hong Kong’s Animoca Brands is well known for its work as a global developer and publisher of mobile games and in his seminar, CEO Robby Yung will walk you through a successful case study for you to learn some pearls of wisdom.
We’ll also bring you Game Maker sessions from the likes of Patrick Rieger, CEO at Everdragons, and Andrew Gore, CEO at Soccer Manager.
The concept of player ownership is one of the things that makes us most excited for the blockchain. Deckbound’s Gareth Jenkins will explain why it matters, while Domraider will offer some practical tips for securing assets on the blockchain.
You’ll also hear from Vlad Panchenko, Founder and CEO at DMarket, the self-proclaimed world’s first blockchain-based marketplace for buying, selling, exchanging and collecting in-game items.
Finance, fortunes and the future :
Blockchain is so new that it can be hard to come by real data about its performance, but one such source is DappRadar. We can’t reveal too much right now, but let’s just say that Patrick Barile’s analysis of the market is one session that any blockchain games professional just can’t afford to miss as you set your strategy for 2019 and beyond.
Looking at the financial side of blockchain games, Paul Collins, Founder & CEO at Stick Sports, will talk about token economics, monetization and how it differs from free-to-play
Vlad Kartashov, CEO at War Riders, looks at building a smart contract system for a future in-game economy, while DOGI’s Shirley Lin charts the evolution of fundraising and what it means for the blockchain of tomorrow.
Purpose-built for gaming :
We’re thrilled to announce that Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) Chief Executive Officer, William Quigley, will speak at Blockchain Gamer Connects London 2019. We’re expecting a full house for his seminar addressing why gaming can’t reach its full potential with current blockchain technology.
You’ll find out why public blockchains aren’t capable of supporting large audiences of gamers in this candid presentation that makes the case for purpose-built solutions specifically designed to meet gamers’ needs. Discuss the challenges facing blockchain gaming and how to solve them, Quigley will explore the future of gaming and the truth about decentralization and blockchain.
Are you blockchain’s Supercell?
Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder and COO at Pixowl will illustrate the awesome powers of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) for blockchain gaming. He’ll explain blockchain technology and how it benefits gaming specifically, as well as the important aspects to consider when making games on the blockchain.
Borget will go on from designing ERC-721 NFTs for games to thinking about new standards such as ERC-1155 for Composable NFTs. This seminar will look at the opportunities to become the next Supercell/King of blockchain gaming and why this is only the very beginning and it’s the perfect time to jump onboard!
Blockchain : The Next Generation
Dima Raketa, CEO at DGD, will paint a broad brushstroke picture of the blockchain, including how it works, the meaning of tokens and why they’re needed. Meanwhile, DomRaider’s Etienne Roudeix will explain how Auctionity scales Ethereum blockchain. The schedule also features seminars from companies including Moonify, and Waves.
And you won’t want to miss the panel debate looking at lessons learned to take to next gen blockchain games. We’re pleased to reveal the panel will feature EverdreamSoft CEO Shaban Shaame; Blockchain Cuties Co-Founder and CEO Vladimir Tomko; and B2Expand Director of Business Development & Marketing Marie Franville, who will all join Reality Clash co-founder, Tony Pearce for what is sure to be an exciting seminar.
The pitch of your life :
The Roadshow Pitching Sessions give blockchain professionals the chance to pitch to a panel of investors on stage. Entrants will deliver the pitch of their lives to secure investment and win prizes for the best five-minute pitch.
If you think your project has what it takes to persuade the investors to part with their cash, enter now! Applications close on 21st December.
Every participant in the investor roadshow gets a pair of tickets to both two-day conferences, but don’t miss out if you’re not ready to pitch – you can still take your place in the audience. Book your ticket now!
Mobile and PC events too
Blockchain Gamer Connects London will run alongside Pocket Gamer Connects, which returns once more as the biggest B2B mobile games industry conference in Europe. Plus PC Connects too, for an amazing total of 25 conference tracks and 2,500 visitors.
Your ticket will get you into all three shows.
Find out more at www.pgconnects.com/london