Top Mobile App Conferences in 2022 (Updated Dates)

Top Mobile App Conferences in 2022 (Updated Dates)

by Mihovil Grguric

If you are wise, you will want to plan your mobile events calendar for 2022 months in advance.

Do you want a more successful mobile year in 2022? These mobile and mobile app conferences and events will help you dig deep into the latest mobile trends. You are bound to pick up top tips for your growing business. Many of these events offer ample networking opportunities.

There are over hundreds of mobile conferences and events in 2022.  We know how difficult it is to find the best fit for you or your business.

To help you out with this, we’ve created a list of the best mobile industry events for 2022. Since many events have been canceled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are regularly updating this list with new dates. 

Do you have a mobile-focused conference or event you’d like us to add to this list? Let us know. You can reach out to us here.

January 2022

Japan IT Week

Western Japan’s largest IT trade show is the Osaka conference Japan IT Week. It consists of 9 IT specialized exhibitions such as IoT Expo, Digital Marketing Expo, AI & Business Automation Expo, and others. This will be the fifth time the event will be held, gathering guests across the entire Japan marketing sector. The ticket is free if you request it on time.

When: from January 19th to January 21st, 2022

Where: Osaka, Japan

Topics: business automation, AI, IoT, 5G solutions, advanced e-commerce

Price: /

Website: Japan IT Week

Who should attend: administration, R&D, marketers

GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit

In January 2022, this summit is coming back for its second edition.

It comes in a fully digital edition, and the events will last for three days. During that time, over 2000 attendees will discuss the hottest topics in the app&game industry.

Some of the topics the conference will cover are the biggest gaming trends, growth opportunities, but also the changes that are impacting the industry. This includes IDFA changes and the arrival of the metaverse.

When: from January 25thto January 27th, 2022

Where: online

Topics: mobile game growth, mobile game monetization, mobile game advertising, privacy changes, AAA games, cloud gaming

Price: free

Website: GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit

Who should attend: mobile game publishers, mobile game advertisers, everyone working in the mobile game industry

February 2022

Developer Week

Over 8,000 engineers, developers, managers, software architects, and executives from over 70 different countries will attend this year’s Developer Week.

This large conference will consist of dozens of events spread out through the week-long event. The main topics will include the latest developer technologies, platforms, languages, and tools.

It is important to note that the 2022 Developer Week will be hybrid.

The first three days of the conference will take place in person. During that time, visitors can attend workshops, conferences, and exhibitions. A few days later, online visitors will get to participate in the same activities.

When: from February 2nd to February 9th, 2022

Where: in Oakland Convention Center and online

Topics: latest developer technologies, platforms, languages, tools

Price: /

Website: Developer Week

Who should attend: developers of junior and senior-level regardless of their specialization, executives, IT product and project managers

Mobile World Congress: Barcelona

MWC is the single, largest mobile event in the entire world. Today’s most influential visionaries are accompanied by the latest mobile innovations and cutting-edge mobile tech. During the event, industry leaders and influencers will share their knowledge and experience, along with their vision for the future. 

When: from February 28th to March 3rd, 2022

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Topics: mobile innovations, artificial intelligence, connectivity, connected industry, startup innovation, future society, customer experience

Price: /

Website: Mobile World Congress Barcelona

Who should attend: CEOs, mobile developers & marketers, marketing students

March 2022

Festival of UX & Design

This is an annual conference held in London. In it, teams of expert researchers, designers, and product managers bring their latest insights into the world of mobile user experience. With speakers coming from companies like Google, Uber, Microsoft, and Fitbit, you can be sure that you will learn something new. Since this year’s Mobile UX will be running both masterclasses and workshops, you’ll have no excuse if you don’t learn any new skills.

Or as organizers state: “You will have a chance to connect with up to 1000 UXperts and attend workshops where to acquire new skills!”

When: from March 21st to March 25th, 2022

Where: TBA

Topics: app development, mobile UX design

Price: TBA

Website: Mobile UX London

Who should attend: product designers, UX designers, UI designers, tech engineers

Game Developers Conference

For starters, GDC stands for Game Developers Conference and that is exactly what it is. It is one of the game industry’s premier professional events for game developers. The Game Developer Conference brings game devs together to exchange ideas and solve industry-related problems.

The event will offer lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions where gaming devs will be free to chip in and share their knowledge and experience of developing a game. After two years of being an online event, GDC is returning in an in-person edition. 

When: from March 21st to March 25th, 2022

Where: San Francisco

Topics: Android, augmented reality, console, Handheld console, iOS, PC, Steam, virtual reality, Wearables, Windows, Windows Phone

Price: /

Website: GDC

Who should attend: C-Level Execs, game developers, game investors, gaming marketers, game publishers, game designers, game marketing professionals, visual artists, sound designers, gaming YouTubers, gaming streamers, and influencers

Digital Gaming India

Digital Gaming India has been around for years, and it has grown into a huge gaming event. Past event highlights include more than 12k visitors, 1.4k delegates, more than 500 exhibitors, and 230 speakers.

In the Developers Arena, established developers can show off their games, connect with peers and fans, and learn from industry leaders.

One of the most interesting events will be a speed dating event for indie developers where each developer gets 10 minutes to talk and seek feedback from a panel of gaming experts.

When: from March 23rd to March 25th,  2022

Where: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Topics: mobile gaming, digital gaming, esports, business trends, technology trends, consumer trends.

Price: N/A

Website: Digital Gaming India

Who should attend: game developers, indie developers

App Promotion Summit: London

This is one of Europe’s leading app and mobile conferences. It brings attendees the opportunity to learn about app growth strategies and techniques from industry leaders. They will also learn all about the latest app growth trends to keep in mind in the years to come.

When: March 24th, 2022

Where: London, England, and online

Topics: App Store Optimization, app engagement, and retention, user acquisition, social media, analytics, influencer marketing

Price: /

Website: App Promotion Summit London

Who should attend: App growth professionals, User Acquisition Managers, Performance Managers, Marketing Managers

Convergence India (with Smart Cities India)

The expo brings together the latest technology innovations and trends from the telecom & mobile industry, information technology & security, broadcast & digital media, as well as emerging technologies & enterprise solutions under one roof & provides a great opportunity for industry leaders and influencers to discuss the latest trends and disruptions impacting various industry verticals.

When: from March 23rd to March 25th, 2022

Where: New Delhi, India

Topics: Gaming, 5G, big data & analytics, smart solutions, IoT, VR

Price: /

Website: Convergence India

Who should attend: system integrators, broadcasters, satellite operators, distributors, information & network security, telecom players

JustRelate: Digital Experience Days 

You might know this conference by its old name – Digital Relaunch. Even though it has a new name, the team and conference themes remain the same. Many businesses are still undergoing digital transformation. At this conference, you will learn all about digital business strategies, processes, products, digital marketing, and much more. 

When: from March 28th to March 29th, 2022

Where: Berlin, Germany

Topics: digital transformation, new age marketing

Price: /

Website: JustRelate

Who should attend: business owners, executives, project and product managers

April 2022

MGS22

There are plenty of reasons why you should attend this two-day mobile growth conference. Whether you’re an app developer, publisher, or marketer, you will benefit from this conference. MGS22 is bringing a strong lineup with some famous app industry names. Join more than 1000 attendees from over 900 companies and get a chance to learn from more than 75 speakers!

When: from April 27th to April 28th, 2022 

Where: Las Vegas, USA

Topics: user engagement, user retention, geo-specific targeting, hyper-growth, app monetization, mobile gaming, AI, user acquisition, VR, AR, and more

Price: /

Website: MGS22

Who should attend: app developers, publishers and marketers

May 2022

Games Access Conference

According to its website, Games Access Conference counts more than 1.5 attendees, more than 90 teams at the showcase, and last but not least, 3 parties. All of that in an impressive 8,000 square meters venue.

Whether you’re a game programmer or a game marketing specialist or something else, you will benefit from this conference. The speakers are yet to be announced, but in the previous years, some of the speakers were Vera Frisch (GameCorps), Karel Mořický (Bohemia Interactive), and Richard Grey (Levelord).

When: from May 27th to May 28th, 2022

Where: Brno, Czech Republic

Topics: design mechanics, narrative story, tech programming, art & visuals, VFX post-production, sound & music, marketing, etc.

Price: TBA

Website: Games Access Conference

Who should attend: game developers, game marketers, investors

June 2022

MAU VEGAS

Are you a mobile app marketer? If your answer is yes, this is a conference you shouldn’t miss. This two-day conference will gather the world’s top mobile brands. You will learn a lot about best practices in app marketing, mobile acquisition, and user retention.

When: from June 6th to June 8th, 2022

Where: Las Vegas, USA

Topics: mobile acquisition, retention

Price: /

Website: MAU Vegas

Who should attend: mobile marketers, app marketers, user acquisition specialists

MGS Brands

Who says conferences should last for days? MGS Brands is a one-day conference where you’ll learn a lot about the app business – in just one day. The conference brings an impressive lineup of speakers from famous brands like Appier, Raiffeisen Bank, Travelstart, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, and others.

Attendees will learn all about growing a brand by participating in lectures and panels. If you’re struggling to grow your brand, this conference may set you on the right path towards growth.

When: June 23rd, 2022

Where: New York City 

Topics: brand growth, app development, partnership strategies, programmatic operations

Price: /

Website: MGS Brands

Who should attend: app developers, app publishers, app marketers, other mobile app professionals

MWC Shanghai

Hailed as the door to Asia’s market, MWC Shanghai brings many business opportunities. The conference will feature presentations from world-leading tech industry executives. The thought-provoking presentations will offer deep and unique insights into the mobile industry from the point of view of the world’s leading mobile executives. Among other things, visitors will be able to tune into sessions about the advancement of AI, Automotive, IoT, and the future of mobile with 5G.

When: from June 29th to July 1st, 2022

Where: Shanghai, China

Topics: Mobile industry, 5G, AI, Automotive, Internet of Things

Price: Free

Website: MWC Shanghai

Who should attend: anyone with a strong passion for the mobile industry, mobile marketers, mobile developers, mobile gamers, mobile publishers, startup CEOs

August 2022

Gamescom 2022

Held annually in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom brings together game industry leaders from developers to publishers. The conference is the world’s largest trade fair and event for games and interactive entertainment. Because of the pandemic, in 2020 and 2021 the trade didn’t take place in person. Regardless of that, it attracted over 13 million viewers, which is a 30% increase in comparison to 2020.

In 2022, the event will come in a hybrid format, both in Cologne and online. The attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to witness over 30 game premieres, the upcoming title reveals, release dates for new dates, and much more.

When: from August 24th to August 28th, 2022

Where: Cologne, Germany and online

Topics: mobile games, console games, PC games, upcoming game releases

Price: /

Website: Gamescom

Who should attend: game developers, game publishers, gamer testers, media, gaming journalists, gamers

September 2022

Tokyo Game Show

One of the top gaming shows in the world is coming back with another edition. Due to the pandemic, it is still uncertain if the event will take place online or in person.

The show is all about gaming – it will feature some well-known video and mobile game publishers, as well as console makers. Everything will be broadcasted in Japanese, but with an English translation, so you don’t have to worry about languages. Organizers also announce you will be able to play exclusive demo versions of new games that will be presented on the show.

When: from September 15th to September 18th, 2022

Topics: mobile games, video games, console games

Price: /

Website: Tokyo Game Show

Who should attend: anyone who works in the gaming industry

Mobile Growth Summit Europe 2022

MGS Europe is a conference for all app publishers looking to grow. You will get a chance to learn from leading mobile growth professionals specializing in monetization, user acquisition, retention, engagement, as well as analysts and data scientists. 

When: September 21st, 2022

Where: Berlin

Topics: mobile growth, mobile monetization, user acquisition and engagement, m-commerce

Price: /

Website: Mobile Growth Summit

Who should attend: product managers,  mobile marketers, mobile app publishers, C-suite executives

Pocket Gamer Connects: Helsinki

Pocket Gamer is one of the world’s leading media outlets in the mobile gaming industry. This conference brings all attendees exclusive industry insights, data, and reports about the mobile gaming industry.

This year, the conference is also going to cover topics like PC and console gaming. Whether you work for a big game publisher or you’re an indie developer, you will benefit from this conference.

When: from September 27th to September 28th, 2022

Where: Helsinki, Finland and online

Topics: game creation, game production, game sustainability

Price: /

Website: Pocket Gamer Connects: Helsinki

Who should attend: mobile gaming and gaming professionals

November 2022

MGS Asia

This conference debuted in 2019 and was completely sold out. After two years of being absent due to the pandemic, MGS Asia is back. In this conference, you will be able to learn about different areas of mobile app growth, from user acquisition to retention.

The conference hosts industry leaders from the region, but also from the whole world. It previously had speakers from companies like Snapchat, Kabam, and Elevate Labs. We have no doubts that the 2022 lineup will be equally impressive.

When: November 3rd, 2022

Where: to be determined

Topics: mobile app marketing, user acquisition, app monetization, engagement and retention, app analytics

Price: /

Website: MGS Asia

Who should attend: app developers, app publishers, user acquisition professionals, monetization professionals, data professionals

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