App Marketing and Development Conferences in 2020 to Attend

app marketing and development conferences in 2020

There’s nothing like learning from the pros and doing it all in person. The app marketing and development world has grown ten time in the past few years, making conferences for the mobile industry some of the must-attend events of the year. Aside from absorbing know-how from those who’ve been through it before, you also get a chance to connect with other app marketers and developers who are passionate about the same topics as you. Our team never misses a chance to meet with those in this awesome field. And you shouldn’t either! Here are the top app marketing and development conferences in 2020. 

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App Marketing and Development Conferences in January 2020

Pocket Gamer Connects London 

Pocket Gamer Connects London an conference for mobile game developers and marketers

Pocket Gamer Connects London or PGC London is one of the largest gaming conferences. People gather at PGC London every year to learn what’s the newest trends in mobile, console, pc, and streaming gaming. They also provide a blockchain track for those interested in digital currency and what’s next for cryptocurrency. 

There are a total of 26 tracks that you can choose from. So no doubt PGC London has something for every mobile gaming enthusiast. 

Dates: Jan 20-21, 2020 

Location: London, UK

Tickets and more information: https://www.pgconnects.com/london/

White Nights Amsterdam 

The White Nights conferences have been big in the gaming community. Their biggest event being held in St. Petersburg and Moscow. But the nordic community is ever-growing and so it’s no surprise that White Nights has now expanded to Amsterdam. If you’re working the mobile game space and want to expand in the Nordic and European regions, this conference is for you. 

Dates: Jan 23-24, 2020

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tickets and more information: https://wnconf.com/en/tickets#registration

App Marketing and Development Conferences in February 2020 

dotSwift Paris 

What do you get when you combine Ted style on-stage talks with Swift programming? The answer is the dotSwift conference in Paris, France. You’ll be hearing from Swift professionals including 9to5Mac writer, Guilherme Rambo, iOS developer at Calm, Kaya Thomas, and server-side Swift team lead, Tim Condon. 

Dates: Feb 3, 2020 

Location: Paris, France 

Tickets and more information: https://www.dotswift.io/

Developer Week San Francisco 

Developer Week takes place in no other than silicon valley. This San Francisco based event is home to more than 8,000 developers making it tone of the world’s largest developer expo and conference series. There will be workshops, hiring expos, and hackathons to keep you busy. 

Dates: Feb 12-16, 2020

Tickets and more information: https://www.developerweek.com/

Mobile Growth Summit San Francisco 

Mobile Growth Summit is a 2-day developer, publisher, and marketer focused conference. There you’ll connect and learn from the leading mobile app and mobile marketing personalities. They’ve got the biggest and the best on stage such as, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Airbnb, Sega, and EA. 

Dates: Feb 12-13, 2020 

Location: San Francisco, California 

Tickets and more information: https://www.mobilegrowthsummit.com/events/usa

Mobile World Congress Barcelona 

Mobile World Congress

If you’re in anyway involved in the mobile industry then Mobile World Congress is a definite must-go. Deemed the largest mobile event in the world, this Barcelona based conference is more than just a learning opportunity. You’ll also see the latest and greatest in mobile technology. Be prepared to be wowed. 

Dates: Feb 24-27, 2020

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Tickets and more information: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in March 2020 

App Growth Summit Los Angeles 

This is the 3rd installment of App Growth Summit Los Angeles. They’ve got some big players in their speaker line up including JamCity, Google, and Grubhub. To keep the quality of the event high tickets are invite only. You can request an invite on their eventsite. 

Dates: March 5, 2020 

Location: Los Angeles, California 

Tickets and more information: https://appgrowthsummit.com/events/app-growth-summit-la-2020/

AppDevCon Amsterdam 

AppDevCon is a conference built by app developers for app developers. So trust that you’ll be getting spoiled with the newest knowledge within the app development world. On top of the conference, there are 2 days prior to it which are dedicated to just training. This is your chance to get the hands-on training in app development. 

Dates: March 10-13, 2020

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Tickets and more information: https://appdevcon.nl/schedule

Game Developers Conference San Francisco 

Game Developers Conference San Francisco 2020

Game Developers Conference or GDC is well known as one of the must-attend developer events of the year. Being based in San Francisco, this conference easily brings together the best and brightest of the gaming community. You’ll hear from gaming giants like Epic Games, Microsoft, and Unity. 

Dates: March 16-20, 2020 

Location: San Francisco, California 

Tickets and more information: https://www.gdconf.com/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in April 2020 

Games First London 

People only dream to get into the same room as gaming champions like Supercell and Space Ape Games. Well, here’s your chance. Games First London is a game developer only conference hosted by Supercell and Space Ape Games. No doubt there’s a plethora of knowledge to be learned here. 

Dates: April 1, 2020 

Location: London, UK

Tickets and more information: https://gamesfirsthelsinki.com/

App Growth Summit NYC 

App Growth Summit returns to the big apple. The event is kept small to ensure that every attendee and vendor gets the most bang for their buck. It’s invite only so make sure to request your ticket now. Connect with companies such as Incipia and Etrade in sparkling Manhattan. 

Dates: April 2, 2020 

Location: New York City, New York 

Tickets and more information: https://appgrowthsummit.com/events/app-growth-summit-nyc-2020/

App Promotion Summit London 

The App Promotion Summit brand has established itself as one of the top app marketing series of conferences. This year they’ll be back in London with adidas, Uber, and many more. For anyone who can’t invest in a whole week conference, App Promotion Summit is perfect for you with their one-day format. 

Dates: April 2, 2020 

Location: London, UK

Tickets and more information: https://apppromotionsummit.com/LONDON/

Hamburg Mobile Summit 

The Hamburg Mobile Summit is for everyone in the mobile apps, gaming, and adtech industries. The confernce is built for anyone from app marketers to publishers to startups and VCs. Sessions will focus on how to grow and monetize your app. 

Dates: April 2, 2020

Tickets and more information: https://www.hmsummit.com/

droidcon Italy 

Calling all android developers. It’s time for droidcon Italy. Here you’ll learn all the newest techniques and advances in android development. There is also a hackathon. 

Dates: April 16-17, 2020 

Location: Turin, Italy 

Tickets and more information: https://it.droidcon.com/2020/

Android Makers Paris 

Another Europe based learning conference for Android developers. Android Makers is taking place in Paris. Get ready for 2 days filled with insights from more than 70 sessions. 

Dates: April 20-21, 2020

Location: Paris, France

Tickets and more information: https://androidmakers.fr/

Reboot Develop Blue Dubrovnik 

Aside from sea and sun, game developers and marketers come to Reboot Develop Blue to take advantage of its boutique structure. That means you’ll be getting hands-on learning in a small environment with 9 different tracks and 175+ speakers. There will also be an indie aware and expo area. 

Dates: April 23-25, 2020 

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia 

Tickets and more information: https://rebootdevelopblue.com/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in May 2020 

Mobile Apps Unlocked (MAU) Las Vegas

MAU Las Vegas one of the biggest app marketing and development conferences

MAU Vegas never fails to bring the party to the mobile app industry. You get to mingle with the best of the best here. The list of speakers come from impressive and well-known companies. That includes recognizable names such as VSCO, Expedia, Slack, Postmates, Amazon, Calm, Bumble, and so much more. The event is invitation only so don’t forget to apply to attend. 

Dates: May 6-7, 2020 

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada  

Tickets and more information: https://mauvegas.com/

OMR Festival Hamburg 

OMR, Online Marketing Rockstars, is Europe’s leading event for all things digital marketing. With more than 150 masterclasses to choose from and 1500 CMOs to connect with, any marketer would benefit from attending the OMR festival. 

Dates: May 12-13, 2020 

Location: Hamburg, Germany 

Tickets and more information https://omr.com/en/omr20/

Google i/O 

The Google presentation that takes place every year. You have to apply to purchase tickets. The application will be open from 2/20 to 2/25. 

Dates: May 12-14, 2020 

Location: Moutain View, California 

Tickets and more information: https://events.google.com/io/

Devoxx London 

Devoxx gathers developers from all over Europe across different fields to cultivate the latest technology advancements and ideas. There will be various sessions covering topics such as Java, Big Data, Architecture, and more. There’s always more to learn at Devoxx. 

Dates: May 13-15, 2020 

Tickets and more information: https://www.devoxx.co.uk/

App Growth Summit Berlin 

App Growth Summit holds their conferences all over the world to reach app developers and marketers everywhere. The Berlin edition offers presentations, panels, rountables, and masterclasses for anyone looking to grow their mobile app and games. 

Dates: May 14, 2020

Location: Berlin, Germany

Tickets and more information: https://appgrowthsummit.com/events/app-growth-summit-berlin-2020/

MMA Impact London 

MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Impact gathers mobile marketers from all over the world to discuss the latest trends in mobile marketing. You’ll hear from Visa, Uber, and Facebook. It’s also a great way to connect with more people in the growing field. 

Dates: May 14, 2020

Location: London, UK

Tickets and more information: https://www.mmaglobal.com/impactlondon2020

DevGAMM Moscow 

DevGAMM is Eastern Europe’s largest game developer conference. It’s an essential event for any game industry professional. This conference welcomes game developers of all levels. So whether you’re an entry-level beginner or seasoned professional, you’ll walk away with valuable knowledge.

Dates: May 14-15, 2020

Location: Moscow, Russia 

Tickets and more information: https://devgamm.com/

Nordic Game Conference Malmo

Nordic Game Conference of NGC is the top event for all those interested in the nordic gaming community. The event has created a close-knit and welcoming environment that is suitable for any mobile game developer, marketer, or publisher. You’ll be engulfed in both big time and small indie games from dawn til dusk. 

Dates: May 27-29, 2020 

Location: Malmo, Sweden

Tickets and more information: https://conf.nordicgame.com/

We Are Developers World Congress Berlin 

we are developers world congress, a app developer conference

The big one for all app developers. This conference reels in more than 10,000 developers from all corners of the earth. You’re sure to learn something new, meet an old friend, and make valuable connections. Looking to disrupt society through development? This is the place for you. 

Dates: May 28-29, 2020

Location: Berlin, Germany 

Tickets and more information: https://www.wearedevelopers.com/events/world-congress/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in June 2020 

Activate San Francisco 

The growth marketing conference of the year. Activate is Iterable’s signature conference that goes outside the box to reach all new levels of marketing. Connect with big time players like adidas, Asana, Evernote, Netflix, and more. 

Dates: June 8-10, 2020

Location: San Francisco, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://iterable.com/activate/

E3 Los Angeles 

E3 needs no introduction. This event definitely lives up to the hype. Every year we see unveilings of gaming technology that beats the last. Want to be the first to see the latest in video and mobile gaming? Then you need to be at E3. 

Dates: June 9-11, 2020 

Location: Los Angeles, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://www.e3expo.com/

Israel Mobile Summit 

Israel Mobile Summit focuses on apps, mobiles games, and adtech in EMEA. In addition to hearing fro international app publishers, you’ll also get a chance to see the latest in Israeli mobile apps and games. 

Dates: June 10, 2020

Locaiton: Tel Aviv, Israel

Tickets and more information: https://www.israelmobilesummit.com/

The Next Web Amsterdam

The next web conference in amsterdam

The Next Web (TNW) is Europe’s leading tech festival. All things technology can be found here. From AI to design, there’s something for everyone. Come meet the leaders in tech and digital marketing. 

Dates: June 18-19, 2020

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Tickets and more information: https://thenextweb.com/conference

App Promotion Summit NYC

Summer in New York City? Count us in, especially when one of the major topics at App Promotion Summit is app store optimization and app store advertising. You’ll get to know companies who are successfully utilizing these app growth strategies as well as the tools behind the success. 

Dates: June 18, 2020

Location: New York City, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://apppromotionsummit.com/NYC/

Mobile Connect San Diego 

Mobile Connect is an invite only forum for senior-level ecommerce and mobile marketers. That means the conversations will be both meaningful and insightful. Connect with other leaders in the mobile marketing field. 

Dates: June 22-24, 2020

Location: San Diego, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://mobileshoppingconnect.wbresearch.com/

White Nights St. Petersburg 

White Nights St. Petersburg has long been one of the largest gaming conferences in Eastern Europe. They get industry leaders like King, Obsidian, and Supercell on their stage. This conference understands that mobile gaming is not all work, it’s also about having fun. That’s why they host 2 networking parties along side the event. 

Dates: June 25-26, 2020 

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia 

Tickets and more information: https://wnconf.com/

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 

Mobile World Congress goes to China with their Shanghai edition. Anyone looking to enter the elusive Chinese market is highly encouraged to attend. The mobile industry in China differs from that of North America and Europe due to bans and restrictions. Learn first-hand what the mobile economy is like in China during MWC Shanghai. 

Dates: June 30 – July 2, 2020 

Location: Shanghai, China 

Tickets and more information: https://www.mwcshanghai.com/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in July 2020 

droidcon Berlin 

droidcon berlin an android app developer conference

Droidcon Berlin is in its 12th edition and longevity really tells you something. This Android developer event started with just 300 attendees and has grown since to more than 1300+ developers. Learn from the experts at this conference. 

Dates: July 1-3, 2020 

Location: Berlin, Germany

Tickets and more information: https://www.berlin.droidcon.com/

Develop:Brighton 

Develop:Brighton is where the game dev community really comes together. Last year they had more than 2700 attendees and this year is expected to be even bigger. Get your gaming studio on top with exclusive insights and expert advice. 

Dates: July 14-16, 2020 

Location: Brighton, UK 

Tickets and more information: https://www.developconference.com/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in August 2020

Gamescom Cologne 

Gamescom is one of the biggest gaming events in the world. This massive event showcases the best of big name and indie gaming. You’ll meet with players, gaming enthusiasts, publishing studios, and many more. Anyone obssessd with mobile gaming will not be disappointed. 

Dates: August 25-29, 2020 

Location: Cologne, Germany 

Tickets and more information: https://www.gamescom.global/

droidcon NYC 

Droidcon returns with it’s 6th edition in NYC to cultivate the Android development community. There will be workshop, codelabs, and more than 70 technical Android talks to take your skills to the next level. 

Dates: August 30 – Sep 1, 2020

Location: New York City, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://www.nyc.droidcon.com/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in September 2020 

Disrupt San Francisco 

Disrupt Conference San Francisco 2020

Disrupt SF is a yearly event hosted by Techcrunch. Attendees get the inside look at where our digital and online ecosystem is headed. There you’ll also mix and mingle with the most promising startups and founders. 

Dates: Sep 14-16, 2020 

Location: San Francisco, USA

Tickets and more information: https://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2020/

Mobile Growth Summit Berlin 

Mobile Growth Summit brings their energy to Europe with their Berlin edition. It’ll be 2 days packed with mobile growth topics such as app store optimization, app advertising, and more. 

Dates: Sep 16-17, 2020

Location: Berlin, Germany 

Tickets and more information: https://www.mobilegrowthsummit.com/events/europe

DMEXCO Cologne 

DMEXCO is EMEA’s largest digital marketing and tech event. Hot topics of this year will be virtual influencers, evaluating new markets in an ever-changing world, ar and vr applications traditional work places and more. 

Dates: Sep 23-24, 2020 

Location: Cologne, Germany 

Tickets and more information: https://dmexco.com/

Tokyo Game Show 

Want to see where gaming in Asia is going? The Tokyo Game Show is a can’t miss. The event brings together players and publishers to showcase the best of gaming. 

Dates: Sep 24-27, 2020

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Tickets and more information: https://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2019/en/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in October 2020

Gamescom Asia 

Another big hitter in the gaming industry. Asia is a powerhouse when it comes to both game development as well as consumption. There’s no better place to be in front of the gaming industry than Gamescom Asia. Mobile gaming enthusiasts are definitely welcome here. 

Dates: Oct 15-18, 2020 

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Tickets and more information: https://gamescom.asia/

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 

PGC is back at it, this time in Helsinki. You’ll surely connect with the up and coming nordic game developers, publishers, and marketers. Here’s your chance to see for yourself what the nordic game hype is all about. 

Date: Oct 29-30, 2020 

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Tickets and more information: https://www.pgconnects.com/helsinki/ 

App Growth Summit San Francisco 

App Growth Summit SF is going to touch on every topic that you need to achieve app success. The event combines app marketing, product, and data issues all into one power packed day. It’s invite only and provides a limited-vendor VIP environment. 

Dates: Oct 22, 2020 

Location: San Francisco, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://appgrowthsummit.com/events/app-growth-summit-sf-2020/

Mobile World Congress Los Angeles 

MWC LA is a newcomer but considering the impact that MWC Barcelona has, there’s no doubt this event will be just as awesome. You’ll encounter current tech topics such as 5G, IoT, and disruptive innovation. 

Dates: Oct 28-30, 2020 

Location: Los Angeles, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://www.mwclosangeles.com/

droidcon London 

Droidcon London comes back for the 11th time. There will be more than 1800 Android developers this year. Miss it and you’ll be missing valuable lessons, inspirations, and connections. 

Dates: Oct 29-30, 2020 

Location: London, UK

Tickets and more information: https://www.london.droidcon.com/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in November 2020 

Mobile One Paris 

MobileOne an app marketing and development conference

Mobile One is the mobile European destination. Everyone in the mobile industry comes together in Paris for 2 whole days of innovation and networking. Explore the European mobile landscape here. 

Dates: Nov 3-4, 2020 

Location: Paris, France

Tickets and more information: https://www.mobile.one/

Devoxx Belgium

Devoxx Belgium is a huge conference for developers. You’ll be among 3300 other attendees learning everything there is to know about development. In addition, once you attend you’ll become part of the Devoxx community which spans across Belgium, France, UK, Poland, Morocco, and the Ukraine. 

Dates: Nov 9-13, 2020 

Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Tickets and more information: https://devoxx.be/

App Growth Summit Singapore 

App Growth Summit Singapore will get you up to date on all there is to know about app growth and marketing in the APAC region. Get ready for intimate sessions and insightful sessions. This event is invite only. 

Dates: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Tickets and more information: https://appgrowthsummit.com/events/app-growth-summit-singapore-2020/

App Marketing and Development Conferences in December 2020 

App Promotion Summit Berlin 

App Promotion Summit Berlin, app marketing and development conference

The biggest and baddest of all App Promotion Summit. Here’s Berlin back at it again. The conference will cover all app growth and marketing topics. What’s special is that in Berlin there will be the annual App Growth Awards, recognizing top players in the field. 

Dates: Dec 3, 2020 

Location: Berlin, Germany 

Tickets and more information: https://apppromotionsummit.com/BERLIN/

To Be Announced 

Casual Connect London 

At Casual Connect, game developers and publishers come together to build great games. The conference aims to combine creativity with business ideas to help you create the best of the gaming industry. In addition to the conference, there will also be an indie prize and dev showcase focusing on the independent gaming platforms 

Dates: TBA 

Location: London, UK

Tickets and more information: https://europe.connect.gamedaily.biz/

Apple’s WWDC 

The famed Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will return in 2020. However, details have not yet been released. We’ll update this listing once more information is available. 

Dates: TBA 

Location: San Jose, California, USA 

Tickets and more information: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc19/

GameDaily Connect Asia 

GameDaily Connect pairs the ceativity of the gaming industry with digital innovation and investment in pursuit of the next gaming superstars. Attendees will get a close look into the gaming economy of the Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau regions. 

Dates: TBA 

Location: Shenzhen, China

Tickets and more information: https://asia.connect.gamedaily.biz/

Applause Barcelona 

Applause is a mobile growth and app marketing conference. Dates have not yet been released for 2020. 

Dates: TBA 

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Tickets and more information: https://applause.io/

Summary

Did we miss any events? Let us know and we’ll be sure to add it to the list. We hope to see you at some of these awesome conferences throughout the year. If you see our team walking around, don’t be shy and come say hi!

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