British trade body Ukie arrive in San Francisco today to set up the biggest ever UK stand at GDC, to showcase the best of British games talent. Ukie is bringing more than 40 businesses to meet and demo their games on the official UK industry stand, giving them discounted, hassle free exhibitor space and marketing support at the Expo.
Ukie is the accredited trade body for UK trade and investment (UKTI) for GDC SF, GameConnection SF, and Gamescom in Cologne, and have saved UK games businesses who are attending GDC SF this year over £50,000 by securing grants from the UKTI.
The UK industry stand highlights include:
- The Great British VIP Drinks reception hosted by UKTI & Ukie and sponsored by Multiplay at the British Consulate.
- UKTI-hosted hospitality area for exhibitors and guests including catering and refreshments all day.
- Publisher, platform and developer one to one sessions running throughout the conference organised by Ukie and UKTI.
- An exclusive UK industry app featuring a comprehensive list of all UK businesses present on the stand and Ukie members across the UK.
Ukie CEO, Dr Jo Twist said: “We are delighted to be representing the UK with more than 40 companies on the Expo floor this year, flying the flag for our Great British talent. GDC is such an important event in developers’ calendars and we have saved UK devs more than £50,000 in exhibiting costs.
“Key trade shows like GDC give the sector a crucial platform to do business, to attract investment, interest and generate business for UK companies. With the tax production credits hopefully on the horizon, there has never been a better time to do business in the UK.”
Priya Guha, British Consul General in San Francisco said: “The UK industry’s largest ever stand at the Game Developers Conference expo reflects the growing size and importance of Britain’s digital entertainment industry. It is innovative and world leading and shows the UK’s predominance in gaming.
“It has been great working so closely with UK Interactive Entertainment this year. UKTI are also pleased to be able to provide the hospitality area for the 40 UK exhibitors and their guests and to host the Britain is GREAT VIP drinks reception at the British Consulate, along with the support of Ukie and UK games company, Multiplay.”
The UK stand can be found in Moscone South Hall number #814 on the expo floor.
A full list of businesses on the UK stand can be found below:
Blue Bear Games
Born Ready Games
Tangentix / Game Sessions
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