TIGA appointed official partner for gamescom show in Cologne

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has been named as the official partner for this year’s gamescom event in Cologne and the UK will be the official partner country. TIGA will oversee the UK's official presence and promotion throughout gamescom. This will give a massive boost to the entire UK games industry as it prepares for gamescom, which runs from August 17th - 21st.

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:

“At TIGA our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. So we are delighted to be the official partner of gamescom, one of the world’s critical trade fairs for the video games industry. The UK is one of the world’s creative hubs and a global centre for video game development. Partner status will demonstrate to the global video games industry that the UK is at the heart of video game, creativity, development and innovation.”

“TIGA, the UK’s only officially accredited trade association for the video game sector, will be working with UKT&I to support a score of games businesses to attend gamescom via the Trade Show Access Programme. We look forward to championing the UK video games sector and to working as the official partner of gamescom.”

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Notes to editors:

About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an Investors in People organisation.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.  We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members.  This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on 07875939643: or email richard.wilson@tiga.org ; or contact David Hodges on 02070911653 


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