TIGA at Develop Conference

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK’s games industry, is offering small businesses attending the Develop Conference in Brighton (June 14-16) a special ten per cent discount if they become a TIGA member in the month of July 2009.

The special offer is available to developers and affiliate industries with less than nine staff members who wish to join TIGA as a Copper or Bronze member.

Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO stated:

TIGA’s vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. By joining TIGA small businesses can increase their profile within the industry, ensure they are effectively represented in Parliament and Government and that their voice is heard in the media. Members also receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.”

“New platforms including mobile, iPhone, XBLA and Facebook are increasing the opportunities for small developers. At TIGA we are committed to showcasing these companies; as part of the Play Together initiatives we will be profiling businesses who have been trading for less than two years.”

If you are a small business and would like more information on the special Develop Conference offer to join TIGA please call Nisha Valand, Head of Member services on +44 (0) 845 0941095, nisha@tiga.org, or visit us on the TIGA stand within the Develop Conference Expo (Hilton Hotel, July 15-16, 2009).

In addition to the special Develop offer for small businesses TIGA will also be hosting a number of events during the Develop Conference.

Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, will be giving the keynote speech at the Develop Conference’s Games EDU (Tuesday July 14, 2009 at 09:45-10:15am). The session will look at education and skills challenges facing the games industry and discuss how TIGA is taking a structured approach to helping development studios, universities and other organisations achieve strong links through the Play Together program.

Finally, TIGA is hosting a breakfast meeting (Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 08:30-09:30am) as part of the main Develop Conference. The theme of the event is“Innovating In A Recession” and includes talks from Gina Fegan, CEO of SEMN, Jonathan Sapsed, Brighton University, John Cass, Imperial University (CITIN), and Richard Wilson. To attend this event please contact Nisha Valand, Head of Member services on +44 (0) 845 0941095, nisha@tiga.org.

For more information on the Develop Conference visit www.develop-conference.com.

Notes to editors:

1. 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 outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.

2. 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: 0845 0941095; Mob: 07875 939643; or Email: richard.wilson@tiga.org, or, Eva Whitlow, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814039 983, or email eva@tiga.org.


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