TIGA CEO and Ed Vaizey speak at The Digital Media Conference

TIGA Chief Executive, Dr. Richard Wilson, and Creative Industries Minister, Ed Vaizey, were among the speakers at The Digital Media Conference today. The conference covered a variety of digital industries including media, content, games, telecoms, software and IT.

Dr. Richard Wilson was sharing his expertise from the games industry by chairing a session on Production as a Global Business. The session covered whether globalisation was good or bad for the UK and whether regulation helps or hinders global trade.

Dr. Richard Wilson commented:

The Digital Media Conference was an excellent opportunity to share and promote the games industry to a digital industries audience. The topic of globalisation is very pertinent for our domestic industry. The continued risks of a brain drain of British talent because of our uncompetitive games business environment due to a lack of Games Tax Relief are very concerning. Whilst the Government was right to introduce the reforms to the R&D Tax Credits we campaigned for, we continue to swim against the tide internationally.”

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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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