TIGA Offers Exhibitor Funding for GDC and Game Connection @GDC 2011

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:

“The UK video games development sector is a successful export industry and TIGA is committed to helping developers build on their excellent track record. TIGA, as an accredited trade association, works with UKT&I to operate the Tradeshow Access Programme, a scheme which supports UK businesses to exhibit at overseas tradeshows by providing eligible firms with grants. We look forward to supporting more UK developers at GDC or Game Connection @ GDC 2011.”

TIGA is proud to be an official trade partner for both events.

    <*> Game Connection@ GDC is back with its 8th edition in San Francisco, USA, March 1-3, 2011 <*> GDC returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco February 28th-4th March, 2011
The Game Developers Conference is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking. Join a global community of programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers as they convene together to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. TIGA is offering advice and assistance to UK companies who wish to access funding to attend GDC and Game Connection this year. The funding applies only to those wishing to exhibit. For more information please contact Vanessa@tiga.org.

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’ accredited 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 Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org

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