TIGA Takes Record UK Delegation to GDC

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:“The UK game development sector is an export success story. A typical game developer generates 62 per cent of their turnover through the export of games. Attending overseas trade shows helps game developers to maximise their export potential. TIGA is delighted to be an accredited trade association, working with UKT&I, to enable UK developers to achieve success at GDC.”

UK companies attending GDC as part of the delegation are: 4T2 Multimedia, Centroid UK, Comufy, Crisp Thinkin g, Eutechnyx, Finblade, Firebrand Games, GamesAnalytics, ICO Partners, Loxley Royalties Management, Mediatonic, Outsource Media, Rebellion, Saintxi, Sheridans, Strawdog Studios, Tag Games, Turbulenz and Universally Speaking. For more information on these companies visit www.tiga.org.

In 2011 UKTI and TIGA are also providing exhibitor funding support for E3, Gamescom and Game Connection Lyon. If you would like to apply for a grant please contact Vanessa@tiga.org.

British Airways and UKTI are providing a 15% Discount Offer to all SMEs attending TAP supported events, whether or not they have TAP grant. SMEs no longer need to use the flight for a specific TAP event. You can use it for business purposes later in the year if you wish. If you are interested please access the application form on www.ukan.uktradeinvest.gov.uk

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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’ 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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