16 January 2014 - London, United Kingdom – Ukie also makes UKTI grants available for SMEs towards to exhibiting costs on UK stand at GDC (at the Expo) and Game Connection San Francisco.
Ukie has announced its new packages to help UK games business attend this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) San Francisco and Game Connection America as part of the UK industry presence on the GDC Expo floor.
The new packages give companies the chance to exhibit in the main Expo at GDC for as little as £2000, or for free if they qualify for a UKTI grant, by booking early. The UK industry stand at GDC will provide space for businesses to demo and hold meetings. Ukie is also offering a special rate for UK companies who want to attend Game Connection.
Games businesses can find Ukie’s full GDC and Game Connection package list here:
Ukie is also the UKTI accredited trade body for the UK games industry. This means Ukie can help SMEs to attend overseas events under UKTI’s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), providing a limited number of grants of up to £2000 that can be used across both GDC and Game Connection for exhibition costs.
As part of a further partnership, Ukie members will also be able to take advantage of an exclusive offer for currency conversion through Halo Financial. On top of 0% commission, Halo Financial are offering no transfer fees on any currency transfer above $2000, which is better than bank commission rates.
CEO Dr Jo Twist said “Being part of the UK stand gives our industry and the great talent we have a collective identity and helps shine the spotlight on the opportunities our sector offers. Being able to offer UK games businesses discounted and hassle free exhibiting and meeting space on the UK stand at GDC and Game Connection San Francisco makes it easier for companies to reach new markets and make deals that generate new business.”
For more information on packages and discounts, UKTI TAP funding, local UKTI travel grants, and our exclusive Halo financial member offer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or Ukie (pronounced YOU-KEY) is a trade body that aims to support, grow and promote the whole of the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. Founded in 2010 (although formerly known as ELSPA), Ukie’s membership includes all the major UK and global games publishers and the best of UK development talent - from promising start-ups to some of the biggest, most successful studios operating in the UK today.
We also have distributors, academic institutions, new publishers, and media outlets that are integral to the lifeblood of the industry as part of the family.
Ukie works with government to champion a range of issues including age ratings, education and skills, access to finance and protecting intellectual property rights. It also works with the media to ensure true and accurate representation of the sector by raising awareness of the industry’s positive economic contribution and the societal benefits of gaming to policy makers, regulators and consumers.
One of Ukie’s key roles is to support its members by providing them with key market information, promoting careers and offering the business support services, training and best-practice knowledge to enable them to operate most effectively.
We also offer a comprehensive events programme to give the games industry access to key information, leading industry figures and give everyone the chance to network. You can see our events programme here http://ukie.org.uk/events
In addition, Ukie compiles weekly, monthly and annual retail charts and sales reports for the UK market.