Global games development firms descend on UK

Representatives from 55 companies to visit Manchester and Brighton
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UK Trade & Investment is bringing a delegation of 55 games companies from around the world to Manchester and Brighton, UK next week.

The events give local companies a chance to exhibit their wares to companies from Japan, China, Australia, South America and Europe.

The representatives will be visiting the City of Manchester Stadium from July 23rd-24th, before heading to Brighton to coincide with the Develop conference.

Margaret Bourke, a technology sector expert at UKTI's north west international trade team, told the Manchester Evening News: "This event is a huge opportunity for local games producers.

“It provides a cost-efficient and highly effective way for them to showcase their products and meet the people who are in a real position to make decisions to do business with them. These overseas companies are here because they want to see what is available in the UK."

To find out more, head to the UK Trade & Investment website.



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