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Join this Midlands Engine visit to the leading games industry and next generation technology show in San Francisco. This visit is designed specifically for companies based in the Midlands working in the gaming sector...

Why GDC?

GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with five days of education, inspiration, and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals,business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and immersive experiences.

The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine.

Attendees can use GDC Connect business matchmaking to set up meetings and explore new partnerships and business opportunities.

Market highlights:

  • 64% of the US population 13+ play video games

  • There are 3,090 games companies in the US

  • The US computer and video games industry generated $30.4 billion in revenue in 2016

  • Video game software grew 6% to $24.5 billion in 2016

What are the benefits of joining a Midlands Engine visit?

  • A number of tailored individual meetings will be arranged for each company as standard

  • Benefit from the support of Trade Advisers throughout your visit, who have years of experience assisting British companies in the US

  • Open doors and boost credibility by being part of a British Government associated visit

  • Attend a drinks reception, network and display your product/service literature at GDC on a dedicated Midlands Engine area within the UKIE Pavilion

  • DIT support before, during, and after your visit to ensure that the trip is a success and that you have a clear understanding of the next steps you need to take

  • 'Expo Plus' GDC Conference passes

  • Your business profile will be listed within the UKIE stand guide booklet

Provisional programme:

Sunday 17th March – Arrive in San Francisco ready for the programme to begin on Monday

Monday 18th March (AM) – Breakfast briefing session hosted by the DIT team in San Francisco

Monday 18th March – Tuesday 19th March – Pre-arranged 1:1 meetings with invited buyers and key players in the market

Tuesday 19th March – Exclusive DIT networking reception

Wednesday 20th March – Friday 22nd March – Presence on Midlands Engine Exhibition stand within the UKIE Pavilion with access to enclosed room to have meetings and network

Wednesday 20th March (PM) – Attend UKIE networking reception at GDC

Friday 22nd March (PM) – Programme ends

What will it cost?

A charge of £605 + VAT is applicable for each organisation which will cover your tailored programme and 1:1 meeting facilitation for one delegate. This charge will be offset with a travel grant of £625 available for companies in the Midlands Engine area who meet the required eligibility criteria as detailed on the application form.

Register your interest:

Register your interest in joining this visit today, free and without obligation. For any queries please contact Cheryl Boxall, International Trade Adviser: cheryl.boxall@mobile.trade.gov.uk or call the central team on 0345 222 0159.

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