International Trade Activities

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Ukie is here to support the trade activities of its members and the wider games community. This includes supporting businesses with market knowledge and access to international markets. Here is a summary of some of the current and forthcoming opportunities to develop your trade and investment activities.

International trade shows

Ukie organises UK industry stands at major global games events to encourage international trade and investment opportunities. Many events are supported with grants for companies choosing to exhibit and showcase their games, including Gamescom Cologne and GDC San Francisco. Upcoming trade shows include:

China Joy

27 - 29 July 2017 - Shanghai, China

Ukie will be hosting its first ever B2B stand at ChinaJoy in Shanghai in July.

We will soon have a great selection of exhibitor packages on offer with Ukie taking care of all aspects of stand management (design, build, furniture, marketing) and will have an experienced team on hand to run the stand and the reception area. All our exhibitors will need to do is turn up with their schedules and get to work!

Contact us to register your interest

 

gamescom

22 - 24 August 2017 - Cologne, Germany

Ukie will, once again, be managing the UK industry stand at gamescom in Cologne in August 2017 (22-24 August).

We have great exhibitor packages on offer; Ukie will take care of all aspects of stand management (design, build, furniture, marketing) and will have an experienced team on hand to run the stand and the reception area. All our exhibitors will need to do is turn up with their schedules and get to work!

View the packages and book your space here

 

GDC

21 - 23 March 2018 - San Francisco, USA

Ukie will, once again, be managing the UK industry stand at GDC in San Francisco in March 2018 (21-23 March).

We have great exhibitor packages on offer; Ukie will take care of all aspects of stand management (design, build, furniture, marketing) and will have an experienced team on hand to run the stand and the reception area. All our exhibitors will need to do is turn up with their schedules and get to work!

Contact us to register your interest

Trade missions

Ukie organises trade missions to emerging markets in conjunction with DIT. We use DIT staff in post to support networking and market access. Our most recent missions were China Joy in Shanghai and G Star in Korea.

Department for International Trade support

Department for International Trade

Ukie is the exclusive DIT accredited trade body for our sector. DIT offers a series of resources to support your trade activities. These include;
 

View a summary of all DIT trade activities

gov.uk/government/collections/uk-trade-and-investment-services-for-exporters
 

Talk to a DIT Export adviser

Get support from a specialist regional international trade advisor
greatbusiness.gov.uk/ukti/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=UKTI
 

Export finance and insurance

UK Export Finance is the UK’s official export credit agency.  It helps UK exporters by ‘underwriting’ bank loans offered to overseas buyers of UK products and services.

Find out more UK Export Finance products and services.
 

Accessing business opportunities

DIT publishes a large number of creative business opportunities every month. Sign up to receive free regular business opportunity alerts.
 

Export Marketing Research Scheme

This scheme gives your company free independent advice on how to carry out marketing research. It can also provide financial support for your marketing research project in certain circumstances. Click here for information.

Be Creative! Pitch to Win

Calling London creative companies and sole-traders! We want to help you find international buyers. Tell us how you would use up to £500 to secure a sale from overseas, and you could be on your way to your chosen tradeshow, event, or meeting with help from Department for International Trade (DIT).

If you are considering exporting as the next great step for your company, or have already traded overseas but not substantially, DIT London Region’s Be Creative! Pitch to Win workshops are the perfect starting point. This series of bespoke sales workshops will offer you an opportunity to learn how to present your business and close a sale. You will also be offered one of 50 grants of up to £500, which you can use to win business in various ways, e.g. exhibiting at an overseas tradeshow; visit to a country for a prospecting activity or contract closing; attending events, etc.

The first Be Creative! Pitch to Win workshops will be held on 20 July, so hurry up and register. All sessions will take place in Central London.

To find out more, and to register, click here.

GREAT campaign: Flying the flag for the UK

The GREAT Britain campaign is a government funded multimillion pound international marketing campaign which showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer in creative industries. It is designed to encourage people to do business in the UK. We look after the games images which are featured as part of the campaign. 

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