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:
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.
01 - 03 March 2017 - San Francisco, USA
Ukie will, once again, be managing a UK industry stand at GDC in San Francisco in March 2017 (1-3 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!
Market education events
Ukie organises ‘Introduction to Market’ events to give you relevant data, analysis and case studies from your peers on all major and emerging markets. Previous events include trading in China, South Korea and the Latin American markets. Upcoming events TBC.
Department for International Trade support
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
Talk to a DIT Export adviser
Get support from a specialist regional international trade advisor
- View recent webinars on international trade – multi-sector
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.
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.