Ukie announces International Games Growth & Investment Summit as part of International Business Festival

Ukie announces International Games Growth & Investment Summit as part of International Business Festival

5th March 2018 - London, United Kingdom –

Ukie today announced that it will be running an International Games Growth & Investment Summit as part of this year’s Liverpool-based International Business Festival. The exclusive event will take place on 27th June 2018 and will be a key part of the annual Festival’s Creative Industries strand, bringing together a select group of the UK’s best games, interactive entertainment and technology businesses with leading UK and international investors.

In addition to a number of individually match-made pitching sessions, the Summit will also feature a programme of content from senior industry figures, designed to help ambitious up-and-coming studios to develop their own export and pitching strategies, as well as providing the opportunity to network with the visiting investors.

The UK continues to be home to some of the world’s best game businesses, internationally successful IP, and cutting edge technology providers. Following on from Ukie’s successful inward investment activities over many years, this event will provide a perfect opportunity for high-quality investors to meet the most exciting creative technology talent in the country.

Applications for developers seeking investment will open in early April, but interested businesses can sign up now to receive early notice of the system going live. Please head here to register your interest.

Investors interested in taking part should email for additional information.

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About UKIE

Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) is the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry. A not-for-profit, it represents businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to large multinational developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile apps, consoles, PC, eSports, VR and AR.

Ukie aims to support, grow and promote member businesses and the wider UK games and interactive entertainment industry by optimising the economic, cultural, political and social environment needed for businesses to thrive.

Ukie works closely with the sector to influence government and decision makers, lobbying successfully for the 2014 Video Games Tax Relief, the UK Games Fund, and the Next Gen Skills campaign which resulted in a new Computer Science Curriculum. Ukie makes connections for businesses and help them access the opportunities a digital economy offers, via a successful International Tradeprogramme, running UK Games Industry stands at the biggest international industry events.

It promotes the industry by working with the media to raise awareness of the sector’s positive cultural and economic contribution, as well as the societal benefits of games. Ukie runs, where families can learn about safe and sensible online practices, parental controls and age ratings.

Ukie’s skills work serves to increase inclusion and diversity, advocating a STEAMapproach to education. Initiatives include the Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), Video Games Ambassadors (VGAs), a Student Membership scheme, and a professional development programme. 

Ukie commissioned the Blueprint for Growth report in 2015, an independent review of the UK games industry with recommendations for decision makers in Parliament for how the industry can grow.

In 2016 Ukie partnered with Film London to deliver Games London, a ground breaking new three-year programme to promote the UK as the games capital of the world, the focal point of which is the annual London Games Festival.

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