International Trade Activities

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, GDC San Francisco and China Joy.

Our next show is Gamescom & devcom in August 2020

Ukie will be managing a virtual UK area within both shows (gamescom is b2C and devcom b2b) to showcase the great work of developers, publishers and service companies in the UK and to connect them to potential partners.

Companies are encouraged to purchase the Ukie exhibitor package which includes

  • Access to two great business matchmaking tools; the official devcom app delivered by PINE and also the MeetToMatch system. This will give you maximum opportunity to fill your schedules with impactful meetings
  • Inclusion in the UK showcase area at devcom; your profile and video content will be presented to potential business contacts to generate opportunities
  • Inclusion in the Ukie social programme; after the day of meetings has been concluded, hang out with other UK companies and visitors for networking and to catch up with friends and meet new people
  • Opportunity to join virtual dinners, quizzes and additional fun activities

Booking forms are available from sam@ukie.org.uk

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.

Trade Mission Tips 

Effective communication is essential to the success of any business venture. But more than just the language spoken, it’s how the message is conveyed that’s important. Our partner Crayfish.io have created an easy to use Q&A guide on cultural tips when visiting China. This can be found here.

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.

 

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. 

UKTI Great Campaign Lord of the RingsUKTI Great Campaign WormsUKTI Great Campaign RuneScapeUKTI Great Campaign image LittleBigPlanetUKTI Great Campaign Moshi MonstersUKTI Great Campaign Batman Arkham KnightUKTI Great Campaign Lumino CityUKTI Great Campaign Monument ValleyUKTI Great Campaign Farm Heroes Saga