Get ready for GDC 2016 with Ukie

GDC 2016 is fast approaching

It's only six weeks until the UK games industry start filling the flights to San Francisco for GDC, the biggest and most established games industry event in the world. Ukie is once again running the UK industry stand, taking out some of the biggest names in UK games to meet international counterparts to exchange ideas, network, attract funding, pitch to investors, and shape the future of industry. 

This year, we're taking out a record number of businesses to the biggest UK stand to date. 

You'll find the UK stand in South Hall Zone 1 #1016 surrounded by some huge names in games: our neighbours include Oculus VR, Sony, Unity Technologies, Epic Games, Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Exclusive Webinar: Make the most of your time in San Francisco 

Ukie have teamed up with UKTI San Francisco to host an entertaining and informative webinar to get all attendees ready for the expo. You'll learn how to make the most of your time at GDC, with helpful advice about what to expect at the conference, how to pitch to publishers, how to access funding, the emerging trends in games and VR, plus tips on how to network effectively.

The webinar will be moderated by UKTI's Games Specialist Tony Hughes and will feature industry guests including Jason Smith, a UK entrepreneur who set up his own games studio and is now working with Sony. 

When: Thursday 11 February 4-5pm 

Register for the webinar here

What's on the UK stand? 

On the stand, exhibitors will be looked after by the experienced and lovely Ukie team, who will take care of all aspects of the stand management. All stand exhibitors have to do is turn up ready to get meeting people and doing business! 

We have a very limited number of exhibitor packages still available, so if you're still thinking about coming along to San Francisco with Ukie, check out the package options here

We also have some sponsorship options for UK businesses, as well as advert space in our much-read Ukie Times stand newspaper, so if you want to spread the word of your brand whether you can attend the conference or not. Speak to Alexa to discuss how we can promote your business on the stand. 

The Ukie UK industry drinks reception

As always, Ukie will host the UK industry drinks reception, which this year will be sponsored by UKTI, Games London, and The Northern Powerhouse. This year's reception is conveniently at the Moscone Centre, directly above the conference itself. The UK industry drinks reception is the best way for exhibitors to network, meeting other names from both the UK and international games businesses at an informal and fun event with a free bar! 

Registration for the drinks reception will be open shortly!