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Every spring San Francisco hosts GDC – The Game Developers Conference, the world’s largest and longest running professionals-only game industry event.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) invites UK game industry pioneers to apply to participate in UK@GDC Showcase & Lunch. Ideal participants are indie game studios, middleware, tool, or service companies who are seeking to develop their US business strategy.

Only 40 Participants will be selected to showcase their business to key decision makers from leading US Game Portals, Publishers, Distributors, Investors and Media, with the purpose of exploring market opportunities and crafting strategic relationships.

In previous years representatives from Electronic Arts, Facebook, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and Apple have attended UK Trade & Investment events during GDC. We expect them to return again this year. 


Apply now to join UK@GDC 2013: Showcase & Lunch! Deadline to apply is 
 1 March 2013
. Applications will be reviewed and participants selected by an elite group of VCs, industry leaders, with input from UK Trade & Investment. Successful candidates will be notified of their selection by 4 March 2013.

Showcasing Participants:

Each selected company will have a tabletop demonstration stand and signage at the networking event to showcase their product or service. Companies will be clustered by game genre and service. Profiles of participating companies will also be included in a promotional brochure. 

  Discounted Registration: £100 (plus VAT)  

Companies are responsible for their travel costs. Ask your International Trade Adviser (ITA) whether any financial assistance is available to your company.

Don’t know your ITA? Contact Arthine van Duyne at arthine.vanduyne@fco.gov.uk to be introduced and ask questions.


Please click here to view the conditions for participation in trade missions sponsored by UKTI.


UK@GDC 2013: Showcase & Lunch activities will be delivered through UKTI’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). Once you are accepted onto the mission, UKTI will create an OMIS account for you. In order to participate in the mission, you will need to log on to your OMIS account, accept the “workplan” (contract for mission activities), and make payment of the £100 (excluding VAT) registration fee with a credit card, debit card, or bank transfer. If you wish to pay by cheque, you will need to contact your International Trade Adviser, who will be named on your OMIS account.

Payment must be received by 8 March 2013 to guarantee your space in the Showcase.

  Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) - Fine Print: The OMIS is provided by the Commercial Departments of Diplomatic Service Posts overseas as part of the joint trade development operation, UK Trade & Investment (“UKTI”), of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“the FCO”) and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (“BIS”). Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that information provided through OMIS is accurate, these Commercial Departments, UKTI, the FCO and BIS accept no liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements in such information and accept no responsibility as to the standing of any firm, company or individual mentioned. Any party interested in the goods or services provided by any company referred to in OMIS material should undertake their own research and should not consider a reference in OMIS material to be an endorsement of any goods, services or companies mentioned.  
UK Trade & Investment is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK's dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business. www.ukti.gov.uk
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Have questions about UK@GDC 2013: Showcase & Lunch? Contact UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and AFCEA New York


540 Howard Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, 94105


UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and AFCEA New York

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government Department that helps US and UK based companies fast-track the investigation, development and excellence of trans-Atlantic business operations.

For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment

AFCEA is an international organization established in 1946 that serves its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information. AFCEA is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. The New York Founders chapter is responsible for carrying out the mission of AFCEA in the metropolitan New York area.

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