Tiga opens fund for UK developers at trade shows

Tiga opens fund for UK developers at trade shows

By Ed Fear

January 12th 2009 at 9:37AM

Over £125k secured from UK Trade & Investment

Tiga has opened a £125,600 fund to support UK businesses exhibiting at trade shows in 2009 and 2010.

The money, which was secured from UK Trade & Investment, is available for those developers looking to exhibit at GamesCom in Cologne and Tokyo Game Show in September, Game Connection Europe in November and 2010’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

“Tiga will intensify its engagement with policy makers, maximise our industry’s media profile and strengthen the range of benefits available to Tiga members throughout 2009,” said Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga.

“One of Tiga’s principal objectives is to build a range of services that make a real difference to games businesses in order to enhance their opportunities for growth. This in turn will help to realise our vision of making the UK the best place in the world to do games business. As an accredited trade organisation, Tiga can work with UKTI’s Tradeshow Access Programme in supporting UK businesses looking to exhibit at overseas trade shows.

“I am delighted that Tiga will be able to help many games businesses and am grateful to UKTI for their confidence in and support for the UK games development sector,” he added.