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Game Connection Europe 2008

Tiga helping UK developers attend this week's event in Lyon.

Immediate release

November 3rd 2008

This week Tiga will be helping to support the UK’s largest Group ever to attend Game Connection Europe in Lyon. Tiga has secured significant financial assistance from UKT&I for 13 UK games businesses attending the trade show.

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said:

“One of Tiga’s principal activities is to develop services that enhance the competitiveness of Tiga members. This will help to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Our aim is to build a package of services that make a material difference to games businesses and so strengthen their long term growth prospects.

“Tiga has recently been awarded accreditation status to work with UKT&I’s Tradeshow Access Programme in delivering support to UK businesses exhibiting at overseas trade shows. As an accredited trade organisation, Tiga can provide substantial financial assistance for games developers, technology and middleware providers attending trade shows. I am delighted therefore that we have been able to secure significant financial assistance from UKT&I to support 36% of the UK Group to Games Connection Europe.

“I look forward to meeting all of the UK games businesses attending Games Connection Europe this week. I hope that Tiga will be able to support even more businesses at other trade shows in the future.”

Ends

Notes to editors:

1. Tiga is the national trade association that represents games developers in the UK and in Europe. We have 160 members, the majority of whom are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and university departments that are members.

2. Tiga's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that Tiga members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

3. For further information, please contact: Dr Richard Wilson, Tiga CEO on: 0845 0941095; Mob: 07875 939643; or: Email: richard.wilson@tiga.org.

4. Game Connection Europe 2008, takes place between November 5th and 7th in Lyon, France. For more information about the event, please see: www.game-connection.com; or email Eric Lacroix, Sales Manager at: elacroix@game-connection.com. Or contact him at: 33 Rue de la République, 69002 Lyon – France; tel: +33 (0)472 444 420; Direct: 427 / Fax: +33 (0)4 26 29 98 68

 

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