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UK's Department for International Trade at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018

SXSW is a world class destination for discovery and endless opportunities to foster business development and professional growth alike. The 10 day festival has an estimated 300,000 visitors. From entrepreneurs and investors to cutting-edge digital disruptors - this is the perfect audience for you to demonstrate your company's creativity, expertise, technology and innovation offering.

UK delegates make up the largest international contingent at the event. In 2016 there were more than 1500+ delegates from the UK. Approximately 65% of these delegates were registered for SXSW Interactive (incl. Gaming, Ad Agencies, Startups, etc), 27% for SXSW Music and 3% for the SXSW Film festival. The remaining 5% were media delegates representing a wide variety of UK print, radio, TV and online outlets. A further 48 UK companies registered for the SXSW EDU 2017, the education conference which immediately precedes the main SXSW festivals.

DIT at SXSW will be a showcase of market ready UK SME companies that demonstrate creativity, expertise, technology and innovation. The Mission will also highlight home grown talent.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dates:

DIT@SXSW Trade Mission: 10-14 March 2018

SXSW Event: 9-18 March 2018

For further information on SXSW click here

The US as a priority market

Through the mission and DIT presence at the event, opportunities will be created within the US as a priority market and also give access to an international audience. 

Promotion of the UK

Visibility at a world leading event will also reinforce and promote the UK as a world leader in a competitive international market, this will be amplified through a marketing campaign pre, during and post event.

APPLY

Please note that the deadline to apply is 14 January 2018.  Applications will be evaluated and successful applicants will be notified prior to 22 January 2018.

 
 
 
 

What is SXSW?

 

 

What is SXSW?

SXSW merges a first-rate film festival with one of the fastest growing trade events in the digital space, and one of the world's largest music festivals. It’s a cross-sectoral creative and interactive event featuring digital, film and music.

For further information click here

 

Why attend?

 

 

Why attend?

From entrepreneurs and investors to cutting-edge digital disruptors – this is the perfect audience for you to demonstrate your company’s creativity, expertise, technology and innovation offering.

 

Where does it take place?

 

 

Where does it take place?

South by Southwest is held at various venues throughout Austin, Texas.

 

When does it take place?

When does it take place?

DIT@SXSW Trade Mission:

10-14 March 2018

SXSW Event:

9-18 March 2018