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UK’s department for international trade looking for Sheffield companies to join them at SXSW 2019

The South by Southwest festival takes place in March 2019 and is an opportunity to put your business on an international stage.

If you’re thinking of attending SXSW 2019, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is looking for businesses from Sheffield’s digital sector to join its delegation in Texas. This has potential to get your business in front of up to 300,000 people and we’d love to see Sheffield companies involved. Interested? Read on for more details from the DIT.

SXSW is a world class destination for the interactive, film and music industries. It offers endless opportunities to foster business development and professional growth alike. The 10-day festival in has an estimated 300,000 visitors; from entrepreneurs and investors to cutting edge digital disruptors – the perfect audience for you to make contacts and demonstrate your company’s creativity, expertise, technology and innovation offering.


DIT with support from Abbey Road Studios, will be taking an Advertising sector mission and an Interactive/Immersive mission to SXSW from 8–14 March 2019 lead by DIT’s Creative Industries Sector team.

Why join the DIT at SXSW?

You will get value from the connections, knowledge, and experience of DIT and access to services and benefits including:

  • high visibility through DIT’s official UK presence at the show
  • use of the DIT stand at the trade show
  • presentation opportunities at the British Music Embassy
  • an invitation to the GREAT VIP Buyer Reception at the British Music Embassy
  • support securing 1-2-1 meetings to help win business deals/widen networks
  • support and advice re innovations and entrepreneurship
  • a company profile in UK@SXSW Guide
  • an exhibitor pass (access to Trade Show Only)
  • pre-SXSW guidance from our experienced team on making the most of of the festival.

How much does it cost?

Packages are being finalised now for the advertising mission and the interactive/immersive mission. We think this is a pretty great opportunity, so if you think it could be for you, head over now and register your interest.