Did you know about the NW trade mission to GamesCon – I didn’t….and feel conned.

Did you know that the North West’s digital and creative sector is one of the largest in Europe, making up more than 10 per cent of the region’s workforce in this sector and generating more than 10 per cent of its wealth.

With digital hubs in both Liverpool and Manchester, this industry is essential for the growth of the regional economy.

You may have known that – but did you know that mobile gaming is also very important as a future industry for the NW and so the Enterprise Europe Network North West (EENW) are offering a free, exclusive package to games developers, distributors and publishers in the North West region to maximise their European sales opportunities at Gamescom between 21-23 August 2013. EENW is also teaming up with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) North West to provide funding for eligible companies looking to start or develop exporting their products or services overseas.

Rodolphe Soulard, senior European business adviser at EENW, explains: “The North West is home to a huge creative sector, ranging from start-ups to well-established organisations. EENW is proud to support this sector’s continued growth by raising the profile of regional businesses, increasing sales opportunities and technical cooperation and hopefully creating jobs.

“Gamescom is a key event in the games industry, as all the big names are under one roof. We know that visiting such a show can be time-consuming and expensive for SMEs, that’s why we’ve tailored our package to their needs and pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with potential clients to maximise the value of their visit.”

I didn’t know about it until now.

And “Gosh Darn” it, if I had known more about it, I would be going!

#gutted

But perhaps it’s a little early for me to go yet – as not created many games or had any success to speak of. But would have been nice to have gone for the inspiration and networking if nothing else.

Chalk this one up to a goal for next year for EnterMobile to be there with the rest of the cream of the NW.

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