Scotland at GDC 2020

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Scotland at GDC 2020

Fancy joining the Scottish pavilion at the Game Developers Conference? Find opportunities with us in San Francisco from 16-20 March 2020.

Scottish Development International is organising a Scottish pavilion at GDC 2020, the longest-running and most successful game developers show in the US

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking. Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, and business leaders.

GDC initially focused on computer games but has grown and diversified along with the game industry to include a variety of platforms including consoles, mobile and handheld devices, tablets, online, and computer games. It's also expanding into the emerging VR and AR space for games and entertainment. From year to year, GDC continues to define market innovations and provide insight into the future of games.

We're now inviting companies in this space to join Scottish Development International (SDI) on the Scottish pavilion. Attendees have the opportunity not just to attend the Expo but also to take part in the numerous lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtables that are hosted throughout the week.

GDC will run from Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March with the Scottish pavilion open to visitors from the 18 to 20 March.

Opportunities at GDC

Open to all, we're looking to recruit between 25-30 companies from start-ups to established businesses and everything in between.

You'll be given the opportunity to:

  • explore this global event
  • gain a better understanding of the market
  • strengthen and develop existing and new relationships
  • generally seek out opportunities to grow their businesses on an international stage

Support for your business

Sign up to join us at GDC and take advantage of:

  • Pre-event briefing session and or webinar
  • 1-2-1 calls with SDI’s US based staff – SDI staff could potentially open doors and advise on the best way to enter the market
  • Use of the Scottish pavilion as a base in between attending meetings, conferences and tutorials
  • Use of the bookable meeting room and lounge area on the pavilion
  • Company logos and graphics integrated into the pavilion design
  • Help with introductions to appropriate GlobalScots
  • Free exhibition passes giving access to a number of tutorials and conferences
  • Access to an SDI networking reception with the opportunity to invite along business contacts

How to apply

If you’re interested in taking up this exciting opportunity, then please contact Shaqil Gastasab in the first instance at and we'll send you an application form form.

All companies joining the Scottish pavilion at GDC will be required to complete this application form prior to being accepted as part of the Scottish delegation.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 13th December 2019


Scotland at GDC - Games Developer Conference 2020


Scottish Enterprise

Fee: Full details on request

Date and time

16 - 20 March 2020


Moscone Center

747 Howard St

San Francisco

CA 94103