Attend GDC 2023

Meet Video Gamers in San Francisco and Take Advantage of the French Pavilion March 20-24, 2023 – Register by December 15, 2022

Why participate?

After the success of the 2022 edition, France will again be strongly represented at GDC 2023.

A historic year in France and around the world

The sector reached a turnover of 5.6 billion euros. This number is accompanied by a significant increase in the number of video game players. There are more and more players: experts currently estimate the number of additional players at 38.29 million. 73% of the French occasionally play video games. And it’s not just young people who are driving the growth: 33.51 million players are over 18 years old.

In a few years, the video game industry has become the first cultural industry in France, but also in the world, with a turnover that should exceed 200 billion dollars.

An attractive ecosystem…

The video game production sector is growing in France. There are more than 1,300 economic operators based in France, including 700 studios nationwide. But France’s great asset is its young professionals, who enjoy the best working conditions. Especially at leading addresses like Voodoo, which has become the most downloaded mobile game publisher in the world with six billion downloads. Revenue growth in five years: 700 percent.

Other studios are also experiencing strong growth and have seen their capital increase significantly in recent years: Sorare (580 million euros), Plug In Digital (70 million euros), Dontnod (40 million euros). The list could go on… And some international licenses are in preparation, such as Star Wars Eclipse (Quantic Dream) Dune: Spice Wars (ShiroGames), Flight Simulator (Asobo studio).

…with top conditions…

In addition, the sector benefits from a tax system that particularly encourages young creative businesses. Regional support programs for particularly creative projects supplement public support.

…for a digital France in 2030

So many factors that continue to drive this growing sector. It is no coincidence that the sector has almost 25,000 jobs in 2021 and that the video game industry has become a strategic sector in France. Part of the France 2030 investment plan is also dedicated to digital production, thus showing the government’s desire to make France a European leader in digital industries.
Source: Sell

Developer, manufacturer or publisher of video games or middleware you wish to:

  • Identify new partners,
  • Strengthen your presence in the North American market,
  • Expand internationally,

Attend the most anticipated video game event in the US!
San Francisco will once again host GDC from the 20th-24th. March 2023.

Our offer

Workstation offer: €5,800 excluding tax

  • Workstation equipped at the French pavilion at GDC 2023 (1 table top + lockable storage, 1 vertical panel + color LED + logo, 1 24” monitor + 2 high stools 1 500 W power outlet) + exhibitor (A list of additional furniture) can proposed by the stand builder)
  • Presence on the official website,
  • Access to GDC Connect Business Matchmaking + Meettomatch unlimited account access,
  • Communication action before and during the event (flyers, press release, RS campaign, etc.)
  • Promotion of the delegation to the local video game ecosystem and awareness of the North American ecosystem about the presence of the delegation to get deals.
  • Network sessions

Optional communication diagnosis: €975

This is an analysis of the website and communication support in English by a native team of communication experts to optimize their potential as well as your exchanges with your prospects.

  • Open the door to higher business flows through a communication strategy adapted to the market.
  • Revision of your website and brochure by our English-speaking team and validation of their adequacy (format, quality and content) with the target audience.
  • An advisory meeting with concrete recommendations to adapt your communication tools.

For any other query, contact us, we will find the best solution for you!

Chèque Relance finances my project

Extension of the date of performance of services eligible for Chèque Relance Export until 15/04/2023

Chèque Relance Export covers 50%, within a ceiling, of the eligible expenses (excluding taxes, with a minimum value of 500 euros) for an international support service, including digitized, for French SMEs and ETIs.

It is a real boost for solutions ranging from preparation in France to exploration in foreign markets.

Up to €2,500 for participation in a French pavilion at a fair abroad + €800 max / check if the request includes an additional text translation service.

Companies will be able to benefit from Chèque Relance Export at the GDC exhibition after transmission and verification of their eligibility file by a cell dedicated to this procedure, no later than December 15, 2022 and within the limit of 6 Cheques Relance Export regardless of category (individual or collective service ) and 1 check recovery export for the category Training.

The grant amount will be paid at the end of the service on supporting documents.

The national support system”Export recovery control“may be combined with regional aid, depending on eligibility, within the limits of the ceilings laid down in the respective provisions of each of the schemes.

More information and registration before 15 December 2022

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