Games Wales, the trade body which represents the digital games industry in Wales, is delighted to announce that the inaugural Celtic Games Show will run alongside Digital, the festival for innovation, industry and investment, on Monday the 18th and Tuesday the 19th of September. Digital is being held in and around the Tramsheds on Pendyris Street in Cardiff with the Games Show being held at the adjacent SKLP Samaj on Mardy Street.

Games Wales has been running the Wales Games show since 2012 and this year it will be taking on a new title and inviting companies and delegates from the Celtic nations to be part of a new and exciting chapter in the evolution of the digital games industry in Wales.

Chair of Games Wales Huw Marshall stated “The opportunity to run the show alongside Wales premier digital event was a perfect fit as we continue to grow the digital games industry in wales”.

In 2017 the value of the global digital games market is expected to break through the $100 billion mark for the first time. The digital games industry is worth more than the music and film download industry combined.

“The potential economic benefits that a thriving Welsh digital games industry offers Wales as a whole is immense, and by teaming up with our Celtic partners we can share best practice, collaborate and tap into the UK market that was worth £3.1 billion in 2016” Marshall added “In a post Brexit UK it’s vital that we work together to ensure the sector grows as a whole and by working together across areas like training provision and strategic business planning and development we can ensure that Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland develop unique industries that complement each other and that can flourish as part of a UK market alongside the industry in England.

Entry to the show will be free and a full programme will be announced in due course, for further information and those interested in exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities can contact Games Wales via info@gameswales.org

The show is supported by the Welsh Governments creative industries department.

For any matters relating to the above please feel free to contact Huw Marshall via chair@gameswales.org or on 07731 712123