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UK's Department for International Trade at South by Southwest®


Save the date, 8-17 March 2019

Austin, Texas, USA

Are you attending SXSW 2019?


Whether you’ve already booked to return to SXSW or you’re a company interested in attending for the first time, we want you to join the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) at SXSW to get the most from this celebration of the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries from 8-17 March 2019, Austin, USA.


SxSW is a world-class destination for discovery and offers endless opportunities to foster business development and professional growth alike. The 10-day festival 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 will be taking an advertising sector mission and an interactive/immersive mission to SXSW from 8 -14 March 2019 led by DIT’s Creative Industries Sector team and with support from Abbey Road Studios.


Customers 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 SXSW



Packages are being finalised now for the advertising and interactive/immersive missions. Details will be released shortly. 

Supported by: 

Abbey Road Studios




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If you are a UK company who is interested in joining the Department for International Trade at SXSW, please register your interest here: 

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