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Join the UK at SXSW 2021

16 - 20 March 2021


Everything is changing for South by Southwest 2021 and so is Department for International Trade’s game plan for how to best support our UK companies there. Even as we await exact details about the SXSW 2021 programme, our DIT team is kicking off recruitment for the most impressive trade mission cohort yet.

The DIT trade mission will be focused on supporting companies that fall into the Creative Industries across advertising, screen, immersive, experience, music, design and branding, social media, and games. Whether you are scaling quickly and already working with US and international clients, or just beginning to test the waters for international growth, SXSW is an excellent platform for expanding your network, securing new clients, and learning more about the US market.  

We are accepting applications early this year because we want your input designing a high-impact virtual programme. A small cohort of selected companies will co-create a virtual trade mission with DIT that reflects the best of British creativity and will drive commercial opportunities for each participant. 

Because we know this has been a cash-strapped year for everyone, companies selected for the DIT SXSW 2021 Mission will be charged a nominal participation fee.

Application deadline extended to Monday 30 November.