Ukie announces esports event at Palace of Westminster

Not-for-profit trade body for the United Kingdom’s game industry Ukie (short for UK Interactive Entertainment) has partnered with Intel and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Video Games to host an esports parliamentary event.

It’ll take place on October 29th at the Palace of Westminster; with Senior Members of Parliament, ministers, and civil servants are all expected to attend the two-hour event.

On the event page for the upcoming Ukie esports Parliamentary event it explains that it will highlight “the scale of the esports sector and the potential it has to transform towns and cities and engage young people with digital skills.”

Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie said: “We are delighted to be hosting the very first esports event at Parliament, in partnership with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games and Intel.

“Esports is one of fastest growing sectors in the world and the event gives us a great chance to help policy makers and politicians to understand more about the scale of the sector and the opportunities it presents to the UK in areas such as job creation, local economic growth, tourism, new skills development and careers.”

Companies that will have stands at the event include ESL UK, British Esports Association, Intel, the NUEL, National Student Esports, Edge Esports, and Belong.

We at Esports Insider will also have a booth and be in attendance on the day!

Esports Insider says: The esports industry is growing with more titles, investors, sponsors, and players joining on a very regular basis – it’s important that Parliament is aware of the opportunities that are arising. This event from Ukie and its partners, if done correctly, will do just that.

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