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SXSW 2019, Trade Mission

What is SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) is a must-attend event for any Belfast-based creative entrepreneur, looking to promote their business on a global stage. 

Running from Friday 8 - Sunday 17 March 2019 in Austin, Texas, it celebrates innovation and emerging talent. It brings together the best and the brightest from film, interactive, music and other emerging technology industries, to create one vibrant community. 

Comprising of industry conferences, trade shows, and festivals, SXSW features 10 days of: 

  • sessions
  • showcases
  • screenings
  • exhibitions, and 
  • networking opportunities. 

So join us in March 2019 to connect with this dynamic community and help achieve your business goals.  

Available support for eligible companies

Invest NI is offering support for eligible companies to attend SXSW by providing assistance with flight costs, accommodation costs and a contribution towards a conference pass for one person per company. For more information, visit Invest NI's website.

Our involvement

We play a major role in supporting the development of the creative digital industries in our city, with a key focus on the film, television, digital content and music sectors.  

Together with Invest NI, Digital Catapult NI and the Department for International Trade, we aim to showcase the wealth of expertise, innovation, economic value and investment opportunities available in Belfast’s creative digital sector to a targeted audience in the USA. 

For full list of initiatives offered by SXSW, visit the SXSW website.

SXSW 2018 showcase

This short video celebrates Belfast's innovation and emerging talent on show at SXSW 2018.


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