Welcome to the Canada Business Lounge at GDC


The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and Export Development Canada are supporting Canada’s gaming industry at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, March 2-6.

For the 7th consecutive year, the TCS will be hosting the Canada Business Lounge at the InterContinental (888 Howard Street, 5th Floor 8:00 – 5:00), just steps away from the Moscone Center.  The Canada Business Lounge(CBL) provides a B2B platform through its international matchmaking program, connecting Canadian companies with companies from around the world. The CBL program also includes sessions and panel discussions, an export café hosted by incoming Trade Commissioners, a VIP investment event, as well as a networking reception organized by the CIAIC.

The Canada Business Lounge welcomes all Canadian companies and organizations at GDC. We offer an open-concept meeting area with Wi-Fi, catering, and reception desk services as well as four private meeting rooms available for pre-booking in 30-minute meeting slots.

Canadian companies

Please register and submit your profile before January 23 to participate in our matchmaking program. Trade Commissioners will distribute profiles to their international network and assist in arranging B2B meetings.  Profiles submitted after this date will still be accepted however they may not be as widely distributed. Please see the “instructions” page for step-by-step guidelines and tips on creating or updating your company profile. 

If you would like to book a room for your pre-arranged meeting, please send your request, including meeting details [date, time, name of your company, contact name & e-mail, and the international buyer (non-Canadian) & contact name] to: canada-gdc@international.gc.ca.

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International buyers

If your company is interested in opportunities with Canadian companies, please visit our profile page to discover Canadian solutions and capabilities in advance of GDC2015. If you would like to arrange a private meeting with a Canadian company, please contact canada-gdc@international.gc.ca

Trade Commissioners

Trade Commissioners from Brazil, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Germany, Seattle, Silicon Valley and San Francisco are coming to the show and will be available to discuss market opportunities.

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