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 3-6, 2015.

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 attending GDC 2015. 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 company profile in order to participate in our matchmaking program. Trade Commissioners will distribute these profiles to their international network and assist in arranging B2B meetings. 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 you are interested in business 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

International studios looking to set up in Canada: Canada is home to the world’s 3rd largest video game industry. Attractive tax credits and access to top talent make it an ideal location to open your next studio. If your company is thinking of expanding its global presence and would like more information on establishing operations in Canada, please contact canada-gdc@international.gc.ca


Trade Commissioners

Trade Commissioners from  China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Germany, Brazil, and the United States will be available at the Canada Business Lounge to discuss market opportunities.

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