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Business Summit

Home to a new generation of entrepreneurs exporting design, digital and gaming content to the world.

The Business Summit will be a celebration of Northern innovation. It will amplify current capabilities, showcase what’s new and highlight forthcoming opportunities – through exhibits, interactive knowledge sharing, networking, presentations and workshops.

The event will shine a light on the North’s globally competitive sector strengths to connect existing and emerging businesses from the region and initiate opportunities for collaboration. It will bring together businesses from multiple sectors and at all scales – alongside universities and skills providers, business support networks, entrepreneurs, investors and policy-makers.

Look out for more details coming soon!


We would be delighted to discuss these opportunities with you and explore how you and your business can play a pivotal role in driving the ongoing success of the North.

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Opportunities for businesses include

  • Brand association with England’s biggest event in 2018.
  • International exposure as part of the successful GREAT Britain Campaign.
  • Potential to collaborate on creative and innovative content.
  • Staff development through a major volunteering programme.
  • Profile in regional, national and international marketing and PR.
  • Support for your work to attract and retain the best talent.


1up North will be a MASSIVE two-week gaming expo taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne between the 25th June and the 8th July and will form part of this year’s Great Exhibition of the North.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the greatest games created in the North of England, at an event filled with booths from major game publishers and independent developers.

1up North is free to attend and free to exhibit event featuring over 200 game developers from across the North.

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Exhibitor information:

  • The event is free to exhibit and free to attend.
  • The event is being held in the new Computer Information Sciences building at Northumbria university in the heart of Newcastle.
  • Developers can exhibit for 4 days to the full 2 weeks.
  • We are not supplying any Hardware, software or equipment.
  • Electric outlets and internet will be supplied.
  • Space and desk space is negotiable but by default, each developer / company will be allocated a space of 2 x 1 m with a desk.
  • The exhibition is expecting up to 1.5 million visitors of which 60,000 will visit 1up North.
  • Food and drink facilities are available within the space.