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UKTI Music Mission to SXSW Interactive 2015

UK Trade & Investment’s Trade Mission to SXSW Interactive will take place between Friday 13th and Tuesday 17th March 2015

The Mission Programme includes:

  • A Welcome Dinner for all mission companies
  • An Investors Reception to network with US venture capitalists, angel investors and institutional investors
  • Breakfast Business Roundtables with representatives from large US firms who will discuss how to get into the company's 'ecosystem' and what they're look for in partner companies.
  • A Great British Breakfast to network with US investors and international media over a quintessential full British Breakfast
  • Use of the UK Trade & Investment's stand on the trade show floor which will enable the mission companies to promote themselves, network with their peers and undertake meetings with potential customers, partners and funders.
  • The mission group will also benefit from exclusive marketing support and promotion through SXSW's key event publications

The Mission Programme will be updated as activities are confirmed.

Interactive Mission Costs

Delegates who attend the mission will be required to pay a £630 OMIS (Overseas Market Introduction Service) Fee. Once your application to attend has been approved, companies must make this payment to confirm their place on the Trade Mission.
UK companies attending this Trade Mission will be responsible for covering the cost of their SXSW registration, international travel, in-country travel and logistics, visas and expenses.
UKTI will be offering grants of £500 to eligible SMEs which will be reimbursed post-event to contribute towards the cost of attending this Trade Mission.
LogisticspUK companies will be responsible for registering for SXSW and booking their international flights, hotels and in-country travel. Further details will be provided once you have completed your registration for the trade mission and your application has been accepted.


You will find the application form for the UKTI Music Mission to SXSW 2015 attached.  If you want to apply to be part of this mission print out the form, fill it in, scan it and return it via e-mail to at or

If you can’t scan it please do the form and return attached by e-mail and post the hard copy to:
Churchgate House
1st Floor
56 Oxford Street
M60 7HJ

The UKTI London team will acknowledge receipt shortly and will issue a separate grant application for SME eligible businesses. Successful applicants should be contacted by early November.

For more information and online registration click here.

Download 'sxsw_mission_application_form_2015_v1.docx'