Latin links

A delegation of Brazilian Games Companies visited ICDC recently to develop commercial links with New Media and Games companies in the North West.  The group met with Tony Hughes, Assistant Director at ICDC along with Steve Smith from Merseyside ICT and UKTI representatives for Merseyside.  They visited LIME Pictures (ex Mersey Television) and presented to a host of games companies at ICDC before attending a reception held at the Hope Street Hotel.  The evening event was organised by ICDC and Merseyside ICT with more companies from the New Media sector attending. 

The visit was part of a week long trip for the Brazilian companies in the UK.  They were also meeting companies in London and Bristol.  They were very impressed with the companies that they met with on Merseyside and were eager to maintain their links with the region.  One of the delegates, CESAR, is a research and development centre based in Recife.  CESAR are developing a partnership with ICDC in R & D and providing a soft landing for companies on both sides of the Atlantic.  Denise Neves from CESAR commented:  "ICDC have impressed us greatly and we are looking forward to working with them closely in the future to build on the links between Liverpool and Recife."

The Brazilian participants included:
Tec Toy Mobile
Skyzone Brazil

The presentations from all the organisations above are available below (all PowerPoint presentations open in a new window):

View CESAR presentation

View Meantime presentation

View Mowa presentation

View Skyzone presentation

View Tec Toy presentation

L-R: Denise Neves (C.E.S.A.R), Tony Hughes (ICDC), Alfredo Correia (Mowa), Newton de Souza Neto (Meantime), Sarah Turner (DTI Global Watch Service), Andre Faure (Tectoy), Carlos Estigarribia (Skyzone) and Alexandra Almeida (British Consulate Sao Paulo)

The mission was organised by DTI International Technology Promoter Sarah Turner in conjunction with UK Trade and Investment, ICDC, South West RDA, UKTI South West and Think London.

For further details about the delegation please contact Tony Hughes, ICDC at and for more information on Merseyside ICT, please visit

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