SXSW Interactive 2014 - Meet Our Expert

Are you attending SXSW 2014 and considering expanding into the Japanese market?

Meet our UKTI Japan Expert - SXSW 2014

UK film, interactive and music companies looking to enter the Japanese market will have an opportunity to meet with Japan-based Digital Media Trade Adviser, Eli Mae at South by South West between 6-14 March 2014. 

Eli will be available for 1-to-1 meetings to discuss market potential in Japan and how UKTI Japan can assist your company in market entry.

South by South West (SXSW) is a cross-sectoral creative and interactive event featuring digital, film and music that takes place in Austin, Texas in March 2014. SXSW is the fastest growing trade event in the digital space and attendance at the Interactive festival exceeded 30,000 in 2013. It is the essential market place for digital business, especially those in social media.

Japan is the world’s second largest media and entertainment market. Also, Japan is the world's No. 1 music market in terms of physical sales and the industry is in the process of shifting to digital distribution.

There is demand for innovative, interesting, high-quality digital content from various media/channels, as well as relevant technology/apps. The UK’s high-quality and innovative contents are sought after with an appreciation of UK creativity in digital media. 

With the huge fan base for One Direction, the market for international idols is growing daily. The live scene for international artists has also been expanding for idols, legendary super artists and emerging artists.

UKTI Japan is currently running a music SNS  with core UK music fans (please see the link below), and will try to report on your performances/demo at SXSW

Opportunities (Interactive)

  • Smart Phone apps
  • Mobile advertising/marketing
  • Unique services using mobile network
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympics Games

Opportunities  (Music)

  • Live
  • Artists with unique selling points
  • Song writers for domestic artists
  • High quality music videos 

Find out more about British Music in Japan - 

Export To Japan Interactive Seminar - Digital Music in Japan

Mobile & Internet Advertisement - Pre recorded Webinar

Facebook -

Twitter - @britishmusicjp

How to Meet Eli

UK companies attending SXSW and interested in meeting with Eli, please register your interest below to arrange a meeting.

Contact Details

Event Organiser
UK Trade and Investment Japan
Main Contact
Eli Mae

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
6 - 14 March 2014
6 - 14 March 2014
9 Days | US Central Time
9 Days | US Central Time
Austin, Texas

Convention Centre, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, United States