London, UK (April 17, 2009)--Demonstrating why the UK's £1.4 billion broadcast and media sector accounts for a quarter of the global industry, more than 60 British firms are heading to Las Vegas for the NAB Show 2009.
Among the delegation extolling British broadcast expertise are companies announcing new US offices, products and services to help meet today's fast-changing broadcast and media environment.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) acting CEO Dominic Jermey said, "NAB is the broadcast trade show to be, seen, meet and demonstrate at. What better platform to show the broadcast world why the UK is a hotbed of innovation solutions to complex global challenges. We are at the forefront of this sector with one of the most extensive broadband and ICT infrastructures in the world, helping connect businesses around the world."
Of the UK delegation at NAB, 28 are small businesses funded by UKTI's Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), under which small and medium-sized enterprises can apply for grants of up to £1,800 to participate in overseas trade fairs each year. The companies include Argosy Cable, IdeasUnlimited, MODE-AL, RJS Electronics, Strategy & Technology, TMD, Peak Communications and Phabrix.
"Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. For those with the ambition and vision to break into new markets, UKTI is on hand to offer support," Jermey added.
The UK delegation follows a unique and highly successful Webinar, hosted by UKTI, where around 50 UK-based companies tuned in to hear how to make the most of the three-day trade show from highly respected industry specialists, such as Clyde Smith, SVP, global broadcast technology and standards, Turner Broadcast Systems Inc.
The NAB Show, from April 20 to 23, 2009, is an annual meet-up of more than 100,000 media, entertainment and communications showcasing thousands of new product introductions and establishing global partnerships.
National Association of Broadcasters
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