Blog - Ubisoft joins Interactive Futures as Event Partner

Wednesday 15th of January 2020 09:01 AM

We’re delighted to confirm Ubisoft as an Event Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.

Ubisoft Leamington was founded in January 2017 and is headed up by Richard Blenkinsop who is also managing director of Ubisoft’s other UK AAA development studio, Ubisoft Reflections, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

With over 300 staff across both studios the experienced management team is supported by a mix of veteran developers and promising young talent. With significant plans for growth, the studio is recruiting heavily across a variety of job roles.

Ubisoft will be taking part in panel sessions on both days of Interactive Futures with Phil Bale, Studio Art Manager, joining the ‘How Leamington Spa became one of the UK’s biggest game hubs’ panel on Friday morning and Rich Jones, Lead Game Designer, on the ‘What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games’ panel on Saturday morning.

Cj Stockton, Head of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Ubisoft, said: “Ubisoft Leamington and Ubisoft Reflections are committed to investing in and developing our local communities. We are delighted to be part of the growing creative tech industry in the ‘Silicon Spa’ and very excited to be involved in the second Interactive Futures event.”

Interactive Futures is a two-day conference and expo will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent and opportunity within the Leamington Games Hub.

The event will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities – both for students and for those already working in games and beyond.

Interactive Futures 2020 – What’s On

Interactive Futures is being funded by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council, with the support of local industry.

On Friday, January 31, the Interactive Futures conference programme will also highlight key issues relevant to the region and the wider games industry, with topics including Ukie’s Regional Economic Impact Report – and why Leamington is punching above its weight; How to finance your game and studio; and How Leamington became one of the biggest games hubs in the UK.

Saturday, February 1 will see Interactive Futures open its doors to consumers and students to inspire the next generation of talent, with career opportunities the key focus for the day. Conference topics will include Levelling Up: What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games; How we made it: Young indie developers discuss their careers; Beyond coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone; and much more.

An EXPO showcasing the best of the Leamington Games Hub will run throughout the two days.

To buy tickets for Interactive Futures 2020, click here: https://interactive-futures.com/tickets-2020

If you are interested in getting involved with the Interactive Futures conference programme, please contact Lisa Carter on 07970 164201 / lisa.carter@mimrammedia.com.

If you would like to exhibit at Interactive Futures or become a partner, contact Darrell Carter on 07967 947076 / darrell.carter@mimrammedia.com.