Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Get noticed by 3,500 game devs

Develop:Brighton offers a range of sponsorship opportunities to help you achieve your marketing & promotional goals. Whatever your aims, there’s something to suit all pockets and we love coming up with bespoke and fun ideas too. 

From a booth in the Expo to ice cream vans or giant deckchairs, we’re always happy to chat about how we can help you get your message across.

Below is a list of some of our most popular sponsorship opportunities.

If you have any questions or you'd like to discuss other ideas you can contact us at:
T: +44 (0)20 3927 6440
E: [email protected]

Expo Booth

Running alongside the Develop:Brighton conference on Tuesday and Wednesday is the Expo which is free to attend for all visitors.

In 2022, nearly 3,500 developers attended from over 1,500 companies so a presence on the expo floor offers you the chance to talk face-to-face with the largest number of game developers anywhere in the UK.

Booths are available in a range of sizes from 6m2 and are charged at £440/m2.

  • Purpose built shell scheme booth
  • Company nameboard
  • Carpeting
  • 2 x chairs
  • 1 x table
  • 1 x electrical socket
  • Unlimited exhibitor passes
  • Logo, company listing and profile on www.developconference.com
Delegate Coffee Breaks

Taking place at regular intervals throughout the 3 days, this gives you the opportunity to get your branding in front of attendees as they linger over their caffeine fix.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsors page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
  • Logo and “sponsored by” on at a glance schedule on www.developconference.com and onsite
  • Branding on onsite signage where coffee is served
  • Teas and coffees included (branded coffee cups can be supplied by sponsor)
  • 5x exhibitor passes
Delegate Lunches

Lunch is included for all conference attendees, so why not get your message across while they’re eating.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on www.developconference.com sponsor page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability)
  • “Sponsored by” on all promotion of the Delegate Lunches
  • Logo and “sponsored by” on at a glance schedule on www.developconference.com and onsite
  • Branding on all Lunch signage onsite
Registration Branding

Registration is where all badges are handed out so it’s the first port of call for all attendees, speakers and media.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
  • Area in Registration for sponsors materials
  • Branding on registration desks
  • Signage within the Registration area
  • Branded T-shirts can be provided for the Registration staff (sponsor to supply)
Sponsored Session

here are a very limited number of sponsored sessions available within the conference programme that are available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Sessions listing and description online and in the pre-event promotion
  • Speaker bio and photo online and in the pre-event promotion
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
  • Access to the speaker and press lounge
  • Invite to Speaker & Media lunch
  • 1 x full 3 day Speaker pass
Expo Mixer
  • Taking place from 5.00 on Weds 13 July, this is your opportunity to promote your company as attendees relax over a cold (and free!) beer as they walk the expo floor.
  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
  • Logo and “sponsored by” in the After Hours section of the website
  • “Sponsored by” on all promotion of the Booth Crawl
    Branding on all Booth Crawl signage onsite
Press Office


  • The Press Office is open for the duration of the conference and is the first port of call for all media.
  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of
  • Approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
  • Signage within the Press Room
  • Area within the Press Room for sponsors materials
  • Logo and “sponsored by” in the Press section of the website
  • 2 x invites to the Speaker & Media lunch
Ice Breaker

The IceBreaker Drinks take place on the first night of the conference (Tuesday 12 July) and are open to all attendees. They offer the perfect opportunity to get your message across as delegates relax over a beer and meet up with old and new friends.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability)
  • Area at the IceBreaker Drinks for sponsors materials
    - Logo and “sponsored by” in the After Hours section of the website
  • “Sponsored by” on all promotion of the IceBreaker Drinks
  • Branding on all IceBreaker Drinks signage onsite

    Please note: The sponsor is responsible for setting the bar budget and settling it directly.
Conference Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available to all delegates, press and expo visitors throughout the conference areas. This offers a branding opportunity on the landing page of the conference wi-fi login, together with pre-event and onsite promotion.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability)
  • Branding on onsite Wireless Sponsorship signage
  • Company logo and instructions for network access to appear on onsite signage
T-Shirts

Handed out to all conference delegates, the T-shirts are highly sought after by attendees and offer a great way to get your message across both during and long after the conference

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Colour logo will appear on the back of the T-shirt with a maximum size of 200mm x 200mm
  • Logos need to be received no later than 5 weeks before the event
Lanyards

Worn by all conference attendees, these neck cords attach to the badge holders and offer a highly visible way of promoting your company.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Logo will appear on both sides of the lanyard
Badges

Your logo will feature on both sides of the conference badges worn by all delegates, speakers, press and expo visitors.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Colour logo will appear on the front and reverse of the badge
Indie Showcase

The Indie Showcase runs within the expo on the Wednesday and Thursday, it features 10 unpublished independently developed games shortlisted by a panel of experts. Delegates will have the chance to play all the games on display and can vote for their favourite game via a "People's Choice" ballot at the event and one of these games will go on to be overall Indie Showcase Winner.

This offers a great opportunity to promote your company in a key location within the event.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 10,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
  • Branding within the Indie Showcase onsite.
  • Branding on all relevant floorplans including onsite and on developconference.com
  • Area in the Indie Showcase for sponsors materials.
  • 5 x exhibitor passes
Networking Lounge

Located at the heart of the expo, this offers a great opportunity to promote your company in a key location within the event. The Networking Bar & Lounge is used by attendees for meetings and networking throughout the course of the event, as well as for all scheduled delegate coffee breaks.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Branding within the Networking Bar & Lounge onsite
  • Branding on all relevant floorplans including onsite and on developconference.com
  • Area in the Networking Bar & Lounge for sponsors materials
  • Meeting area within the Networking Bar & Lounge
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 13,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
VIP Reception

Details available on request from:

[email protected] is our online meeting tool which is available to all attendees in advance of the conference and onsite. Get your brand in front of delegates from when they first register right through to at the event itself.

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Branding within the [email protected] area
  • Dedicated meeting space within the [email protected] area
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 13,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
Outside Bar

Located at the very front of the hotel, this gives you the opportunity to make sure your brand is one of the first things people see on arrival and is highly visible to attendees and the public alike. 

  • Logo, company listing and profile on developconference.com sponsor page
  • Branding within the Outside Bar onsite
  • Inclusion in one pre-event promotional email with logo and copy sent to our database of approx 13,000 developers (based on date of sponsorship signed and availability).
Re-Fillable Water Bottles

Make a splash with your branding featured prominently on bespoke water bottles available for delegates. Attendees will be able to refill them at set points within the event and they offer a great way to get your message across both during and long after the conference. 

(Price excludes supply of water bottles)

Develop:Star Awards

Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 12 July during Develop:Brighton, the Develop:Star Awards 2023 will recognise the very best games and talent within the industry with categories that enable studios of every size to shine.

There are a wide range of sponsorship opportunities at the Star Awards...

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