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GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.

Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

SHARP NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.

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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.
AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.

USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.

Introducing the LG Miraclass, the DCI-certified cinema LED screen that will revolutionize the way you experience movies. This is more than just a technology upgrade, it's an opportunity to transform your theater into a space for imagination, creativity, and community. Join us on this journey into a new world of cinema, where the theater becomes a destination beyond entertainment.

Industry Partners

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​

The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 

For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 

The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.

The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.

Shows & Events

CineAsia 2022 has been scheduled for Dec 5-8, 2022 in Bangkok.  Check links for more information.  The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.  Additional information on CineAsia can be found at

CinemaCon 2023 has been scheduled for 24-27 April 2023 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 

ShowEast 2022 scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 17-20, 2022 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.

CineEurope 2022, has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2022 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.

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London—Jan 15, 2013

Digital Cinema Solutions Announces Industry Speakers, Sponsors and Media Partners for February Conference

Leading media technology companies and industry experts to explore innovations, opportunities and challenges for cinema audience development
Leading industry companies and organisations including Sony Digital Cinema 4K (headline sponsor), Technicolor, Arqiva, Arts Alliance Media, dCinex, More2Screen, MyMovies, Rentrak, Sound Associates and Vista will be sponsoring and participating in the first UK Digital Cinema Conference being hosted by Digital Cinema Solutions on Thursday 7 February at the Vue Westfield in West London. 
The theme for the one-day conference will be digital innovation and alternative content geared to be of interest specifically to film distributors, exhibitors and related services and suppliers. 
Derek Cownty, Digital Cinema Solutions Director says: “We have had an outstanding response from sponsors and speakers signing up to this conference, underlining both the relevance and potential of digital to both the cinema business and to audiences as consumers.  The discussion sessions within the conference will be looking in some detail at business facts and figures as well as programming case studies that exemplify shifts in consumer take-up.”
Supported by the key industry organisations, the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association, the Film Distributors’ Association and the Digital Funding Partnership, the line-up of speakers and presenters who will be sharing their experience and insight on the developing market for film at the cinema include:
  • Peter Buckingham, Director, SampoMedia 
  • John Bullen, VPF & Premium Content Executive, Sony Digital Cinema 
  • Till Cussmann, Vice-President Exhibitor Services, dCinex 
  • George Eyles, Head of Worldwide Business Development & Strategic Planning, Digital Cinema ,Technicolor
  • David Hancock, Director, Head of Film and Cinema, I.H.S. Screen Digest 
  • Lucy Jones, Director of Client Services, Rentrak 
  • Melissa Keeping, Chairman , The Event Cinema Association 
  • Saul Mahoney, Executive Director, Digital Cinema Operations, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures EMEA 
  • David Monk,  European Digital Cinema Forum 
  • Andrew Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Everyman Cinema Group 
  • Nic Morris BSC, Director of Cinematography (Minotaur, Out of Season and TV’s Being Human, Robin Hood
  • Oliver Pasch, Sales Director Europe, Sony Europe 
  • Steve Perrin, Chief Executive Officer,  Digital Funding Partnership 
  • Rich Philips, Chief Technology Officer, Arts Alliance Media 
  • Tim Plyming, Head of Digital, Publishing & Broadcast , The British Museum 
  • Alastair Roberts,  Managing Director, Royal Opera House Enterprises 
  • Jan Runge, Chief Executive, International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) 
  • Jim Slater, Editor, Cinema Technology 
  • Graham Spurling, Director of Movies@ 
  • Marco Tinnirello, Head of Sales,  Digital Cinema, Broadcast & Media, Arqiva 
  • Don Ward, Owner and Founder of The Comedy Store venues 
  • Richard Welsh, Head of Operations (Digital Cinema), Technicolor 
The past, present and future of digital innovation will provide the foundation for the conference which is headline sponsored by Sony Digital Cinema 4K.  Oliver Pasch, Sales Director for Sony Europe, says: “We are excited to support the very first Digital Cinema Solutions Conference. Events like these are always a great opportunity for industry to come together and share thoughts on current trends and predictions for the future.  The interactive sessions will be a chance to look at the innovative trends we’re seeing emerge at the moment – such as 4K – and to ensure the success of digital cinema over the coming months and years.”
Technicolor, the worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, a sponsor of the event, and leading a discussion on the cost efficiencies of digital technology for distributors and exhibitors, chaired by George Eyles, Head of Worldwide Business Development & Strategic Planning for Digital Cinema at Technicolor.  
Steve Perrin, CEO of the Digital Funding Partnership will lead a discussion on developments in technology including laser, 3D, high frame rates and sound with Richard Welsh, Head of Operations for Technicolor Digital Cinema UK, Rich Philips from Arts Alliance Media, David Monk from the European Digital Cinema Forum and Jim Slater from Cinema Technology.  
Steve Perrin says, “This conference could not come at a better time for the UK cinema sector.  The UK led the advance internationally on digital with the result that to all intents and purposes, the UK commercial cinema is now fully digital - looking at where we are today and developments in the pipeline is relevant not only to distributors and exhibitors, but to any business involved in bringing film entertainment to audiences.”
Till Cussman from dCinex will be giving a presentation on the challenges and opportunities for commercial independent exhibitors; Jan Runge from UNIC will be giving an update on the forthcoming Cine Europe 2013 forum in Barcelona, and Melissa Keeping from the Event Cinema Association will looking at some of the most recent case studies of alternative content for cinemas with Marco Tinnirello, Don Ward, Alastair Roberts and Tim Plyming.
Pete Buckingham from SampoMedia will be looking at the audience response to the sound and screen technology advances.
David Hancock from IHS Screen Digest, will launch the conference with an overview of how digital and 3D are positioning cinemas for today and tomorrow’s audiences.
Media partners for the conference are Screentrade, Cinema Technology, IHS Screen Digest and Cue Entertainment. 
Regular programme, sponsor and speaker updates are available at:
Ticket prices are as follows: £125 + VAT for CEA/DFP/FDA and ECA members and £150 + VAT for non-members.  Tickets are on sale now and available through the website.

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