DCS Events in association with The Big Picture will be hosting an Emerging Cinema Markets
Conference on Tuesday 20th November – Thursday 22nd November at the five-star luxury
Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul.
The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans and North
Africa are at an early stage in their growth and development, but in combination they offer a
significant opportunity for investors, studios, distributors, exhibitors and the specialist supply
chains to the industry.
650 million people live in the target markets but there are only 170 million cinema ticket sales
officially recorded. GDP in the area is $5,200bn with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Egypt
and Israel being amongst the biggest markets.
The three-day conference will focus on the Turkish, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and
North Africa markets and includes key speakers and presenters who will outline the current
issues facing emerging market. These include:
- Visionary Speeches and Panel Sessions
- Emerging Cinema Markets Overview with Trends and Opportunities
- 21st Century Shopping Centres
- Cinema Technology
- Cinema Food & Drinks
- Growth Opportunities including Screen Advertising and Event Cinema
- The Big Picture Focus on Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030
The conference will also provide networking
opportunities at registration, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions.
The programme, sponsor and speaker updates will
be posted at www.dcs.events
and at #ecmIstanbul
The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 2018 #ecmistanbul
provides the ideal forum to share views, opinions and future opportunities.
Rob Arthur, Director at DCS Events said “We are
really excited about this conference – it will give suppliers, exhibitors and content providers from the region a
unique chance to come together at #ecmistanbul to explore, discuss and learn
about the key developments, technical challenges and innovations that are
central to the cinema industry today and looking ahead to the future. We really hope that as many people as
possible will sign up to attend what we promise is going to be a very
informative and interesting event and one that also offers a unique chance to
network with industry experts and professionals.”
Mike Thomson, Partner at The Big
Picture added “We are pleased to support this important initiative at such an
exciting time for cinema growth in the MENA region”
Emrah Oz, Chief Executive Officer at
the British Chamber of Commerce Turkey said, “as the Partner of Choice for
British Business in Turkey, BCCT is delighted to partner with the 'Emerging
Cinema Markets Conference,' as the event will allow participants from Turkey
and the UK to further enhance their network in an industry that has been
gaining in strength in Turkey and the surrounding region; and will help them
identify and access potential business opportunities in this area."
Delegate Tickets are due to go on sale in June and will be
available to purchase through the website www.dcs.events
. Delegate passes are at €995 Euros with a discounted
price of €795 for all members of recognised industry trade bodies. Full details for purchasing tickets and booking rooms at the Swissotel
will be on the website shortly.