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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.

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.

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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.

Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services (STS) that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the world's leading cinema screen manufacturers that produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.  

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.

QSC is the global leader in cinema signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all applications within today's modern cinema entertainment center. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.

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.

Industry Partners

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. 

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 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.​ ​

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 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

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.

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.

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. 

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London—Oct 29, 2018

Outstanding Line Up of Speakers and Panels Announced for the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference – Istanbul - Nov 20-22

DCS Events in association with The Big Picture will be hosting an Emerging Cinema Markets Conference on Tuesday 20th November – Thursday 22nd November focusing on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa at the five-star luxury Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. 
At the event will be an outstanding line up of speakers, delegates and panels with confirmed speakers so far including:

    • Paul Higginson, Executive Vice President - EMEA , 20th Century Fox
    • Asim Hakan Askar, Director, CGV Mars Cinema Group
    • Jean Mizrahi, Chief Executive Officer, Ymagis
    • Adnan Akdemir, Chief Executive Officer, Sifisian Investments, Turkey
    • Till Cussmann, Senior Vice President  Sales & GM Europe, Vista
    • Sultan Akgül Duranay, Marketing Director, TME Films
    • Kemal Kaplanoglu, Managing Partner, TME Films
    • Christopher Gaunt, Chairman , British Chamber of Commerce Turkey
    • Arturo Guillen, Vice President, EMEA & India, ComScore 
    • Kene Mkparu, Chief Executive Officer, KomWorld 
    • Oliver Pasch , Sales Director Europe, Sony Digital Cinema 
    • Serge Plasch, Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic
    • Kareem Attiyat, Managing Partner, Revo
    • Marc Allenby, Chief Executive Officer, Trafalgar Releasin
    • Jean-Marie Dura, Founder, NXNW Management & Conseils
    • Mariam el Bacha, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepax, Pakistan
    • Malcolm MacMillan, SVP Global Sales & Marketing, Webedia
    • Prill Brewin, Partner, The Blue Stocking Partnership
    • Sandie Caffelle, Global Sales Manager, JACRO
    • Christine Costello, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, More2Screen
    • Lucy Jones, Executive Director, ComScore
    • Sarah Lewthwaite, Managing Director & Senior Vice President, Movio EMEA
    • Mark Kendall, Business Development Manager - Cinema, EMEA, NEC
    • John Morgan  RIBA, Director, Leonard design architects 
    • Luis R Mota, Chief Executive Officer NOS Lusomundo
    • Simon Rees, Chief Executive Officer, CinePlace
    • Thomas Rose, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield 
    • Cenk Sezgin, Chief Executive Officer, Sisay / Cinemarine 
    • John Sullivan, Head of Consulting, The Big Picture 
    • Claudiu Tanasescu, Chief Executive Officer, Cinema Intelligence
    • Harish Anand Thilakan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Influx
    • Patrick von Sychowski, Editor, Celluloid Junkie
    • Nick Varley, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Park Circus Distribution 
    • David Wallace , Director , Chapman Taylor
    • Russ Weatherell, Chief Creative Officer, Eikon Group 
    • Jordi Wientjes, Founder, Jordi Wientjes Solutions B.V. 
    • John Younis, Entertainment General Manager, Baneasa 
The three-day conference will focus on the Turkish, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and the African markets and includes key speakers and presenters who will outline the current issues facing emerging markets.  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
- Highlights on Africa & Turkey
- The Big Picture Focus on Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030
Confirmed attendees so far include CGV, 20th Century Fox, UIP, TME Films, Aures, Comscore, Movio, NEC, Sony Digital Cinema 4k, Ymagis, Vista, Webedia, Screen International, Influx Worldwide, Cinionic, JACRO, Chaplin, Eikon, Cinepax, Komworld, Cinema Intelligence, IMAX, Cushman and Wakefield, Leonard Design, Banesea, NOSLusomundo Cinemas, RealD Europe, D-Box, 7th Art Productions, Unique Digital Software, Paul Hickman Design, CineTech Middle East, Celluloid Junkie, Box Office Turkiye, Box Office, Box Office France and Retail & Leisure International. 
We are also expecting a large group of the Turkish exhibitors via SISAY Turkish Exhibitors Association and a host of delegates from Africa.
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 tremendously excited about this conference and delighted with the high quality speakers and panellists who have agreed to attend – 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 on sale and available to purchase through the website  Delegate passes are at €995 Euros with a discounted price of €795 for all members of recognized industry trade bodies and event partners including ICTA, CINEPLACE and JACRO. Full details for purchasing tickets and booking rooms at the Swissotel at our special rates are also on the website.

Sponsors Opportunities: There are a limited number of sponsorship packages still available.  Full details are on the website. If you would like to discuss how you can be involved with this event, please contact
The updated schedule is available on Please note that timings and speakers may change leading up to the event.

About Emerging Cinema Markets Conference:
The Emerging Cinema Markets conference (ECM2019) will be hosted from the 19th - 21st November in Istanbul at the stunning 5 star hotel - The Grand Tarabya. ECM2019 will focus on the current and future potential theatrical industry in the continent of Africa, Turkey, New Europe (the Balkans and former Soviet states), Central Asia and the GCC. 

Building on the huge success of last year's inaugural event, this conference will feature a mix of keynote speakers, in-depth panel discussions and presentations from industry experts in the film, cinema, leisure and property sectors.
Emerging Cinema Markets Conference Directory page
About DCS Events: Digital Cinema Solutions Events - an independent events company to the cinema industry. Industry professionals Rob Arthur, Julie Harriss and Dan Harriss formed DCS Events in 2018. DCS Events Directory page
About The Big Picture (Cinema Advisers) Ltd: The Big Picture (formerly CinemaNext Consulting) is the foremost, specialist international management consultancy focused on the cinema industry, based in London. TBP advises on all aspects of cinema provision from initial feasibility through to operation. TBP's main clients are cinema operators, property developers and asset managers, local authorities and private equity companies. The Big Picture (Cinema Advisers) Ltd Directory page

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