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Sponsors



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 a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.



Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 



Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





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.



Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.



DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




Cielo is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access Cielo from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. 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.



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 NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. 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.



Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

Industry



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 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 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



CinemaCon, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.



CineAsia 2018, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 10-13, 2018.  Attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow, your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues to network; and see product presentations and screenings of major Hollywood films soon to be released in Asia. Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you will find the latest equipment, products, and technologies to help make your theatre a must-attend destination.




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Istanbul—Nov 15, 2018

ECM2018 Announcing CGV Mars Cinema Group – Visionary Speaker and Gold Sponsors

SISAY – Turkish Cinema Exhibitors Association Supports ECM2018
Leading cinema exhibitors, technology companies and industry experts to explore innovations, opportunities and challenges for cinema development in Emerging Cinema Markets - ECM2018 
 
With only a few days before the Emerging Cinema Markets 2018 conference begins on the 20th November in Istanbul, DCS Events in association with The Big Picture and SISAY Turkish Exhibitors Association are pleased to announce the final line up of speakers and sponsors. 
 
We are especially proud to announce that the CGV Mars Entertainment Group are now a Gold Sponsor of ECM2018 alongside our other gold sponsors - Aures, CinemaNext, Cinema Intelligence, Comscore, Movio and the Vista Group. 
 
“The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference is crucial to the development of the new opportunities across Africa, Central Asia, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey. We would like to thank the large numbers of delegates, companies, sponsors and suppliers from all over the world who will be with us in Istanbul.
 
“The conference will provide suppliers, exhibitors and content providers from the regions 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 are so pleased that so many people have signed 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.”  Rob Arthur, Partner at DCS Events / Senior Consultant at The Big Picture
 
‘The ECM in Istanbul will provide a focus for markets that are re-awakening to the cultural and experiential power of cinema, and which have huge unrealised commercial potential ‘.  Paul Higginson, Executive Vice President - EMEA , 20th Century Fox
 
"Turkey has taken significant steps in the cinema industry during recent years. At SISAY, we are proud to have ECM2018 happening in Turkey, the biggest cinema market in the region"  Cenk Sezgin, CEO, SISAY Turkish Cinema Exhibitors Association / CEO CineMarine 
 
“We are excited to be co-hosting this event. The quality of speakers and panellists who have agreed to attend is outstanding. We see that every territory is at a different stage in the evolution of cinema. Over the last few years we have witnessed the emergence of numerous new markets and have worked with cinema operators, property developers and local authorities to bring the right cinema offer to each location. We are also helping many nascent companies grow and become truly global best practise operators. It is not a one size fits all and each territory needs careful thought and planning.  Now is a good time for everyone interested in cinema to get together and share ideas and experiences.”  Mike Thomson, Partner at The Big Picture
 
Please find the full schedule as attached. Confirmed Speakers are as listed below –
 
o   Paul Higginson, Executive Vice President - EMEA, 20th Century Fox
o   Hakan Askar, Director, Digital Cinema Systems, CGV Mars Cinema Group
o   Jean Mizrahi, Chief Executive Officer, Ymagis
o   Adnan Akdemir, Chief Executive Officer, Sifisian Investments, Turkey
o   Bakytzhan Mussatayev, CEO, Chaplin Cinemas, Kazakhstan
o   Cenk Sezgin, CEO, SISAY Turkish Cinema Exhibitors Association / CEO CineMarine
o   Till Cussmann, Senior Vice President Sales & GM Europe, Vista
o   Sultan Akgül Duranay, Marketing Director, Theatrical Div.TME Films
o   Kemal Kaplanoglu, Managing Partner, TME Films
o   Christopher Gaunt, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce Turkey
o   Neil Floyd, Deputy Consul General & Head of Dept. for International Trade -Istanbul
o   Arturo Guillen, Vice President, EMEA & India, ComScore
o   Kene Mkparu, Chief Executive Officer, KomWorld, Nigeria
o   Oliver Pasch, Sales Director Europe, Sony Digital Cinema
o   Serge Plasch, Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic
o   Kareem Attiyat, Managing Partner, Revo Real Estate Advisory Services
o   Marc Allenby, Chief Executive Officer, Trafalgar Releasing
o   Jean-Marie Dura, Founder, NXNW Management & Conseils
o   Mariam el Bacha, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepax, Pakistan
o   Malcolm MacMillan, SVP Global Sales & Marketing, Webedia
o   Sandie Caffelle, Global Sales Manager, JACRO
o   Christine Costello, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, More2Screen
o   Lucy Jones, Executive Director, Comscore
o   Mark Kendall, Business Development Manager - Cinema, EMEA, NEC
o   John Morgan RIBA, Director, Leonard Design Architects
o   Luis R Mota, Director, NOS LusomundoCinemas
o   Simon Rees, Chief Executive Officer, CinePlace
o   John Sullivan, Managing Partner The Big Picture
o   Claudiu Tanasescu, Chief Executive Officer, Cinema Intelligence
o   Harish Anand Thilakan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Influx Worldwide
o   Patrick von Sychowski, Editor, Celluloid Junkie
o   Nick Varley, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Park Circus Distribution
o   David Wallace, Director, Chapman Taylor
o   Rus Wetherell, Chief Creative Officer, Eikon Group
o   Jordi Wientjes, Consultant The Big Picture &Founder, Jordi Wientjes Solutions B.V.
o   John Younis, Entertainment Business Unit General Manager, Baneasa
o   Eranna Yekbote, Chief Architect, Era Architects
o   Heather Blair, Vice President, Extended Cinema
o   Rifat Oguz, Founder and CEO, Sinemia
o   Mike Thomson, Senior Consultant, The Big Picture
o   Still to be announced – Visionary Speaker from CGV Mars Cinema Group

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 – taking in the CGV cinemas at VadiIstanbul & Istinye Park*
- 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
 
The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 2018 #ecmistanbul provides the ideal forum to share views, opinions and future opportunities. There will be an informal trade show with the following companies taking part – 
 
o   CGV Mars Cinema Group
o   Aures
o   Comscore
o   The Vista Group – Vista, Movio, Cinema Intelligence
o   SISAY with the Turkish Ministry and Cinema Professionals & Management
o   Positive Cinema
o   NEC
o   Influx Worldwide
o   Cineplace
o   JACRO
 
The 21st Century Shopping Centres tour supported by Celluloid Junkie and SISAY, is taking place on the 20th Nov leaving the Swissotel at midday.  The tour will visit the amazing shopping malls at VadiIstanbul & Istinye Park where there will be a showcase of the CGV cinemas including their 4DX, IMAX, Tempur Cinema and Gold Class screens. Delegates wishing to go on this should secure their space via the DCS website and be at the Swissotel by 11.30am to register. All delegates need to bring a form of ID along for security purposes.
 
Delegate list  - confirmed companies attending include -
CGV Mars Cinema Group, 20th Century Fox, Cinema Next & Ymagis, TME Films, Aures, Comscore, Movio, NEC, Sony Digital Cinema 4k, Vista Group, Webedia, The Big Picture, UIP, Screen International, Influx Worldwide, Cinionic, JACRO, Chaplin Cinemas, Eikon, Cinepax, Komworld, Cinema Intelligence, Osram, IMAX, Cushman and Wakefield, Ferco Seating, Leonard Design, Positive Cinema, Banesea, Cineplace, NOSLusomundo Cinemas, RealD Europe, Trafalgar Releasing, D-Box, More2Screen, NXNW Management, Park Circus Distribution, Exhibition on Screen, Unique Digital Software, Dolby, Christie, Paul Hickman Design, CineTech Middle East, Celluloid Junkie, Box Office Turkiye, Box Office Pro/France, Cinema Technology, Cinema Professionals & Management, Dentons, ECCO GmBH, Era Architects, Extended Cinema, Lightbox Cinemas, Matris Engineering, MAG Cinema, Qube Cinema, Saran Investments, Sifisian Investments - Turkey, REVO Real Estate Advisory, Sinemia, Ushio Europe.
 
SISAY Turkish Cinema Exhibitors Association has confirmed that over 50 of their members will attend the conference and alongside a host of delegates from North, East and West Africa. We expect to have in the region of 200 delegates over the three days.
 
Delegate Tickets are still 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 and event partners including ICTA, CINEPLACE and JACRO.
 
All information is available on www.dcs.events. Please note that timings and speakers may change leading up to the event.

About Emerging Cinema Markets Conference:
Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, to be held November 20th -22nd 2018 in Istanbul to focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and North Africa and will include key speakers and presenters to outline opportunities and issues for the industry
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