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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.

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.  

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Industry Partners

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.

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 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 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.

Shows & Events

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.

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

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.

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

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London—Nov 7, 2019

DCS Events Announces Industry Speakers at the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 2019

DCS Events, organisers of the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference ECM19 at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul (19th – 21st November) have announced further details of the speakers and programme at the ECM2019 conference.
The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, New Europe and 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.

The three-day conference will focus on the Turkish, Middle East, Central Asia, New Europe and the African markets and includes key speakers and presenters who will outline the current issues facing emerging markets.

The Emerging Market Pioneers recognise the extent of the challenges as well as the opportunities, such as government policies, piracy, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade practices and the lack of highly valued relationships within the industry at large – challenges which are shared by counterparts across other Emerging Markets.

The ECM2019 extensive programme includes:
Visionary Speeches and In-depth Panel Sessions
  • Emerging Cinema Markets Overview with Trends and Opportunities
  • Dedicated Africa programme including Nigeria and West Africa
  • The ValuePlex and how to create the “wow factor” in Emerging Markets
  • Film Marketing and Distribution in Emerging Markets
  • The Big Picture Focus on Saudi Arabia and the GCC
  • Celluloid Junkie - 21st Century Shopping Centre Tour - CGV Mars Cinema Group demos and visit to the FITAS E-Sports Arena
  • Cinema Technology Community and International Cinema Technology Association Hosted Sessions
  • In Depth Turkey Cinema Industry Focus Panel
  • ECM and COMSCORE Awards
  “Transparency, Integrity, Trust and Compliance are key areas which will enable the development of cinemas in Emerging Markets. We’ve assembled a group of International, highly regarded, world class speakers who know the industry and most importantly can impact change and growth.”  Rob Arthur, Founder Member of DCS Events
ECM2019 speakers confirmed include:
  • Adedayo Thomas, Director General / CEO, National Film & Video Censors Board Nigeria
  • Adnan Akdemir, President, Sifisian Investments, Turkey
  • Alessandra Pavan Bernacchi, Senior Manager, Theatre Development - Europe and Africa, IMAX Corporation
  • Andrew Cripps (video message), President International Distribution, Warner Bros Studios
  • Arturo Guillén, SVP & Global Managing Director, Comscore Movies
  • Asim Hakan Askar, Director - Foreign Trade & Digital Cinema Operations, CJ CGV Mars Entertainment and Cinema Group, Turkey
  • Avi Alkas, Country Chairman, Jones Lang LaSalle, Turkey
  • Bakytzhan Mussatayev, Chief Executive Officer, Chaplin Cinemas
  • Cameron Saunders, EVP EMEA, Paramount Pictures International
  • Charlotte Jones, Principal Analyst, Associate Director, Cinema IHS Markit Technology (Informa Tech)
  • Christopher Gaunt, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce - Turkey
  • Claudiu Tanasescu, Chief Executive Officer, Cinema Intelligence
  • David Wallace, Director, Chapman Taylor
  • Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Cinemas
  • Emrah Oz, Chief Executive, British Chamber of Commerce - Turkey
  • Eric Marti, General Manager, Comscore Movies, France
  • Erkin Yilmaz, Director General, of Cinema, Minister for Culture & Tourism, Republic of Turkey
  • Firuzan Kocak, Content Sourcing & Acquisition Manager, CGV Mars Cinema Group
  • Harish Anand Thilakan, Founder & CEO, Influx Worldwide
  • Hon. (Sen) Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe
  • Ijeoma Onah, Founder, Nigeria International Film Summit
  • Isabel Lima, Marketing Manager, NOS Audiovisuais
  • Jared Murray-Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, Silverbird Distribution
  • Jean-Marie Dura, Founder, NXNW Management & Conseils
  • John Trafford-Owen, Managing Director EMEAR, RealD
  • Kene Mkparu, Group President & Chief Executive Officer, KomWorld
  • Khalil Staily, General Manager, Morocco and West Africa, Ymagis
  • Lucy Jones, Executive Director, ComScore Movies
  • Luis R Mota, Executive Director – Cinemas, NOS Cinemas
  • Mariam el Bacha, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepax, Pakistan
  • Mark Hirzberger-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Park Circus Group
  • Mark Kendall, Business Development Manager, Cinema Products – EMEA, NEC
  • Mark Waldman, Worldwide Director of Sales, POSitive Cinema
  • Mike Thomson, Director, The Big Picture
  • Moses Babatope, Co-Founder & Group CEO, Filmhouse Cinemas
  • Moses Musa Comertpay, Managing Director, Blackwood Global Brands
  • Olayemi Anyanechi, Managing Partner, Sefton Fross
  • Oliver Pasch, Sales Director Europe, Sony Digital Cinema
  • Olivier Dock, International Film Adviser
  • Patrick von Sychowski, Editor, Celluloid Junkie
  • Paul Higginson, Consultant (Former-Executive Vice President - EMEA, 20th Century Fox)
  • Paul Hudson, Business Development Director, Aures
  • Peter Knight, Editor, Cinema Technology
  • Raghav Thiyagu, Editor-Publisher, Theatre World
  • Sarah Lewthwaite, Managing Director & Senior Vice President, Movio EMEA
  • Serge Plasch, Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic
  • Susanna Hermida Barbato, Executive Director, NOS Audiovisuais
  • Till Cussmann, SVP Sales & GM Europe, Vista
  • Tim Potter, Vice President Sales, Cinema Next
  • Tolga Akinci, Founder, BoxOffice Türkiye
Alongside our esteemed speakers, the conference will also provide an informal trade show featuring the ECM2019 Gold and Retail Exhibition Sponsors and many networking opportunities at the welcome receptions, coffee breaks, lunches and a drinks reception on the evening of the 20th November. 
Rob Arthur, Co-Founder 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.  
With so many people committed to attending, this is going to be a very informative and that provides a special chance to network with industry experts and professionals. We have had an outstanding response from all collaborators underlining both the relevance and potential of the Emerging Cinema Markets. 
Julie Harriss, Co-Found of DCS Events added “ECM2019 is a platform for the Emerging Cinema Markets to meet the international stakeholders who are able to share their in depth their and experience. Bringing the event together is a mammoth task and we are extremely grateful for the support of all of the ECM2019. We look forward to welcoming all participants from across the globe to Istanbul very soon”.

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

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