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New York / Düsseldorf—Mar 19, 2013

ICTA Announces Representative for European Office

The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) announced today that it has appointed Thomas Rüttgers as the representative for ICTA Europe.  Joe DeMeo, President of ICTA, made the announcement and stated: “Our main goal is to strengthen the position of our European members within the association.”  He added that ICTA is also planning to extend its co-operation with other European bodies such as EDCF, UNIC and Mediasalles for seminars, trade events and publications. 
 
Thomas Rüttgers will make his office at European Cinema Consulting (ECCO) in Dusseldorf, Germany.  Vice President and Managing Director of ECCO, Mr. Rüttgers stated: “I am delighted that ICTA has chosen ECCO and myself to support their team and am convinced that this is the right step to raise interest in ICTA in Europe.”  He went on to say that one of the next steps of ICTA Europe will be to put the European Seminar Series on a new level and make it a networking event for all European players of the cinema industry, involving as many other European and international trade associations as possible.
 
Thomas has been in the cinema industry for over 25 years. From 1996 till 2011 he was Managing Partner of the cinema outfitter FTT in Düsseldorf, a company founded by Hannes Rüttgers, a cousin of Thomas’ father Hannsdieter Rüttgers, back in 1960. Under his management, the family-run business expanded its international business and opened a series of joint ventures throughout Europe.  In 2011, he was appointed Senior Vice President Sales of dcinex group (formerly XDC, FTT and Bewegte Bilder) and took care of business development and sales activities of all European branch offices of the group. In 2012 he founded ECCO. – European Cinema Consulting. The company acts as a link between manufacturers, system integrators and exhibitors aiming at building relationships between all major players in the industry.
 
The upcoming ICTA Seminar Series will take place in Barcelona on June 22nd/23rd.  Details on the program to be announced shortly.  Those interested in the seminar or in becoming a member of ICTA are invited to contact Angela Bünger at angela.buenger@ecco-online.eu or +49 (0) 211 522 875 14.



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About International Cinema Technology Association: Since its formation in 1971 the International Cinema Technology Association has morphed into the most important international association dedicated to equipment and new technologies throughout the global theatrical market. The ICTA is a trade organization that represents companies involved in cinema technology, including leading cinema equipment manufacturers, dealers and service companies from around the world. Our members are responsible for producing all the equipment that is used in presenting features on the Silver Screen in movie theatres in all corners of the world. They manufacture digital cinema systems, lenses, sound equipment, seating, 3D technology and more.

The ICTA is also a leader in the educational seminar process, holding several seminars a year to present new and informative information on changing technologies and how to achieve the very best motion picture experience. The ICTA network is also a wonderful source for the exchange of ideas and constructive suggestions concerning improvement of manufacturing and technical standards for products used in the theatre industry.
 
The Association enjoys a close working relationship with other industry organizations including NATO, MPAA, SMPTE, and NAC, and is a founding member of the Inter-Society Committee for the Enhancement of the Motion Picture Presentation. Key among our efforts is partnering with four major trade events – CinemaCon, ShowEast, CineEurope and CineAsia – to update exhibitors worldwide on what our member companies have to offer. We also hold ongoing educational programs in the U.S., Europe and Asia that focus on the latest theatre equipment and technologies.
International Cinema Technology Association Directory page International Cinema Technology Association Web Site
About ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH: Founded in 2015 and Headquartered in Hilden, Germany and operating throughout Germany, Europe and beyond. ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH are a  supply and service partner for technology solutions of tomorrow for cinemas. Offering customers  a one stop shop for everything that’s needed for successful cinema operations: from the latest projection and audio technology to the installation of motion seats, comfortable cinema seating and attractive furnishings to consulting services around the cinema. ECCO Cine Supply and Service GmbH Directory page

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