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Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, to be held November 20 -22, 2018 at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference will focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa and will include key speakers and presenters to outline opportunities and issues for the industry. The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans 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

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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.

Emerging Cinema Markets Conference Contacts: For further information please contact:
Rob Arthur at:  
+ 44 (0) 7881 952740

Logo: Emerging Cinema Markets Conference
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
Emerging Cinema Markets Conference Directory page Emerging Cinema Markets Conference Web Site
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: The Big Picture (formerly CinemaNext Consulting) is the foremost, specialist international management consultancy focused on the cinema industry, based in London. Digital Cinema Solutions Events Ltd – email: TBP advise local government, investors and developers on leisure and town centre developments where cinema forms a key requirement. The Big Picture Directory page

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