New York, NY (February 9, 2018) – Barco, a global leader in cinema technology, has partnered with the Film Expo Group to become the Official Projection Technology Partner at CineEurope. All projection equipment in the CCIB Auditorium will be supplied by Barco, including the laser projectors for all studio product presentations and screenings.
“Having the opportunity to partner with a technology giant like Barco at CineEurope is very exciting for us. We are confident this continued partnership will help the development of cinematic technologies expand throughout the region,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group.
Welcoming today’s announcement UNIC CEO Laura Houlgatte-Abbott said:
“We are hugely grateful for this latest show of support for CineEurope by Barco. As one of Europe’s leading cinema technology suppliers we look forward to continuing to work closely with Barco colleagues on the show and more broadly.”
Barco has pioneered with numerous industry firsts ever since the early days of digital cinema, cementing its leadership in technology innovation. It has outfitted more than 100 all-laser theater multiplexes globally, with over 300 Flagship Laser and 4,500 Smart Laser projectors in the field.
And Barco is taking this one step further. Recognizing a paradigm shift in the marketplace, it has created a strategic partnership with leading global cinema innovators to transform cinema in this new era. This joint venture will bring fresh inspiration and brand new service offerings to exhibitors, empowering all parties to embrace the top trends and deliver the future of cinema today.
“Barco is honored to be the exclusive projection technology partner at CineEurope. We are committed to bringing cutting-edge cinema technology and services that create exceptional experiences. We look forward to supporting the featured film screenings during CineEurope,” says Wim Buyens, CEO of The New Cinema Joint Venture.
CineEurope 2018 will take place 11-14 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. CineEurope is the longest-running and most successful European convention and trade show for Major, Regional, and Independent cinema professionals. CineEurope will feature exclusive screenings and product presentations of upcoming films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro. We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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 in neighbouring regions.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineEurope, held in Barcelona; ShowEast, held in Miami; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineEurope can be found at www.cineeurope.net.