CineAsia will honor Benny Suherman, Founder and CEO of Cinema XXI, with the CineAsia ICON Award on Thursday, 7 December 2023 during the Awards Ceremony at the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok.
“CineAsia is honored to recognize Benny Suherman,” stated Andrew Sunshine, Managing Director of CineAsia and President of Film Expo Group. “A true Icon, Mr. Suherman and Cinema XXI are highly regarded in Indonesia, as well as across the global motion picture industry. We congratulate Mr. Suherman on this well-deserved honor.”
Born in Jakarta in 1948, Benny Suherman is one of the key pioneers and lifelong player in the Indonesian cinema industry. He is the Founder and majority shareholder of PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya Tbk, also known as, Cinema XXI. Benny is also the Founding Shareholder of PT Asahimas Chemical since 1986 until present. Previously, he was the Director of CV Sejahtera Film – a film importation, distributor, and production business from 1969 until 1972, and Founding Shareholder and Director of PT Suptan Film – a Film Importer business from 1972 until 1996. He graduated from the Indonesian Secretarial & Management Academy in 1969.
About Cinema XXI
Cinema XXI, operating under the auspices of PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya Tbk, is the largest cinema chain operator in Indonesia with more than 35 years of experience in the film exhibition industry. Cinema XXI is committed to always providing the best moviegoing experience and convenience for the people of Indonesia. As of September 30, 2023, Cinema XXI has presented 1,250 screens in 232 cinema locations across 56 cities throughout Indonesia.
Not only a place to watch movies, Cinema XXI is also a second home for people to spend quality time with family and friends. Cinema XXI presents an unforgettable moviegoing experience for today and tomorrow. For three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019 Cinema XXI has been awarded the “World Branding Award” in Kensington, London as the Best Brand in the Entertainment Cinema Category (National Tier). In early 2019, Cinema XXI was also been awarded the “Millennials Top Brand Awards” by one of the preferred media of Indonesia’s young generation as the first choice of millennials for the category of leading cinema network in Indonesia. Despite the pandemic condition, in 2020, Cinema XXI was named “Industry Champion of the Year” by the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards and “Indonesia Best Managed Company” by Deloitte in 2023.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.
About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider with its manufacturing facility certified with ISO 9001:2015 by SGS. GDC develops, manufactures, and sells cinema projector, media server for both projector and LED cinema display, content storage system, cinema enterprise software including theatre management system and advanced cinema automation system for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS Surround and DTS:X with IAB, the object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including LED cinema, 3D product, audio equipment, projector lamp, post-production service, and Electronic Delivery System (EDS).