Cinépolis’ Javier Sotomayor to Receive Exhibitor of the Year Award at CineAsia 2023

Javier Sotomayor - Managing Director, Asia Middle East - Cinepolis
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY ( October 22, 2023 ) -

Javier Sotomayor, Managing Director Asia & Middle East, Cinepolis Corporativo will receive the “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok.

“It gives us great pleasure to present the Exhibitor of the Year award to Javier,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “Since its inception, Cinépolis has been a leading world-class cinema exhibitor making them an ideal candidate for this year’s award.”

Javier Sotomayor has over 25 years of experience in start-ups, marketing, business development, supply chain, and strategic planning in the industries of retail, entertainment, and financial services. He has worked in Latin America, the US, Asia and Middle East.

He has been associated with Cinépolis for over 20 years and has held various top positions across Marketing, Strategy, Supply Chain, and Business Development. For the past 10 years he has been running the company in Asia and the Middle East and has
been instrumental in the company’s growth.

Javier serves on the Board of Directors of Cinépolis India, Cinépolis GCC, Cinemaxx Indonesia, Internet Architects, amongst their companies.

A proponent of continuing education, Javier’s multiple degrees include an Industrial Engineer from Tec de Monterrey, an MBA from IPADE Business School, and an AMP from Harvard Business School. He is married to Alicia for 25 years and has three children. His interests include playing tennis, reading, and traveling.

About Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas is a leading world-class cinema exhibitor in the United States that offers guests more than a movie. The Dallas-based theater chain opened its first luxury dine-in theater in Del Mar, CA in July 2011 and has some of the top performing dine-in movie theaters in the country, currently operating a total of 26 theaters with a presence in Southern California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and Maryland. Its parent company, Cinépolis, was founded in Mexico in 1971 and today has positioned itself as the world’s second largest movie theater circuit in terms of attendance. For more information about Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, please visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About CineAsia
CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok. The CineAsia Trade Show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals 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 across the industry. Additional information on CineAsia can be found at

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. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems
and circuit-wide centralized management systems, and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X 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 integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit