London, UK (November 7, 2019) – DCS Events, organisers of the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference ECM19 at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul (19th – 21st November) have announced further details of the speakers and programme at the ECM2019 conference.
The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, New Europe 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.
The three-day conference will focus on the Turkish, Middle East, Central Asia, New Europe and the African markets and includes key speakers and presenters who will outline the current issues facing emerging markets.
The Emerging Market Pioneers recognise the extent of the challenges as well as the opportunities, such as government policies, piracy, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade practices and the lack of highly valued relationships within the industry at large – challenges which are shared by counterparts across other Emerging Markets.
The ECM2019 extensive programme includes:
“Transparency, Integrity, Trust and Compliance are key areas which will enable the development of cinemas in Emerging Markets. We’ve assembled a group of International, highly regarded, world class speakers who know the industry and most importantly can impact change and growth.” Rob Arthur, Founder Member of DCS Events
ECM2019 speakers confirmed include:
Adedayo Thomas, Director General / CEO, National Film & Video Censors Board Nigeria
Adnan Akdemir, President, Sifisian Investments, Turkey
Alessandra Pavan Bernacchi, Senior Manager, Theatre Development – Europe and Africa, IMAX Corporation
Andrew Cripps (video message), President International Distribution, Warner Bros Studios
Arturo Guillén, SVP & Global Managing Director, Comscore Movies
Asim Hakan Askar, Director – Foreign Trade & Digital Cinema Operations, CJ CGV Mars Entertainment and Cinema Group, Turkey
Avi Alkas, Country Chairman, Jones Lang LaSalle, Turkey
Bakytzhan Mussatayev, Chief Executive Officer, Chaplin Cinemas
Cameron Saunders, EVP EMEA, Paramount Pictures International
Charlotte Jones, Principal Analyst, Associate Director, Cinema IHS Markit Technology (Informa Tech)
Christopher Gaunt, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce – Turkey
Claudiu Tanasescu, Chief Executive Officer, Cinema Intelligence
David Wallace, Director, Chapman Taylor
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Cinemas
Emrah Oz, Chief Executive, British Chamber of Commerce – Turkey
Eric Marti, General Manager, Comscore Movies, France
Erkin Yilmaz, Director General, of Cinema, Minister for Culture & Tourism, Republic of Turkey
Firuzan Kocak, Content Sourcing & Acquisition Manager, CGV Mars Cinema Group
Harish Anand Thilakan, Founder & CEO, Influx Worldwide
Hon. (Sen) Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe
Ijeoma Onah, Founder, Nigeria International Film Summit
Isabel Lima, Marketing Manager, NOS Audiovisuais
Jared Murray-Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, Silverbird Distribution
Jean-Marie Dura, Founder, NXNW Management & Conseils
John Trafford-Owen, Managing Director EMEAR, RealD
Kene Mkparu, Group President & Chief Executive Officer, KomWorld
Khalil Staily, General Manager, Morocco and West Africa, Ymagis
Lucy Jones, Executive Director, ComScore Movies
Luis R Mota, Executive Director – Cinemas, NOS Cinemas
Mariam el Bacha, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepax, Pakistan
Mark Hirzberger-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Park Circus Group
Mark Kendall, Business Development Manager, Cinema Products – EMEA, NEC
Mark Waldman, Worldwide Director of Sales, POSitive Cinema
Mike Thomson, Director, The Big Picture
Moses Babatope, Co-Founder & Group CEO, Filmhouse Cinemas
Moses Musa Comertpay, Managing Director, Blackwood Global Brands
Olayemi Anyanechi, Managing Partner, Sefton Fross
Oliver Pasch, Sales Director Europe, Sony Digital Cinema
Olivier Dock, International Film Adviser
Patrick von Sychowski, Editor, Celluloid Junkie
Paul Higginson, Consultant (Former-Executive Vice President – EMEA, 20th Century Fox)
Paul Hudson, Business Development Director, Aures
Peter Knight, Editor, Cinema Technology
Raghav Thiyagu, Editor-Publisher, Theatre World
Sarah Lewthwaite, Managing Director & Senior Vice President, Movio EMEA
Serge Plasch, Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic
Susanna Hermida Barbato, Executive Director, NOS Audiovisuais
Till Cussmann, SVP Sales & GM Europe, Vista
Tim Potter, Vice President Sales, Cinema Next
Tolga Akinci, Founder, BoxOffice Türkiye
Alongside our esteemed speakers, the conference will also provide an informal trade show featuring the ECM2019 Gold and Retail Exhibition Sponsors and many networking opportunities at the welcome receptions, coffee breaks, lunches and a drinks reception on the evening of the 20th November.
Rob Arthur, Co-Founder at DCS Events said “We are really excited about this conference – 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.
With so many people committed to attending, this is going to be a very informative and that provides a special chance to network with industry experts and professionals. We have had an outstanding response from all collaborators underlining both the relevance and potential of the Emerging Cinema Markets.
Julie Harriss, Co-Found of DCS Events added “ECM2019 is a platform for the Emerging Cinema Markets to meet the international stakeholders who are able to share their in depth their and experience. Bringing the event together is a mammoth task and we are extremely grateful for the support of all of the ECM2019. We look forward to welcoming all participants from across the globe to Istanbul very soon”.
This event is being organised by Digital Cinema Solutions Events (DCS Events) – an independent events company to the cinema industry. The event will be held at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul on 19-21st November 2019. Industry professionals Rob Arthur, Julie Harriss and Dan Harriss formed DCS Events in 2018. Full conference details and tickets are available at www.ecm19.com