Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 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
DCS Events in association with The Big Picture will be hosting an Emerging Cinema Markets Conference on Tuesday 20th November – Thursday 22nd November at the five-star luxury Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul.
The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans and North 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.
650 million people live in the target markets but there are only 170 million cinema ticket sales officially recorded. GDP in the area is $5,200bn with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Egypt and Israel being amongst the biggest markets.
The three-day conference will focus on the Turkish, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and North Africa markets and includes key speakers and presenters who will outline the current issues facing emerging market. 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
- The Big Picture Focus on Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030
The conference will also provide networking opportunities at registration, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions.
The programme, sponsor and speaker updates will be posted at www.dcs.events and at #ecmIstanbul
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 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. 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 due to go on sale in June and will be available to purchase through the website www.dcs.events. Delegate passes are at €995 Euros with a discounted price of €795 for all members of recognised industry trade bodies. Full details for purchasing tickets and booking rooms at the Swissotel will be on the website shortly.
About DCS Events
This event is being organised by 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. For more information about the company go to
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.
TBP advise local government, investors and developers on leisure and town centre developments where cinema forms a key requirement, including:
- Locations, demographics, viability studies and market appraisals
- Cinema design and layout to maximise efficiency
- Suitable leisure, food and drinks provisions
- Expert witness for planning, consultation and legal hearings
- Supporting information and presentations to the financial markets
- Commercial strategies for operators and developers of cinemas
- Specialist management support to cinema operators
- Revenue opportunities to global ‘best practice
We are pleased to announce that the British Chamber of Commerce Turkey, Celluloid Junkie and Cinema Technology are confirmed media partners. We are currently in discussion with other industry trade publications. Please note that all press releases will be issued to all media contacts going forward. If you would like to become a media sponsor, please contact .