NEW YORK (September 19, 2018) – Major Cineplex will receive the “Cinionic Technology Innovator of the Year Award.” This year’s edition of CineAsia is being held in Hong Kong from 10-13 December.
“As the leader in digital technology solutions in cinema, it is only fitting that the first Cinionic award goes to Major Cineplex as they are a global leader in the innovation of cinema standards,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “We could not have thought of a more deserving recipient of this award in 2018.”
Under Vicha Poolvaraluk’s leadership, Major Cineplex is looked upon as Thailand’s leading innovator in cinema standards. In addition to being ahead of the game with the latest trends and technologies, Major Cineplex is at the top when it comes to communication and services. Major has achieved quite a bit in 24 years and has proven its stance as a leader in the Global Entertainment Industry.
Some of their accomplishments include being the first exhibitor in the world to install ScreenX outside of the CGV network; becoming Thailand’s first IMAX cinema in Southeast Asia in 1998; and featuring 4DX format, being the third cinema operator worldwide.
“Building on the heritage of Barco, technology innovation is at the core of what we do,” comments Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic. “Major Cineplex truly elevates the movie experiences for their customers. We’re honored to award them as our technology innovator of the year.”
Currently, Major Cineplex operates in three countries; Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, with 147 cinemas in total.
About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
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 www.gdc-tech.com
Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey.
Cinionic is a joint venture among Barco, Appotronics, and CFG, with offices in the United States, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Mexico; the legal entity is planned to take effect end of 2018. Visit www.cinionic.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or YouTube for more info.
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional 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 happening across the industry.
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 Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. 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 CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.