Cinema Build KSA 2020

Civil Engineering & Construction; Architecture - Commercial

Address: Fairmont, Riyadh, Business Gate Qurtubah Area, Riyadh 11552, Saudi Arabia
Date: 19 to 20 Feb '20
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Following the grand success of the inaugural edition that was held under the auspices of the “General Commission For Audiovisual Media”, the second annual Cinema Build KSA will cover broader aspects of the burgeoning cinema industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi cinema industry with its enormous potential is growing rapidly and steadily as it is led by great leadership and industry stalwarts. The cinema industry is on its path to become the leader in region and has already gained attention from cinema stakeholders across the globe. Cinema Build KSA provides enormous networking and business opportunities to international brands and serves as a one stop shop for the local cinemas. Along with discussions around design and construction of Cinemas, the 2020 edition will cover the entire chain from production to distribution to exhibition with a dedicated session for development of local content. Being the largest gathering of cinema stakeholders in Saudi, Cinema Build KSA 2020 will serve as a learning centre for building world class cinemas and content. CINEMA SERIES IN NUMBERS 300+ Attendees | 80% Decision Makers | 30 Sponsors & Exhibitors 25+ International Speakers | 10 Cinema Exhibitors | 6 Awards | 1 Site Tour

Key Themes & Topics

VISION 2030 CINEMA GOALS - Overview of regulatory landscape in KSA - Laying the right foundation for sustainable growth and to achieve the Vision 2030 cinema goals BUILDING THE CINEMAS OF FUTURE - Architectural and technical considerations for designing state-of-the-art cinemas IMPORTANCE OF ACOUSTICS AND THE LATEST INNOVATIONS - The next chapter in the history of cinema sound insulation - Cinema fit-out panel discussion: meeting the latest technology & engineering requirements - Cinema Building Science BUILDING CINEMAS TO CREATE MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES - Lighting:  Creating the total cinematic experience - Experiences from cinemas built outside the region - Futuristic Technology in Entertainment CINEMA PROJECT DELIVERY - How the industry can overcome the challenges in delivering projects for numerous developers over the next 2-3 years? - Undertaking technical due diligence for cinema venues before entering into a lease agreement - Panel discussion: Bridging the cinema construction gaps - 12 Steps Towards Right Cinemas - Executing projects on time while meeting project specification and international standards

Learning Outcomes

WORKSHOP 1: Building the right acoustics for cinemas WORKSHOP 2: Creating a box that enables the exhibitor to maximize the performance of the cinemas

Who Should Attend

- Mall Owners - Architects & Designers - Family Groups - Consultants - Contractors - Developers - Cinema Operators - Project Managers - Structural Engineers - Lighting consultants - Banks & Investors - Insurance - Chambers of Commerce - Mall Associations - Municipalities TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND 1. Hear from GCAM on the evolving regulations and their plan to become one of the global leaders in the cinema market. 2. Hear from cinema exhibitors on their venue selection criteria and their 2-3 year project plans in Saudi. 3. Learn from international architects who have collective experience of designing over 6,200 screens globally on the latest design and construction trends in cinemas. 4. Maximize your overall profitability on your facility and learn how you can deliver an enhanced experience to your guests through design. 5. Understand the lessons learned through case-study presentations.


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Paul Schwarz

Technical Director Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory


Headline Speaker

Abdalrhman Al Safadi

Chief Executive Officer- Partner

Top-Notch Engineering Consultants

Ahmad Sherin

KSA Branches Director

Architecture and Planning Group

Aman Parmar

Senior Project Manager, Project & Development Services


Anthony Abouzeid

Senior Interior Architect

Chapman Taylor

Arch Abeer Al Khirat

Technical Manager

Gypsemna LLC

Arpan Dutta

Head of Operation

Empire Cinemas

Ashish Shukla

Chief Executive Officer


Chris Aird

Associate, Project & Development Services


Dr. Kamel Mohamed

Chief Executive Officer

East Delta Saudi Co. Ltd

Dr. Michael Bremser



Eranna Yekbote

Chief Architect

Era Architects

Faisal Bouzo

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Construction & Planning Co. Ltd

Jamie Darragh

Associate Director

Black & White Engineering

Jason Hird

Senior Technical Development Manager

Saint Gobain Gyproc

John Sullivan


The Light Cinemas, UK

Jonathan Lee

Head of Acoustics (MENA)


Karim Mansour

Specifications Lead

USG Boral Middle East

Klimis D. Mavridis

Project Director

Cine Fitout & Construction

Luke Somerville


Compass Project Consulting

Mohammad Alrowais

Cinema Initiative Manager

General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM)

Musbah Moqbel

Regional Marketing Manager

USG Boral Middle East

Mustafa Ashri

Senior Architect

Architecture and Planning Group

Nita Odedra

General Manager Sales and Marketing

Blu Rhine Industries

Ryan Arbabi

Technical Director

Farrat Isolevel Ltd

Tony Owens

Project Director




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