META CINEMA FORUM

Conference / Summit (onsite)
Film & Cinema

Address: Atlantis The Palm, Atlantis Dubai, Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date: 26 to 28 Oct '21

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THE ONLY DEDICATED CINEMA CONVENTION IN THE META REGION


⦿ Conference and exhibition:
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

⦿ Film screenings and slate presentations:
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Now in its 4th edition, META Cinema Forum is the largest cinema convention, covering Middle East and African markets. The event has grown over the years to include more regions, more projects, more partners and become the single most important regional gathering for the cinema sector.

The 4th edition is back bigger and better than ever, with more sessions covering various markets in detail, an expanded convention floor, additional trainings, workshops, and of course a stronger line-up of slates, product presentations and film features.

To celebrate the recovery of the cinema sector post the pandemic era, many post event receptions and parties will allow for a fun filled casual networking for all stakeholders.

EVENT FEATURES

★ Convention/Exhibition Floor

Conference

★ Product Presentations/Slates

Special Screenings/Premiers
 
★ Workshops/ Masterclasses

Awards

★ Receptions/ Networking Activities

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DAY ONE - 26 OCTOBER 2021

⦿ Key Cinema Statistics from META Markets and Beyond

* A look at the cinema statistics in the region during the pandemic, recovery stats and a glimpse into the future

⦿ The rebirth of cinema

* What do cinemas need to in order to revive themselves?
* How can cinemas reimagine themselves? 
* A look at cinemas of the future

⦿ Middle East Region Briefing: Projects and Updates from cinema operators in the Middle East region

⦿ Industry Insight Session: Getting the audience back into the cinema: Strategies, technologies and offerings to get the cinema goers back in the theatres.

* Cinema appetite: What do customers want next? Anticipating the future
* Creating omni-channel sales, marketing, and customer journey pathways
* Evolution of cinema food and its place in the industry
* Product and offering diversification 
* Technology as the driver to get people off the couch

⦿ South & East Asia Region Briefing: Projects and Updates from cinema operators in the South & East Asia region


DAY TWO - 27 OCTOBER 2021


⦿ African Region Briefing: Projects and Updates from cinema operators in the African region

⦿ The evolution of cinemas: Design, technology, flexibility and multipurpose cinemas: What will cinemas look like in the near future to serve a purpose in the entertainment value chain

* Versatile design
* Micro cinema
* Modular cinemas
* Multipurpose halls
* Projection, sound, and immersive experiences
* Latest possible offerings 

⦿ Panel Discussion: Content is king; or is it?

* Content diversification
* Collaboration requirements between studios, distributors and exhibitors for mutual success
* Regional production and exhibitor content funding
* Film as a profession
* What are the plans and strategies to never face content gaps?

⦿ Turkey cinema sector stakeholder discussion


DAY THREE - 28 OCTOBER 2021

VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall

* FilmOne Entertainment Product Presentation
* Front Row Filmed Entertainment Product Presentation
* Event Cinema Association
* Special Screening: My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan
*Film Premier

If you wish to join the elite line up of our 2021 speakers and panelist, please contact us on arvind@gmevents.ae


OTHER KEY HAPPENINGS

  • Exhibition
  • Film Screening
  • META Cinema Awards
  • Post Event Party

Great Minds Group strictly adheres to all rules and regulations laid out by government authorities to ensure the health and safety of everyone at our events

DAY ONE - 26 OCTOBER 2021

⦿ Key Cinema Statistics from META Markets and Beyond

* A look at the cinema statistics in the region during the pandemic, recovery stats and a glimpse into the future

⦿ The rebirth of cinema

* What do cinemas need to in order to revive themselves?
* How can cinemas reimagine themselves? 
* A look at cinemas of the future

⦿ Middle East Region Briefing: Projects and Updates from cinema operators in the Middle East region

⦿ Industry Insight Session: Getting the audience back into the cinema: Strategies, technologies and offerings to get the cinema goers back in the theatres.

* Cinema appetite: What do customers want next? Anticipating the future
* Creating omni-channel sales, marketing, and customer journey pathways
* Evolution of cinema food and its place in the industry
* Product and offering diversification 
* Technology as the driver to get people off the couch

⦿ South & East Asia Region Briefing: Projects and Updates from cinema operators in the South & East Asia region


DAY TWO - 27 OCTOBER 2021


⦿ African Region Briefing: Projects and Updates from cinema operators in the African region

⦿ The evolution of cinemas: Design, technology, flexibility and multipurpose cinemas: What will cinemas look like in the near future to serve a purpose in the entertainment value chain

* Versatile design
* Micro cinema
* Modular cinemas
* Multipurpose halls
* Projection, sound, and immersive experiences
* Latest possible offerings 

⦿ Panel Discussion: Content is king; or is it?

* Content diversification
* Collaboration requirements between studios, distributors and exhibitors for mutual success
* Regional production and exhibitor content funding
* Film as a profession
* What are the plans and strategies to never face content gaps?

⦿ Turkey cinema sector stakeholder discussion


DAY THREE - 28 OCTOBER 2021

VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall

* FilmOne Entertainment Product Presentation
* Front Row Filmed Entertainment Product Presentation
* Event Cinema Association
* Special Screening: My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan
*Film Premier

If you wish to join the elite line up of our 2021 speakers and panelist, please contact us on arvind@gmevents.ae


OTHER KEY HAPPENINGS

  • Exhibition
  • Film Screening
  • META Cinema Awards
  • Post Event Party

Great Minds Group strictly adheres to all rules and regulations laid out by government authorities to ensure the health and safety of everyone at our events

Adon Quinn

Chief Operating Officer, Muvi Cinemas

Alejandro Aguilera Garibay

Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis Gulf

Andrew Such

Chief Executive Officer, AMC Cinemas

Arif Baig Mohamed

Chairman, Cinepax Group

Cenk Sezgin

Chief Executive Officer, Cinemarine Cinemas, Chairman,
CineBodrum Summit and Bodrum Turkish Film Week

Charles-Edouard Renault

Partner, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Friedrich Deininger

Sr. Director Cinema Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and RUCIS Dolby Laboratories

Funmilayo Marian Onuma

Country Manager, Silverbird Cinemas Ghana

Gianluca Chakra

Managing Partner, Front Row Filmed Entertainment

Guillaume Thomine Desmazures

Senior Vice President Sales & Strategy, Ice Theaters

Hassan Javed

Senior Marketing Manager, Cinepax

Ignace Lahoud

Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim - Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas

Jan Runge

META Cinema Chairman & Advisor

John Sullivan

Founding Director, The Big Picture Cinema Advisers

Kumari Bakhru

Associate Producer, Morning Person Pictures

Leila Masinaei

Managing Partner, Great Mind Events Management

Mahmoud Mirza

Marketing Director, Muvi Cinemas

Mohamed Al Hashemi

Country Manager KSA, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures

Moses Babatope

Co-founder, Group Executive Director/Managing Director
FilmOne, The Filmhouse Group - Filmhouse Cinemas - FilmOne Entertainment

Muslim Jaffer

Chief Executive Officer, Century Cinemax

Mykel Parish Ajaere

President, Pan African Film Consortium

Naaser Sawaf

Acting General Manager, Novo Cinemas UAE & Bahrain

Nicolas Chican

Co-founder, Ōma Cinema

Pablo Carrera

Lead Consultant, Media and Entertainment, Omdia

Paul Schwarz

Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics

Phil Grabsky

Originator and Executive Producer of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

Serge Plasch

Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic

Sunil Puthan Veettil

Managing Director, Carnival Cinemas

Till Cussman

Managing Director, EMEA, Vista Group International Limited

Toni El Massih

Chief Content Officer, Vox Cinemas

Victoria Lynn

General Manager – Attractions, Dubai Holding Entertainment

Adon Quinn

Chief Operating Officer, Muvi Cinemas

Alejandro Aguilera Garibay

Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis Gulf

Andrew Such

Chief Executive Officer, AMC Cinemas

Arif Baig Mohamed

Chairman, Cinepax Group

Cenk Sezgin

Chief Executive Officer, Cinemarine Cinemas, Chairman,
CineBodrum Summit and Bodrum Turkish Film Week

Charles-Edouard Renault

Partner, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Friedrich Deininger

Sr. Director Cinema Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and RUCIS Dolby Laboratories

Funmilayo Marian Onuma

Country Manager, Silverbird Cinemas Ghana

Gianluca Chakra

Managing Partner, Front Row Filmed Entertainment

Guillaume Thomine Desmazures

Senior Vice President Sales & Strategy, Ice Theaters

Hassan Javed

Senior Marketing Manager, Cinepax

Ignace Lahoud

Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim - Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas

Jan Runge

META Cinema Chairman & Advisor

John Sullivan

Founding Director, The Big Picture Cinema Advisers

Kumari Bakhru

Associate Producer, Morning Person Pictures

Leila Masinaei

Managing Partner, Great Mind Events Management

Mahmoud Mirza

Marketing Director, Muvi Cinemas

Mohamed Al Hashemi

Country Manager KSA, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures

Moses Babatope

Co-founder, Group Executive Director/Managing Director
FilmOne, The Filmhouse Group - Filmhouse Cinemas - FilmOne Entertainment

Muslim Jaffer

Chief Executive Officer, Century Cinemax

Mykel Parish Ajaere

President, Pan African Film Consortium

Naaser Sawaf

Acting General Manager, Novo Cinemas UAE & Bahrain

Nicolas Chican

Co-founder, Ōma Cinema

Pablo Carrera

Lead Consultant, Media and Entertainment, Omdia

Paul Schwarz

Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics

Phil Grabsky

Originator and Executive Producer of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

Serge Plasch

Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic

Sunil Puthan Veettil

Managing Director, Carnival Cinemas

Till Cussman

Managing Director, EMEA, Vista Group International Limited

Toni El Massih

Chief Content Officer, Vox Cinemas

Victoria Lynn

General Manager – Attractions, Dubai Holding Entertainment

Venue

Atlantis The Palm

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Organizer

The Great Minds Group

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Atlantis The Palm

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