Didn’t get to attend this year’s event or want to refresh your memory? You can view the two day event online!

 

WHO WE ARE

Now in its 3rd edition, META Cinema Forum, is the biggest cinema convention covering the Middle East and African Markets. The event includes an invaluable conference covering all the key critical topics of the cinema sector, from projects and plans to technology and content. The conference has traditionally been accompanied by the biggest cinema convention in the region, to offer the latest in supplies and technologies to the stakeholders. Special screenings, premieres, slate presentations, workshops, awards, and post event receptions have accompanied the conference and trade show to make it a comprehensive cinema convention for the region.

For the 2020 edition, in consideration of the ongoing challenges around the global pandemic, the META Cinema Forum will be conducted as a hybrid event, first of its kind in the world.

The event will include a 1-day, knowledge packed conference, select slate presentation at VOX Cinemas for participants on the ground, a live META Cinema Projects Insight session with the most senior cinema leaders in the region, and a networking after event reception. As we strive to serve the cinema community on their path to recovery, all the event features for 2020 are complementary to attend for all stakeholder from across the globe.

We are very excited to be able to conduct the 2020 edition in this hybrid format, and hope to see many of you online and in person this October.

2020 INDUSTRY PARTNERS

 

STRATEGIC CINEMA PARTNER

AFRICA STRATEGIC PARTNER

 

CINEMA PARTNERS

STUDIO & DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS

 
 
 
 

2020 SPEAKERS

Cameron Mitchell

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


Fredrik Jonsson

Chief Executive Officer, Novo Cinemas


Jan Runge

META Cinema Chairman & Advisor


Ashish Shukla

Chief Executive Officer, Cinépolis Gulf



Maria Gedeon

Marketing Director, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment and Cinemas


Arif Baigmohamed

Founder and Chairman, Cinepax


Moses Babatope

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


Mohamed Al Hashemi

Country Manager KSA, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures



Phil Clapp

Chief Executive, UK Cinema Association


Joel Haikali

Director/Producer at Joe Vision Production, Chairperson of Namibia Film Commission Board, Co-founder of the Creative Industry Guide Africa


Toni El Massih

Chief Content Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas


Pablo Carrera

Principal Analyst- Cinema, Omdia



Serge Plasch

Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic


Leila Masinaei

Managing Partner, Great Minds Event Management


Dr. Fazal Malik

Dean Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences, Amity University Dubai


John Iozzi

CEO and Managing Director, AMC Cinemas - KSA



Gianluca Chakra

Managing Partner, Front Row Filmed Entertainment


John Donnelly

Business Development Director, Dolby Laboratories


Firdoze Bulbulia

Board Member, Pan African Film Consortium


Paul Schwarz

Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics



Friedrich (Fritz) Deininger

Sr. Regional Director Cinema EMEA and India, Dolby Laboratories


Youry Bredewold

Director Exhibitor Relations, Dolby Laboratories


Grainne Peat

Managing Director, Event Cinema Association


Serge Zabbal

Business Director, Empire Entertainment



Arturo Guillen

EVP & Global Managing Director Comscore Movies


Rajkumar Akella

Managing Director - India, Comscore, Movies


Nena Loncar

Senior Client Operations Executive, Comscore Movies



 

2021 SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS



Strategic Acoustics Partner

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Gold Sponsor

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Strategic Partner

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Associate Partner

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Associate Sponsor

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Strategic Partner

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Strategic Seating Partner

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Official Recliner Partner

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Strategic Screen Partner

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Strategic Partner

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Strategic Cinema Software Partner

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Sound Partner

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Strategic Partner

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Strategic Cinema Screens Partner

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Strategic Partners

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We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available, a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives partnerships@gmevents.ae

 

2020 Media Partners


CONTACT US

 

ORGANISED BY

info@gmevents.ae
gmevents.ae
+971 4 568 7800
Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai

CONTACT US

 

ORGANISED BY

info@gmevents.ae
gmevents.ae
+971 4 568 7800
Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai