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CONVENTION IN THE
META REGION
25-26 October 2022: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai REGISTER

Conference, exhibition, slate presentations, film market, and awards: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai ENQUIRE 2022 EDITION Film festivals and special screenings: VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai DOWNLOAD 2022 PROSPECTUS META Film Festival 27-29 October 2022: VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai THE ONLY DEDICATED CINEMA
CONVENTION IN THE
META REGION
25-26 October 2022: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai REGISTER
 

WHO ARE WE

Now in its 5th edition, META Cinema Forum is the largest cinema convention, covering the Middle East, Central Asia, and African markets. The event has grown over the years to include more regions, more projects, more partners and has become the single most important regional gathering for the cinema sector. The 5th edition is back bigger and better than ever, with more sessions covering various markets in detail, an expanded convention floor, award categories, and of course a stronger line-up of slates, product presentations, and the film features part of the film festival and film market, making the event the most holistic cinema event in the world. The convention will also host several post-event receptions and parties that will allow for fun-filled casual networking for all stakeholders.

EVENT FEATURES

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Convention/Exhibition Floor

Conference

Product Presentations/Slates

Special Screenings/Premieres


Workshops/ Masterclasses

Black Tie Awards

Receptions/ Networking Activities

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Film/Content Market

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Special
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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

AFRICA STRATEGIC PARTNER

CINEMA STRATEGIC PARTNER


 

SUPPORTING PARTNER


 

CINEMA & INDUSTRY PARTNERS


 
Maison-Su-Logo
 

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN


 

Jan Runge

META Cinema
Chairman & Advisor 


 

Speakers


Jan Runge

META Cinema Chairman & Advisor


Leila Masinaei

Managing Partner,
Great Mind Events Management


Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante

Chief Executive Officer,
National Film Authority of Ghana


John Sullivan

Founding Director,
The Big Picture Cinema Advisers



Cenk Sezgin

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


Paul Schwarz

Partner & Principal,
Design Confidence – Acoustics


Francis Y. Brown,

Founder and Creative Director, AnimaxFYB Studios


Supriya Suri

Founder and Producer,
Maison Su



 

Dr. Sabir Haque

Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Science,
American University of Ras Al Khaimah



CONFERENCE AGENDA

Time Sessions/Activity Location
08:00 Registration Opens
Morning Refreshments
Exhibition Doors Open
Atlantis Ballroom Foyer
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
09:15 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Note
Leila Masinaei, Managing Partner, Great Mind Events Management
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:20 Welcome Note
Jan Runge, MENA Cinema Chairman and Advisor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:30 Keynote Speech
*Reserved for Event Strategic Cinema Partner
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:45 Presentation: Key Cinema Statistics from META Markets and Beyond
  • A look at cinema statistics after global recovery
  • Outlook on KSA $1 billion+ cinema market
  • Africa: The market potential and outlook
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
10:00 Presentation: Local content: Key driver to Cinema growth in the region or a nice to have? Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
10:15 Middle East Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in the Middle East
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 3
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 4
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 5
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 Cinema Exhibitors
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:15 Presentation from Platinum Sponsor
*Session Reserved for Event Platinum Sponsor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:30 Official Opening of Exhibition
Networking Break and Refreshments
Dedicated Exhibition Hour
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
12:30 Industry Insight Session: The recent success stories
  • New design concepts
  • New technology advancements
  • New sales and marketing strategies
  • Innovations in customer engagement
Speakers:
  • Cinema Exhibitor 1
  • Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • Solution provider 1
  • Solution provider 2
  • Solution provider 3
  • Joint Q&A Session
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
13:30 African Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in Africa 
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 3
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 2
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 presenters
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:30 Day 1 Summary by Conference Chairman Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:35 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Hall Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
15:30 Dedicated Exhibition Hour Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
16:45 Bus Departure to Cinema Atlantis Ballroom Parking
17:00 Studio Product Presentation 1 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
17:45 Studio Product Presentation 2 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
18:30 Studio Product Presentation 3 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
19:30 Bus Departure to Hotel Nakheel Mall Parking
20:00 Day 1 Afterparty Atlantis Poolside
Time Sessions/Activity Location
08:00 Registration Opens
Morning Refreshments
Exhibition Doors Open
Atlantis Ballroom Foyer
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
09:25 Welcome Note
Jan Runge, MENA Cinema Chairman and Advisor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:30 Turkey spotlight: Overview, updates, market shifts and forecast
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinemarine
    Cenk Sezgin, Chief Executive Officer, Cinemarine Cinemas, Chairman, CineBodrum Summit and Bodrum Turkish Film Week
Panel discussion: Updates, market shifts and forecast of the Turkish market
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
10:10 CIS Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in Turkey, Levant and CIS Region
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 3
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 2
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 presenters
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:00 Presentation from Gold Sponsor
*Session Reserved for Event Gold Sponsor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:10 Cinema is back! What is next to continue to build the draw for the audience to come back?
This session will include 5, 10-minute presentations from the latest solution providers in the cinema sector and a joint Q&A session to answer audience questions.
  • Supriya Suri, Founder and Producer, Maison Su
  • Cinema Exhibitor/Consultant 1
  • Cinema Association
  • Solution Provider 1
  • Solution Provider 2
  • Solution Provider 3
  • Joint Q&A Session
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
12:10 Networking Break and Refreshments
Dedicated Exhibition Hour
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
13:10 Panel Discussion: The pandemic drove content diversification and local content production strategies in the region to high gear. How can this be nurtured to maturity? What is the perfect mix of content for regional exhibitors?
Panelists:
  • Cinema Exhibitor 1
  • Distributor 1
  • Distributor 2
  • Studio 1
  • Studio 2
  • Association
  • Dr. Sabir Haque, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Science, American University of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Joint Q&A Session
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:10 Southeast Asia Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in Southeast Asia
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 3
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 2
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 presenters
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:50 Conference wrap up by Chairman
Jan Runge, MENA Cinema Chairman and Advisor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:55 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Hall Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
15:30 Dedicated Exhibition Hour Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
16:30 Bus Departure to Cinema Atlantis Ballroom Parking
17:00 Studio Product Presentation 4 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
17:30 Studio Product Presentation 5 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
18:00 Studio Product Presentation 6 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
18:30 Bus Departure to Hotel Nakheel Mall Parking
19:00 META Cinema Awards Ceremony Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
20:00 META Cinema Forum Closing Party Atlantis Ballroom Terrace

FILM FESTIVAL AGENDA

Day Activity Set 1 Activity Set 2 Activity Set 3
Day 1: 27 October Film Festival Selection Screenings in Multiple Theatres (10-15)
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Big Blockbuster Screening with Red Carpet, Stars and Cast
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
VVIP Afterparty
Location TBC
Day 2: 28 October Film Festival Selection Screenings in Multiple Theatres (10-15)
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Big Blockbuster Screening with Red Carpet, Stars and Cast
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
VVIP Afterparty
Location TBC
Day 3: 29 October Film Festival Selection Screenings in Multiple Theatres (10-15)
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Big Blockbuster Screening with Red Carpet, Stars and Cast
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Closing Ceremony and Awards Show
Location TBC
 
 
 
 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Gold Sponsor

mena cinema

Strategic Cinema Screens Partner

mena cinema

Official Digital Signage Partner

mena cinema

Official Cinema Sound Partner

mena cinema


Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

mena cinema


Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

EOMAC

Strategic Partner

CAMATIC


Strategic Partner

Havelock-One

Strategic Partner

Gulf Recliners

Strategic Partner

Regupol

Strategic Partner

Real Films


 

Strategic Partner

Sharp NEC Display Solutions

Strategic Partner

Nexgen Fabrics


 

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, please contact partnerships@gmevents.ae

 

INTELLIGENCE, KNOWLEDGE & MEDIA PARTNERS

Key Intelligence Partner

mena cinema

Key Knowledge Partner

mena cinema

Knowledge Partner

mena cinema

Key Media Partner

Emirati Times


Media Partner

mena cinema

Media Partner

mena cinema

Media Partner

Film4Life

Media Partner

Cine&Tele


 

For media partnership inquires, please contact arni@gmevents.ae

 

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    gmevents.ae
    +971 4 568 7800
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    CONTACT US

     

    ORGANISED BY

    info@gmevents.ae
    gmevents.ae
    +971 4 568 7800
    Daytona House, Motor City - Dubai