Conference Chairs

Paul Schwarz

Owner & Technical Director

of Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory & Chairman of the Middle East Acoustic Society,
UAE

Expert Panel

AB Moosa

Chief Executive Officer

Avalon Group (PTY) LTD

Abeer Abdullah

Producer

Abhishek Jain

Co-founder Oho Gujarati

Founder CineMan Productions Limited India

Adon Quinn

CEO

Muvi Cinemas

Ahmed Sobeih

Managing Director

Al Arabia Cinema

Alejandro Aguilera Garibay

Chief Executive Officer

Cinepolis Gulf 

Antonela Salvador

Co- Founder & Director

in 4D E-Motion
Lumma

Areej Zarrouq

Film Director,

Producer, and Curator

Ashleigh Potts

Marketing Director

Studio Distribution
MAJID AL FUTTAIM LLC

Bassam A. Hajjawi

President/CEO

Near East Productions and Board Member Royal Film Commission Jordan 

Cenk Sezgin

Chairman

Cinemarine

Charlotte Jones

Senior Principal Analyst

Cinema & Movies at OMDIA,
part of Informa Tech

Charlotte Louise Sutcliffe

Entertainment Lawyer

Associate at CWB and Head of Events at WIFTGCC

Darine El Khatib

Vice President

Film Productions,
Majid Al Futtaim

David Wallace

Director

Chapman Taylor 

Dr. Sabir Haque

Assistant Professor

Mass Communication- School of Arts and Sciences, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Eman Al Sayed

Emirati Filmmaker

Fagr Kassim Ali

Advisor

Media Sector Development Department, Sharjah Media City (SHAMS),
UAE

Faisal Hashmi

Filmmaker

Friedrich (Fritz) Deininger

Sr. Director Cinema and Partner Management

EMEAI,
Dolby Laboratories

Gianluca Chakra

Chief Executive Officer

Front Row Filmed Entertainment,
Front Row Productions

Hans Fraikin

Independent Global Film and Television Specialist

UAE 

Ivor Gracias

Producer

JongRyul Kim

CEO

CJ 4DPLEX

Kunal Duggal

Digital Lead (Bharti Airtel Limited)

EssenceMediacom,
GroupM-India (WPP Company)
India

Laura Houlgatte

CEO

International Union of Cinemas (UNIC)

Leila Masinaei

Managing Partner

Great Mind Events Management

Maitha Al Awadi

Emirati Filmmaker

Mark Collins

Senior Manager Global Cinema

Harman International Corp

Mark Hobson

Cinematographer

Mary Ephraim Egbas

President

Homelands Films Ltd.

Mohammed Mamdouh

Assistant Professor

American University of Sharjah

Moses Babatope

Co-founder

Group Deputy Managing Director /Managing Director FilmOne, The Filmhouse Group - Filmhouse Cinemas - FilmOne Entertainment

Murray Rea

Director

Roxy Cinemas 

Naaser Aldeen Sawaf

Managing Director

Sand Dunes Management Consultancy,
UAE

Nancy Paton

Founder and CEO

Desert Rose Films

Nathan Gilligan

Senior Operations Manager

Comscore

Nayla Al Khaja

Emirati Film Director

Neil Wirasinha

CRO

Gruvi

Nena Loncar

Client Insights Manager

Comscore

Omar Alkhawaja

Board Member & Strategic Advisor

Al Arabia Cinema

Paul Schwarz

Owner & Technical Director

of Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory & Chairman of the Middle East Acoustic Society,
UAE

Pooyan Sedghi

Film Producer

& VOD platform owner

Sambhram Pattanayak

Lecturer

Film & Television Production, Amity University- Dubai 

Sarraa Al Shehhi

Emirati Filmmaker

Sari Khumaiyes

Commercial Director

AMC Cinemas,
KSA 

Serge Plasch

Chief Commercial Officer

Cinionic

Serge Zabbal

Business Director

MENA,
Empire Entertainment

Sohail Dahdal

Head – Department of Media Communication

American University of Sharjah,
UAE

Stefano Fallaha

CEO

Podeo

Tanya Easterman

Founder

Daiku UK 

Toni El Massih

Managing Director Cinemas

VOX Cinemas

Ueshitile Shekupe

President

Oruuano Namibian Artists Union

Vadim Vereschagin

Central Partnership,
Russia

Valeria Tsvietok

Multidisciplinary Actress

Zainab Shaheen

Emirati Filmmaker

Ozge Conduroglu

Acquisition & Distribution Lead

The Plot Pictures MENA