ABOUT THE EVENT

As part of the MENA Cinema Forum series which has gained great reputation and foothold in the region and internationally as the leading cinema event, the Cinema Build KSA will bring in all the regional stakeholders and international service providers to discuss best practices to design and build world class cinemas in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom has ambitious plans of opening over 2,500 screens in the next five years and its regulators are inviting global and local providers to participate in these business opportunities. With the licenses being issued to the first set of exhibitors, the authorities are setting up a clear road map to achieve their plan in becoming leaders in developing world class cinemas. The Cinema Build KSA Forum will also unveil a wide range of new building solutions and equipment used in developing future Cinemas, Multiplexes and Malls and will serve as a key contributor to the industry.


CINEMA SERIES IN NUMBERS

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650+

Attendees

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95

Exhibitors & sponsors

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42

Speakers & panelists

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200+

CEO's & MD's

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45

Countries

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85+

Media attendees

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26

Sessions

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Movie screening

TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

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Hear from GCAM on the evolving regulations and their plan to become one of the global leaders in the cinema market

Hear from cinema exhibitors on their venue selection criteria and their 2-3 year project plans in Saudi

Learn from international architects who have collective experience of designing over 6,200 screens globally on the latest design and construction trends in cinemas

Maximize your overall profitability on your facility and learn how you can deliver an enhanced experience to your guests through design

Understand the lessons learned through case-study presentations

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Industries and Job Titles
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Mall Owners

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Architects & Designers

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Family Groups

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Consultants

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Contractors

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Developers

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Cinema Operators

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Project Managers

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Structural Engineers

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Lighting consultants

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Banks & Investors

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Insurance

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Chambers of Commerce

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Mall Associations

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Municipalities

 

AGENDA

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08:00 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
08:50 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
The cinema construction landscape in KSA
09:00 Cinema landscape in KSA and welcome note Chief Guest
09:10 Visionary keynote: “GCAM’s vision and mission – How GCAM plans to make Saudi Arabia as one of leaders in the cinema market”
  • What has been done so far?
  • Understanding the general cinema regulations
  • What is the future of cinemas in the Kingdom?
Kamal Al Nuaimi, Head of Cinema Licensing, General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM)
09:30 Opening panel discussion: What are the venue selection criteria for leading cinema exhibitors?
  • Key parameters that is considered while shortlisting venues
  • Identifying the right location within a mall that is suitable for both the exhibitor and the mall owner
  • Analyzing the surrounding market place to decide the capacity and kind of cinemas
  • Project plans in 2-5 years and its road map
Panelist:
Arpan Dutta, Head of Operation, Empire Cinemas
Sunil Puthan Veettil, Managing Director, Carnival Cinemas
Senior representative, Fawaz Alhokair Group
10:00 Panel discussion: Financing cinema projects in the Kingdom
  • What are the economic opportunities available?
  • Discussing joint ventures models between the developers and operators
  • Creating sustainable business models to ensure RoI on the projects
  • Identifying and mitigating financial risks
Panelist:
Mohammed Obaidullah, Head of Film Classification, General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM)
10:30 Panel discussion: How to build new cinema facilities in KSA?
  • Understanding the market considerations to choose between building standalone cinemas, multiplexes and cinemas embedded into an existing entertainment hub
  • Understanding the regulatory framework, processes and gender accessibility
  • Complying with the fire and safety regulations
Panelist:
Jack Muffoletto, Owner, TK Architects International
Are you interested to join this panel? If so, send an email to info@gmevents.ae
11:00 Networking coffee break
Building a competitive edge through design and innovative theming
11:30 Designing unique and creative theming of cinema venues that stand out from competition
  • Meeting the requirements of the mall fit-out guide and operator guidelines while customizing
  • How can cinemas differentiate itself through the development of unique and innovative concepts and experiences while catering to its guests’ preferences?
  • Balancing design and customization requirements with feasible day to day operational costs
Eranna Yekbote, Chief Architect, ERA Architects
12:00 Designing cinemas with cultural diversity and moviegoer needs in KSA
  • Understanding the requirements of the moviegoer in the Kingdom
  • Designing the best in class family, dine-in, kids, luxury and immersive cinemas
12:30 Reserved for solution provider
13:00 Prayer and lunch break
Redesign and repurpose
14:00 Retailtainment: Redesigning existing entertainment hubs to embed cinemas
  • Improving traffic flows to compliment other businesses within the shopping centers through design
Are you interested to speak about this topic? If so, send an email to info@gmevents.ae
14:30 Panel Discussion: Repurposing existing malls to accommodate multiplexes
  • Identifying the right location that is win-win for both the mall and the operator
  • Finding the right choice between expansion and repurposing for your facility
  • Understanding the complications involved in fitting a cinema into low roof spaces within the mall
  • Innovating to create the large pillar-less spaces required for cinemas
Panelist:
Paul Schwarz, Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics
Abdulmajed Al Jamal, Leasing Director, Jeddah Park
15:00 Redesigning a mall to cater to the new inclusions
  • How to effectively switch functions for inclusive development
  • Meeting the fire safety demands of cinemas
  • Finding ways to strategically include additional exits, entries, toilets, lifts, parking, to handle timed foot falls
  • Reducing waiting times in the queues (food courts or ticketing) through appropriate design of Lounges, toilets, traffic flow, food counters etc.
Are you interested to speak about this topic? If so, send an email to info@gmevents.ae
15:30 Closing remarks by the conference chairman
15:40 End of day one
08:00 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
08:50 Chairman opening remarks
Collocating complimentary attractions for maximum profitability
09:00 Increasing profitability of your facility by including other complimentary service outlets
  • How can you scale the overall business to improve RoI?
  • Planning complimentary service outlets based on the type of cinemas that will be included into the facility.
Are you interested to speak about this topic? If so, send an email to info@gmevents.ae
09:30 Planning cinema accessibility and improving shopping journey
  • Providing a wholesome guest experience for repeat business and increased guest retention
  • Creating unique memories for every visit while accommodating guest diversity 
Are you interested to speak about this topic? If so, send an email to info@gmevents.ae
10:00 Reserved for solution provider
10:30 Networking coffee break
Construction of Cinemas and advertising
11:00 How to meet project standards and deadlines in order to reduce rental losses during construction?
  • Identifying Local providers who can adapt to meet global standards required for cinema construction
  • How can you involve all the stakeholders at the design phase to improve delivery?
Luke Somerville, Director, Compass Project Consulting
11:30 Panel Discussion: Material selection for different classes of cinemas while meeting budgetary constraints
  • Procuring cost effective local products meeting global standards 
  • Meeting the brand guidelines and customizing 
  • Identifying the right light-weight materials for cinemas embedded into existing mall structures
  • Re-engineering some of the local materials to meet global cinema standards
Panelist:
Luke Somerville, Director, Compass Project Consulting
Ryan Arbabi, Technical Director, Farrat Isolevel Ltd.
12:00 Reserved for solution provider
12:30 Prayer and lunch break
13:30 Advertising of new exhibitors features of your facility
Sunil Puthan Veettil, Managing Director, Carnival Cinemas
14:00 Thought provoking closing panel: What will be the future in cinema design?
  • Will there be disruption in the design itself – look and feel of a cinema?
  • How will the new technology like AR/VR impact the design of cinemas?
  • What could be the future in cinema experience?
Are you interested to join this panel? If so, send an email to info@gmevents.ae
14:30 Closing remarks by the conference chairman
14:40 End of conference

SPEAKERS

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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Cinema & Industry Partner

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Strategic Acoustics Sponsor

Strategic Seating Partner

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Media Partners

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We are looking for Light weight building materials, Suppliers, Acoustics, Seating, Digital Signage providers that could contribute to the cinema build requirements in Saudi Arabia. If you believe you have what we are looking for, please contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae
or call + 971 (0) 568 7800

 

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+971 4 568 7800
Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai
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