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Come witness the launch of modular cinema for the first time in the world at Cinema Build KSA

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Discover the 2020 forecast and requirements for the KSA cinema sector

ABOUT THE EVENT


Following the grand success of the inaugural edition that was held under the auspices of the “General Commission For Audiovisual Media”, the second annual Cinema Build KSA will cover broader aspect of the burgeoning cinema industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi cinema industry with enormous potential is growing rapidly and steadily as it is led by great leadership and industry stalwarts. The cinema industry is on its path to become the leader in region and has already gained attention from cinema stakeholders across the globe.

Cinema Build KSA provides enormous networking and business opportunities to international brands and serves as a one stop shop for the local cinemas. Being the largest gathering of cinema stakeholders in Saudi, Cinema Build KSA 2020 will serve as a learning centre for building world class cinemas

Saudi Arabia (KSA) alone is projected to generate $1.50 Billion from Cinemas by 2030 and is set to enter the Top 10 markets. - Rajkumar Akella, Managing Director, India, Comscore Movies at the MENA Cinema Forum 2019



CINEMA SERIES IN NUMBERS

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300+

Attendees

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85%

Decision Makers

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10

Cinema Exhibitors

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25+

International Speakers

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30

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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35+

Media

6

Awards

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Site – tour

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

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

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Paul Schwarz
Technical Director
Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory

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ADVISORS & SPEAKERS

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Eranna Yekbote
Chief Architect
Era Architects

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John Iozzi
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
AMC Cinemas – KSA


Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah
Chief Business Planning Officer
Quality of Life Program


Arpan Dutta
Head of Operation
Empire Cinemas

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Ashish Shukla
Chief Executive Officer
Cinepolis


Adon Quinn
Chief Operating Officer
Muvi Cinemas


John Sullivan
Director
The Light Cinemas, UK


Anthony Abouzeid
Senior Interior Architect
Chapman Taylor

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Faisal Bouzo
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Construction & Planning Co. Ltd

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Klimis D. Mavridis
Project Director
Cine Fitout & Construction

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Ryan Arbabi
Technical Director
Farrat Isolevel Ltd

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Dr. Michael Bremser
President
Tempo

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Aman Parmar
Senior Project Manager, Project & Development Services
MENA, JLL

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Musbah Moqbel
Regional Marketing Manager
USG Boral Middle East

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Abdalrhman Al Safadi
Chief Executive Officer- Partner
Top-Notch Engineering Consultants


Karim Mansour
Specifications Lead
USG Boral Middle East

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Nita Odedra
General Manager Sales and Marketing
ProSigns Global


Tony Owens
Project Director
Cundall

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Arch Abeer Al Khirat
Technical Manager
Gypsemna LLC


Jamie Darragh
Associate Director
Black & White Engineering

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Ahmad Sherine Mohy Ibrahim
KSA Branches Director
Architecture and Planning Group


Jonathan Lee
Head of Acoustics (MENA)
Cundall

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Mustafa Ashri
Senior Architect
Architecture and Planning Group


Luke Somerville
Director
Compass Project Consulting



Jason Hird
Senior Technical Development Manager
Saint Gobain Gyproc

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Dusan Mrdalj
Associate Director
chapmanbdsp

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Simon Baines
General Manager
Al HamdanConsulting Office

2019 Awards Ceremony – Present by East Delta Saudi Co Ltd

 


AGENDA

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Time
Activity
08:15 Registration, refreshments and networking
09:25 Welcome note by the conference chairman

Paul Schwarz, Technical Director, Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory
Vision 2030 cinema goals
09:30 Opening panel discussion: Laying the right foundation for sustainable growth and to achieve the Vision 2030 cinema goals
  • Groundwork needed to achieve both short-term and long-term goals
  • Lessons learned from the first few cinema projects and its takeaways for both the exhibitors and regulators
  • What do the regulator expect from the operators and vice versa
  • Open floor Q&A

Moderator:
  • Paul Schwarz, Technical Director, Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory

Panelists:
  • John Iozzi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, AMC Cinemas - KSA
  • Ashish Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis
  • John Sullivan, Director, The Light Cinemas, UK
  • Adon Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Muvi Cinemas
  • Arpan Dutta, Head of operations, Empire Cinemas
10:10
Cinema Build KSA 2020 Awards

Presented by:
Dr. Kamel Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, East Delta Saudi Co. Ltd
Building the cinemas of future
10:25 Architectural and technical considerations for designing state-of-the-art cinemas

Eranna Yekbote, Chief Architect, Era Architects
10:50 Presentation by Martinville Acoustics
11:00 Networking coffee break
11:40 Building Multiplex Cinemas Quickly and Accurately - Experience from the first 12 months in KSA

Ryan Arbabi, Technical Director, Farrat Isolevel Ltd
12:00 Experiences from cinemas built outside the region

John Sullivan, Director, The Light Cinemas, UK
Importance of acoustics and the latest innovations
12:20 How to lead cinema systems?

Arch .Abeer Al Khirat, Technical Manager, Gypsemna LLC
12:40 Cinema fit-out panel discussion: meeting the latest technology & engineering requirements
  • Cinema fit-out and integration with MEP
  • Cinema build and integration with low-current of audio visuals
  • Specifying the materials for walls and ceilings and alternatives for ceiling mass barriers
  • Qualifying of fit-out contractors and main challenges of supervision engineers

Moderator:
Karim Mansour, Specifications Lead, USG Boral Middle East

Panelists:
Jonathan Lee, Head of Acoustics (MENA), Cundall
Mustafa Ashri, Senior Architect, Architecture and Planning Group
Ryan Arbabi, Technical Director, Farrat Isolevel Ltd
Dusan Mrdalj, Associate Director, chapmanbdsp
13:10 Cinema Building Science

Musbah Moqbel, Regional Marketing Manager, USG Boral Middle East
13:20 Networking luncheon and exhibition tour
14:15
Workshop

Building the right acoustics for cinemas

  • Technical aspects of acoustics, project specifications, material selection etc. 
  • Project management:
    • How to deliver projects on time while maintaining international standards? 
    • How to manage with limited workforce and how to manage it through design and planning?
  • Achieving world class audio quality through design
  • How to get it right the first time?

Paul Schwarz, Technical Director, Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory
15:20 Closing remarks by the conference chairman

Paul Schwarz, Technical Director, Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory
15:30 End of day one
Time
Activity
08:30 Registration, refreshments and networking
09:25 Welcome note by the conference chairman

Paul Schwarz, Technical Director, Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory
09:30 The essential role of private sector in the cinema sector

Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah, Chief Business Planning Officer, Quality of Life Program
Building cinemas to create memorable experiences
09:50 Lighting:  Creating the total cinematic experience

Dr. Michael Bremser, President, Tempo
10:10 Futuristic Technology in Entertainment

Nita Odedra, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Blu Rhine Industries
Cinema project delivery
10:25 Panel discussion: How the industry can overcome the challenges in delivering projects for numerous developers over the next 2-3 years?

  • Construction delivery and constraints
  • Contractor procurement, availability of resource, materials procurement and understanding the landlords 
Moderator:
Aman Parmar, Senior Project Manager, Project & Development Services, MENA, JLL

Panelists:
Faisal Bouzo, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Construction & Planning Co. Ltd
Klimis D. Mavridis, Project Director, Cine Fitout & Construction
Abdalrhman Al Safadi, Chief Executive Officer- Partner, Top-Notch Engineering Consultants
Simon Baines, General Manager, Al HamdanConsulting Office
10:55 Networking coffee break
11:30 Discussion on Saudi Building Code around Cineplex construction

Senior Representative, Mada Gupsum
11:50 Undertaking technical due diligence for cinema venues before entering into a lease agreement
  • Outlining the issues that can be expected when considering potential venues
  • Demonstrating the benefits of completing a due diligence exercise before deciding on a venue
  • Typical issues to be considered are
    • Building documentation
    • Building inspection
    • Building evaluation
    • Report outputs
Tony Owens, Project Director, Cundall
12:15 Panel discussion: Bridging the cinema construction gaps
  • The landlords and real estate companies building cinemas in malls or standalone are failing to meet the Exhibitor’s and consultant’s requirements, how can this be avoided in the first place?
  • Cinema integration for landlords and what it takes to incorporate cinemas?
  • Highlighting the fundamentals of cinema building
  • How to go about fixing the specification gaps after receiving the project without affecting the delivery?
  • Fire life safety for cinema retro fitting in existing mall.
  • Acoustical challenges in designing cinemas in the existing malls in KSA.
Moderator:
Aman Parmar, Senior Project Manager, Project & Development Services, MENA, JLL

Panellists:
Eranna Yekbote, Chief Architect, Era Architects
Abdalrhman Al Safadi, Chief Executive Officer- Partner, Top-Notch Engineering Consultants
Ahmad Sherine Mohy Ibrahim, KSA Branches Director, Architecture and Planning Group
Luke Somerville, Director, Compass Project Consulting
12:45 Innovation & System Design for Cinemas

Jason Hird, Senior Technical Development Manager, Saint Gobain Gyproc
13:05 Panel discussion: Executing projects on time while meeting project specification and international standards
  • With each cinema exhibitor having plans of opening several screens in 2020 and are pushing to roll them out very quickly. How does the project stakeholder meet the demands of the exhibitors with limited workforce and tight project deadlines?
  • What are the available innovative solutions that can contribute to quicker project delivery?

Moderator:
Klimis D. Mavridis, Project Director, Cine Fitout & Construction

Panellists:
Anthony Abouzeid, Senior Interior Architect, Chapman Taylor
Luke Somerville, Director, Compass Project Consulting
Simon Baines, General Manager, Al HamdanConsulting Office
13:30 Closing remarks by the conference chairman

Paul Schwarz, Technical Director, Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory
13:40 Networking luncheon
15:00 End of conference

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