2021 INDUSTRY PARTNERS

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ABOUT THE EVENT


Saudi Arabia is witnessing growth in the cinema market while many around the globe are facing a slowdown due to the current crisis. With 2020’s most anticipated movies performing better in KSA compared to other gulf countries, the Saudi cinema goer’s appetite cannot be catered to by the existing cinemas, creating continuous demand for new cinemas to be built.

Thus, the Saudi cinema industry with enormous potential, is growing rapidly and steadily as it is led by great leadership and industry stalwarts. With a great amount of groundwork done in the past 2 years, the cinema industry in the Kingdom is on its path to becoming the leader in the region and has already gained attention from cinema stakeholders from across the globe. Saudi Arabia cinema market is expected to reach USD 1.2 Billion by 2030.

Following the grand success of the second and first annual Cinema Build KSA Forums, held under the auspices of the Quality of Life Program and General Commission For Audiovisual Media respectively, the third annual continues to be the only annual program to gather the Kingdom’s cinema construction stakeholders together to discuss the development strategies, roadmap and construction of world-class cinemas. While Saudi Arabia's cinema market continues to grow, concerns over restrictions of travel for events and gathering has led to this edition to be held virtually. This virtual conference aims at finding out the refinements that are needed to fast track the construction and overcome the slump faced by the industry in the last 10 months.


EVENTS IN NUMBERS

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150+

Attendees

15+

Speakers

3

Panel discussions

WHY GET INVOLVED?

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Hear from the cinema exhibitors on the upcoming projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Participate in the ‘Technology innovation showcase’ session which will highlight 4 key innovations that are transforming the construction of cinemas and the experience

‘Regional exhibitor’s roundtable’ brings together the region’s exhibitors to discuss the key challenges raised due to COVID-19 and how 2021’s cinema market will progress in its aftermath

‘Regulatory viewpoint’ – An update from the regulators on the evolving regulatory landscape

WHO WILL ATTEND THE 3rd CINEMA BUILD KSA 2021?

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Exhibitors

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Project Management Consultants

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Acoustic consultants

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Consultants

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Contractors

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Developers

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Architects & designers

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Integrators

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Family groups

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Mall owners

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Mall associations

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Municipalities

 

DIGI-CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

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Paul Schwarz,
Partner & Principal,
Design Confidence – Acoustics

SPEAKERS

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


Mohamed Al Hashemi,
Country Manager, KSA, 
Majid Al Futtaim Ventures
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Alejandro Aguilera Garibay,
Chief Executive Officer,
Cinepolis Gulf
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John Sullivan,
 Founding Director,
 The Big Picture



Anthony Abouzeid,
 Senior Interior Architect,
 Chapman Taylor

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Luke Somerville,
 Director,
 Compass Project Consulting


Tony Owens,
Project Director,
 Cundall


Fahmi Farouk Farahat,
Interactive Film Producer,
ProStratus Productions

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Jonathan Lee,
Head of Acoustics (MENA),
Cundall


Eranna Yekbote,
Chief Architect,
Era Architects


Simon Baines,
General Manager,
Al Hamdan Consulting Office


Steven Dragan,
Principal,
TK Architects

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Mark White,
General Manager,
Eomac

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Jon Andrews,
Architect, Technical Manager,
USG Boral Middle East 


Edward McIntosh,
Regional Design Director, Middle East, Architecture,
Atkins 

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DIGI-CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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Arabian Standard Time (GMT +3)
Activity
10:00 Welcome remarks from the Great Minds Group
10:05 Opening remarks from the Conference Chairman
Paul Schwarz, Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics
10:10 The opening panel discussion: Cinema construction at the COVID-19 aftermath in KSA
  • Upcoming cinema projects in Saudi Arabia 
  • Identifying the shifts in customer behaviour and finding ways to use it to the industry’s benefit
  • Has the COVID-19 driven regulatory changes change a few features of cinema construction? If yes, which of these are likely to be permanent?
  • Discussing new cinema formats in and diversification opportunities

Moderator:
  • Paul Schwarz, Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics

Panellists:
  • Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah, Chief Business Planning Officer, Quality of Life Program
  • Mohamed Al Hashemi, Country Manager, KSA, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures
  • Alejandro Aguilera Garibay, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis Gulf
  • Luke Somerville, Director, Compass Project Consulting
10:55 Interactive cinema and its effects on cinema design and construction
  • The Evolution of Cinema from 1920’s to 2020’s
  • Passive vs Active Viewing 
  • Cinema, VOD & OTT and the future

Fahmi Farouk Farahat, Film Producer and Director, ProStratus Productions, California
11:10 Info-clip by EZCARAY Seating
11:15

Presentation: Steven Dragan, Principal, TK Architects

11:25 Info-clip by MADA Gypsum
11:30 Presentation: Edward McIntosh, Regional Design Director, Middle East, Architecture, Atkins
11:40 Info-clip by Camatic Seating 
11:45 Panel discussion: Bringing the best balance of cost, performance and reliability in upcoming Saudi cinema projects
  • Highlighting the market gaps that are hampering the delivery of world-class cinemas
  • Mitigating the material supply chain issues
  • Complying to material specifications

Moderator:
  • Paul Schwarz, Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics

Panellists:
  • Tony Owens, Project Director, Cundall
  • Mark White, General Manager, Eomac
  • Eranna Yekbote, Chief Architect, Era Architects
12:20 Info-clip by INORCA
12:25 Presentation:
  • Eranna Yekbote, Chief Architect, Era Architects 
12:35 Info-clip by CIPOD
12:40 Presentation: Jonathan Lee, Head of Acoustics (MENA), Cundall
12:50 Info-clip by Positive Cinema
12:55 Presentation:
  • John Sullivan, Founding Director, The Big Picture
13:10 Info-clip by American Computer Optics
13:15 The ugly truth panel discussion: What are some of the worst practices in the construction of cinemas?
  • Identifying the key areas that need attention while lowering the build cost of cinemas
  • Why are some of these worst-practices continuing to exist in the industry?
  • Are we using the specified materials in the right way?

Moderator:
  • Paul Schwarz, Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics

Panellists:
  • Anthony Abouzeid, Senior Interior Architect, Chapman Taylor
  • Simon Baines, General Manager, Al Hamdan Consulting Office
  • Jonathan Lee, Head of Acoustics (MENA), Cundall 
  • Jon Andrews, Architect, Technical Manager, USG Boral Middle East
13:55 Closing remark by chairman and end of Digi-Conference
Paul Schwarz, Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics

MEDIA PARTNERS

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SERIES SUPPORTING PARTNERS & SPONSORS

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Quality of Life Program Mada Gypsum Company Losberger De Boer
General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) Pliteq Building Materials Trading LLC S&T Interiors
VOX USG Boral Al IDI Interior
Carnival cinemas AlBaik Food Systems Ferco
Empire cinemas Blue Rhine Acoustic Developers
Fawaz Alhokair Group Cine Gyproc Saint Gobain
Cinepolis LP Flex Daikin
Jeddah park Hockwood Digital DMCC Euro Seating
Compass Project Consulting MMT AcoustixAudio Visual ME
TK Architects Fuyi Acoustics Sharps Redmore
DNA Infitec Pad Yav
Saudi Umran Society Camatic Seating Acoustic Logic
RIBA Gulf CEEMA IKK Group
East Delta Saudi Co. Ltd. Omnia BinaMakani
Farrat Isolevel Ltd. PhelanIDEX Services
Martinville ConsultEaton
Gypsemna HRFA Mada Gypsum
TEMPO Signify Zubair Furnishing
Gyproc Saint Gobain RegupolSiemens
Kimmco Isover Galloway Acoustics

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE AS A SUPPLIER?

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PRESENTATIONS Establish pre-eminence amongst your peers

USE CASE PRESENTATIONS Demonstrate how you have successfully helped other retail firms

BRAND AWARENESS Multiple opportunities to increase your brand visibility, before, during and after the event

LEAD GENERATION Increase your new business opportunities from a highly targeted audience


PAST SPEAKERS

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  • Dr. Ibraheem Sheerah, Chief Business Planning Officer, Quality of Life Program
  • Bader Alzahrani, Chief Executive Officer, General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM)
  • Mohammed Obaidullah, Head of Compliance and Control, General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM)
  • Kamal Al Nuaimi, Head of Registry and Information, General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM)
  • Mohamed Al Hashemi, Country Manager, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures LLC 
  • John Iozzi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, AMC Cinemas – KSA
  • Ashish Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis
  • Adon Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Muvi Cinemas
  • John Sullivan, Director, The Light Cinemas, UK
  • Arpan Dutta, Head of Operation, Empire Cinemas
  • Sunil Puthan Veettil, Managing Director, Carnival Cinemas
  • Paul Schwarz, Partner & Principal, Design Confidence – Acoustics 
  • Eranna Yekbote, Chief Architect, Era Architects
  • Dany Daoud, Chief Executive Officer, DNA 
  • Jack Muffoletto, Owner, TK Architects International
  • Anthony Abouzeid, Senior Interior Architect, Chapman Taylor 
  • Luke Somerville, Director, Compass Project Consulting
  • Aman Parmar, Senior Project Manager, Project & Development Services, MENA, JLL 
  • Faisal Bouzo, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Construction & Planning Co. Ltd.
  • Klimis D. Mavridis, Project Director, Cine Fitout & Construction
  • Ryan Arbabi, Technical Director, Farrat Isolevel Ltd 
  • Dr. Michael Bremser, President, Tempo
  • Musbah Moqbel, Regional Marketing Manager, USG Boral Middle East
  • Abdalrhman Al Safadi, Chief Executive Officer- Partner, Top-Notch Engineering Consultants
  • Karim Mansour, Specifications Lead, USG Boral Middle East
  • Nita Odedra, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Blu Rhine Industries
  • Tony Owens, Project Director, Cundall
  • Arch. Abeer Al Khirat, Technical Manager, Gypsemna LLC. 
  • Jamie Darragh, Associate Director, Black & White Engineering
  • Ahmad Sherine Mohy Ibrahim, KSA Branches Director, Architecture and Planning Group
  • Jonathan Lee, Head of Acoustics (MENA), Cundall
  • Mustafa Ashri, Senior Architect, Architecture and Planning Group 
  • Jason Hird, Senior Technical Development Manager, Saint Gobain Gyproc
  • Dusan Mrdalj, Associate Director, chapmanbdsp
  • Simon Baines, General Manager, Al Hamdan Consulting Office
  • Samy E. Selim, Project Manager, APG Architecture & Planning Group 
  • Asim Lanker, Associate Director, Al IDI Interior
  • Mohammed Khalil, The Operations & Engineering Manager, IDEX services
  • Arun Govind, Chief Executive Officer – Interiors Fitout and Joinery, Oman 
  • Jason Hird, Senior Technical Development Manager, Saint-Gobain Gyproc
  • Waleed Khaled, Regional Sales Director, Losberger De Boer
  • Utpal Joshi, Regional Consulting Sales Manager, Daikin
  • Nicolas Torloting, Chief Operating Officer, Front Row Filmed Entertainment
  • Waheed Jamjoom, Chief Executive Officer, Jamjoom Production and Distribution
  • Phil McArthur, Founder and Chairman, McArthur + Company
  • Abdulmajed Al Jamal, Leasing Director, Jeddah Park

2019 Awards Ceremony – Present by East Delta Saudi Co Ltd

 


2020 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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2020 Media Partners

 

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

REGISTER

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To join today’s conference click on the Zoom link below. Please note the conference starts at 11am UAE time.

https://digiconnect-ae.zoom.us/j/89809760196?pwd=Qjh5aTJFaGJ1TTdIOW1XTDZQd1J1UT09

 

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