DCS Events in association with the Big Picture will be hosting an Emerging Cinema Markets Conference November 20-22 at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The emerging cinema markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans and North Africa are at an early stage in their growth and development, but in combination they offer a significant opportunity for investors, studios, distributors, exhibitors and the specialist supply chains to the industry.
There are 650 million people in the target markets but there are only 170 million cinema ticket sales officially recorded. GDP in the area is $5,200bn with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Egypt and Israel being among the biggest markets.
The three-day conference will focus on the Turkish, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and North Africa markets and includes key speakers and presenters who will outline the current issues facing emerging market.
Rob Arthur, director at DCS Events said, “We are really excited about this conference – it will give suppliers, exhibitors and content providers from the region a unique chance to come together at #ecmistanbul to explore, discuss and learn about the key developments, technical challenges and innovations that are central to the cinema industry today and looking ahead to the future. We really hope that as many people as possible will sign up to attend what we promise is going to be a very informative and interesting event and one that also offers a unique chance to network with industry experts and professionals.”
Mike Thomson, partner at the Big Picture added, “We are pleased to support this important initiative at such an exciting time for cinema growth in the MENA region”
Emrah Oz, chief executive officer at the British Chamber of Commerce Turkey said, “As the Partner of Choice for British Business in Turkey, BCCT is delighted to partner with the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, as the event will allow participants from Turkey and the UK to further enhance their network in an industry that has been gaining in strength in Turkey and the surrounding region; and will help them identify and access potential business opportunities in this area."
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