META Cinema Forum to be Held November 7-8 in Dubai

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Thu, 11/02/2023 - 11:16 -- Nick Dager

The META Cinema Forum, which says it is the largest and most influential cinema convention in emerging markets, is back for its highly anticipated sixth edition November 7-8 at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai.

The META Cinema Forum, the largest and most influential cinema convention in emerging markets, is back for its highly anticipated sixth edition November 7-8 at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai.Over the years, the META Cinema Forum has evolved into a pivotal gathering for cinema industry leaders, expanding its reach to encompass more regions, projects, and partnerships. It stands as the premier platform for the exchange of ideas, strategies, and innovations that are shaping the cinema sector in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the CIS region.

The Forum will have a convention and tradeshow, conference sessions, product presentations, special screenings and premieres, workshops, masterclasses, black tie awards ceremony, networking reception, meetings areas, content, and cinema construction breakout sessions.

Leila Masinaei, managing partner, Great Mind Events Management said, "As we celebrate the 6th edition of the META Cinema Forum, I am proud it has evolved into something truly remarkable. This year’s META Cinema Forum reiterates Dubai’s position as a global entertainment hub as the forum started as a regional gathering and evolved into becoming the heartbeat of the global cinema sector. We are thrilled to welcome a diverse array of cinema stakeholders from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the CIS region, along with studios and solution providers from around the world.”

“The META Cinema Forum is not just a convention; it's a dynamic platform where connections are forged, ideas are sparked, and the future of cinema unfolds,” she added. “It's a testament to the growing importance of emerging markets in the cinematic landscape. We look forward to another exciting edition and to seeing you there.”

The theme for the 2023 edition is Growing the Region’s Cinema Share, reflecting a commitment to foster growth and innovation in the industry and offer industry insights and growth strategies. Discussions, presentations, and workshops will revolve around the industry’s challenges, solutions and the current market situation.

Sanjay Patney, vice president, sales & marketing, Majid Al Futtaim Entertainment said, “As a long-standing supporter of the regional cinema industry, VOX Cinemas is proud to sponsor the META Cinema Forum once again. Events such as this provide a dynamic platform for industry stakeholders to come together, be inspired and exchange ideas, which is essential for the continued growth and innovation of the cinema industry.”

Topics to be covered include Regional Content Production and International Collaboration, Cinemas of the Future and an in-depth look at emerging cinema trends and technologies with key cinema statistics and case studies on Rewarding Patrons and Effective Pricing Strategies.

On day two, there will be a panel discussion on successful movie marketing for the region and a panel discussion on Elevating the Experiential Elements of Cinemas. Leaders in cinema design, technology, and hospitality will discuss strategies for enhancing the cinema-going experience.