MENA Cinema Forum: the first edition

MENA Cinema Forum the first conference to the regional market arrives in Dubai. This important appointment will be held at the Grand Hyatt on October 28th and 29th in Dubai. More than 45 speakers will discuss cinema-related issues – challenges and opportunities – in front of an audience of 450 industry professionals, businesspeople, 60 sponsors and delegates from 30 countries across the world.

The cinema industry in the Middle East is entering an exciting phase and fantastic growth with the opening up of the Saudi market. The Saudi Government intends to open 300 cinemas by 2030, contributing US$24 billion to the economy and creating 30,000 jobs Additionally, cinema goers in many markets in the MENA region demand the best movie experience, stimulating renovation and innovation across existing facilities and opening of new and exciting new ones to meet their needs.

The MENA Cinema Forum will bring together the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved within the cinema sector including but not limited to local and international governments, investment companies, mall owners, cinema operators and exhibitors, suppliers and industry leaders, to address the growing requirements of the cinema market within the region.

Attendees at this event will learn about:

    • Regional plans and operational frameworks in new markets including KSA
    • Planning and development of successful cinema outlets across the region
    • Best available material and technologies for building modern cinemas
    • Content development for the cinema market
    • Revenue management and increasing profitability of cinema operation.

This event is very important for the growth of the cinema industry. It will allow all the actors involved to compare their opinions and understand how to discover and optimize the growth potential of the cinema industry in the region.

DubaiBlog will be media partner of this important event.
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