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ECA ANNOUNCES PANEL AT CINEEUROPE 2015
19 MAY 2015
Event Cinema Association
LONDON – The Event Cinema Association (ECA) will be very active at CineEurope this year, which is taking place on June 22-25 in Barcelona.
The trade association, now in its 3rd year, takes its remit of support and promotion very seriously and CineEurope is one of the main opportunities in the calendar year to bring together the growing event cinema community. The ECA this year will be hosting the CineEurope Focus Sessions on the Trade Show floor on Tuesday at 4pm, featuring some high profile, first time speakers.
Melissa Cogavin, Managing Director of the ECA, said, "Every year at CineEurope we like to do something different. This year we are delighted to have been invited to host the CineEurope Focus Sessions on the Trade Show floor on Tuesday at 4pm and we’ve got some wonderful speakers plus a new industry report to announce, which will I’m sure be of interest. And then on Wednesday night we’ll be hosting our poolside Drinks Reception with Screen International, which is likely to be one of the highlights of CineEurope. Thanks to all our sponsors for helping to make this possible."
The ECA & Screen International Drinks Reception will take place on Wednesday night from 6pm at the AC Hotel Barcelona; an exclusive invitation-only event with a large amount of publicity provided by partners Screen International. Scott Benfold, Sales Manager for Screen International said, "CineEurope is a major event in the exhibition calendar and Screen International is delighted to be partnering with the ECA, representing as it is such a growth area in the cinema market. We are sure that our ECA & Screen International Drinks Reception will be one of the highlights at this year’s event in Barcelona and we look forward to working together for many years to come."
Fabrice Testa, CEO of DSAT Cinema who is sponsoring the ECA’s activities at CineEurope said, "Our association with the ECA goes back some years now. Together DSAT Cinema and Ymagis are now offering the largest delivery network in Europe for event content providers; we consider Event Cinema to be of significant importance in a post-digital world. Our own activities, organising and broadcasting live events as well as delivering recorded content, are an integral part of the Event Cinema industry, so we are very happy to be supporting the ECA’s activities at CineEurope."
John Bullen, Content and VPF Distribution, Sony 4K Digital Cinema, Sony Europe added, "Sony 4K Digital Cinema is hugely excited to be working with both the National Theatre Live and Vue Entertainment International in this unique partnership. Over the next year we’ll collaborate on projects that will redefine the boundaries of event cinema with extraordinary new viewing experiences. We’re delighted to partake in the ECA hosted conference at CineEurope, as it’s the ideal forum to share our excitement and news with the exhibition industry in Europe. It’s clear beyond traditional feature films event cinema represents an increasingly important slice of box office receipts".
The growth of the event cinema market has been little short of phenomenal and the ECA has risen in profile as it has sought to provide the networking opportunities, industry data, best practice and trade show presence vital to such a new and vibrant sector. In the last 12 months alone the ECA has hosted a conference as well as the second annual ECA Awards, collaborated on a second industry report due later this month, published the Technical Delivery Handbook and developed a training course based on the hand book for those seeking a better understanding of live content delivery in cinemas. At trade shows in particular the ECA provides the space for ECA members and their guests to meet and network but it’s the first time that the ECA has had the opportunity to curate its own panel, showcasing the best that the industry has to offer and provide valuable insight into the achievements and challenges the event cinema industry is facing in 2015.
For further information please contact:
Melissa Cogavin, Managing Director, ECA
T: +44 (0) 203 478 9612
Isabelle Fauchet, sales consultant
About the ECA:
The Event Cinema Association is a non-profit organisation limited by guarantee, overseen by a president and 9 board directors from distribution, exhibition, services and marketing.
For details on the ECA please contact:
Adress: 223 Regent Street, London, W1B 2QD
T: +44 (0) 203 478 9612
M: +44 7501 780342
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