MUMBAI, INDIA, 23RD APRIL 2018 — CTC; the global cinema technology network and Network 208 have announced a partnership to support to Asia’s leading cinema exhibition industry event, Big Cine Expo 2018 (28-29 August 2018).
“India is one of the world’s fastest emerging economies, with the entertainment sector playing a dominant role,” says Mr Raghav, Director of Big Cine Expo. “The Indian cinema industry is second only to Hollywood in size, with South India being the top market with the highest number of cinema screens and movie releases. In 2017, India produced over 1,200 movies, the highest number in the world and because of this growth, we believe this edition of Big Cine Expo will prove our most popular to date,” he adds.
Launched three years ago to great success, Big Cine Expo will return in 2018 at a new location at the Sahara Star in Mumbai, India. Big Cine Expo is the only cinema exhibition convention and trade show specifically for the burgeoning cinema exhibition market in Asia and India.
Mr Raghav, Director of Big Cine Expo explains that, “Due to the fast growth of the India Cinema Exhibition market, there is a huge appetite for technical know-how and equipment. We’re delighted to be bringing the support, knowledge and expertise of one of the leading international associations in CTC to our exhibition to help provide the resources exhibitors in India need. With this association the show gets more international prominence, better knowledge sharing to Indian exhibition industry from the international delegates and speakers. It is clear that CTC shares our vision to make the industry stronger, healthier, wealthier and technologically advanced and we’re looking forward to doing this jointly in India.”
The two-day event consists of product displays, product demonstrations, product presentations, studio presentations, seminars, panel discussions, awards program, special events, film screenings, networking, B-2-B meetings, a trade show, and more.
“Big Cine Expo has become one of the most vibrant and well attended global cinema conventions. It is clear from previous years how much passion there is for cinema and the importance that technology plays in creating an outstanding movie-going experience - from marketing and promotion of movies through to ticketing and on-screen presentation. We’re delighted to partner with Mr Raghav and the team at Big Cine Expo to share the knowledge and expertise of our organisation hopefully enabling exhibitors to make best us of technology available and ultimately create better outcomes for the movie-goer,” explains Richard Mitchell, President of CTC.
Big Cine Expo offers the opportunity for North American, European, and Asian manufacturers and suppliers to present their products and services as well as to share their industry knowledge.
For more information regarding Big Cine Expo 2018, visit www.bigcineexpo.com.
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About Big Cine Expo Big Cine Expo 2018 is produced in association with TheatreWorld, a trade magazine for Theatre Owners, Cinema Equipment Manufacturers, and Technology Providers, and is an innovative publication for the global Cinema and Entertainment Industry. Founded in 1999, TheatreWorld has international reach and is focused on the Single-Screen and Multiplex cinema markets, with an emphasis on the latest technological developments, market trends, and the latest news and views in the ever-changing cinema exhibition business.
CTC, the global cinema network, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to assist the cinema industry in recognizing the importance that cinema technology and indeed the way in which it’s utilized can have a profoundly positive effect on the movie-going experience.
As well as providing guidance and support, CTC engages in a number of activities aimed at educating and improving the cinema experience. These include training courses, lectures, technical handbooks, educational visits, seminars, web seminars, networking events, projectionist certification (in conjunction with the UKCA) and one of the industry’s leading technical journals, Cinema Technology Magazine.
For more information, visit the Society’s web page at www.cinema-technology.com