NEW YORK, NY – Joe Chang, President, Ambassador Theatres, to receive the “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 13th December 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.
“It gives us great pleasure to present the Exhibitor of the Year award to our friend, Joe Chang of Ambassador Theatres,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “Always pushing for the betterment of the industry, his dedication to his company, the Taipei Theater Association and the film industry as a whole makes him the ideal candidate for this year’s award.”
A 30 year veteran of the industry, Joe Chang has served as President of Ambassador Theatres since 2001. Joe started his career with Ambassador Theatres in 1988 as an Operations Manager and spent the next 30 years intricately involved in many major industry changes including the transition to digital, implementation of online and mobile services, and expansion of content from around the world.
Under Joe’s direction, Ambassador Theatres expanded to twelve locations and is scheduled to open five new locations by 2023. Joe believes the theatrical experience is the best way to enjoy movies and is always looking for ways to improve it. Under Joe’s leadership, Ambassador Theatres was the first exhibitor in Taiwan to install 3D with Dolby 3D, motion seats with D-Box, immersive sound with Dolby Atmos, as well as being the first exhibitor in Taiwan to implement online bookings.
In addition to his role at Ambassador Theatres, Joe is also the current Chairman of Taipei Theater Association, which is the organization that advocates for and supports exhibitors throughout the country. As Chairman of the Association, Joe has opened communications with the governments that addresses multiple industry issues, strengthen relationships with distributors, and identified numerous initiatives to improve and support Taiwan exhibitors.
About Ambassador Theatres
Ambassador Theatres was founded in 1965 and is the second largest movie theatre chain in Taiwan with 12 locations and 108 screens. Ambassador Theatres continues to expand its national presence and has five new locations scheduled to open through 2023. Ambassador Theatres has been on the forefront of providing its customers with the best movie watching experience by investing in its people and in new cutting-edge audio visual equipment products, such as: Dolby Atmos, D-Box motion seats, Dolby 3D, and VIP recliner seats. Ambassador Theatres operates Taiwan’s largest movie auditorium at its Ximending location with a 900+ seating capacity and a screen size of 22 meters by 12 meters. Ambassador Theatres also invests heavily in its loyalty program, which currently has over 400,000 members that account for approximately 45% of its total annual admittances. Ambassador Theatres continues its tradition of placing its customers first by providing quality service, new products, and a great movie experience.
About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized management systems, and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
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