NEW YORK – BRUSSELS – This year proudly marks the 25th anniversary of CineEurope, the most important convention and trade show dedicated to cinema operators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. More than 3,500 attendees from distribution, exhibition, equipment and concessions will descend upon the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain from 20-23 June 2016 to help celebrate this silver anniversary.
“We have achieved this milestone by dedicating ourselves to the betterment of the cinema-going experience. We thank all of our partners for their overwhelming support, particularly the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) and The Coca-Cola Company, the show’s official corporate sponsor since its inception,” stated Robert Sunshine, Co-Managing Director of CineEurope.
Andrew Sunshine, Co-Managing Director, CineEurope added, “25 years of anything is an incredible accomplishment. We could not be more proud of what we have been able to achieve during this time. Momentum continues in 2016, with record participation from twelve studios showing exclusive content of upcoming films and product. It is the commitment from these companies that continues to bring people back year after year.”
Last year, CineEurope entered into a long-term partnership with UNIC, the international trade association representing cinema exhibitors and their national associations across 36 European territories.
“Our partnership with Bob and Andrew Sunshine and their team around CineEurope continues to go from strength to strength,” Phil Clapp, President of UNIC stated. “For European colleagues in particular, the event has become an essential part of the industry calendar. We look forward to joining up with them, colleagues from film distribution and across the wider industry in June to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.”
Each year, cinema industry professionals travel to CineEurope to view the latest major cinema releases and extensive product reels, gain valuable industry information at educational seminars, find new products, services and technologies in the trade show and network with peers at fun-filled special events.
CineEurope is the Official Convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) and produced by Mediabistro Holdings, LLC, owner of leading entertainment publications and events including Film Journal International, Adweek, the CLIO Awards, ShowEast, and CineAsia.