Event Cinema Association conference set for Vue West End

Cinemas News

The Event Cinema Association’s annual conference will take place on Feb. 7, 2018 at Vue West End in Leicester Square, London.

The conference is now in its fifth year and brings together a diverse range of content producers, technical providers, distributors and exhibitors from all over the world. Usual attendance is around 300 from 20 territories. Tickets will be on sale via the ECA website shortly, with an early bird deal available to those purchasing prior to Dec. 31.

Hosted by ECA board members Vue Entertainment in their recently refurbished central London site, the event promises to deliver expert advice and debate, news about upcoming events in the event cinema calendar, industry statistics and networking opportunities.

Johnny Carr, alternative content manager at Vue Entertainment and ECA board member, said, “We were delighted to host the ECA Slate Day earlier this month and the event went down extremely well within the exhibition industry. Vue is committed to growing the event cinema market, so we are very happy to be involved in the ECA’s biggest event of the year.”

The popular ECA Surgeries will also feature this year—an opportunity for delegates to gain vital industry expertise in a one-to-one setting with experienced mentors. Providing advice this year are PR, legal, technical, funding and web-design experts. Booking must be made in advance.

Melissa Cogavin, managing director of the ECA, said, “This conference has become one of the industry staples and brings together the whole supply chain in the life of an event cinema release, so it’s really important to the industry’s players that they attend. Our sector is still only ten years old and it’s changing and growing all the time. It’s vital that the ECA provide essential resource for finding out what’s going on, debating issues of the day and meeting contemporaries, clients and suppliers face-to-face.”