Saudi Arabia is set to witness the launch of an extraordinary event dedicated to cinema and movie theatre construction, the Cinema Build KSA Forum, will take place in the Four Seasons in Riyadh on the 14-15 April, 2019.
Cinema Build KSA will be an elite event that brings together key stakeholders across the construction sector to discuss the design and construction of world-class cinemas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This will include the unveiling of a wide range of new building solutions and equipment.
Saudi Arabia is unlocking the massive potential of its cinema market and aggressively inviting global and local providers to participate in these business opportunities. With this in mind, Cinema Build KSA will serve as a platform, gathering experts from around the globe to be a part of the ambitious Saudi plan to open over 2500 screens in the next five years.
Commenting on Cinema Build KSA, Leila Masinaei, the Managing Partner at Great Minds Group, the organiser of the forum, said: “The cinema industry is the MENA region is undergoing a massive and rapid expansion phase. The lifting of the 35-year cinema ban in KSA, fast population growth and urbanisation, and the regional focus on economic diversification and new strategies that focus on the leisure and entertainment sectors are amongst some of the key factors for this growth. We, therefore, launched the region’s first Cinema Focused Conference and Expo in Dubai in October of 2018. The event was a huge success. At the event, we learned about everyone’s appetite for the KSA market, and received numerous requests to host a specific event in KSA.
“What we aim for with Cinema Build KSA is to find out ways to bridge the gap between plans laid out by the authorities and the available expertise, suppliers, and technical. We also aim to help estimate the workability and matching of the ambitious timelines by learning from regional and international experts about the best and most efficient options for design, construction, technical and technological advancements, business models, and regulatory perspectives to meet global standards. At the moment, it is clear that the Kingdom is encouraging an influx of regional and international experts to increase the number of suppliers of cinema-specific construction materials and cinema technology to help meet the market’s requirements.”