CineEurope to Celebrate 25 Years

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Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:40 -- Nick Dager

The trade show floor from CineEurope 2015. This year the show celebrates its 25th anniversary.This year marks the 25th anniversary of CineEurope, the most important convention and trade show dedicated to cinema operators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. More than 3,500 attendees from distribution, exhibition, equipment and concessions will descend upon the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain from June 20-23 to help celebrate the silver anniversary.

"We have achieved this milestone by dedicating ourselves to the betterment of the cinema-going experience,” said Robert Sunshine, co-managing director of CineEurope. “We thank all of our partners for their overwhelming support, particularly the International Union of Cinemas and The Coca-Cola Company, the show’s official corporate sponsor since its inception.”

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,” said Phil Clapp, president of UNIC. “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.