Miguel Mier, chief operating officer of Cinépolis will receive this year’s International Exhibitor of the Year Award at ShowEast. He will be presented with the award as part of the International Awards Luncheon on Monday, November 8 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
“We are extremely honored to present Miguel with this award at ShowEast this year. There is no better example in our business that truly represents what this award is all about,” said Andrew Sunshine, president of the Film Expo Group. “Miguel’s leadership and commitment to Cinépolis has made it the company it is today.”
Cinépolis is the largest cinema chain operator in Latin America and the third largest worldwide with 6,728 screens in 17 countries across America, Europe & Asia. Mier started his career in Cinepolis in 1994 as head of IT, developing and implementing the first Mexican software for operating theatres. Since 2003, in his current position as COO, he manages operations, film booking, marketing, IT, HR, sales, and international operations. During his tenure as COO, Cinépolis has evolved from a company running 390 screens in Mexico to a company with 6,728 screens in four continents.
Mier launched the international operations in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama before going to study an MS in management at Stanford GSB in 2006. While at Stanford GSB, he wrote a business plan to expand Cinépolis to India. That academic research paper served as a framework for Cinépolis’ International growth not only to India but also to Brazil, Chile, Spain, and the USA. In 2014 he was appointed as a non-family board member.
ShowEast ShowEast’s 35th Anniversary will take place from November 8-11 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida.