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Barcelona 2023 Programme Schedule



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Sunday seminar

Sunday, 18 June, Cinesa Diagonal Mar, auditorium 6 (TBC)

12:30 Registration, networking, welcome coffee
13:30 Welcome ICTA Update

Member Presentation: GDC Technology

13:45 Premium Cinema Technology: the Key to Success?

An interactive conversation with Christof Papousek, CFO and
Managing Partner, Cineplexx Group (Austria),
Ansgar/ Anselm Esch, CEO, Cineplex Münster (Germany),
Alessandra Pavan Bernacchi. VP, Theatre Development,
IMAX on recent innovations and technology trends in cinema
Moderators & Producers: Oliver Pasch & Till Cussmann,

Member Presentation: CINIONIC

14:30 Live Demo and Presentation: Sound System Tuning

John F Allen, HPS-4000 (Producer: Jan Runge)

Member presentation: CINEMA NEXT

15:00 Protecting Movies in 2023 – the Cinema Perspective

Richard Welsh, Director Innovation, Deluxe, EVP, SMPTE
(Producer: Cathy Huis in ‘t veld Esser, CTO, Gofilex)

Member presentation: MAG AUDIO

15:40 Coffee break and networking
16:30 Focus Ukraine: the realities of running a cinema (technology) business in times of war

Interview with MAG Audio Founder Alexander Khasin and cinema operator (TBC).
Moderator & Producer: Jan Runge

Member presentation: DOLBY

17:30 End of seminar


ICTA reception and awards ceremony

Sunday, 18 June, CCIB Terrace (first floor/room 111) NOTE: NEW VENUE!!


18:30 Welcome reception
19:00 Begin of awards ceremony
21:00 End of ICTA reception and dinner


CineEurope Focus Sessions on Trade Show Floor (Presented by ICTA)

21 June, CCIB


14:00 Opening remarks: Jan Runge, ICTA
Sponsor welcome1 x ICTA members presentations
14.10 What’s next? Trends and new technologies transforming the cinema experience


Jan Rasmussen, Head of Screen Technology, Nordisk Film Cinemas 

Ron Sterk, CEO, VUE Netherlands

Guillaume Thomine Desmazures, MD, ICE Theatres

Serge Plasch, Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic

Pranay Kumar, CTO, GDC Technology

Julia Vinokurova, Operations Management Consultant EMEA, RealD

Moderator: Sonia Ragone, UNIC

Member presentation: GRETA & STARKS APPS

14:50 Behind the Screens: Bridging Staff Shortages and Skills Gaps in Cinema (Roundtable discussion)


Nick Gault, European Away From Home Customers Director, The Coca Cola Company

Mike Bradbury, Head of Cinema Technology, Odeon Cinemas Group

Mariam El Bacha, General Manager, CinemaxX Denmark

Moderator: Tammo Buhren, Managing Director, zweiB & EDCF

Producer: Jan Runge, ICTA

Member presentation: ARTS ALLIANCE MEDIA

15:30 How can cinemas prepare for the next wave of marketing innovations: Social, AI and AR

Isaac Riesgo, Vertical Lead for Entertainment Spain, TikTok

Erik Londré, Founder, karta

Carla Boyd, Senior Social and Content Marketing Manager, Cineworld Cinemas

Moderator: Michelle Stevens, POWSTER

Producer: Till Cussmann, VISTA

Member presentation: QSC

16:15 Ends