The knowledgeable and popular Disney executive will collect the honour at CinemaCon’s International Day Luncheon on Apr 15 in Las Vegas.

Kornblum serves as vp of international theatrical sales and distribution Asia Pacific and Russia for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

During the course of a 23-year tenure at the studio’s international distribution team he has worked on more than 500 titles including the Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Avengers, Alice In Wonderland and Toy Story 3.

“With an infinite passion and love for this great industry, and having left his own indelible mark on the world of distribution and exhibition from a global standpoint, David Kornblum is the ideal recipient of our annual Passepartout Award,” said the convention’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser.

“His dedication to the international marketplace over the past 23 years is unequalled and is clearly evident to everyone in the industry. We are truly delighted to honour such an accomplished professional and to single him out before his peers at CinemaCon 2013.”

The event is scheduled to run at Caesars Palace from Apr 15-18.