The Event Cinema Association (ECA) is planning a conference and networking event to be held in London on Oct 15.

The conference, to be held at Cineworld at the O2, is aimed at exhibitors, distributors, content providers and affiliate technical partners.

Guest speakers will include Isabelle Fauchet, Head of Cinema at The Royal Opera House; Tim Plyming [pictured] of the British Museum (Pompeii Live); and Austin Shaw, COO Omniverse Vision. CEA head Phil Clapp will moderate the sessions.

Participating exhibitors will include Multikino from Poland, Utopolis Belgium, Kuusan Kino Finland and Grand Cinema Digiplex from Romania. 

“The event cinema industry is growing at a great rate now and the ECA has recognised an increasing need for a bespoke event for all those involved in this area to meet, discuss issues, generate debate and share ideas,” said Chair Melissa Keeping, who founded the non-profit ECA a year ago. “Until now distributors and exhibitors have only had much larger events dedicated to more mainstream content, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for this growth area to have an event it can call its own.”

John Travers, Alternative Content Manager at Cineworld and Director of the Board of the ECA, said, “The event cinema market has grown dramatically this year, and the diversity of content available is increasing all the time – and it’s very international, so to meet others in this area, discuss and debate issues that we face on a daily basis, make new contacts and catch up with old friends will be wonderful. Everyone is very excited about it.”

The ECA has 35+ members from 15 territories. For more information on the conference or to register,