25 - 26 February, 2019
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO at Novo Cinemas

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen

Novo Cinemas

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Cinema Festival Day One: Monday, 25 February 2019

Monday, February 25th, 2019

9:10 AM VIP Keynote Panel: MENA Overview: Developing next-gen cinema offerings in the GCC to retain and attract film fanatics

  • The role of cinema development in the Middle East Entertainment sector
  • Exploring strategic investment opportunities for cinema development in the Middle East
  • How theme parks, hotels and malls are embedding cinema entertainment into their projects to attract new audiences
  • Exclusive insights into planned upcoming cinema projects in the region


10:15 AM Regional Cinema Trailblazer: The Novo Experience: Creating the movie-star experience: Raising your cinema experience to the 7* level

The Middle East is known to have some of the most extravagant entertainment outlets and movie theatre operators cannot shy away from those expecting ‘the best of the best’. This presentation will demonstrate how Novo cinemas are going beyond the traditional movie theatre experience to cater to those guests looking for a VIP luxury cinema experience by offering movie goers the very best in comfort and service

  • 7* star experience : Key considerations in creating the ultimate VIP movie star cinema experience
  • What strategies and innovations Novo cinemas provide to ensure ultimate in-film watching luxury the moment you enter through the glass doors
  • How does the 7* cinema offer a full personalised service to cater to every need during the movie at any time