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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cinépolis Theatres Plan to Go 100% Digital by 2013

The influential Mexican chain of luxury movie theatres, Cinépolis has made a conscious move towards digitalizing their entire chain by next year. They’re investing an upwards of $300 million in this new digitalization project. The venture would secure Cinépolis as the first Latin American movie exhibitor company to turn completely digital. The leading chain of multiplexes hopes that this new modernization, marked by state-of-the-art digital auditoriums and equipment, will allow them to expand their capabilities to screening live concerts and sporting events, in addition to feature films. The Mexican company explained, “This represents the digitalization of 61% of their screens in Mexico. The process of digitalization of Cinépolis theatres began in 2009, throughout this year will continue in more than 2,800 screens in eight countries of Latin America, and in 2013 will conclude the total process.” Go to to find out more.

Mexico’s Success in Meetings Industry Gains New Recognition

The meetings industry has long seen the benefits of hosting conventions and corporate retreats in Mexico. About a year ago, Cvent, a world leader in meetings management technology, partnered with Mexico Meetings Network (MMN) to increase group meetings and events business to Mexico. This partnership provided integrated online marketing packages to Convention & Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and venues in Mexico that exhibited Mexico cities and properties to well-established meeting and event planners. Leaders such as John Graham, President and CEO of the Center for Association Leadership (ASAE) consider Mexico to be a prominent, convenient meetings destination.