MEDIA Salles,
the initiative on behalf of European cinemas, with the support of the MEDIA Programme and the Italian Government,

is promoting the second edition of the exhibitor training course.

DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas
28 March 1st April 2007, Kuurne (Belgium)
Course Programme

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Morning and early afternoon
Arrivals and check-in at Parkhotel in Kortrijk (about one hour from Brussels or half an hour from Lille, by train), located in the Town centre opposite the train station.

Hotel website: www.parkhotel.be

3.00pm
Departure from Parkhotel to Barco headquarters by private bus

Welcome coffee and registration
(participants will be asked to fill in the pre-course questionnaire)

4.15pm – 4.45pm
WELCOME by:

Jens Rykaer, President of MEDIA Salles
Presentation of European Cinema Journal, issue no. 1/07 focusing on digital cinema

Nico Vernieuwe, Vice President of Events and Digital Cinema – Barco Media & Entertainment

4.45pm – 5.00pm
“A taste of digital projection”
Screening at the Conference Theatre

– The course: structure and tools –

STRUCTURE AND CONTENTS
5.00pm – 5.30pm
Mads Egmont Christensen, course moderator

– Digital cinema: what shall we be discussing? –

5.30pm – 6.15pm
DIGITAL CINEMA, AN OVERVIEW OF THE MARKET
Glenn Wastyn, Market Director Digital Cinema, Barco

6.15pm – 6.45pm
DIGITAL CINEMA IN THE WORLD: AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS AND FINANCE MODELS
Thierry Henkinet – Independent Consultant

– The course: Who’s who –

6.45pm – 7.30pm
Introduction of participants

7.40pm
Departure from Barco to Parkhotel by private bus

8.30pm
Opening Dinner at Parkhotel – Vivaldi Room

 

Thursday, 29 March 2007

WHAT CHANGES AND WHO FOR?

Breakfast at Parkhotel

9.00am
Departure from Parkhotel to Barco headquarters

9.20am – 9.50am
CINEMA EXHIBITORS' CONCERNS AND EXPECTATIONS
Ad Weststrate, President of Unic

9.50am – 10.20am
THE APPROACH OF THE ART - HOUSE SECTOR
Michael Thomas - AG Kino (CICAE)

10.20am – 10.50am
Question and answer session

10.50am – 11.10am
Coffee break

- The voice of professionals -
A pragmatic approach: how did they do it?

THE EXPERIENCES OF EXHIBITORS

11.10am – 11.40am
Gerald Buckle & Andrew Kaza - Odeon

11.40am – 11.55am
Question and answer session

11.55am – 12.25pm
Nicolas Hamon - Kinepolis

12.25pm – 12.55pm
Tom Cotton - Technicolor

12.55pm – 1.10pm
Question and answer session

1.15pm
Lunch at Barco headquarters

- Content -

2.20pm – 2.40pm
SOUND INFORMATION ON DIGITAL CINEMA AS BASIS FOR DECISION MAKING
Presentation of the “European Cinema Yearbook” – 2006 final edition – digital cinema section
Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles

2.40pm – 3.10pm
Nick Varley - Park Circus

3.10pm – 4.10pm
Real D presentation and technology demo
Matt Cowan, Chief Technology Officer of Real D

4.10pm
Coffee break

4.30pm – 4.55pm
Demo by Colbot Entertainment (3D)
(U2 3D concert)

4.55pm – 5.25pm
Preview of Fly me to the Moon
Eric Dillens - NWave

5.25pm – 6.10pm
Question and answer session

6.15pm
Departure by bus from Barco to Bowling Court “Pottelberg”

8.30pm
Dinner at Bowling Court

10.30pm
Bus for return to the Hotel
 

Friday, 30 March 2007

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

Breakfast at Parkhotel

8.30am
Departure from Parkhotel to Barco headquarters

– Technical overview –

9.00am – 9.30am
Chris Colpaert
Barco DP series of digital cinema projectors

9.30am -10.00am
Dirk Maes
IP Racine: a glimpse into digital cinema of the future

10.00am – 11.00am
TOUR OF THE BARCO FACTORY
A visit of the entire factory, in particular to the projector production line
(Participants split into two groups)

11.15am - 11.45am
Coffee break

11.45am - 12.45pm
PRACTICAL LESSON ON PROJECTOR AND SERVER
Explanation of the processes of installation, programming and play-out, besides monitoring and assistance for optimum functioning of the projector and server.
Jason Power – Dolby
Nicolas Hamon – Decatron

12.45pm
Lunch at Barco

1.30pm – 2.00pm

James Troch - Presentation of Imagix and its digital experience

– Business Models –

2.00pm – 2.30pm
Gemma Richardson – Arts Alliance Media

2.30pm – 3.10pm
Bernard Collard – XDC

3.10pm – 3.40pm
Question and answer session

3.40pm
Coffee break

4.00pm – 4.40pm
An overview by Dave Monk – EDCF
“… SEEN IT ALL – BEEN THERE!”

4.40pm – 5.10pm

Question and answer session

- Standards and material certification -

5.10pm – 5.40pm
Video conference hosted by Elisabetta Brunella with
Dr Rössler – Fraunhofer Institut
(Click here to download the questions of the video conference)

5.40pm
Early dinner at Barco
Pizza party sponsored by Mobilution

- Cinema Visit – Part I

6.45pm
Departure by bus from Barco to the Cinema Imagix -Tournai

7.30pm
Florent Hutin – Visit to Imagix
Digital screening of “300” at Imagix –Tournai

10.20pm
Visit to Imagix projection booth

10.40pm

Bus for return to the Hotel

 

Saturday, 31 March 2007

VIEWS AND FORECASTS

Breakfast at Parkhotel

8.30am
Departure from Parkhotel to Bruges

– Cinema visit – Part II

9.30 – 12.30pm
Diether Thielemans – Visit to Kinepolis cinema in Bruges

Visit will include:
Full tour of the theatre
Nick Vandelbulke and Lzou Pei-Zhi – Demo of Quick Sensor
Mike Creaven – Presentation of Mobilution CRM Solutions

Coffee break offered by Quick Sensor

Screening of excerpts from European digital movies provided by XDC:
Changes
Das Parfum
Silence becomes you
Kruistocht

XL Gaming (live PS3 gaming in a theatre)

1.00pm
Departure from Kinepolis to Bruges downtown (‘tzuid)

1.30pm
Individual lunches at Bruges

3.15pm
Departure from Bruges (‘tzuid) to Barco headquarters

4.00pm – 4.15pm
Coffee break at Barco

- Presentation of case histories -

4.15pm – 4.45pm
Enrique Martinez – Yelmo
Presentation of Yelmo Cineplex
Presentation of Cinegames

4.45pm – 5.15pm
Ville Lampolahti – Finnkino

- Forecasts -

5.15pm – 5.45pm
Marco Del Mancino – A prediction model applied to the spread of digital cinema

5.45pm – 6.30pm
Question and answer session

6.30pm – 6.50pm
Conclusions

7.00pm
Bus for return to the Hotel

8.00pm
Closing dinner at Chess Café
Havermarkt – Courtrai
(Restaurant at walking distance from the Parkhotel)

 

Sunday, 1st April 2007

COMPARING IDEAS


Breakfast at Parkhotel

Evaluation and good-byes

9.00am
PLENARY SESSION at Parkhotel

Distribution of certificates of attendance

Feedback from the course
Evaluation
Distribution of questionnaires for anonymous end-of-course feedback to be returned to MEDIA Salles personnel and questionnaires to be sent individually to the European Commission


11.00pm
Departures