Agenda as of 5/17/18

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

This event will be held at Waterford Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150

9:00 am - Welcome Breakfast sponsored by Veezi & MovieTeam

Come Hungry as we will be serving a Full American Breakfast!

9:45 am - Mid-Atlantic NATO General Membership Meeting  (all are welcome)

10:00 am - State Government Relations

Playing Legislative "Whack-A-Mole" in the time of State & Local Budget Shortfalls and Fair Employment Movements

A Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers
Christopher Gills/Christian & Barton LLP
Christopher Lyon/Simms Showers LLP

11:00 am - Cyber Threats - "Start with Security"

Guest Speaker
Lisa Schifferie/Federal Trade Commission
In response to the growing number and severity of cyber threats, it's critical for theater owners and managers, from the largest cinema chains in the world to main street operators, to understand basic cyber security principles. Service providers – from cleaning companies to equipment designers – can also benefit from the same lessons. The Federal Trade Commission will conduct a “Start With Security” presentation to provide insight on cyber threats like phishing and ransomware, basic steps for better cyber security, and data breach response.

11:30 am - NCM "Ask the Audience"

Jennifer Lupo/Vice-President, Affiliate Partnerships/NCM 
You have questions, NCM has the answers. From moviegoing manners to how customers choose a theater, NCM presents the results of some of their most valuable Ask the Audience surveys.

11:45 am - Trade Show

Ballantyne Strong * Casablanca Ventures * Christie * Cinionic * Crystal Cleaning Services * Dolby * Eomac * Federal Trade Commission * GDC * Gold Medal Products * Irwin Seating Company * JKRP Architects * Lighting Technologies International * MovieTeam by Vista * Moving Image Technologies * NCM * NEC * Osram * Packaging Concepts, Inc. * QSC * Ready Theatre Systems * Retriever Solutions * Riley Group Direct * SEB Security * Sonic Equipment Company * Sparkle Cleaning * Telescopic Seating Systems * Ushio America * Variety the Children's Charity * Veezi * White Castle Food Products, Inc. 

1:15 pm - Scholarship Awards Luncheon sponsored by SEB Security

2:00 pm - Scholarship Awards Presentation

Join us as we Recognize Achievement of 14 Theatre Employees from the Mid-Atlantic region who will be receiving college scholarships!

2:30 pm - Reshaping the Future of Your Cinema Operations

Tony Adamson/Sr. Vice-President of Strategic Planning/GDC
First-ever solution to fully automate content storage/playback in your theatre; and announcing a new replacement program for your old projection equipment.

3:00 pm - NATO Federal Issues Briefing:  Closed Captioning & Audio Description

Esther Baruh/NATO Director of Government Relations
Get the latest news on the DOJ ruling and the quickly approaching compliance deadline.

3:30 pm - NATO State of the Industry & Government Relations

Belinda Judson/NATO State Government & Regional Liaison
From metal detectors to ratings, hear about state and local legislative trends.  

4:00 pm - Introducing The Independent Cinema Alliance  

Bill Campbell - Owner/Orpheum Theatre
The ICA is a not-for-profit, volunteer alliance of Independent Cinemas operating in communities throughout the United States and Canada.  Theatres operated by alliance members range in size from single screen venues in small towns to multiplexes in larger cities.  Hear how they plan to collectively provide a public voice that recognizes and promotes the importance of Independent Cinemas to a healthy and vibrant motion picture industry.

4:15 pm - Deluxe Technicolor Cinema Portal 2.0 - Demo 

Ryan Morris/Manager – Domestic Support/Deluxe Technicolor 
Live demonstration of Deluxe’s new self-service platform. The cinema portal will let you access, retrieve, and track distribution of KDMs, check content delivery information, obtain end-credit offsetsfind feature information, create support tickets, submit device exchanges, and much more…Eliminate on-hold waiting, calls, and back and forth emails. 

4:45 pm - Goody Bags sponsored by Sonic Equipment Company


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