ShowEast honors set for Magana


Alejandro Ramirez Magana, CEO of Latin American exhibitor Cinepolis, will be presented with the annual international achievement award at ShowEast 2007.

Magana, whose company operates 1,635 screens in 176 locations throughout Mexico and Central America, will be feted on the opening day of the exhibition industry confab. ShowEast is set for Oct. 15-18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando.

"At Cinepolis, Ramirez has not only been a driving force in bringing innovative concepts to the exhibition industry, but he also exemplifies Cinepolis' commitment of fostering social responsibility with his work for several outreach and development programs throughout Latin America."

Ramirez has worked for the World Bank for United Nations poverty programs, and served as chief of staff for former Mexican president Vicente Fox. He sits on the boards of several Mexican and academic institutions and is president of the Morelia International Film Festival.