Explores issues of mutual interest to NATO’s members doing business outside of North America, working closely with exhibition and association leaders worldwide. NATO members operate in 101 territories around the globe, and represent over 31,000 international screens.

Mission Statement

The mission of NATO’s International Committee will be to address the necessary issues relevant to global exhibition, and offer a forum for all member cinema companies, especially those that lack the advantage of a local and/or national trade association. The committee will identify, research, discuss, and report on matters which complement the efforts of the Global Cinema Federation.

The NATO International Committee will meet bi-annually, except when the Global Cinema Federation holds a meeting at the same venue and occasion.


Chairman Jane Hastings (Event Cinemas) presides over the NATO International Committee.

Key Topics


NATO and CinemaCon offer programming geared specifically toward the international cinema community. The goal is to provide greater interest and value to all of NATO’s International member companies, and highlight the trends and achievements of global exhibition. CinemaCon’s International Day strives to create a platform for creative discussion pertinent to the worldwide industry.

In addition, the NATO Summit provides programming exclusively for all NATO members focused on marketing, programming, and promotion. Speakers include multiple industry stakeholders as well as perspectives from outside of exhibition. There is no registration fee for NATO member personnel to attend.


The NATO International Committee meets bi-annually, in the spring for CinemaCon, and in the fall for the NATO Summit.


All International member companies receive automatic membership on the NATO International Committee. To join NATO, please visit the Membership Application page.