Cinemark exec Ken Higgins will receive the international achievement award in exhibition at next month’s ShowEast convention in Orlando, Fla.

Higgins has been VP and head of film for Cinemark Intl. for a dozen years. He became involved in Cinemark’s development of an international market in 1991 and went on to become president of Cinemark Mexico.

Cinemark has 121 theaters with 1,011 screens in 12 countries and eight foreign offices.

The presentation will take place Oct. 13 at the Orlando World Center Marriott as part of the annual International Day program. Past winners include Alejandro Ramirez Magana and Cinepolis; Francisco A. Gonzalez Sr. and MMCinema; Munir Falah and Cine Colombia; and Tim Warner and Cinemark Intl.