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Exhibitors confab ShowEast has tapped Jose Fernando Soriano Barrantes, general manager of CinePlanet, to receive the international achievement award in exhibition at this year’s conference held Oct. 10-14 in Orlando.

“ShowEast is thrilled to recognize such an important and highly regarded executive of the international exhibition community,” Robert Sunshine, managing director of ShowEast said in a statement.

Sunshine also credited Soriano Barrantes’ role in “growing the cinema’s presence in Latin America.” Soriano Barrantes joined CinePlanet in 2005 as sales manager before becoming operations manager for theaters in Peru and Chile a year later. In 2009, he was upped to his current position, in which he overseas 20 multiplexes.

Before CinePlanet, Soriano Barrantes worked for companies like Unilever, Pepsi Cola and Interbev.

Past recipients include Alejandro Ramirez Magana and Cinepolis; Francisco A. Gonzalez Sr. and MMCinema; Munir Falah and Cine Colombia;, and Tim Warner and Cinemark Intl.