This will be his first speaking engagement since taking the job March 1. The CinemaCon event for exhibitors runs March 28-31 in Las Vegas.

Washington D.C. (March 21, 2011) — Senator Chris Dodd, MPAA Chairman & CEO, will join NATO President & CEO John Fithian to deliver State of the Industry addresses at the inaugural CinemaCon exhibition industry convention, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, it was announced today by John Fithian and CinemaCon Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. “I could not be more delighted that Senator Dodd has chosen to begin his tenure at the MPAA with an address to the exhibition industry at the very first CinemaCon,” said Fithian.