Vista Wins Supreme Award

10th August 2012
New Zealand

Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd has won the Supreme prize at the New Zealand 2012 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards.

First winning their category ‘Exporter of the Year to the USA $500,001 - $5m’, Vista went on to take away the’ Supreme Award’ against an impressive group of highly successful New Zealand companies the diversity of which ranged from water, to wine, to energy technology.

The company’s decision to significantly increase its penetration of the vast US cinema market was marked by the opening of the Vista US office in 2009. This was a carefully conceived move by the company. As CEO Murray Holdaway explains:

“From our strategic decision four years ago to focus on the US market opportunity, this led us to establish our own office and complete the UCLA GAP programme to fine tune our approach. We can now claim substantial success in what is the largest cinema market in the world. We have 21 staff in our US office, a fast growing business and we are in trial with Regal Cinemas – a cinema chain three times the size of Australia and New Zealand combined, and the largest in the world. This has been a great period of growth for our business.”

Vista is particularly proud of its people who were enthusiastically acknowledged at the Awards presentation. The US operation is supported by an extensive team of software developers and services consultants based at the company’s Auckland headquarters. “Onshore and off, our people operate as one team”, said Mr Holdaway, “and my hat goes off to them.”

For Vista, the Award is continued recognition of the leading position their cutting edge cinema software has forged worldwide. With offices and resellers across the globe and customers in 55 countries, the last three years has seen Vista profitability and staff numbers grow, and its value to the New Zealand economy has soared.

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About Vista

Vista is New Zealand owned and operated company and is the world leader in cinema management software. Vista software is installed in over 50 countries including New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Spain, Germany, UAE, Hong Kong, India, United States, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. Vista software is used by a range of exhibitors from single screen independent cinemas to circuits with more than 200 cinema sites and 1600 screens. Vista is available in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French and Portuguese.

Vista is a highly flexible product having been developed with the needs of the worldwide exhibition community in mind. Vista product covers Box Office, Concessions, Back Office, Online Ticket Sales, Film Programming, Voucher Management and full Head Office function. The advanced functionality, proven reliability, as well as clean look and feel, have made Vista the leader in the cinema ticketing and concessions software market.

About AmCham New Zealand

AmCham New Zealand is a not for profit organisation affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce. AmCham in New Zealand exists to promote two way trade and investment relationships primarily between NZ and the USA, and also the Asia – Pacific region.

For further information, please contact:

  • Christine Fenby, Marketing Manager

Vista Entertainment Solutions, Auckland, New Zealand

Tel +64 21 727 006, email:


Marketing & Communications
Vista Entertainment Solutions,
Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 (9) 984 4570

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