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KINTEX and ICC Sydney share digital infrastructure honours

KINTEX, the Korea International Exhibition Center, and ICC
Sydney were named joint winners of the 2018 Digital Infrastructure Award at the
IMEX trade show in Frankfurt.

The Pacific Convention
Plaza Yokohama was runner up in the competition organised by PCO network INCON,
while the Kyoto International Conference Center was given an honourable
mention.

Bob Heile,
head of the award judging panel said: “This is year five of the digital
infrastructure award and it is great to see the quality of the submissions
improving year on year as facilities realize how important it is to their
business and winning customers to provide an outstanding digital experience to
their clients.  

“KINTEX, Korea International
Exhibition Center and ICC Sydney truly deserved to be distinguished due to their superb infrastructure and
operational excellence.

The Award offers an
opportunity to showcase venues that have worked really hard to put in place
excellent digital infrastructure which permits event planners to deliver even
better meetings. By giving visibility to
the venues that are delivering excellent services INCON hopes to inspire
improvements to digital infrastructure across all venues which should be of
tremendous value to delegates, clients, meeting planners and to the broader
meetings industry.”

INCON has
teamed up with a broad coalition of strategic partners to support the
development and promotion of the global award. The partners include:
IACC, ICCA, Best Cities, IMEX, Iceberg with media partner: Association
Meetings International.
 

The
previous award winners: were: Daejeon Convention Centre from South Korea, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre  Austria Center Vienna, MCEC and Darmstadtium. They have benefited from some
impressive opportunities to showcase their venue’s technological capability and
to present their venue as Best in Class through their award case studies.

The Award judge Bob Heile is involved in more
than eleven different conferences on WIFI and digital communications annually,
where he tests at first hand the quality of digital communications in venues
across the world.