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KINTEX and ICC Sydney share digital infrastructure honours

Venues were named joint winners of the INCON 2018 Digital Infrastructure Award

Pictured L-R: Mun Ki, Min, Goyang city official, Bob Heile, award judge; Patrizia Buongiorno, INCON Co-Chair; Geoff Donahey, Ceo, ICC Sydney; Makoto Batori, Pacifico Yokohama and Manabu Uemura, ICC Kyoto and Carol McGury, INCON Co-chair

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.


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