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; Manabu Uemura, ICC Kyoto; and Carol McGury, INCON co-chair.
The winners of the 2018 Digital Infrastructure Award were announced at the annual IMEX tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany with Kintex, Korea International Exhibition Center and the International Convention Centre Sydney sharing the first place award. Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama was the first runner up and the Kyoto International Conference Center took an honorable mention.
Award judge Bob Heile says, “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, The Iceberg and this year’s new media partner: Association Meetings International. For more info, visit incon-pco.com/award.