2017 INCON AWARD WINNER:

Daejeon Convention centre

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INCON GLOBAL DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD

 

 

In May 2017, the Daejeon Convention Centre (DCC) in South Korea was announced a joint winner of the 2017 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award, along with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This best practice case study provides details on how the DCC was selected to win the 2017 award.

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ABOUT THE INCON AWARD:

“We are proud to receive the 2017 INCON Global Digital Infrastructure Award. With great passion, we will continuously evolve in terms of technological innovation to provide the best service for whom hosts events, participates, visits, and does business in Daejeon Convention Center.”

CHOE Cheolkyu
CEO / President

Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise (DIME)

There is no entry fee, all it takes for a venue to be considered is a completed entry form.

 

The INCON Global Digital Infrastructure Award sets out to highlight the importance of best in class digital infrastructure and services made available in meeting venues around the world and to celebrate and inspire change.

 

The award rests on a simple principle that meetings are better when a first class digital infrastructure is made available along with applications and tools that enhance the delegate productivity and experience.

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“Events turn into disasters when venues do not appreciate the importance of crucial background services like WIFI connections. 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."

Bob Heile, Head of the INCON Global Digital Infrastructure Award judging panel

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Winner's distinguishing features:

  • Excellent digital infrastructure and technical know with strong coverage and on-site technology
  • Science and technology city
  • Government support

“When it comes to organizing international conferences, digital infrastructure is becoming a critical factor of venue competitiveness. And we are pleased to congratulate our KMA member for being recognized 'the 2017 Winner of Global Digital Infrastructure Award' by INCON, the world top PCOs’ group.”

Eungsu Kim

President of the Korea MICE Association (KMA)

The Daejeon Convention Center (DCC) is owned by the Daejeon city government. It is the largest convention center in Daejeon Metropolitan city and Chungcheong providence in Korea. Over 400 national and international conferences, meeting and exhibitions are annually held there every year.

 

Daejeon is a city well-known for science and technology, it is equipped with the nation's top-speed and most stable digital infrastructure, operated by KT Corporation, one of the biggest telecommunications company in Korea.

 

“Daejeon is the heart of Korea and the heart of innovation.”

Angel Gurria

Secretary General of OECD

OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015 / World Science & Technology Forum (3,000 participants)

The DCC is supported by a cross-connected digital infrastructure circuit which prevents network interruption. This line is the network used by government agencies and offers a unique level of security. This would normally cost more than €155,000 per line, per year and is provided by the government free of charge to the organizers and users of the DCC.

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KEY FACTS ABOUT THE DCC:

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Size:

  • Five-story building with one underground floor
  • Site Area: 24,281 m2
  • Gross Area: 30,149.66 m2
  • Parking Capacity: 400 vehicles 4.

Facilities:

  • Grand Ballroom: 2,042m2/ can be divided into 2 separate rooms
  • Conference Hall: 304 m2/ Oval hall
  • Meeting rooms: 145 m2 / 8 rooms
  • Meeting rooms: 114 m2 / 3 rooms
  • Meeting rooms: 36 m2/ 6 rooms
  • Multi-purpose Hall: 2,520 m2 / divided into 4 separate halls

“Thanks to the advanced IT infra, we could make a successful internet broadcasting for our event. During the IROS 2016, delegates from all over the world truly enjoyed the hospitality, great service, and technological advancement of the venue.”

Kwon Dong-Soo

IROS 2016 Program Chair

 

International Conference on Intelligent Robots 2016 (2,000 participants)

Winner's approach to digital infrastructure:

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  • There are two MDF 80GBps backbone switches. The IEEE 802 standard band that provides a data rate of 1sec / 10GBps per device is duplicated (two lines). The currently active internal bandwidth is 60GBps.
  • Wireless: It uses 2.4Ghz/ 5Ghz dual channel through USA XIRRUS's 33 wireless APs. According to the AP manufacturer's manual, our network can connect 15,500 users at the same time.
  • LAN: Fundamentally there is no limit to simultaneous connections. Physical limits may exist, but logical limits do not.
  • MDF 10GBps * 2 8 port backbone switches, 10 IDF 10GBps Layer2 24 ports that can be directly connected to fiber optic cable, 12 1GBps Layer2 48 ports, and 1GBps 24 ports.
  • With 30 switches, it is possible to directly connect 1,550 PCs or devices with CAT.6 UTP cable without any additional installation.
  • Daejeon Convention Center (DCC) introduces 33 units equipped with 4~16 radio stations to 1 AP developed by USA XIRRUS and adopts distributed intelligent architecture based on XIRRUS wireless controller to provide network intelligence such as traffic processing ability, which is integrated into one AP and distributed to the network connection nodes. By concentrating on the centralized controller of the existing 'Thin AP+controller', it is possible to control the instability of traffic such as delay and jitter. It is optimized for medium sized conference hall and large exhibition hall and enable to provide many users with stable use of wireless internet even in the space under constraints. L2/L3 roaming service is also available for seamless network access when moving. With this infrastructure, DCC has a wireless environment that allows more than 5,000 simultaneous users to access in a comfortable environment, which is the most advanced wireless infrastructure in Convention Center in Korea. DCC supports 802.11a/b/g/n at 2.4GHz/5GHz and full wireless 802.11ac and 1.3 Gbps of radio bandwidth per radio, providing fast Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • In order to overcome the shortcomings of wireless internet with weak security, DCC applies the Korea Research Environment Open NETwork (KREONET : Korea Research Environment Open NETwork), which is operated by the government, as the main line of wireless Internet. This line is the network used by government agencies and maintains the strongest security policy. By introducing the Global Wireless Roaming Service (Eduroam : DUcation ROAMing) ID authentication server, users around the world can use the wireless ID for free using the global ID. In order to provide a pleasant wireless Internet environment, users who do not have an Eduroam ID are allowed to use free internet at a certain rate (DCC FREE Wi-Fi). DCC's wireless Internet has also adopted a handoff service that consists of wireless cells so that users can continue to use the Internet without being disconnected even when moving the meeting rooms within the building(DCC).

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