INCON has opened the award to two categories and therefore there will be two winners for each venue category:
1. Convention Centres
2. Hotel Convention Venues
There is no entry fee and any meeting venue can fill in a nomination form (coming soon).
The INCON Digital Infrastructure Award is evaluated against a set of international standards which have been developed by our judging panel.
Our judging criteria includes:
Quality of infrastructure systems
Infrastructure ease of use
How to enter
Please fill out our nomination form (coming soon),choosing from one of the following categories for which to nominate your organisation:
- Convention Centres - Convention Hotels
The submission deadline is February 27th 2019.
2. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:
Once all the nominations have been received, our judges will review them and the winners will be announced at our Award ceremony at IMEX Frankfurt May 2019.
INCON Award Winners 2018
ICC SYDNEY & KINTEX
Left to right: Mun Ki Min (Goyang city official) Bob Heile (Award judge) Patrizia Buongiorno (INCON Co-Chair & Vice President, AIM Group International) Geoff Donahey (CEO, ICC Sydney) Makoto Batori (Pacifico Yokohama and Manabu Uemura, ICC Kyoto) Carol McGury (INCON Co-chair & EVP, Event and Education Services, Smithbucklin)
Case Study (coming soon) →
INCON Award Winners 2017
DAEJEON CONVENTION CENTRE (DCC) & KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE (KLCC)
Left to right: Alan Pryor (General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre) Daniel Cha (Director, Daejeon Convention Centre) Bob Heile (Award judge) Roslyn McLeod (CEO, Arinex)
Left to right: Tracy Baker (Director of Sales, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre) Inge Hanser (INCON Co-Chair & Managing Director of CPO Hanser Service) Michael Part (Head of Sales on behalf of the Vienna Austria Center) Daniel Branik (Award Judge & Chief Information Officer, Arinex) Mike Lee (Vice President of Sales, Marina Bay Sands) Roslyn McLeod (INCON Co-Chair & Managing Director, Arinex)
Left to right: Anne Jamieson (Director of Sales, MCEC) Bob Heile (Award judge) Peter King (CEO, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre) Roslyn McLeod (INCON Co-Chair & Managing Director, Arinex) Lars Lindman (Manager IT Operations & Support) Daniel Branik (Award Judge & Chief Information Officer, Arinex)
Bob Heile is a 30-plus year veteran in the field of data communications and wireless data with many articles and workshops to his credit.
He is a founding member and currently Chairman Emeritus and Chief Technologist for the ZigBee Alliance, Chair and founding member of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group on WPANs, served as Co-Chair of IEEE P2030 Smart Gird Communications Task Force, and was a founding member of IEEE 802.11.
Bob is also a co-founder and Vice-Chair of the Consortium for Smart Energy Profile 2 Interoperability (CSEP).
Currently, Bob is closely involved in many Global Internet of Things (IoT) and Smartgrid standards and deployment efforts in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia, and is a regularly called upon as both an expert and public speaker in these areas.
In his prior role as Chairman and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance, Bob was instrumental in guiding the organization to a position of global leadership for IoT and Smart Grid standards, and in establishing a new paradigm for cooperation in standards and among industry organizations. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in Physics from The Johns Hopkins University.
INCON AWARD JUDGE
Rick Alfvin is Vice President of Network Services for Verilan, Inc. based in Portland, OR. Verilan is a network services organization that specializes in providing high density Wi-Fi for meetings, conferences and events.
Recognized as experts in the industry, Verilan is called upon to provision mission critical Wi-Fi for IEEE 802, IETF, ICANN, IGF, NANOG, ARIN, ZigBee Alliance, the United Nations and many other leading international technical organizations.
Rick also currently serves as the Vice Chair of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group. Prior to joining Verilan, Rick was Vice President of Operations for Appairent Technologies, Inc. and formerly worked as Business Development Manager for the Eastman Kodak Company and owner of The Perfect Exposure advertising photography studio in Los Angeles, CA. Rick holds multiple US Patents and received his AAS, BA and MS degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology.
INCON AWARD JUDGE
Daniel Branik is Managing Director of BIT Partners. Daniel’s technology experience has spanned across multiple industries, whilst always focusing on providing solutions, from network management to architecting data centres. An expert in leading and cutting edge conference technology, Daniel has managed IT, AV and on-site at a variety of venues globally.
Speakers, registration, wireless, venue networking and customised solutions for seamless delivery to each client includes a full scope of cutting edge technology products and services to meet the evolving needs in the industry.
Daniel is recognised as the expert who drove the development of an industry changing cloud application, eOrganiser which was specially designed to streamline and automate the conference program management lifecycle.