Winners announced of the Global Digital Infrastructure Award

Left to right: 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-chairAt the annual IMEX Tradeshow in Frankfurt, the winner of the 2018 Digital Infrastructure Award was announced. KINTEX, Korea International Exhibition Center and the International Convention Centre Sydney are co-first place winners. We also recognised the Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama as first runner up and the Kyoto International Conference Center with an honourable mention.


Bob Heile, head of the award judging panel explained: 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 and this year’s new 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 globe

More information about the award is available on INCON Awards page.


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INCON is a partnership of the world’s leading conference organisers and event management companies. Currently, there are 10 Partners operating in 170 destinations employing 3,500 staff. INCON has substantial purchasing power and organises annually 10,000 projects, serves 1.2 million delegates, and manages budgets in excess of €1 billion.