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Joint Winners for celebrated Global Digital Infrastructure Award

At the annual IMEX Tradeshow in Frankfurt, the winner of the 2017 Digital Infrastructure Award was announced. Daejeon Convention Centre from South Korea and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from Malaysia were the joint winners of the Award.

The award now in its fourth year celebrates best in class Digital Infrastructure in meetings venues around the world. 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. H82, which provides customised technical support to conference venues, is this year’s award sponsor.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Bob Heile, head of the award judging panel

Bob Heile, head of the award judging panel explained: “Based on the submissions, both centers have top notch digital infrastructures and we were unable to really put one ahead of the other, so we will have the honor of handing out 2 awards”.

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. He explains: “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”.

The previous award winners: Austria Center Vienna, MCEC and Darmstadtium 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.

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