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Korea shines again as a lead in digital technology

Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) and the ICC Sydney were joint first place winners of the 2018 Digital Infrastructure Award, announced at the annual IMEX Fair in Frankfurt this week.

Amongst strong competition, the Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama was the runner up and the Kyoto International Conference Center received 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 realise 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 with media partner: Association Meetings International.  

Joining last year’s award winners: Daejeon Convention Centre from South Korea, the awards offer 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 about INCON is a partnership of the world’s leading conference organisers and event management companies. 

KINTEX is Korea’s largest exhibition and convention venue, opened in 2005, to serve as a trade marketing and business venue for local and international events. The venue has been host to a number of high profile, international business events, including PennWell’s Asia PowerGEN conference and exhibition in 2016 (over 8,000 pax) and the 107th Rotary International Convention (50,000 pax). As the venue is on the main train and metro links, in the outskirts of Seoul, KINTEX offers a practical, major event space for event organisers who want their delegates to benefit from the attractiveness of the capital city that have very large scale events and exhibition requirements.

Pictured top left : The team from KTO Frankfurt, KINTEX and the INCON award judges.

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