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Industry wide digital infrastructure award opens

October 21, 2016 MICE No Comments Email Email

Entries from leading meeting venues are expected for this year’s Global Digital Infrastructure Award which opened at IMEX America today. The global award is encouraging the development of best in class Digital Infrastructure in meetings venues around the world. In today’s world, the quality of the digital infrastructure and support tools a venue provides can make or break an event, not to mention just providing a positive experience for the delegates who just want to stay connected. 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 and IMEX.

Roslyn McLeod, INCON Co Chair said: “INCON looks forward to receive entries for this year’s award and encourages all venues to review the best practice case studies from previous winners: Austria Center Vienna,  MCEC and Darmstadtium.”

Award judge Bob Heile explains: “just having the right equipment is not enough – how to configure and organise it is the secret to success.” Bob is founding member of the ZigBee Alliance, having effectively written the rule book for wireless standards. He is involved in more than six different conferences on WIFI and digital communications annually where he tests at first hand the quality of digital communications in venues across the globe. Bob together with an international panel of judges will review the nominations and the winners will be announced at IMEX Frankfurt in May 2017.

An application can be completed from the INCON website: There is no entry fee. All it takes for a venue to be considered is to fill in an application with full details about your venue and return it by 28th February 2017.

This week, INCON also published an expert article that examines the need for venues to accommodate the ever increasing technological needs of delegates. Author, Daniel Branik, who is a judge of the INCON Digital Infrastructure Award shares his perspectives on the welcome trend that sees venues putting more emphasis and investment on their digital infrastructure capabilities.

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