Today, at the annual IMEX International Tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, INCON, the Global Partnership of leading Conference Organisers, announced that Darmstadtium is the 2014 winner of the INCON Digital Infrastructure Award.
Darmstadtium was selected from an outstanding group of award entries that INCON received from many major international convention centres around the world. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre were also recognised as 1st and 2nd runners up for this year’s award.
The award sets out to highlight the importance of best in class digital infrastructure and services made available in meeting venues around the world and to celebrate and inspire change for the better. The Award rests on a simple principle that meetings are better when a first class digital infrastructure is made available along with applications and tools that enhance the delegate productivity and experience.
Award judge Bob Heile, a founding member of IEEE 802.11(Wi-Fi) and Lead Organiser of the IEEE802 Wireless Interim Meetings, remarked: “just having the right equipment is not enough – how to configure and organise it is the secret to success. Darmstadtium has really shown they understand the problem and, as a result, has taken the wireless experience to the next level with unrivalled connection speed and reliability.”
Presenting the award today, Inge Hanser, INCON Co Chair has said: “this award will put the provision of venue digital services in the spotlight and hopefully lead to improvements in digital infrastructure at all international events. We are delighted that Darmstadtium has won this year’s award as they have demonstrated that they are at the cutting edge of what is possible today.”
At the award ceremony today, the award was gratefully received by Michael Cordt, Sales and Marketing Manager and Patrick Gaußmann, IT Director at Darmstadtium. The first runner up position was received by Anne Jamieson, Director of Sales and Marketing on behalf of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The second runner position was received by Maurits van der Sluis Senior Vice President on behalf of the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.
INCON looks forward to receive even more nominations for the 2015 award. The call for nominations will be publicised on the INCON website in October.