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Why Darmstadtium won top honors for its outstanding digital infrastructure?

November 4, 2014

Why Darmstadtium won top honors for its outstanding digital infrastructure?
INCON, the Global Partnership of leading Conference Organisers chose the darmstadtium as the 2014 winner of the INCON Digital Infrastructure Award. The darmstadtium overcame strong competition from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, which were recognised as 1st and 2nd runners up for the 2014 award. As nominations open for the 2015 award, INCON has developed a best practice case study to explain how the darmstadtium was selected from such an outstanding group of award entries from many major international convention centres around the world.
The INCON 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. Roslyn McLeod, INCON Co Chair explains “INCON hopes that this case study will serve to inspire and inform convention centres and hotel conference venues as they strive to put cutting edge digital infrastructure services in place.”

The call to entry for the 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award will open on 3rd of November. This year, INCON has opened the award to two categories:
Convention Centres
Convention Hotels
On 3 Nov, application forms can be downloaded from the INCON website: There is no entry fee. All it takes for a venue to be considered is a completed application. Once all the applications are received, the judges will review them and the winners will be announced in May 2015.

The case study is available to download here:

INCON is a partnership of the world’s leading conference organisers and event management companies. The partnership covers 170 destinations and employs a total of 3,000 staff. INCON has substantial purchasing power and organises annually 10,000 projects, serves 3 million delegates, and manages budgets in excess of €1 billion.
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Contact Person:
Angela Guillemet, Executive Director of INCON
Tel: +353 86 311 40 67 // //

International Convention Centre Sydney Appoints

October 31, 2014

International Convention Centre Sydney Appoints
Human Resources Director

Oktober 2014AEG Ogden today announced the appointment of Mathew Paine as the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) Human Resources Director.

A senior practitioner with more than 14 years in human resource management, Mathew’s career has covered private and not for profit sectors and he has held roles in Australia, Japan and England. He joins ICC Sydney’s leadership team after four years as the Director of Human Resources with Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Resorts and leadership roles at YWCA NSW, Mindworx UK and Hilton Worldwide.

Chief Executive Officer of ICC Sydney and AEG Ogden Group Director for Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said Mathew’s appointment was timed perfectly to support a customer-focused culture at ICC Sydney, as it prepared for its next wave of recruitment.

“AEG Ogden is recognised as a trusted organisation across the world. We are known for more than our deep industry knowledge and global reach; we are recognised for the steady and creative solutions that deliver success time and time again for our clients. At ICC Sydney, we are shaping a team of people that will continue to build on that trust and Mathew will play a key role in our success.

“Mathew’s extensive experience in fast paced, client-focused environments will be critical in this important team moulding role. We are now set to embark on the next phase of recruitment to complement the growth in our industry presence and build on our customer-centric, team culture,” Mr Donaghy said.

Mathew is accredited as a Chartered Member of the CIPD and a Certified Professional of AHRI.

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