AIPC is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 Innovation Award

Date: 03/08/2023


2 August 2023 – Brussels, Belgium

Calgary Stampede BMO Convention Centre is the overall winner, selected amongst numerous contestants by a jury. Inspired by high-end luxury hotels, the centre introduced a groundbreaking concierge program, customizing experiences for event organizers, exhibitors, and attendees. The Exhibitor Concierge team’s dedicated focus on exhibitor needs, including technical assistance and a unique hospitality program, sets Calgary Stampede BMO Convention Centre apart from competitors. This recognition highlights their commitment to excellence, elevating the industry standard and creating unforgettable experiences for all customers.

“ Calgary Stampede and the BMO Centre are extremely appreciative to receive the Innovation Award from AIPC and our peer group. The employees that make our concierge programs come to life are thrilled to receive this award and know that their hard work in putting experience first is being acknowledged at a global level. ”
Greg Newton, General Manager, BMO Centre at Stampede Park

The Delegate’s choice has been awarded to World Forum The Hague for their partnership with the award winning startup NineID. NineID’s innovative access platform is transforming the security industry by enhancing safety and security protocols and access flow management.

The platform is designed to collect and manage all necessary information of external visitors, contractors, and employees before their visit, including training surveys, IDs, driver’s licenses, certificates, and more. When an individual is compliant, they can access the premise via biometric facial authentication, QR code scanning or mobile phone authentication. This ensures that access flows are compliant, safe, and secure for all parties involved. By partnering with NineID, World Forum The Hague has demonstrated its position as a leader and its commitment to innovation and excellence in event safety and security being the first event location worldwide to adopt the NineID platform.

” Innovation and dedication pave the path to a secure world. As pioneers in safety, our partnership with NineID has set a new standard for event venues.The AIPC Innovation Awardis a recognition of our dedication to creating a safe environment for our visitors and partners. “
Marije Bouwman, Deputy General Manager, Director of Operations, Safety & Security

” At NineID, our mission is to help organisations achieve unparalleled levels of safety and protection. It is an honour that our collaboration with World Forum The Hague is recognised by convention center leaders worldwide. Together, we will keep on setting new benchmarks and create secure environments for event locations worldwide. ”
Roy Jeunen, Co-founder & Co-CEO NineID

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