Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has been announced as the only UK venue to be nominated in the global AIPC Apex Awards for ‘Best Client Rated Convention Centre’.
Announced earlier this month at the AIPC International Conference in Nantes, the finalist list at the 2016 AIPC Apex Awards for the “Best Client Rated Convention Centre” featured AECC as the only UK venue recognised; alongside 14 global venues including Australia, Hawaii, Hong Kong and South Africa.
The AIPC Apex Award recognises achievement in customer service and facility management, and serves as a means of measuring performance in convention centre management.
AIPC president Geoff Donaghy said: “The Apex Award analysis is an extensive one that is able to make the distinctions that separate even the highest performing centres and covers a range of categories including facilities, project management, customer relations, catering, creativity and technology.
“With almost 1,000 client assessments going into this year’s award, we are able to clearly distinguish the factors that are generally most important to clients in their determination of centre performance, which gives our members an additional insight to drive performance.”
Interim managing director at AECC, Graeme Cumming, added: “It is excellent that AECC and Aberdeen have been recognised at this year’s AIPC Apex Awards. We were delighted to have been nominated by our clients and to have been ranked so highly as a venue and destination for global events. We take great pride in our business and this award certainly reinforces the work that we do to continually attract business to the region.”