AECC Only UK Finalist in the 2016 AIPC Apex Award

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre has been named as one of 15 finalists in the 2016 edition of the globally recognised AIPC Apex Award competition for “Best Client Rated Convention Centre”. This prestigious Award, which has been maintained by the International Association of Convention Centre (AIPC), an industry body which recognises the excellence in conference centre management and operations, owes its prominence to the fact that competitors are rated entirely on the basis of client ratings as assessed by the global market research company Ipsos.

AIPC’s mission to encourage a recognise excellence in conference centre management and operation. The award identifies the highest client rating received by a convention centre based on a comprehensive analysis of centre performance based on customer satisfaction.

“The position of Finalist for the AIPC Apex Award is a notable achievement that places a centre amongst very good company worldwide”, said AIPC President Geoff Donaghy. “It means that a centre has secured sufficient support from its clients to be able to proceed in the competition, which is typically a testament to the way in which they are regarded in the market. “In total, Ipsos has surveyed over 1650 client references put forward by participating centres – a clear indication of the effort made to get the broadest possible assessment of client evaluations for this competition”.

The final determination of the Apex Award winner will be made in advance of its presentation at the 2016 AIPC Annual Conference in Nantes, France in early July, and a further announcement made at that time. “Previous Apex Award winners have found that this award confers considerable prestige and recognition, not only within the market, but also amongst industry colleagues and their respective communities as well. It is a crowning achievement, which is why it is so intensely contested”, said Donaghy.

AIPC is an association comprising over 178 international convention centres in some 57 countries world-wide. Its mission is to encourage, support and recognise excellence in convention centre management and to maintain a range of programming that addresses this mission.

Interim Managing Director at AECC, Graeme Cumming said, “It is always great to receive nominations and awards for AECC as it is a credit to the dedicated team at the venue but, the fact this nomination comes from client ratings is particularly special for us all as AECC pride itself on providing fantastic services for everyone who walks through the doors of the centre.”



For more information, please contact PR & Marketing Executive at AECC, Susan Kerr on 01224 330 479 or [email protected]


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