|May 06, 2010|
Direct Energy Centre Wins Operations Award
|UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced Direct Energy Centre as the winner of its annual Operations Award. The finalists were selected from venues across the globe which provided hands on solutions to key industry issues in the fields of information technology and customer relations management.|
The 2010 UFI Operations competition focused on concrete solutions related to cost efficient operations. Direct Energy Centre's objective was to lower electrical consumption associated with operating exhibition facilities, thereby reducing the environmental footprint. "I am very proud of the policies put in place by our Board and Exhibition Place staff. These policies are not only economically beneficial but they benefit the environment as well. I thank the members of UFI for their recognition of our convention & exhibition centre." says, Deputy Mayor and Chairman of Exhibition Place, Joe Pantalone. An unprecedented tie for first place occurred, with Direct Energy Centre sharing top honours with Fira Barcelona. UFI annual awards recognize creative, results-oriented initiatives relating to ICT, Operations and Marketing topics in the global exhibition community.