AIPC, the International Association of Congress Centres, has announced 18 finalists in this year’s AIPC Apex Award competition for World’s Best Congress Centre.

Finalists have been selected on their ability to meet competition criteria, including be able to identify a sufficient number of client evaluators to meet judging requirements. The AIPC Apex Award team is led by an academic team from the Solvay Business School of the University of Brussels.

The 18 finalists for 2008 are:

  • PALEXCO Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos A Coruna (a Coruna, Spain)
  • Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • Adelaide Convention Centre
  • Congress Center Basel
  • CCIB Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona
  • Belfast Waterfront
  • Bournemouth International Centre
  • Bregenzer Festspiel- und Kongresshaus Gmbh (Bregenz, Austria)
  • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Cairns Convention Centre
  • International Convention Center Durban
  • Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (Glasgow)
  • Kyoto International Conference Center
  • Manchester Central Convention Complex
  • Nantes International Convention Centre
  • Toronto Congress Centre
  • Valencia Conference Centre
  • Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre

The AIPC Apex Award winner will be announced July 1 at this year’s AIPC Annual Conference in Singapore. Francisco in 2009 and in Amsterdam in 2011.