Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Vancouver Airport Authority for winning the Builder Award at the 2019 PwC Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards for BorderXpress. BorderXpress technology was developed by Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS), an independent business unit within Vancouver International Airport. The award ceremony took place in Toronto on May 9, 2019. It is self-service border control solution – world’s first automated border clearance kiosk.
V2R is PwC Canada’s annual program aimed at recognizing and celebrating the most forward-thinking organizations in Canada. The awards are judged by an independent panel of judges and include four categories: The Visionary, the Builder, the Reinventor and the Accelerator. In addition to Vancouver Airport Authority, British Columbia’s Ministry of Health, GHGSat Inc. and Sun Life Financial were also named winners in the other respective categories.
As the winner of the Builder category, Vancouver Airport Authority had to meet several requirements, including having revenue between CA$51 million and $CA1 billion, as well as being Canadian controlled or headquartered in Canada. The organization also had to demonstrate that it was actively innovating to improve product quality and find service efficiencies to help break through to the next level.
Steve Hankinson, Vice President, Innovation and Planning, Vancouver Airport Authority said: “Technology plays a critical role in modernizing border management so that we can meet the needs of tomorrow’s traveller”.