Make your meetings more
memorable & successful in Korea!
Korea has transformed into one of the world’s leading economies in a period of just over 60 years. This has seen Korea become the driving force behind industrial, technological and creative growth, creating unique business
opportunities for MICE attendees.
A trip to Korea also means experiencing both the old and the new, with Korea’s rich
historical heritage juxtaposed against its modern, trendsetting culture.
But what else can Korea o;er MICE groups? Read on for 10 reasons to choose Korea.
Plan for success at a top convention destination. Korea o;ers operational expertise,
e;cient support and world-class infrastructure, including sizable venues and state-of-the-art facilities. Korea was ranked the world’s #2 destination for global congresses hosted in
2015 by the Union of International Associations, with 891 meetings.
Arrive in style, comfort and ease. An accessible hub in Asia, Korea is within a
3-hour flight radius of one-third of the world’s population and just over 13 hours
non-stop from Los Angeles. Visa-free entry for visitors holding a U.S. passport means
fast processing at the award-winning Incheon International Airport, making business
travel to Korea a pleasure.
Get around with fast and convenient options. With a vast public transportation
network in and between cities, Korea is the ideal place to experience di;erent attractions
in a short span of time. Road, rail and air options are punctual, a;ordable and safe.
Find the right city and convention center. Each locale has a specialized industry,
making it even more appealing together with its beautiful convention centers
equipped with the latest technologies and modern facilities. Organizers can choose
the destination that best suits their needs and preferences.
Make an impact with unique venues. From the traditional Samcheonggak to the
ultra-modern Dongdaemun Design Plaza of Seoul, each city o;ers stunning examples
of architecture and historical sites available for gala dinners and networking events.
Choose from more rooms, more options. A wide range of accommodations are
available to suit every taste and budget, from five-star hotels to budget hotels and even
traditional Hanok. In recent years, there has been a rise in business hotel chains o;ering
reasonably priced rooms that are especially convenient for attendees on the go.
Stay connected with cutting-edge IT resources. Take advantage of super-fast
broadband connections and seamless I T services to make the most of your events.
The full range of Korea’s IT resources will be available at your fingertips.
Explore enchanting and exciting attractions. 5,000 years of history coexists
with avant-garde architecture. Visit one of 12 designated UNESCO World Heritage
Sites, take in some of the breathtaking scenery or experience Korea’s art scene.
A plethora of things to do. Korea provides an almost dizzying array of options
for visitors. Check out the traditional markets or the modern shopping meccas like
Myeongdong. Immerse yourself in a wide variety of Korean food, from traditional
court cuisine to vegetarian temple food and creative street food. Fantastic nightlife
and entertainment will also give attendees a chance to unwind.
Exceptional support program. In 2017, the Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) has
stepped up its e;orts to make hosting international meetings in Korea more
competitive than ever through the launch of its expanded Korea Convention Support
Program. There’s a range of support programs available depending on the size of
your event. Smaller events can receive a complimentary banquet for delegates and
other perks. Larger events can also get digital welcome signage, pre- and post-tours
organized by the KMB and much more. Events with at least 3,000 attendees are
eligible for their own immigration checkpoint to speed up processing at the airport.
To find out if your event is eligible and to request a
proposal, or to find out more about what Korea has to
o;er, head over to www.koreaconvention.org.
WHAT’S NEW IN KOREA?
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: http:// www.mmca.go.kr/eng/
Seoullo 7107 – A pre/post tour option of a network of pedestrian overpass walkways in the heart of Seoul:
No. 2 Lotte Tower, Seoul – World’s Top 5 tallest building: Asia’s tallest tower is the site of the luxury Signiel
hotel; read more about this and other hotel news across Korea:
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