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10 REASONS TO CHOOSE KOREA

Korea is one of the most spirited and colorful countries in the world. In the short time following its dramatic and impressive development, it has managed to maintain the delicate balance between preserving its impressive history and tradition whilst embracing all the conveniences and technology of the modern world.

Korea is a destination designed to meet your business needs and leisure experiences. As a top convention destination,
it offers world-class MICE infrastructure, a safe and sustainable meeting location, a variety of unique sights and experiences provided by Korea’s MICE cities, and much more.

1TOP CONVENTION DESTINATION

Ranking 1st in the UIA Global Meetings Statistics in 2016,
Korea is the top preferred destination for international events.

Our record involves successful hosting of large-scale conventions,
corporate meetings, high-level meetings and incentive travel.
Experience
  • 2010
    G20
    Seoul Summit
    (≈10,000
    delegates)
  • 2011
    Baojian Incentive
    (10,860 delegates)
  • 2012
    Seoul Nuclear
    Security Summit
    (≈10,000 delegates)
  • 2013
    World Energy
    Congress
    (6,176 delegates)
  • 2014
    Amway International
    (17,556 delegates)
  • 2016
    Rotary International
    Convention
    (44,607 delegates)
  • 2016
    Ranks No.1
    Union of International
    Association

2 WORLD’S MOST
INNOVATIVE COUNTRY

Korea has a great pool of industry experts and innovators.
It obtained the highest score, 89.9% in the latest Bloomberg innovative index.*

Korea incorporates new technology and ideas to improve meeting productivity, knowledge, and experience.

Bloomberg 2017 Innovation Index
Bloomberg 2017 Innovation Index(2017 Rank, 2016 Rank, YoY Change, Economy, Total Score, R&D Intensity, Manufacturing value-added, Productivity, High-tech Density, Tertiary Efficiency, Researcher Concentration, Patent Activity)
2017 Rank 2016 Rank YoY Change Economy Total Score R&D
Intensity
Manufacturing value-added Productivity High-tech Density Tertiary Efficiency Researcher Concentration Patent Activity
1 1 0 S.Korea 89.00 1 1 32 4 2 4 1
2 3 +1 Sweden 83.98 5 11 15 7 18 5 6
3 2 -1 Germany 83.92 9 3 16 5 12 16 9
4 5 +1 Switzerland 83.64 8 6 2 11 16 14 4
5 7 +2 Finland 83.26 4 13 20 15 5 3 5
*Source: Bloomberg

3EASY AND
CONVENIENT ACCESS

Korea is easily accessible from most major international cities providing convenience and a strategic advantage
to MICE planners in search of a location compatible with their business. More so, delegates arriving at Incheon International Airport will enjoy the comfort and luxury of the World’s Best Airport.*

Korea is the ideal place to experience different attractions in a short span of time.

  • 90+ Airlines
  • Flying to 186+ cities worldwide
  • 12 time Winner of the
    Airport Service Quality
  • 150
    Visa-free
    Countries
How to get to the city
  • PLANE 9 international airports,
    7 domestic airports
  • TRAIN High-speed train
    (KTX) connected to
    Incheon Int'l Airport
    and major cities
  • BUS Round the clock
    express and intercity
    buses
How to get around the city
  • SUBWAY 6 metropolitan cities,
    foreigner-friendly,
    average fare of 1 USD
  • BUS Extensive routes,
    average fare of
    1 USD
  • TAXI Readily available,
    reasonably priced
*Airport Service Quality Award, 12th consecutive year

4OUTSTANDING
MICE INFRASTRUCTURE

Korea’s convention complexes are able to meet your demand with its wide-range of venue choices.

Also, enjoy Korea’s super-fast internet connection and seamless IT infrastructure to take your business events
to the next level.

  • Fastest average internet connectionin the world
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas including airports, subways, etc
  • No. 1 country
    in UN ICT
    Development Index

5SAFE
AND SUSTAINABLE

Korea has an excellent record in public safety and security.
Business travelers can walk around freely and enjoy a vibrant nightlife in Korea without worrying about their safety.

Korea fortifies the quality of life with high standards in public health & environment. The country’s energy efficient working environment makes sustainable meetings possible.

  • 24/7 Worry-free
    Travel
  • Low Crime Rates
  • COEX, first in Asia
    to be Gold certified
    by EarthCheck
  • Songdo Convensia,
    first LEED Certified
    convention center in Asia
  • Paperless system
    at venues, walkable cities,
    pleasant neighborhoods

6ATTRACTIVE &
SPECIALIZED MICE CITIES

Regional attractions add to the colorful spectrum of Korea’s MICE Destination with their unique charm.

Each locale has a specialized industry, making it even more appealing together with its beautiful convention centers equipped with modern facilities.

Organizers can choose the destination that best suits their needs and preferences.

MICE Cities in Korea(Click cities for more info)

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  • numerical meaing-Convention Destinations
  • parenthesis clause-Airport

7TRADITIONAL CHARMS AND
TRENDSETTING CULTURE

With over 5000 years of history, Korea is a country full of vibrant colors and positive energy.
Following its miraculous development over the last 50 years, Korea is now a modernized nation that maintains
its traditional culture.

Korea offers meeting planners and delegates a spectacle of world heritage sites, picturesque nature and urban landscapes. A handful of unique experiences, ranging from shopping to team building activities, awaits business travelers too.

8FLAVORFUL AND
NOURISHING KOREAN CUISINE

Taste the true flavor of Korea as you explore and enjoy various attractions.

Korean cuisine, Hansik, is gaining much attention in the global culinary trend thanks to its delicious flavor,
health benefits, and even aesthetic value. From the traditional Kimchi & Bibimbap, to the pop-culture inspired Chimaek (chicken & beer) & Korean BBQ - make sure not to miss this delicious journey in Korea!

Korean Cuisine, Hansik E-BOOK
K-Style Hub-An experience hub for Korean food and culture in Seoul Michelin Guide-Enjoy highly recommended restaurants from the new Michelin Guide in Korea

9HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE
SUPPORT PROGRAMS

The Korea MICE Bureau offers associations and corporate groups generous and highly customizable support
to successfully host international meetings and business events in Korea.

Enjoy tons of benefits such as complimentary banquet for delegates, cultural programs and tours, performances,
high quality Korean souvenirs, and more.

10DEDICATED AND
KNOWLEDGEABLE PROFESSIONALS

Korea MICE Bureau’s dedicated and knowledgeable professionals are always ready to assist and provide
you with highly customizable support programs to make your meetings successful and memorable in Korea.

We serve as liaison to local convention bureaus, venues, PCO, and DMC to ensure an organized planning and successful execution of events.

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