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Korea MICE Bureau Introduces New Support for International Conventions 2020-11-26 In response to the prolonged COVID-19 situation, Korea MICE Bureau, under the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), released an updated COVID-19 support program for International Conventions to provide extra assistance to groups affected by the pandemic.

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Korea MICE Expo Returns as Hybrid Event This November 2020-10-23 Korea’s largest trade show for meeting professionals and incentive planners, returns this year as a hybrid event for the first time, held offline at Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon with a corresponding virtual event from November 24-27, 2020.

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Korea Announces New Unique Venues 2020-09-25 Korea Announces a newly updated list of 40 Unique Venues

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Development of New MICE Complex in Seoul Picks Up Speed 2020-06-23 The construction of a new exhibition convention facility is set to begin in Jamsil, Seoul, on the grounds surrounding the current Jamsil Sports Complex.

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Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19 2020-05-26 In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Korea MICE Bureau, under the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), has introduced a new support program for conventions and meetings & incentives to provide extra assistance to groups affected by COVID-19.

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Korea’s Chungnam Province to Receive First International Convention Center 2020-04-28 Plans are underway for a new convention center in Korea, the first for the country's South Chungcheong Province (Chungnam-do) region.

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Korea Plans for Stronger Year End amid COVID-19 Outbreak 2020-03-12 Despite setbacks from the COVID-19 crisis, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) – MICE Bureau prepares to bounce back in the later part of the year by organizing a series of roadshows across Asia to promote Korea’s appeal as a corporate meetings and incentives destination.

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Korea to Showcase New Offerings for Business Events at AIME 2020-02-14 Korea MICE Bureau will be attending the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings EXPO (AIME) this coming February 17-19.

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664 Press Release Development of New MICE Complex in Seoul Picks Up Speed 2020-06-23 Hit:46227
663 Travel KTO Announces 100 Must-visit Nighttime Tourist Spots 2020-05-28 Hit:4210
662 Industry Daegu City Receives Title of 'International Conference Complex' 2020-05-28 Hit:4167

Daegu City Receives Title of 'International Conference Complex'

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Pictured: EXCO Convention Center in Daegu (credit: KTO Photo Gallery)

Daegu’s EXCO Convention Center and surrounding areas have been selected as ‘International Conference Complex’ by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Located in the Southeastern region of Korea, Daegu is a center of tourism and culture with strengths in the textile, machinery, metal, and automotive industries. As one of Korea’s leading MICE destinations, the city has hosted numerous events related to cutting edge technologies and IT.

On April 20th, the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism approved an area of 102,000 m2 surrounding EXCO Convention Center and Kyungpook National University, within the city of Daegu, as an international conference complex.

Daegu City recently participated in an international conference complex competition promoted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, under the name ‘Daegu Business MICE Town’. The plan established EXCO Convention Center as the base for the city’s MICE industry and Kyungpook National University as the base for fostering the local workforce. The proposal was well received by the judges for presenting a vision of developing the regional MICE industry and creating a local ecosystem.

In preparation for the competition, not only Daegu City, but local MICE related organizations such as Kyungpook National University, EXCO and Daegu Convention Bureau contributed and held a working council to sign a business agreement to continue mutual cooperation.

In particular, Daegu Convention Bureau, a dedicated organization for international conferences in Daegu, played an important role in promoting the submission for the international conference complex and coordinating opinions between involved organizations.

In 2001, Daegu became the first provincial region to establish an exhibition and convention center and went on to establish the first convention bureau in the country. The city continues to make efforts to develop its MICE infrastructure, with EXCO’s 2nd Exhibition Hall set to open in 2021.

Over the years, Daegu City has come to establish itself as an international conference city, successfully hosting and attracting large international conferences such as the 2013 World Energy Congress, the 2015 World Water Forum, 2019 IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, 2021 World Gas Conference and more.

With the new designation, Daegu City, which will receive benefits similar to a Special Tourist Zone, is expected to revitalize the local MICE industry, which has been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Lee Ki-Seok, Director of International Trade, Daegu City, said, “The designation of Daegu as an international conference complex is the result of Daegu City’s continuous efforts to foster the MICE industry so far, and this selection will serve as a catalyst for a second leap forward for Daegu’s MICE industry.”

 

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661 Press Release Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19 2020-05-26 Hit:41550
660 Press Release Korea’s Chungnam Province to Receive First International Convention Center 2020-04-28 Hit:34256
659 Industry ADB Annual Meeting in Incheon Delayed to September 2020-04-28 Hit:3911
658 Industry Daegu City Secures 2023 IFSA World Congress 2020-04-28 Hit:3748
657 Travel Mokpo City Designated Popular Destination 2020-03-24 Hit:2384
656 Industry Discover Suwon, Korea’s Newest MICE Destination 2020-03-23 Hit:2366
655 Industry New Galleria Department Store Opens in Suwon MICE Complex 2020-03-17 Hit:2347