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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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Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 2020-01-21 A new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel opened in the currently developing Suwon MICE Complex, home to Korea's latest convention center - Suwon Convention Center.

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Korea Hosts Major Chinese Incentive Trips 2019-12-20 Korea welcomed 3,500 international employees of WEINA Cosmetics Co., a Shanghai-based cosmetics company currently operating 11 branches throughout China, including Xi’an of Shaanxi Province and Qingdao of Shandong Province.

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Busan to Host 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2019-11-15 The 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit will take place this month from November 25 – 26 in Busan, Korea.

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625 Notice Korea Wins Bid to Host 11,000 delegates for 2020 USANA ASIA PACIFIC Corporate Meeting 2019-08-05 Hit:38
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623 Industry Event Highlights: Korea MICE Expo 2019 2019-07-22 Hit:45
622 Press Release Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2019-07-16 Hit:45
621 Travel Easier Departure Clearance for International Tourists 2019-07-09 Hit:32
620 Travel Top 10 Jeju Attractions to Visit this June 2019-06-19 Hit:48
619 Press Release Korea’s Leading Business Events’ Trade Show to Kick-off on June 12 2019-05-21 Hit:68

Korea’s Leading Business Events’ Trade Show to Kick-off on June 12

KME2019 Innovating Meetings & Incentive Experience

The Largest MICE Business Fair in Korea Networking Hub for Global Market

Date : June 12(Wed)-14(Fri), Venue : Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon

The Korea MICE Expo (KME), the nation’s largest trade show for incentive planners and meeting professionals, will take place on June 12-14, 2019 in Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon.


The event will provide a perfect venue for over 3,000 expected attending MICE industry professionals to engage with 300 exhibiting local service providers, including convention bureaus, unique venues, and travel agencies.


The event will kick-off on June 12 with an evening Welcome Reception and the official program will continue over the next two days. Local convention bureaus will showcase local food specialties before the reception, giving visitors a chance to taste various local flavors from across Korea while interacting freely with other participants. Buyers participating in the event have the opportunity to take part in pre and post tours.


“This year has significance because it is KME’s 20th Anniversary. We hope this will serve as a new beginning, marking KME’s first step in expanding beyond Korea to become an exhibition of global scale in the next 20 years,” said Namchun Kim, Director of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Meetings & Incentives Team.


This year’s theme is ‘Green MICE’, showcasing the latest sustainable, eco-friendly trends in the MICE industry. Various ‘green’ elements will be incorporated throughout the actual event, including a KME 2019 app which will allow visitors to access event information and program schedules on their phones, PDF directory books will replace posters, and the use of reusable tumblers will be encouraged to reduce paper and plastic waste.


The event will also introduce new programs such as Knowledge Hub and KME Pitching. The KME Pitching program will offer start-ups and event participants the opportunity to pitch their content to buyers attending KME. A separate ‘Pitching Stage’ will be prepared within the event hall, where each group or individual will have 15 minutes to present their pitch, including time for Q&A.


The Korea Tourism Organization invites event professionals to come and join the Korea MICE Expo 2019. For inquiries, send us an email at mice@knto.or.kr.

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