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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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Korea Secures 23rd International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress 2019-10-10 Korea has won the bid to host the 23rd International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress in Busan. The Congress will take place August 20-25, 2026.

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Korea to Develop South Jeolla Province into New MICE Destination 2019-09-10 Korea will develop South Jeolla Province, Jeollanam-do, into a new MICE destination under the concept, "Creating Business through Rest, Relaxation and Recharging of Mind".

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Korea Brings 40th World Congress of Endourology to Seoul 2019-08-05 The 40 th World Congress of Endourology (WCE) will take place in 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. Approximately 2,500 delegates from 90 countries around the world are expected to attend the congress, which will be held at COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in the Gangnam District of Seoul.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2019-07-16 Daegu City and EXCO held a groundbreaking ceremony for the ‘EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall’ on July 2, 2019.

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622 Press Release Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2019-07-16 Hit:31

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu

Daegu EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall bird's eye view

Daegu City and EXCO held a groundbreaking ceremony for the ‘EXCO 2ndExhibition Hall’ on July 2, 2019 at the construction site of the 2ndexhibition hall east of EXCO. Approximately 500 people attended the ceremony, including residents, organizations, and corporate representatives.


Korea’s 3rd largest city, Daegu is the center of tourism and culture in Korea’s Southeastern region. With its own international airport and easy access from Seoul by high-speed KTX train, the city has had success in hosting multiple international events, including the 2013 World Energy Congress and 2015 World Water Forum. The city’s main industries include fashion textile, machinery, metal, and automobiles.


Established in 2001, EXCO is Daegu’s major exhibition & convention center. As Korea’s first provincial convention center, EXCO led the exhibition and convention industry when it first opened. However, the convention facility faced limitations and criticism due to lack of exhibition space. With Daegu City’s winning bid to host the World Gas Conference in 2021, demand for expansion escalated and Daegu City gave the long-awaited approval to begin the expansion project.  


The new exhibition hall will boast a total of 40,471 with 1 underground and 2 aboveground floors. The tentative completion date is set for February 2021, with estimated construction costs of 269.4 billion won ($269.4 million). With the new expansion, EXCO’s total display area will exceed 30,000 , satisfying requirements for hosting large-scale international events. 


"With the expansion of the second exhibition hall, EXCO will now have the capacity to become an exhibition and convention center of international scale. We will use this opportunity to further develop the regional MICE industry’s competitiveness,” said Kwon Young-Jin, Mayor of Daegu City.


Further in the works is Daegu’s EXCO metro line, scheduled to open in 2027. The new metro line, in conjunction with the expanded exhibition space, will contribute greatly to Daegu City’s MICE industry. Daegu City anticipates the new expansion will foster lodging, tourism, food, manufacturing and logistics industries associated with the MICE industry, as well as create new jobs and boost the local economy.


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