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