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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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677 Travel [Korea] Gatherings of More Than Five Prohibited 2020-12-31 Hit:21
676 Industry Korea Unique Venues 2020 - Part 2 2020-12-30 Hit:24
675 Industry KME 2020 Recap: Korea Successfully Hosts First Hybrid Korea MICE Expo 2020-12-30 Hit:25
674 Industry Songdo, Incheon: A Place for International Business 2020-11-27 Hit:30
673 Press Release Korea MICE Bureau Introduces New Support for International Conventions 2020-11-26 Hit:43
 

Korea MICE Bureau Introduces New Support for International Conventions

 

 

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.

The new support program allows for more conventions to receive support with a relaxed eligibility criteria, and introduces adjustments which take hybrid and online events into account. Whereas the previous support provided different eligibility criteria depending on whether the convention was hosted by an international organization or not, the new support program will provide a single eligibility criteria for all international conventions.

Under the new eligibility criteria, all conventions must have a minimum of 100 total attendees with at least 50 foreign attendees, and the event must last 1 day or longer. Further, online, offline and hybrid meetings all qualify for support, and the total attendee count will include both online and offline attendees.

International conventions which satisfy the above criteria are further distinguished into A and B Type events depending on the event start date. Conventions with a starting date between November 10, 2020 ~ June 30, 2021 will fall under Type A, and events with a start date between April 13 ~ November 9, 2020 will fall under Type B. The application deadline for Type B events is December 10, 2020. The amount of support provided will vary depending on the type and size of the event.

In addition to this base support, extra support items have been added as well, including support towards digital technology use during the event, support for venue rental and labor costs related to COVID-19 prevention, support for events held at Unique Venues and more. Select support items are available only for A Type events, so please be sure to check the support guidelines for full details. The updated support guidelines and eligibility criteria document can be found on the Korea MICE Bureau website under Conventions Support. You may also contact the Korea MICE Bureau directly for any additional inquiries.

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671 Industry Korea Unique Venues 2020 - Part 1 2020-10-30 Hit:198
670 Press Release Korea MICE Expo Returns as Hybrid Event This November 2020-10-23 Hit:242
669 Travel Korea Tourism Virtual Fair 2020 Opens 2020-10-13 Hit:332
668 Press Release Korea Announces New Unique Venues 2020-09-25 Hit:3175