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Korea Launches New Marketing Campaign for Korea Unique Venues 2021 2021-07-22 Korea MICE Bureau launches a new marketing campaign for Korea Unique Venues, including a set of promotional videos and SNS contents.

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Korea Prepares to Resume Tourism with New International Travel Expo 2021-06-14 Korea will debut a brand new comprehensive travel expo, Korea International Travel Expo (KITE 2021), combining four Korea tourism events under MICE, Korea Travel, Luxury Travel and Medical Wellness sectors this coming June 29 – July 13, 2021.

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Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2021-05-20 Daegu City held the Opening Ceremony of EXCO’s 2nd Exhibition Hall (East Wing) on April 28th at the plaza in front of the new exhibition hall.

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Korea Welcomes New Convention Center in Ulsan Metropolitan City 2021-04-23 Korea is set to unveil its newest convention center, Ulsan Exhibition and Convention Center (UECO) on April 29, 2021. UECO will be the 17th convention center in Korea, anticipated to turn the Southeastern Metropolitan City of Ulsan into the next hub for the Korean MICE industry.

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New Cultural Complex Opens in Seoul’s Yeouido District 2021-03-18 A new cultural complex, Parc.1, has opened in Seoul’s Yeouido district, combining business, shopping and leisure in one stop, with the opening of two high-rise office buildings, luxury hotel Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, and The Hyundai Seoul, a new concept shopping center.

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New Aquarium Marks Completion of Suwon MICE Complex 2021-02-15 The opening of a new aquarium, 'Aqua Planet Gwanggyo', completes the Suwon MICE Complex in Gyeonggi Province.

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Plans Underway for First Convention Center in Gangwon Province 2021-01-27 Plans are underway for the construction of a new international convention center in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, the first international convention center in the province.

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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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678 Travel 2021 Korea Grand Sale Festival Goes Virtual 2021-01-21 Hit:37
677 Travel [Korea] Gatherings of More Than Five Prohibited 2020-12-31 Hit:46
676 Industry Korea Unique Venues 2020 - Part 2 2020-12-30 Hit:55
675 Industry KME 2020 Recap: Korea Successfully Hosts First Hybrid Korea MICE Expo 2020-12-30 Hit:55
674 Industry Songdo, Incheon: A Place for International Business 2020-11-27 Hit:48
673 Press Release Korea MICE Bureau Introduces New Support for International Conventions 2020-11-26 Hit:245
672 Travel Seoul Lantern Festival Opens in Four Special Tourist Zones 2020-11-16 Hit:32
671 Industry Korea Unique Venues 2020 - Part 1 2020-10-30 Hit:214
670 Press Release Korea MICE Expo Returns as Hybrid Event This November 2020-10-23 Hit:257

Korea MICE Expo Returns as Hybrid Event This November


Korea MICE EXPO 2020-Driving Innovation through Challenges(November 24(Tue)-27(Fri), 2020 Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon) 


Korea MICE Expo <https://www.koreamiceexpo.com> (KME), 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.


The event will provide a virtual gathering space for over 3,000 expected attending MICE industry professionals to meet with 300 exhibiting local service providers, including convention bureaus, unique venues, travel agencies, PCOs and more. Participants can expect to engage in 1:1 video business consultation with global buyers and gain access to exclusive virtual content available through a new online platform. 


Under the theme ‘Driving Innovation through Challenges’, this year’s KME will take a look at challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest creative solutions for implementing the latest IT and meeting technology to welcome a new digital era of the MICE industry.


The Opening Keynote will be presented by the Vice President of Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the most influential tech event in the world, on how the transition of CES to a virtual exhibition and conference will provide value as a new experience.


KME will kick-off November 24th with an Opening Ceremony streamed live for online participants. The official program will continue over the following three days with B2B meetings, speaker presentations, exhibitions and more.


New this year, participants can see live demonstrations of Korea’s latest MICE industry technology at the Meeting Technology Showcase, and discover MICE-related start-ups at the Smart Tech Exhibition Zone. Also, the CVB Showcase will present updates from Korea’s regional cities. Discover charms of Korea’s MICE cities and meet virtually with members of regional CVBs to learn about new attractions and MICE infrastructure to help you plan for future events and incentive tours in Korea.


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


669 Travel Korea Tourism Virtual Fair 2020 Opens 2020-10-13 Hit:345