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Korea Wins Bid to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025 2021-10-27 Korea has won the bid for the 27th World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2025). The congress will be held from October 12-16, 2025, at Coex Convention Center in Seoul, with more than 6,000 delegates expected to attend.

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Korea Announces Plans to Host Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026 2021-08-19 Korea will host the Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026, under the theme 'Connecting the Island, Sea and the Future'.

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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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685 Press Release New Cultural Complex Opens in Seoul’s Yeouido District 2021-03-18 Hit:165
684 Travel Seoul's Largest Mall, The Hyundai Seoul Opens 2021-03-16 Hit:106
683 Travel Enjoy Traveling to Korea from Your Home 2021-02-24 Hit:112
682 Industry Quick Guide to Hosting Events in Gyeonggi Province 2021-02-24 Hit:119
681 Press Release New Aquarium Marks Completion of Suwon MICE Complex 2021-02-15 Hit:161

New Aquarium Marks Completion of Suwon MICE Complex 


Pictured: Aqua Planet Gwanggyo (Photo Credit: Aqua Planet Gwanggyo) 

With the opening of a large-scale aquarium, the Suwon MICE Complex in Korea’s Gyeonggi Province is officially complete. The new aquarium, ‘Aqua Planet Gwanggyo’, opened its doors on January 19th, as the fifth aquarium under the nation’s biggest aquarium brand, ‘Aqua Planet’, following locations in the 63 Building, Ilsan, Yeosu, and Jeju.

Located inside Suwon MICE Complex, Aqua Planet Gwanggyo boasts a total floor area of 6,500 m2 with 2,000 tons of aquarium area. The aquarium is comprised of 9 zones, and visitors can see over 210 different types of sea creatures, including a sand tiger shark, otters and penguins. The main attraction, ‘Ocean in the City’, is the aquarium’s largest tank where visitors can see a variety of sharks along with a 2-meter black manta ray. The aquarium features experience zones including the ‘Jellyfish Lab’ and special performances 365 days of the year, including ‘Aqua Music Show’ and ‘Aqua Art show’. Safety is a top priority at Aqua Planet Gwanggyo, with thorough sanitization procedures conducted twice a day, temperature checks prior to entering the facilities, and enforcing of social distancing guidelines for visitors.

A city representative stated, “We anticipate Aqua Planet Gwanggyo will help establish the Suwon MICE Complex as a representative attraction and MICE complex of the southern Gyeonggi region.” He continued, “With concern over the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we will maintain strict social distancing and prevention measures for operation.”

Establishment of Suwon MICE Complex began in early 2019 with the opening of Suwon Convention Center, followed by the opening of Courtyard Marriott Suwon hotel and Galleria Gwanggyo Department Store in January and March of 2020. Aqua Planet Gwanggyo marks the fourth and final addition to the complex. Located an hour’s drive from Incheon International Airport and with a direct subway line which connects to Gangnam in 30 minutes, the Suwon MICE Complex will open up doors to new MICE experiences for delegates post-Covid-19.


680 Industry Wintertime in Gangwon Province 2021-01-27 Hit:107
679 Press Release Plans Underway for First Convention Center in Gangwon Province 2021-01-27 Hit:121
678 Travel 2021 Korea Grand Sale Festival Goes Virtual 2021-01-21 Hit:101
677 Travel [Korea] Gatherings of More Than Five Prohibited 2020-12-31 Hit:111
676 Industry Korea Unique Venues 2020 - Part 2 2020-12-30 Hit:122