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Korea Sees Return of Large-Scale Corporate Events and International Conferences Post-COVID-19 2023-05-26 Korea saw a return in large-scale corporate events and international conferences this month with the hosting of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the USANA ‘2023 Asia Pacific Convention’.

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Korea Tourism Organization and KOTRA Sign MOU to Promote Tourism and Trade Investment 2023-05-03 On April 27th, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and KOTRA signed an MOU to promote Korea tourism and trade investment.

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Korea Significantly Relaxes Support Requirements for International Conventions Support 2023-02-17 Starting this year, the requirements for international conventions support for events held in Korea will be significantly relaxed.

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KTO Hosts Forum Seeking Ways to Revitalize Local MICE Industry 2022-12-21 The Korea Tourism Organization held a ‘MICE Industry Revitalization Forum’ on December 19 at the Commodore Hotel in Busan, together with the Office of Representative Hwangbo Seung-hee of the National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee and Busan Metropolitan City.

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‘K-Incentive’ Marketing Highlights Korea’s New Attractions and Experiences 2022-11-23 As part of marketing efforts to attract incentive and corporate meeting groups from Southeast Asia, KTO invited key members of major corporations for a global team building competition, inspired by K-Pop and various Korean contents.

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Korea Seeks New Direction for Sustainable Development of the MICE Industry 2022-10-13 KTO held a ‘Proclamation Ceremony for Establishment of a MICE Industry Ecosystem and Sustainable Management’ on September 27th to seek new direction for development of the MICE industry in the post-COVID era.

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Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 An Awards Ceremony was held for the 'Korea Outstanding Incentive Tour Program Competition', which selected Korea's best new incentive tour programs.

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World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 The World Heritage City Forum is taking place at Suwon Convention Center in Suwon from September 29 (Thu) – 30 (Fri) and is expected to welcome around 500 delegates.

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687 Press Release Korea Welcomes New Convention Center in Ulsan Metropolitan City 2021-04-23 Hit:496

Korea Welcomes New Convention Center in Ulsan Metropolitan City


Pictured: New Exhibition and Convention Center in Ulsan (Credit: UECO)


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. The opening of the center will coincide with the center’s first official event - Asia Pacific MICE Business Festival 2021 which will take place from April 29 - 30 as an offline in-person event.

Located between Gyeongju and Busan, Ulsan is Korea’s eighth-largest city with a population of over 1.1 million, recognized as the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, home to the largest automobile assembly plant and shipyard. As one of Korea’s major cities, construction of an exhibition and convention center in the area was first promoted back in 2000, but halted due to controversy over budget and scale. The project finally saw light with the opening of KTX Ulsan Station in 2010 and construction officially began in 2017, 17 years after the project was first discussed. Now, the city’s first convention center is greatly anticipated to help Ulsan put its foot forward in the MICE industry.

With an exterior design inspired by the whale-shaped carving on the Bangudae petroglyph (National Treasure No. 285) in Ulju-gun, Ulsan, one of the city’s main landmarks, UECO boasts a total area of 43,000 m2, with three floors above ground and one floor underground. On the first floor is the Exhibition Hall with a total area of 8,000 m2, divisible into 4 separate halls or combined into larger halls depending on the size of the event. The Convention Hall is located on the third floor, divisible into 3 halls or able to be combined into larger spaces, with a total of 1,336 m2. A total of 12 meeting rooms in varying sizes are located throughout the center as well to accommodate smaller meetings.

Ulsan Exhibition and Convention Center boasts outstanding accessibility, located within a 10-minute walk from the KTX Ulsan Station. The KTX will take delegates to and from Seoul in 2 hours and to Busan in just 20 minutes.

Expansion of other key MICE facilities, including accommodation and convenience facilities, are expected to gain momentum with the opening of UECO, as well as boost tourism to major destinations in the area, including the Yeongnam Alps, Daewangam Park, and Taehwagang National Garden.

Further down the line, a road connecting Ulsan’s western area to the east coast is set to open, which will reduce travel time from Gangdong Beach to KTX Ulsan Station from 1 hour to 20 minutes.

For more information regarding UECO, please visit http://www.ueco.or.kr/webeng.


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