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KTO Showcases Korea's Top Attractions to Members of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 2023-11-14 On October 30th, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) set out to promote Korean culture and tourism to participants of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly (ABU 2023).

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Korea Unique Venue Receives ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ 2023-10-26 KTO’s ‘Korea Unique Venue’ project received the Gold Award under the ‘Printed Marketing Campaign' (PM) category at the ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ held in New Delhi, India earlier this month.

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India's Largest Private Bank Visits Korea for MICE Tourism 2023-10-24 Approximately 3,200 members of HDFC Bank, India's largest private bank, visited Korea this October for a corporate meeting.

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KTO-STO Sign MOU to Bring 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul 2023-09-15 KTO and STO signed an MOU to combine efforts to attract the 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul.

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Incheon Wins Bid to Host the 2027 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly 2023-09-04 Held every four years, the IUGG General Assembly gathers geoscience experts from around the world to present their research and discuss current issues in the field. This is the second time the general assembly will be held in Asia in 24 years, following its hosting in Japan in 2003.

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Corporate Group from Georgia Enjoys Benefits from Korea Unique Venue Support 2023-07-13 A corporate group from Georgia visiting Korea on a 5 day, 6 night trip enjoyed benefits from the Korea Unique Venue support.

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KTO Makes Big Return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023 to Showcase Korean Business Events & Culture 2023-06-09 Korea made a big return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023, held at Messe Frankfurt from May 23-25, with special programs for buyers, as well as cultural events for booth visitors.

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KTO to Select 13 New KOREA UNIQUE VENUES to Showcase Korea’s Charm 2023-06-02 With growth of the MICE industry, MICE venues are increasing in variety. Corporations and institutions, which preferred large scale convention centers in the past, are increasingly seeking out special places & experiences for their events.

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694 Industry Korea MICE Expo - Pre and Post-COVID-19 2021-06-28 Hit:488
693 Press Release Korea Prepares to Resume Tourism with New International Travel Expo 2021-06-14 Hit:463
692 Industry Natural Getaways in Korea’s Gyeongnam Province 2021-05-26 Hit:468
691 Travel Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace Opens 2021-05-26 Hit:423
690 Press Release Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2021-05-20 Hit:976
689 Industry Busan - Inspiration for Future Events in Korea’s Beloved Coastal City 2021-04-27 Hit:483
688 Travel Public Wi-Fi in Seoul Now Four Times Faster with Kkachi On 2021-04-26 Hit:431
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.


686 Industry Springtime in Seoul : What's New in the City 2021-03-30 Hit:481
685 Press Release New Cultural Complex Opens in Seoul’s Yeouido District 2021-03-18 Hit:513