1,700 Weina executives and employees enjoys Seoul’s hospitality
Dec29

1,700 Weina executives and employees enjoys Seoul’s hospitality

Winter winds didn’t dampen spirits as 1,700 executives and employees of Shanghai Weina Cosmetics Co., Ltd (hereafter ‘Weina’) visited Seoul for an incentive tour in mid-December. The large group of executives and employees of Weina arrived by chartered flight from six cities across China. They visited Korea for four nights and five days and enjoyed the scenic sights of Seoul and Busan. Seoul Tourism Organization provided them with ▲ a...

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‘Seoul Coffee Tour Bus’ Proves a Boost for the Seoul Int’l Café Show
Nov30

‘Seoul Coffee Tour Bus’ Proves a Boost for the Seoul Int’l Café Show

The Sketch of the 15th Seoul International Cafe Show in 2016 Coex was filled with the rich aroma of coffee recently as it hosted the Seoul International Café Show 2016, the 15th show held thus far, just as winter season- a general favorite of coffee lovers- approached. This annual event, organized by Exporum and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, is the biggest coffee-centered exhibition in Asia, and occupies the entire...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》①Challenge MICE Quiz! MICE Golden Bell!
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》①Challenge MICE Quiz! MICE Golden Bell!

Quiz 1. This is a ‘document’ that an organizer submits to elicit bids from external suppliers for a desired service. ‘This document’ includes request information on details such as conference venues for MICE event hosting, accommodation sizes, financial support, available social events, and invitation plans. What is ‘this document’?Request For Proposal Quiz 2. To promote the city’s image, the...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》②MICE Industry Veterans Narrate Lively Experiences at ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》②MICE Industry Veterans Narrate Lively Experiences at ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’

What if you had the opportunity to meet and discuss with MICE industry veterans who had overseen numerous major MICE events? During the Seoul MICE Week, a talk session was held featuring a group of panelists with varying years of experience in the MICE industry. The ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’ aimed to offer clear solutions to questions from individuals aspiring to start a career in MICE answered by experienced seniors in the industry...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》③Landing Jobs in MICE through ‘MICE Counseling for Jobseekers’! and MICE! Ask for Anything
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》③Landing Jobs in MICE through ‘MICE Counseling for Jobseekers’! and MICE! Ask for Anything

During the ‘Golden Bell’ and ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’ events, the counseling booth of ‘Jobcenter, MICE Ask for Anything’ operated in the lobby for undergraduates and jobseekers. With youth unemployment and job creation a global issue, Seoul City provided the career counseling program to share job information and tips for young jobseekers in the MICE sector. The career counseling booths were prepared by...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ④’MICE TO MEET YOU!’ Four MICE University Organizations Develop Future Bonds of Seoul’s MICE Industry
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ④’MICE TO MEET YOU!’ Four MICE University Organizations Develop Future Bonds of Seoul’s MICE Industry

After the 2016 Seoul MICE Week wrapped up a busy first day, about 100 students attended the ‘MICE Night of Students’ event. Despite a number of formal and informal MICE student groups found around the country, meetings generally tend to be on a local basis making exchange with other groups from other regions difficult. The lack of opportunities for interaction limits experience and information exchange for these aspiring...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑤The 2016 Seoul International MICE Forum
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑤The 2016 Seoul International MICE Forum

On November 24, the 2016 Seoul International MICE Forum was held at Grand Ballroom of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. In this forum, global MICE leaders delivered lectures on the future trends of the MICE industry which was followed by a lively discussion on the future MICE direction for Seoul, the world’s 3rd largest international meetings city. In session 1, the keynote speech on ‘Future MICE Trend: Sustainability’ was...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑥Expanded Seoul MICE Alliance Looks to 2017 at the Annual Seoul MICE Alliance Meeting
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑥Expanded Seoul MICE Alliance Looks to 2017 at the Annual Seoul MICE Alliance Meeting

– 320 members from the Seoul MICE Alliance MICE Industry Participate in annual meeting The Annual Meeting of the Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA) was held on November 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul where members of the city’s leading MICE organizations gathered to review the alliance’s activity for 2016, discuss the plans for the new year, and explore collaborative opportunities. . This year’s meeting was attended by 324 individuals...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》⑦International Reporters from MICE Media Outlets Visit the Seoul MICE Week
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》⑦International Reporters from MICE Media Outlets Visit the Seoul MICE Week

– Major American and European MICE media outlets attend Seoul’s MICE Media Tour over six days Reporters from seven major international MICE and business travel media outlets visited Seoul, from November 21 through 26, as part of the Seoul MICE Media Tour. The media tour was the second hosted this year by Seoul with the first, held in May, focusing on major publications from Chinese and Asia-Pacific publications. Like all of...

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Seoul Wins Bid to Host the UAA in 2020 Through its Bidding Support Clinic
Oct27

Seoul Wins Bid to Host the UAA in 2020 Through its Bidding Support Clinic

The Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) of the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) provides the Bidding Support Clinic program to help event organizers in Korea attract and host international MICE events. Continuing from the previous issue (Interview with Professor Lee Tae-rim/Seoul’s Bidding Support Clinic Helps City Clinch the Bid to Host the IBC), Lee Seung-ae from the Korean Urological Association (KUA) shares the story behind...

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Seoul’s MICE Sector Strengthens Through New SMA Members
Oct27

Seoul’s MICE Sector Strengthens Through New SMA Members

The Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA)’s new members held their first meeting in early October at the National Hangeul Museum. 36 new member organizations in total were accepted in the second half of 2016 by the Seoul Metropolitan Government into the alliance, including 3 facility divisions, 9 supporting divisions, and 11 unique venues, to bring the total SMA membership to 230.The orientation meeting provided working-level staff of the new...

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Seoul MICE Human Resource Development Members Attend the Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum
Oct27

Seoul MICE Human Resource Development Members Attend the Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum

  Members of the ‘Seoul MICE Human Resource Development (Seoul MICE HRD),’ program, the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s job training program for youths, attended the Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum 2016 (SIFT) held at the Grand Hilton Seoul from September 20 to 21. The forum was co-hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) and the UN World Tourism Organization...

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FIAP’s Seoul Special MICE Tour: Seoul Viewed Through the Camera Lens
Sep27

FIAP’s Seoul Special MICE Tour: Seoul Viewed Through the Camera Lens

The 33rd FIAP Congress (FIAP) was held in Seoul from 22-28 August, 2016. The congress, described by many as a “Festival of the World’s Photographers”, was attended by about 500 famous photographers from 87 countries and generated great global buzz in the weeks leading up to the congress. Among the support received by the congress from the Seoul Metropolitan Government was the customizable MICE Special Tour. Some 300...

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2016 Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum Launches on a Promising Note
Sep27

2016 Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum Launches on a Promising Note

Seoul has successfully hosted the Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum 2016 (SIFT). Held over two days on September 20 and 21 at the Grand Hilton Seoul, the forum was hosted together by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to better address fair and sustainable tourism policies and action as global tourism continues to rise. The forum...

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Seoul’s Archive Culture Captures the Eye of the World
Sep27

Seoul’s Archive Culture Captures the Eye of the World

The International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress 2016, held September 5 through the 10, successfully drew to a close after attracting archive experts from all over the world. This year’s congress held in Seoul set many records in the convention’s history including the largest number of attendees, most number of papers presented, and the adoption of the first joint communiqué in its history. Organized and held by the ICA, the...

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