US Business Professionals Declare Seoul Best Meetings Destination
Dec07

US Business Professionals Declare Seoul Best Meetings Destination

Seoul has been voted the “Best International Business Meetings Destination” and “Best MICE City” of 2015 by readers of two major US meetings and travel magazines – Business Traveler and Global Traveler, respectively. It marks Seoul’s fourth consecutive win in the category for Business Traveler’s annual awards since the introduction of the category in 2012. This year’s Business Traveler Best in Business Travel awards went to 34...

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2015: The Year in Review
Dec07

2015: The Year in Review

The year 2015 proved a landmark year for Seoul’s meetings industry, thanks to the ongoing efforts of the city, Seoul’s event professionals, and the enthusiastic contributions of the international community, from meeting planners to event participants. Following are ten highlights of Seoul’s major events and achievements from the past year as one of the world’s top-five UIA convention cities. Seoul Support for ICN 2015 In June, Seoul...

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Busy Year Ahead for Seoul Meetings Industry
Dec07

Busy Year Ahead for Seoul Meetings Industry

2016 is already promising to be another active year for Seoul’s business events sector, with a packed calendar of international gatherings across multiple industries. Three major events are expected to bring over 10,000 international delegates to the city. ASME Turbo Expo 2016 The ASME Turbo Expo is the leading international gathering for experts in the field of turbomachinery, an area of mechanical engineering related to the science...

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Stylish Event Spaces Added to Seoul Unique Venues Guide
Dec07

Stylish Event Spaces Added to Seoul Unique Venues Guide

The revised edition of the Seoul Unique Venues guide featuring five new venues is now available to meeting planners. The guide outlines the city’s 40 event spaces for a range of business events and meetings. Venues are arranged in six categories – Riverside, Traditional, Modern, Performance Hall, Experience, and Museum & Art Center. One of the latest traditional venues is Arumjigi, a two-story hanok, or traditional Korean...

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Here to Help: the Seoul MICE Supporters
Dec07

Here to Help: the Seoul MICE Supporters

December wraps another busy year for the Seoul MICE Supporters, one of the city’s most popular programs offered to help facilitate international events hosted in the city. Trained by the Seoul Convention Bureau, the Supporters are a pool of multilingual staff chosen from convention-related departments of local universities, who can provide on-site operational assistance for business events held in Seoul. This year, 716 students...

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Seoul Reaches Out to Europe
Nov10

Seoul Reaches Out to Europe

Seoul is having a busy month in Europe this November, giving international event organizers more opportunities to discover the strengths of the city’s meetings industry. The first was a Seoul dinner event in Brussels that coincided with this year’s UIA Associations Round Table Europe, followed by Seoul’s participation at ibtm world 2015 in Barcelona.   Seoul on the Road in Brussels Held twice a year in Europe and...

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Seoul’s Biggest Ever Presence at ITB Asia
Nov10

Seoul’s Biggest Ever Presence at ITB Asia

Seoul made a high-profile return to ITB Asia this year, which ran from October 21-23 at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Expo Convention Center. The event was attended by 10,300 industry professionals from 108 countries, with Seoul promoting the city’s powerful business events capabilities through a variety of meetings and initiatives. ITB Asia is the Asia-Pacific’s largest annual travel trade show, and is regularly attended by top...

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Seoul Keeps the Wheels Turning for 25th World Road Congress
Nov10

Seoul Keeps the Wheels Turning for 25th World Road Congress

Seoul pulled out all the stops for the 25th World Road Congress, the world’s largest gathering of road-based transport professionals, which took place at Coex from November 2-6. The event made use of many of Seoul’s support programs for international meetings, including promotional assistance, operational support, and city tours for attendees. A total of 35,000 participants from 120 countries attended the congress, including...

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Latest FCCI Project Highlights Legacy Benefits of Business Events
Nov10

Latest FCCI Project Highlights Legacy Benefits of Business Events

A new project launched by the Future Convention Cities Initiative (FCCI), an alliance of seven major convention cities, has revealed the wide-reaching contributions that business events create for their host destinations. Entitled “Business Events: The Power to Transform Cities | Events | Society”, the project consists of seven case studies and their subsequent beneficial impacts on their host cities, including one submitted by Seoul....

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Seoul Hosts Luncheon for Buyers and Media at IT&CMA 2015
Oct16

Seoul Hosts Luncheon for Buyers and Media at IT&CMA 2015

Seoul made a highly successful return to IT&CMA/CTW Asia-Pacific, held this year from September 29-October 1 at the Bangkok Convention Center of CentralWorld, Thailand. Attending buyers and press alike proved an enthusiastic audience for the packed itinerary of promotional activities, which were hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) throughout the three-day event. The stand-alone...

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