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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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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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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Newly-Designed SCB Website Puts Seoul at Visitors’ Fingertips
Nov10

Newly-Designed SCB Website Puts Seoul at Visitors’ Fingertips

Seoul’s official convention bureau website, www.miceseoul.com, has undergone an extensive redesign to enhance the user experience. The revamped site now provides extensive information on support for business events hosted in Seoul, has upgraded its user friendliness for both mobile and desktop platforms, putting visitors just a click away from everything the city has to offer. The intuitive new interface makes the site’s content more...

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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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Seoul Tourism Organization Welcomes New CEO
Aug28

Seoul Tourism Organization Welcomes New CEO

The Seoul Tourism Organization has welcomed Kim Byung-tae, its new president, who officially took up the position on June 29. The organization’s new chief executive is the fourth STO president since its establishment in 2008. Mr. Kim brings with him more than twenty years of experience in the travel and culture industries. He was previously the CEO of BT&I, a prominent Korean destination management company. Prior to that, he...

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Miceseoul.com Expands Its Offerings for Meeting Planners
Feb03

Miceseoul.com Expands Its Offerings for Meeting Planners

A range of new content has been added to the Seoul Convention Bureau’s (SCB) official website www.miceseoul.com, which has led to a growth in event planners and visitors from around the world interested in accessing a wealth of information and resources relating to meetings in Korea’s capital. Recent additions include a Seoul-themed team building guide, updated service directory and more, with further content to be added in the coming...

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SCB Photo Contest Introduces the Public to Seoul Convention Bureau Services
Feb03

SCB Photo Contest Introduces the Public to Seoul Convention Bureau Services

  Seoul recently engaged its international visitors to highlight the city’s business events infrastructure and tourism attractions in an online promotional campaign organized by the Seoul Convention Bureau. Conducted on the SCB’s official Facebook page, the SCB Santa Photo Contest invited participants to share their images of Seoul’s meetings infrastructure and attractions for the chance to win a prize. Held from November 26 –...

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