05 Apr Where are Seoul’s Newest Unique Venues?
Where are Seoul’s Newest Unique Venues?
Site visits to 8 unique venues conducted
including Yeong Bin Gwan and Hard Rock Cafés
On March 7th and 8th, members of the Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA) took part in Seoul Tourism Organization’s Unique Venue site inspection program to preview some of the SMA’s official Unique Venues.
Seoul’s Unique Venue site inspection support is a support service offered for meeting planners providing information and insight on the city’s unique venues in hosting memorable conferences, dinner meetings and banquets. The service’s goal is to introduce the diversity of the city’s infrastructure where differentiated concept events can be held apart from traditional MICE facilities such as hotels and convention centers.
The Unique Venue site inspection for SMA members was conducted over two days. The first day allowed attendees to tour some of the city’s traditional unique venues while the second focused on modern venues. Altogether, 73 people from 33 SMA organizations participated in the inspections. On the first day, the group visited Yeong Bin Gwan- a VIP reception area of the Shilla Seoul-, the Korea House, the Korea Furniture Museum, and the Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater. On the second day, participants toured some of the modern Unique Venues including Fradia, Hard Rock Café Seoul, National Hanguel Museum and L7 Myeongdong Rooftop.
A participant of the organized site inspection shared his reason for joining the 2017 site inspection saying, “I benefited from the Unique Venue inspection last year as I utilized some program venues after I visited the Raum, Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Some Sevit.” He added, “I hope this program is expanded to include more places as it is difficult for us to discover and visit these unique places individually.”