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Development of New MICE Complex in Seoul Picks Up Speed 2020-06-23 The construction of a new exhibition convention facility is set to begin in Jamsil, Seoul, on the grounds surrounding the current Jamsil Sports Complex.

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Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19 2020-05-26 In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Korea MICE Bureau, under the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), has introduced a new support program for conventions and meetings & incentives to provide extra assistance to groups affected by COVID-19.

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Korea’s Chungnam Province to Receive First International Convention Center 2020-04-28 Plans are underway for a new convention center in Korea, the first for the country's South Chungcheong Province (Chungnam-do) region.

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Korea Plans for Stronger Year End amid COVID-19 Outbreak 2020-03-12 Despite setbacks from the COVID-19 crisis, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) – MICE Bureau prepares to bounce back in the later part of the year by organizing a series of roadshows across Asia to promote Korea’s appeal as a corporate meetings and incentives destination.

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Korea to Showcase New Offerings for Business Events at AIME 2020-02-14 Korea MICE Bureau will be attending the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings EXPO (AIME) this coming February 17-19.

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Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 2020-01-21 A new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel opened in the currently developing Suwon MICE Complex, home to Korea's latest convention center - Suwon Convention Center.

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Korea Hosts Major Chinese Incentive Trips 2019-12-20 Korea welcomed 3,500 international employees of WEINA Cosmetics Co., a Shanghai-based cosmetics company currently operating 11 branches throughout China, including Xi’an of Shaanxi Province and Qingdao of Shandong Province.

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Busan to Host 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2019-11-15 The 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit will take place this month from November 25 – 26 in Busan, Korea.

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666 Industry Busan City Secures 7th International Marine Waste Conference 2020-06-29 Hit:30
665 Travel Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge Opens in Busan 2020-06-23 Hit:26
664 Press Release Development of New MICE Complex in Seoul Picks Up Speed 2020-06-23 Hit:29
663 Travel KTO Announces 100 Must-visit Nighttime Tourist Spots 2020-05-28 Hit:48
662 Industry Daegu City Receives Title of 'International Conference Complex' 2020-05-28 Hit:28
661 Press Release Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19 2020-05-26 Hit:59

Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19

 

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In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Korea MICE Bureau, under the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), has introduced a new support program for conventions and meetings & incentives to provide extra assistance to groups affected by COVID-19.

Under the international conventions sector, KMB will expand the range of support items to include COVID-19 safety equipment (masks, hand sanitizer, thermal imaging cameras, etc.) to ensure safety and security of attending delegates. Under this new expansion, groups hosting international conventions in Korea through the end of 2020 may use the approved support funds to purchase COVID-19 safety equipment to be used during the event. In addition, a special welcome kit will be provided for all international delegates through the end of the year.

Additionally, international conventions originally scheduled to be held in Korea this year but have had to reschedule due to the virus will receive increased subsidies if a new hosting date is confirmed to fall before June 2021. Subsidies will vary depending on group size - for small groups (under 500 foreign delegates), the subsidy will be increased by 1.5 times, for medium-sized groups (500 to 1,000 foreign delegates), an additional subsidy of 10m won (US $8,162) will be provided in addition to the original subsidy. The figure rises to 25m won for large groups (1,000 to 2,000 foreign delegates) and to 40m won for extra-large groups (over 2,000 foreign delegates).

Under the corporate meetings & incentives sector, groups that have cancelled or postponed their confirmed visit to Korea due to COVID-19 will receive upgraded support to the highest level (S level) regardless of group size, if a new date is confirmed to be before June 30, 2021. For groups considering or have confirmed Korea as their corporate meetings/incentive destination, extra support will be provided for site inspection visits. 

While things remain uncertain for now, the Korea MICE Bureau hopes to welcome MICE delegates back to Korea with new and improved programming and support when the time is right.

 

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660 Press Release Korea’s Chungnam Province to Receive First International Convention Center 2020-04-28 Hit:37
659 Industry ADB Annual Meeting in Incheon Delayed to September 2020-04-28 Hit:24
658 Industry Daegu City Secures 2023 IFSA World Congress 2020-04-28 Hit:26
657 Travel Mokpo City Designated Popular Destination 2020-03-24 Hit:44