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Korea Announces Plans to Host Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026 2021-08-19 Korea will host the Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026, under the theme 'Connecting the Island, Sea and the Future'.

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Korea Launches New Marketing Campaign for Korea Unique Venues 2021 2021-07-22 Korea MICE Bureau launches a new marketing campaign for Korea Unique Venues, including a set of promotional videos and SNS contents.

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Korea Prepares to Resume Tourism with New International Travel Expo 2021-06-14 Korea will debut a brand new comprehensive travel expo, Korea International Travel Expo (KITE 2021), combining four Korea tourism events under MICE, Korea Travel, Luxury Travel and Medical Wellness sectors this coming June 29 – July 13, 2021.

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Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2021-05-20 Daegu City held the Opening Ceremony of EXCO’s 2nd Exhibition Hall (East Wing) on April 28th at the plaza in front of the new exhibition hall.

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Korea Welcomes New Convention Center in Ulsan Metropolitan City 2021-04-23 Korea is set to unveil its newest convention center, Ulsan Exhibition and Convention Center (UECO) on April 29, 2021. UECO will be the 17th convention center in Korea, anticipated to turn the Southeastern Metropolitan City of Ulsan into the next hub for the Korean MICE industry.

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New Cultural Complex Opens in Seoul’s Yeouido District 2021-03-18 A new cultural complex, Parc.1, has opened in Seoul’s Yeouido district, combining business, shopping and leisure in one stop, with the opening of two high-rise office buildings, luxury hotel Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, and The Hyundai Seoul, a new concept shopping center.

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New Aquarium Marks Completion of Suwon MICE Complex 2021-02-15 The opening of a new aquarium, 'Aqua Planet Gwanggyo', completes the Suwon MICE Complex in Gyeonggi Province.

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Plans Underway for First Convention Center in Gangwon Province 2021-01-27 Plans are underway for the construction of a new international convention center in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, the first international convention center in the province.

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No. Category Title Date Hit
632 Travel 2019 Fall Foliage in Korea Starts on September 27 2019-09-16 Hit:791
631 Industry Gangwon-do Emerging as Incentive Travel Destination 2019-09-10 Hit:790
630 Notice Ways to Enjoy the Korean Chuseok Holidays 2019-09-10 Hit:770
629 Press Release Korea to Develop South Jeolla Province into New MICE Destination 2019-09-10 Hit:801
628 Travel Starlight Tour at Gyeongbokgung Palace Begins August 26 2019-08-26 Hit:792
627 Industry Industry Headquarters and Museums to Spark Inspiration 2019-08-05 Hit:822
626 Press Release Korea Brings 40th World Congress of Endourology to Seoul 2019-08-05 Hit:921

Korea Brings 40th World Congress of Endourology to Seoul

photo: The Congress will be held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Gangnam

The 40 th World Congress of Endourology (WCE) will take place in 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. Approximately 2,500 delegates from 90 countries around the world are expected to attend the congress, which will be held at COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in the Gangnam District of Seoul.


The Korean Endourological Society announced the decision July 31, 2019. Korea was selected as a top 5 finalist after the bid submission in July 2018, and after a presentation at the World Congress of Endourology in Paris and an on-site inspection from a member of the international headquarters of the WCE in December, the final decision was announced.


The World Congress of Endourology (WCE) is the world’s foremost meeting dedicated to minimally invasive urologic surgery. It serves as a great platform for doctors, nurses and researchers in the endourology sector to discuss and share experiences and promote academic development in the industry. Held every four years, this year’s congress will be held at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The 2022 Congress will be Korea’s first time hosting the World Congress of Endourology.


"This success is a result of the strong collaboration with Korea Tourism Organization, Seoul Tourism Organization and Korean Endourological Society" said Seo Il-Young, President of the Korean Endourological Society, who will also serve as Chairman of the 2022 World Congress of Endourology. "We will continue to collaborate to prepare for the hosting of the largest international endourological conference in Korea".


In the meantime, Korea has several large scale international events coming up in the remainder of 2019, including the South Korean – ASEAN Summit and South Korea – Mekong Summit in November. For information about hosting and support programs for business events in Korea, email mice@knto.or.kr

625 Notice Korea Wins Bid to Host 11,000 delegates for 2020 USANA ASIA PACIFIC Corporate Meeting 2019-08-05 Hit:811
624 Industry Post-Meeting Trip Planning: Korea 2019-07-22 Hit:835
623 Industry Event Highlights: Korea MICE Expo 2019 2019-07-22 Hit:820