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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
643 Industry 2019 Korea MICE Awards & Conference Looks Ahead to Future of Meeting Technology 2019-12-23 Hit:3051
642 Press Release Korea Hosts Major Chinese Incentive Trips 2019-12-20 Hit:28167
641 Travel Celebrate the Holidays at Seoul Christmas Festival 2019-12-17 Hit:3055
640 Industry Korea Announces New Unique Venues 2019-11-20 Hit:3072
639 Press Release Busan to Host 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2019-11-15 Hit:25486

Busan to Host 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit

Photo Credit: ASEAN - Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit

The 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit is set to take place this month from November 25 – 26 in the port city of Busan, Korea.


The Commemorative Summit will be the largest official international conference to be held in Korea since President Moon Jae-in’s inauguration. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Korea – ASEAN Dialogue Relations, the summit will gather heads of state and government officials from the ten ASEAN member states as well as the Secretary-General of ASEAN to review the progress made within the Korea-ASEAN relations over the past 30 years and set plans for development in the 30 years to come.


In anticipation of the summit, special events have been taking place across Korea. The ASEAN-Korea Train, under the theme “Advancing Together” invited two hundred delegates from the 10 ASEAN member states and Korea for a 3-day train trip to key destinations in Korea including Seoul, Suncheon, Gwangju and the host city of the Commemorative Summit - Busan. The program offered participants an opportunity to share their respective cultures while exploring the traditional and contemporary culture of Korea together. 


This is the third ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit to be held in Korea, and the second to take place in the city of Busan. Jeju hosted the first summit back in 2009, and the second summit took place in Busan in 2014.


Located in the southeastern coast of the Korean peninsula, Busan is Korea’s second largest city and home to some of Korea’s most famous beaches and landmarks. The city recently concluded its annual Busan International Film Festival in October, gathering filmmakers from all over the world for its 10-day run. The two upcoming summits will take place at Busan’s BEXCO Convention Center as well as Nurimaru APEC House, a Unique Venue which served as the setting of the 2005 APEC Summit.


To learn about how Korea MICE Bureau can support your international conferences, please visit the official website at www.koreaconvention.org or e-mail us at mice@knto.or.kr

638 Industry 5 Stunning Autumn Destinations in Korea for Outdoor Activities 2019-11-15 Hit:3037
637 Travel Silla Meets the World at Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2019-10-16 Hit:797
636 Press Release Korea Secures 23rd International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress 2019-10-10 Hit:1028
635 Industry Korean Business Events & Culture at IBTM World Showcase 2019-10-08 Hit:782
634 Notice Celebrating Hangeul Day 2019-10-07 Hit:763