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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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662 Industry Daegu City Receives Title of 'International Conference Complex' 2020-05-28 Hit:4173
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660 Press Release Korea’s Chungnam Province to Receive First International Convention Center 2020-04-28 Hit:34262
 

Korea’s Chungnam Province to Receive First International Convention Center

 

Pictured: Possible Design for Chungnam International Convention Center (credit: Chungnam-do)

 

Plans are underway for a new convention center in Korea, the first for the country’s South Chungcheong Province (Chungnam-do) region.

Chungnam-do announced the plans earlier this month, stating the province’s first international convention center is set to be built near the Cheonan-Asan KTX Station in the city of Cheonan, with an expected completion date of 2023.

Located directly south of Gyeonggi Province, Chungnam Province is an emerging hub of transportation, logistics and economy. The region’s key industries include display, steel, petrochemical and automobile industries, making it an attractive convention destination for related industries. Cheonan, the city where the new convention center will be located, boasts easy access to nearby regions, including direct access to Seoul via KTX train in under 40 minutes.

Chungnam-do announced on the 5th that the construction of the international convention center recently passed the local financial investment review by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. The need to establish a convention center in the region has been raised steadily in the past, as there are currently no large-scale convention and exhibition facilities in the province.

The new convention center will be built in the ‘Cheonan-Asan KTX station R&D district’ with exhibition facilities (9000 m2) and conference facilities (4768 m2) across a total of five floors. Inside the convention center will be one large convention hall, three mid-sized conference halls, and five small meeting rooms. Additional facilities will include exhibition halls, public relations centers, venture-education facilities, and restaurants. The province intends to finalize the plans in the coming months and will select a winning design through a competition in the second half of the year.

With the establishment of the new convention center, Chungnam-do expects economic benefits and regional image enhancement by attracting large-scale international events. The province is planning to attract both local and international exhibition projects and looks forward to increased job opportunities for the local community as well.

“We will foster the convention center as a B2B (business-to-business transaction) specialized industrial support center that links exhibitions, conferences, and investments,” said Jeong Byeong-rak, director of the Chungnam-do Future Industry Bureau. “We anticipate the construction will bring new vitality to the overall regional economy.”

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