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KTO Hosts Forum Seeking Ways to Revitalize Local MICE Industry 2022-12-21 The Korea Tourism Organization held a ‘MICE Industry Revitalization Forum’ on December 19 at the Commodore Hotel in Busan, together with the Office of Representative Hwangbo Seung-hee of the National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee and Busan Metropolitan City.

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‘K-Incentive’ Marketing Highlights Korea’s New Attractions and Experiences 2022-11-23 As part of marketing efforts to attract incentive and corporate meeting groups from Southeast Asia, KTO invited key members of major corporations for a global team building competition, inspired by K-Pop and various Korean contents.

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Korea Seeks New Direction for Sustainable Development of the MICE Industry 2022-10-13 KTO held a ‘Proclamation Ceremony for Establishment of a MICE Industry Ecosystem and Sustainable Management’ on September 27th to seek new direction for development of the MICE industry in the post-COVID era.

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Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 An Awards Ceremony was held for the 'Korea Outstanding Incentive Tour Program Competition', which selected Korea's best new incentive tour programs.

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World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 The World Heritage City Forum is taking place at Suwon Convention Center in Suwon from September 29 (Thu) – 30 (Fri) and is expected to welcome around 500 delegates.

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The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 The Korea MICE Bureau and partners showcased Korea's latest offerings for MICE groups at The Meetings Show 2022, held at ExCeL London from June 29-30.

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Korea Tourism Organization Acquires ISO 20121 Certification 2022-05-09 The Korea Tourism Organization obtained the ISO 20121 certification from the Korean Standards Association, an international standard for sustainable event management established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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Korea Wins Bid to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025 2021-10-27 Korea has won the bid for the 27th World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2025). The congress will be held from October 12-16, 2025, at Coex Convention Center in Seoul, with more than 6,000 delegates expected to attend.

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717 Travel [Korea] Pre-entry COVID-19 PCR Test Requirement Ends Sept 3 2022-09-15 Hit:11
716 Industry KTO Kicks-Off New Monitoring Fam Tour Series for Incentive Tour Programs 2022-09-14 Hit:36
715 Travel [Korea] Expedited Post-entry PCR Testing for Short-term Visitors 2022-08-11 Hit:53
714 Press Release Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 Hit:751
713 Industry Korea Hosts World's Largest Astronomical Event for the First Time 2022-08-10 Hit:33
712 Press Release The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 Hit:64

The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022


Pictured: The Korea Booth at The Meetings Show (Credit: KTO)


Attendees of The Meetings Show this year were in for a Korean-style treat thanks to the participation of many of the country’s major business events providers this past June 29-30 in London. Korea’s strong appeal as a business and leisure destination was in evidence, with the Korea MICE Bureau on hand especially to introduce its newly-updated support programs for business events hosted in the country.


Fellow co-host partner the Busan Convention & Visitors Bureau was also present. Korea’s second city, Busan showcased ‘HAEVENUE’ (Haeundae International Conference Complex), the city’s special MICE zone comprised of BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center), accommodations (Paradise Hotel, Park Hyatt, Westin Josun Busan, Grand Josun), and unique venues (Nurimaru APEC House, Busan Cinema Center, Museum DAH). Busan will bid for the upcoming 2030 World Expo, and recently appointed K-pop sensation BTS as Honorary Ambassador to support promotions for the bid.


Also notably attending was The Independence Hall of Korea, a Korea Unique Venue located in Chungcheongnam-do Province. Comprised of seven spacious exhibition halls, a convention hall, auditorium and outdoor spaces, The Independence Hall of Korea offers the perfect setting for unique MICE events while capturing the spirit of the Korean people’s fight for freedom and peace.


Meanwhile, new to The Meetings Show this year were Korea MICE Association, representing the Korea MICE industry, and Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO), located in the southern city of Changwon, an industrial city home to major global companies. Corporate event planners looking for incentive service providers in Korea were also able to checkout Danim Events, a full service Destination Management Company at the Korea stand.


Korea continues to make headway into cementing its place as one of the world’s most popular convention destinations. The most recent UIA statistics report placed Korea second worldwide for international association events. Recent ICCA rankings announced in May 2022 also showed Seoul had risen into the top 5 of global top cities for international meetings.


This was Korea’s first in-person attendance at The Meetings Show since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pre-Covid-19, Korea annually attended The Meetings Show, the UK’s premier meetings industry networking and education expo. The Korea MICE Expo, Korea’s own principal meetings expo, will take place this year from November 9-10.


Find out where else Korea will be exhibiting overseas here, or send your inquiries to mice@knto.or.kr.


711 Travel [Korea] PCR Test Required within One Day upon Arrival 2022-07-20 Hit:19
710 Industry MICE Media Famtour Showcases Korea's Unique Venues 2022-07-14 Hit:43
709 Press Release Korea Tourism Organization Acquires ISO 20121 Certification 2022-05-09 Hit:446
708 Travel Social Distancing Restrictions Heightened for 2 Weeks 2021-12-30 Hit:306