Korea MICE Expo to make Incheon home for the next five years

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has signed an agreement with Incheon Tourism Organization to host the annual Korea MICE Expo in the city for the next five years, with the first edition of this arrangement kicking off this morning (Thursday) at the Songdo ConvensiA.

However, Incheon is not new to hosting the Korea MICE Expo; it played host to the 2016 and 2017 editions.

Min Minhong addressing the crowd

When asked why settle the trade event – regarded as South Korea’s biggest destination showcase for business and association buyers around the world – in Incheon, Min Minhong, KTO’s executive vice president for international tourism, told TTGmice simply: “Why not?

“Incheon’s Songdo city has so many new hotels, many (of which are) five-stars, good venues like this one (Gyeongwonjae Ambassador Incheon, a hanok-style hotel and venue for the hosted buyers welcome reception yesterday evening). Many major companies have (also) settled in Songdo City and they are meeting here.”

Songdo City – also known as Songdo International Business District – is opening progressively, with more infrastructure being built. Among them, according to Min, is the expansion of Songdo ConvensiA.

Traditional dancers entertaining hosted buyers at the welcome reception

“Also, Incheon’s Paradise City is expanding too, with a second phase development. Incheon will have so much more (to offer to) business events,” he said.

Paradise City is a resort complex that opened in April 2017, offering more than 700 guestrooms, eight F&B outlets, extensive fun and wellness facilities including a bowling alley, a grand ballroom and five meeting rooms.

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