• DESTINATION: South Korea

    Timezone: 2:08:23 AM

    Official Language(s): Korean

    ABOUT South Korea

    Facts
    Ranked in the top ten convention destinations in the world and the top three in Asia, South Korea is a Northeast Asian business hub with a high level of safety and extremely low crime rates. Its state-of-the-art transportation systems and world-class accommodations make it an attractive location for MICE organisers. In Seoul, its representative convention centres are located near to a casino, shopping mall, airport terminal and the World Trade Centre, with 36 of its hotels serving as convention hotels and sites for international conferences.

    CONVENTION BUREAU

    DESTINATION VENUES More Venues
     
    63 Convention Center 63 Convention Center offers the most exquisite venue for conferen ...
     
    Best Western Premier Guro Hotel Stay at this truly 5 star rated Guro hotel for a wonderful experi ...
     
    Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) BEXCO is a high tech structure designed after a seagull soaring t ...
     
    CECO Changwon Exhibition Convention Center The Changwon convention center, based on world class operation sy ...
     
    COEX Coex is a business and cultural hub located in the heart of Gangn ...
     
    Commodore Hotel Busan Where beautiful night scenery of Busan Port can be observed in ...

    WEATHER

    MAJOR CONVENTION CENTRES

    COEX Convention and Exhibition Centre, Seoul (www.coex.co.kr)
    • Located in the Gangnam, Seoul's business district.
    • A four-floor meetings venue with over 450,000m2 of total floor space. Offers four underground parking levels, a 1,070-seat auditorium, a convention hall for up to 7,000 people, a grand ballroom, a conference centre composed of 30 smaller meetings rooms, four further event and exhibition halls and the specially designed ASEM Hall with 80 seats.
    BEXCO (Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (www.bexco.co.kr/english/main/main.jsp)
    • Facilities include a pillar-free exhibition hall for up to 1,800 booths, a multipurpose hall, 22 conference rooms, a 13,233m2 outdoor exhibition space with electricity and phone connections, and the Nurimaru APEC House.
    International Convention Centre, Jeju (iccjeju.cafe24.com/eng/)
    • In South Jeju, about an hour by car from the airport.
    • Tamna Hall is a convention space for up to 4,300 peolpe theatre-style and can be divided into three separate areas. There is also a 2,395m2 exhibition space, meetings rooms, a 5,545m2 central lobby area for functions and outdoor grounds suitable for events.

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    AIRPORT INFORMATION

    Incheon International Airport (www.airport.kr/eng/)
    • Details of taxi fares from the airport are listed in the airport's website under the section Arrivals & Departures - To & From. The website also lists details of bus servvices, KTX Airport Express rail service and parking information.
    Jeju International Airport (www.airport.co.kr/doc/jeju_eng/)
    • Buses, car rentals and taxis are available. There are two taxis stands, one for short-distance taxis (to Jeju City, Aeweol and Hallim in the west; Jocheon and Gimnyeong in the east) and the other for long-distance taxis (to Bukjeju County, Namjeju County, Jungmun and Seogwipo except Jeju City).

    VISA / INFORMATION

    Passport holders of most countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US do not require a visa. For updates, visit the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (www.mofat.go.kr/english/visa/apply/index.jsp) and the Immigration Bureau (www.immigration.go.kr/indeximmeng.html).

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