The Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA) gained 36 members in October, bringing its membership strength up to 230 ahead of the SMA Annual Meeting and as it continues to strive towards boosting the city’s MICE competitiveness.
The new members come from a range of industries and include the recently opened Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun, food tour operator Oâ€™ngo Food Communications, Sejong University Convention Center and numerous new duty-free shopping malls.
National Folk Museum located within the Gyeongbokgung Palace grounds
The association also welcomed 11 unique venues, among which are the National Folk Museum, Seoul Grand Park, Han River cruise ship operator Eland Cruise and hotel rooftop bars within the city centre.
The full alliance will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul â€“ also an alliance member â€“ for the SMA Annual Meeting on November 24. Scheduled events include workshops, presentations and discussions on the past and future of SMA, official induction of new members, and entertainment. The meeting also coincides with Seoul MICE Week.
Major upcoming events in 2016 held at SMA venues include the World Engineering Education Forum 2016 (Coex, 2000 participants), Meeting of the Internet Engineering Taskforce (Conrad Seoul, 1,200 participants), and the 5th Biennial Scientific Meeting Asia Cornea Society (Grand Hilton Seoul, 700 participants).