South Korea has won the bid to host the biennial 27th World Congress of Neurology, slated to be held from October 12-16, 2025, at Coex Convention Center in Seoul.
Held by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), the World Congress of Neurology is a representative conference in the field of neuroscience gathering experts in the field from 120 countries around the world. More than 6,000 delegates are expected to attend.
For this year’s bidding process, representatives from each member country of WFN voted among bidding countries, which included Australia (Brisbane), China (Beijing), and Turkey (Istanbul).
The success of this bid comes as a result of the preparation of the Korean Neurological Association with active support from The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).
In preparation for the bid, KTO appointed Jeon Beom-seok, professor of neurology at Seoul National University College of Medicine as a ‘Korea MICE Ambassador’.
KTO also provided support for promotion activities, including the production of a new video and online promotional materials.
Moon Sang-ho, director of MICE marketing team at Korea MICE Bureau said: “Hosting the World Congress of Neurology in Korea will contribute greatly to the recovery of not only the domestic MICE industry but also tourism and related businesses. We plan to invite more international conferences to Korea in the future through close cooperation with related organisations.”