South Korea can boast strong business reasons for people convening here: Global Industry (Samsung, Hyundai, et al), pioneers of 5G in the wireless digital revolution, a demonstrable lead in medical advancement, research and scientific arenas, and design, K fashion, K Cosmetics etc., draw the creatives and fashionistas. From manufacturing to arts, Korea demonstrates leadership, and it is little wonder the country topped the Union of International Associations rankings for international congress in 2016. Seoul was also one of the top cities, globally, to welcome some of the largest international gatherings in 2016 according to ICCA’s participant rankings. In addition to this; 90+ airlines fly direct from 186 cities, the relative ease of visa issuance (in many cases Visa Exemption), and excellent infrastructure, makes South Korea an attractive proposition for international events.
Recently 3 particular locations in South Korea have been host to a number of international conferences, click on the city names to find out more:
- UIA (International Union of Architects) which took place between the 3-10th September with 30,000 Architects in attendance
- 11th International Liver Cancer Association Conference which took place from the 15-17th September with 500 specialists in attendance
- InSEA's 35th World Congress on Visual Arts which took place from the 7-11th August with over 1000 delegates attending
- The 15th Triple Helix International Conference which took place from the 14-16th September with over 300 delegates attending
-COSPAR's 3rd Symposium on Small Satellites for Space Research which took place from the 18th-22nd September with 360 international delegates in attendance
-The 21st Biennial of the International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference which took place from the 17th-21st September with over 400 delegates attending
There are over 40 more international congress taking place this year throughout the country, and South Korea continues to develop its infrastructure with excellent and flexible Convention spaces to suit all sizes of conference, as well as new hotels in a range of categories. Korea will also welcome the Winter Olympic Games in March 2018, further demonstrating its ability to host major international events.