Korea MICE Bureau

The Korea MICE Bureau is Korea Tourism Organisation's convention bureau. We offer a one stop shop for Business Event planners to hold meetings, congress, incentives and events in South Korea. Repeatedly in the top three most popular international convention destinations, reports show Korea in the top 3 for Association meetings (UIA) and Seoul 3rd for the city rankings. Beyond Meetings, Korea offers unique incentives and enriching experiences.


South Korea

Korea has state-of-the art facilities, a central location in the Far East, a unique culture and history dating back 5000 years, so we believe we have all the right ingredients to cater for every type of event. Home to a young tech savvy population, #SoKo offers a strong vibe for any business event professional to deliver events in Asia.

Korea MICE is your convention bureau for business events in Korea. Direct flight access is offered by 90+ airlines from 186 cities, and flight time from Europe is shorter than a flight to West coast America, making Korea an accessible hub in the Far East. Visa free short stays for over 115 nationalities, Korea is ideal for global organisations looking for the ultimate location for all their events.

A visually stunning destination, KoreaMICE Bureau has also identified Korea Unique Venues to help event planners find that wow venue for any number of guests. 

Facts & Figures

Key Regions

Seoul - Capital City
Busan - Korea's 2nd city and the world's 5th largest deep sea port
Daejeon - The R&D Science Hub of Korea
Daegu - Medical & Fashion hub, birthplace of Samsung
Gyeongju - The Museum without Walls - UNESCO heritage area
Gwangju - Humanities and Arts hub
Jeju Island - New 7 Wonder of the World - UNESCO heritage area
Gangwon Province - Home to Pyeongchang host of the Winter Olympics & Paralympics 2018
Incheon - International Air hub and Songdo sustainable city of the future

Read about all 11 regional CVB here

Key Airports

Incheon International Airport
10.5 hour direct flight from UK
Regional Airports include:
Gimhae International Airport - serves Busan and Daegu
Jeju International Airport - serves Jeju

Airlines -Daily direct flights

Korean Air (Korea national carrier)
Asiana (Korea national carrier)
BA (ex UK)
35 other national carriers fly direct via their hub to Incheon. Click here to view all 186 cities with direct flight access.

Time Difference

GMT +9 (Korea does not observe daylight saving)

Main Languages

Korean (English is more widely spoken in main hotels and across the capital)


Korean Won

Weather & Seasons

Korea has four distinct seasons: Cold snowy winters, mild, fresh springs, hot summers and warm, dry autumns.


(All images courtesy Korea Tourism Organisation)

Congress & Meetings

There are many sound business reasons for holding events in Korea. UIA statistics report, released 2018 shows South Korea is THE most popular destination, globally, for international conventions, placing it 1st in the world for the second year running. Again maintaining its rankings, Korea is still 13th & Seoul 10th place in the ICCA rankings for international meetings (by country and city respectively).

Korea is riding the crest of the knowledge economy wave. Korea has some of the best universities in the world, leading to exceptional R&D, visible in their world leadership in fileds such as cybernetics. Its lead in heavy industry, and energy further cements its synergy with European business. Korea also leads the way in Medical Excellence, Digital Convergence, Technology and much more.

Read about our meetings locations and support here 

With 1/3 of the world’s population within a 3.5 hour flight from Korea, including the giants of Japan, Russia and China, Korea is a proven knowledge hub from which to deliver successful meetings and inspire your employees and stakeholders.


Korea offers some unique experiences for incentive groups, such as the DMZ, Jeju Island - UNESCO triple crown site and a New7Wonders of Nature, Seoul's high octane, fashion and tech vibe contrasting with Korea's cultural heritage assets, such as its 5 palaces, temples and traditional buildings. Gyeongju - known to many as the Museum without Walls - offers a glimpse of the Shilla dynasty, and some of the country's oldest heritage. And there is plenty more.

The Korea MICE Bureau supports incentives groups from 10pax with welcome souvenirs/pillow gifts and plenty of pre event support from hotel selection to DMC suggestions. Special consideration is also offered for groups of 50 pax or more from Europe and USA. Further news and ideas are listed below.

Contact KoreaMICE for sample programmes according to your particular requirements.


+44 (0) 1628 526184


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