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    Seoul MICE Week tackles strategy ahead of city’s MICE cluster expansion

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    On November 22, business events professionals gathered at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas for the biggest day of Seoul MICE Week – a week of online and offline meetings-industry related events.
    3rd Dec, 2018
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    Busan To Host Top Global Combustion Engine Congress in 2020

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    Busan has been selected to host the 2022 International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC) Congress, which will also be the event’s 20th edition since its Paris debut in 1951. More than 1,000 global experts in international combustion and related fields are expected to attend the congress, scheduled to take place at BEXCO, Busan’s primary convention centre.
    15th Nov, 2018
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    Seoul grabs 40 international conference wins so far this year

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    From January to October 2018, Seoul successfully secured 40 international conferences, which is estimated to bring more than 35,000 international delegates to the city over the coming years.
    30th Oct, 2018
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    Seoul tourism that makes both residents and visitors happy

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    Seoul announces new tourism projects for 2023
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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government recently announced a stream of new tourism projects in its mid-to-long-term development plan.
    9th Oct, 2018
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    Seoul Hosts the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) co-hosted the UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism at The Shilla Seoul from September 16 to 19.
    21st Sep, 2018
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    Busan MICE Festival Highlights Citywide Efforts to Accommodate Growing Demand for International Business Events

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    Busan’s rapidly-growing meetings industry was recently put on public display during the two-day Busan MICE Festival, held from August 30-31 at BEXCO, the city’s main convention center, and other related business events venues.
    5th Sep, 2018
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    Seoul MICE Alliance Grows to 299 Members Strong

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    The Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA) gained 39 new members this August, bringing the public-private coalition representing Seoul’s MICE industry to a total of 299.
    17th Aug, 2018
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    Busan Sets Stage for 27th World Championships of Magic

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    International experts in illusion will be competing in Busan this month for the coveted Grand Prix in magical mastery at this year’s World Championships of Magic (FISM Korea 2018), scheduled for July 9-14 at BEXCO.
    5th Jul, 2018
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    Seoul Tourism Organization Relaunches and Welcomes a New Leader

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    President & CEO Jae-sung Rhee Will Hold Post as the Head of the Seoul Tourism Organization for Three Years
    28th May, 2018
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    Carbon Free Island Jeju - Fleet of 20 electric buses launched on Udo Island

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    20 pure electric buses have been launched on Udo Island. While the buses were first introduced earlier in the year, the official launch was held on April 10. According to BYD, the company who makes the buses, this is the largest project of its kind in Northeast Asia.
    30th Apr, 2018
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    PyeongChang Winter Olympics a Springboard for Attracting International Conferences to Korea

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    While the enthusiasm of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is still on fire, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) – MICE Bureau is organising a series of roadshows across America and Europe from March to April, to promote Korea as an ideal destination for international conferences and meetings.
    3rd Apr, 2018
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    The 3rd Jeju MICE Expo: 100 International Buyers Are Invited.

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    The 3rd Jeju MICE Expo will be held from November 8-10 in ICC JEJU (International Convention Center JEJU) in Jeju, South Korea. This event is hosted by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and organized by Jeju CVB (Jeju Convention & Visitors Bureau).
    7th Nov, 2017
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    Unique experiences in Korea

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    Korea offers the incentive planner a chance to offer high achievers unique experiences in the latest luxury properties.
    5th Oct, 2016
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    6,000 rotarians walk for peace in downtown Seoul

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    6,000 Rotarians from 160 countries, many dressed in the traditional garb of their home countries, gathered in Seoul’s City Hall Plaza on the early morning of May 28 to kick off the 2016 Rotary International Seoul Convention’s first official event, the 3K Walk for Peace.
    30th May, 2016
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    Korea welcomes the Rotary’s Centennial Celebration in 2016

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    The Rotary’s centennial celebration for its 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide will take place in Seoul, Korea from this Saturday 28th May – 1st June 2016.
    25th May, 2016
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    Korean taste for Sydney continues with incentive win

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    In 2017 Nu Skin Korea, a direct selling company focused on the personal care and nutritional supplements market, will bring approximately 1,400 of its most successful distributors to Sydney for a five-day reward trip.
    18th May, 2016
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    Seoul welcomes its largest incentive group yet from China

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    South Korea’s capital welcomed some 8,000 participants who came to Seoul as part of a major incentive trip from Joy Main Science & Technology, the healthcare unit of the China-based Zhongmai Group.
    13th May, 2016
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    Insights on Seoul: An interview with Kiwan Lee

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    Kiwan Lee is the Director, Tourism Policy Division, of Seoul Metropolitan Government. Despite some difficulties last year, he shares here his ambitions for Seoul as a MICE destination.
    26th Apr, 2016
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    Coex to become the first Exhibition Centre to open Muslim prayer room in Korea

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    The Coex convention and exhibition centre will become the first of its kind in Korea to open dedicated facilities for its Muslim guests with the opening of its new prayer room next week.
    27th Jan, 2016
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    Korea MICE Bureau gives corporate travelers “15 seconds” to win an incentive trip to Korea

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    A new online campaign launched by the Korea Tourism Organization’s Korea MICE Bureau division this month is offering overseas businesses and individuals the chance to win subsidized incentive trips to the country. Running until January 26th, the campaign invites corporate groups and individuals to answer a series of questions by video, with the best responses eligible for a series of prizes valued at KRW 30 million (USD $25,500) in total.
    15th Jan, 2016
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