When the global society started to acknowledge the crisis that had begun with the outbreak of COVID-19, the sectors of Seoul MICE industry welcomed an incentive tour group of 4600 participants from Indonesia. Seoul Convention Bureau promptly arranged equipment which small private sector business might not have prepared at that moment with recommended guidelines for the potential emergency. The main goal was to support the local DMC and bring security to the staff and its participants. Local DMC provided additional protective materials and advised the staff to promote public health routines. Most importantly, the participants had time to enjoy their stay at the city they waited to come and visit.
The Seoul Convention Bureau is constantly organizing news ways to honour the firm partnership in Seoul’s MICE industry. It is inevitable that the MICE industry is no exception when facing struggles from different angles in the coming months.The Social Distancing seems as the contrary of what MICE industry has been. However, people did not stop gathering. Now they do more interactions at digital platforms. Seoul’s cooperative work has also been moved to online translated as a campaign for the period of April 9th to May 22nd. The Seoul MICE Alliance and their followers will be invited to pump up the great spirit under the slogan #Stand_Strong_Together. Online educational sessions are also prepared for MICE professionals to upgrade their knowledge and competence. Upon the registration, one hundred hours of various courses related to professions, directly or indirectly, are available for each applicant. Meanwhile, Seoul Convention Bureau provides a direct financial support for the private sector of MICE business, in Seoul. Total of 2.5 billion KRW are going to be used exclusively for the tourism sector and the MICE industry in Seoul. This fund is for the MICE industry to prepare themselves for the time when the travel advisories or restrictions were to be lifted.
The whole world find itself devastated to bring their businesses back to a time before the outbreak invaded daily lives. Going back might not be an option anymore, however moving forward together will be a necessary one. Seoul has its MICE alliance on board to overcome the challenges and present a renowned MICE industry to its delegates again.
More information about PLUS SEOUL and Seoul Convention Bureau is available at www.miceseoul.com
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