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Endourology Congress Secured by Seoul

Seoul has been spotlit as a leading knowledge hub in minimally invasive urological surgery through securing the 2022 40th World Congress of Endourology. The event will bring around 2,500 specialists from 90 countries to the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Gangnam. Another Seoul sector event relayed live surgeries from local hospitals. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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PLUS SEOUL Raises the Bar in 2019

Seoul’s recent debut hosting of the International Bar Association Annual Conference is the latest example of global groups using the city’s PLUS SEOUL support service for meetings. The event follows in the footsteps of the International Organization for Standardization’s TC258 Plenary Meeting in September, which also made use of PLUS SEOUL. From Boardroom…

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Seoul and South Korea: Asia’s Alternative Destination

Seoul and wider South Korea have much to offer planners of meetings and incentives, and are competing strongly against other key Asian destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Big wins of late include the 31st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Seoul now lies tenth in ICCA rankings. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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PLUS SEOUL to Boost Meetings Business

The Seoul Convention Bureau has rolled out its 2019 PLUS SEOUL initiative to boost business events. As well as expanded core benefits of up to KRW 250,000,000 (previously KRW 150,000,000) for international conferences, PLUS SEOUL will cover developing event apps and VR, and the bureau has also designed new customised experiences for meetings. From Boardroom…

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Seoul Wins 40 Large Conferences in 2018

Seoul has secured 40 international conferences so far in 2018, which will bring in over 35,000 delegates. Twelve of the events are large-scale and account for around 25,000 attendees of the total. According to a recent UIA report, Seoul was the third most popular international meetings city from 2015 to 2017. From Association Meetings International…

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Seoul to Host 2021 Ultrasound Congress

Korea has secured its bid to host the 31st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The event will take place in Seoul over five days in 2021, and attract about 2,000 clinicians, academics and industry experts from 75 countries. The decision was just unveiled at the 2018 event in Singapore. From CIM News Magazine…

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South Korean Ambassadors Securing Conferences

Korea now has 14 individuals from various professions helping to win international meetings for the country. The news comes just nine months after the launch of its MICE Ambassador programme. Already the 14 have been instrumental in bringing the International Diabetes Federation Annual Congress to Busan in 2019. From Association Meetings International…

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Seoul to Build on Hosting World Architects Congress

Seoul’s designation as UNESCO Creative City of Design – not to mention “creative architecture development policies” – have just seen it host the Union of International Architects’ World Architects Congress. Around 30,000 attended the event, which included a tribute to Zaha Hadid, whose work included Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Photo: Eugene Lim. From Intellectual Capitals…

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Subvention and Demonstrating Legacy

Could the requirement of demonstrating wider legacies to receive the sweetener of subvention encourage event organisers better to measure outcomes for their own stakeholders? The Seoul Convention Bureau is now favouring applications for financial assistance from meetings committed to local sourcing and to improving the environment. From editor James Lancaster’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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22 March 2017

ASAE Great Ideas in Association Management Asia Pacific, Seoul, Korea

ASAE’s Great Ideas in Association Management Conference is a unique opportunity to connect with other executives from the region, the US, and Europe on best practices in association management. The content for the conference has been developed by the 2017 ASAE Asia Pacific Advisory Task Force, a group of your association peers from the region.

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