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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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Could “Flight-Shaming” See Turbulence Ahead for Events?

Flight-shaming, which many believe started in Sweden, has not reached the US yet, which basks in the glow of a demand boom. Greta Thunberg, the pioneering young eco-warrior (pictured), crossed the Atlantic in a yacht to avoid flying to two major climate summits. How realistic is idealism? From editor’s blog at Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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On the Border of Incentive Voyeurism: The Must-See DMZ

In issues 18, 33, 53 and 60 of The Iceberg’s fortnightly Business Events World, the importance of meetings has been discussed in terms of President Trump’s rapprochement with Kim Jong-un. Their summit venue, the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ, is also a fascinating outing for incentive delegates. From editor’s blog at Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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South Korea: A New Event to Advance Endoscopy

The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has organised the world’s fifth conference in the field to further its aim of taking a leading global role. KSGE established the International Digestive Endoscopy Network and its event to overcome the limitations of national academic meetings. Photo: Galenus Medical. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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South Korea Leads International Meetings Destination Survey

South Korea has been named the top destination for international meetings, for the second year in a row, by the Union of International Associations. The country hosted 1,297 meetings in 2017, thirteen percent of the 10,786 recorded by the UIA, and a three percent growth in global market share over the previous year. From Meetpie.com…

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An Olympic Legacy: Korean Rapprochement

Even before the leaders of North and South Korea shook hands over the Demilitarized Zone border, plans were already being made for a possible meeting between Kim Jong-un and US President Trump. Is this political coup the legacy of an event: the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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South Korea Builds Conference Business on the Winter Olympics

Building on the success of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Korea Tourism Organisation is organising a series of roadshows across Europe and America to promote South Korea as a conference and meeting destination. Vienna, Brussels, New York, Washington and London are on the itinerary, and several of Korea’s convention bureaux are exhibiting. From Association Meetings International…

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South Korea Grows its Incentive Travel Business

The number of incentive attendees visiting South Korea in 2017, excluding those from China, increased by 25 percent. Business from South East Asia in particular is growing, with numbers up from Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia. The Korea Tourism Organization says the growth is both from emerging markets and its own efforts to diversify. From Meetpie.com…

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Korea Tops Global Congress Rankings

Korea lead the world in global congresses through 2016, according to the new International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations. The country’s meetings in 2016 rose by 11.89% thanks to expanding infrastructure. Projects include a second terminal at Incheon International Airport, new regional convention bureaus and new services from the Korea MICE Bureau. From Boardroom…

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6 September 2017

ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Client/Supplier Business Workshop 2017

Client/Supplier Business Workshops is an intensive and focused two-day networking event between ICCA members (suppliers) and international association clients, offering the opportunity for both to meet face-to-face and discuss future co-operation in a tailor-made Workshop environment. The Workshop has 15 allocations and each participating member each invite an association client to the Workshop to discuss…

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