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The thrilling and dynamic city of Seoul is the heart of South Korea and has continued to beat day and night as its capital for over 600 years. It is home to ancient royal palaces and temples but also to some of the world’s biggest companies while its many industries such as electronics, IT, healthcare, and automobiles are recognized as among the best in the world.
Shoppers, outdoor enthusiasts, gourmands, solo, and group travelers will find Seoul offers something for everyone and a range of exciting festivals and events throughout the year - from fireworks festivals to lantern festivals - makes one’s stay extra memorable.
Seoul also has state-of-the art infrastructure including world-class accommodation, modern transportation systems and citywide broadband internet access with the fastest internet speeds in the world.

Yunah Lee
Yunah Lee

Chief of MICE Planning Team

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul

Components

International Airports: 2
Currency: Korean Won (KRW)
Number of Hotels: 373
Number of Rooms: 49566

City Overview

The thrilling and dynamic city of Seoul is the heart of South Korea and has continued to beat day and night as its capital for over 600 years. It is home to ancient royal palaces and temples but also to some of the world’s biggest companies while its many industries such as electronics, IT, healthcare, and automobiles are recognized as among the best in the world. Shoppers, outdoor enthusiasts, gourmands, solo, and group travelers will find Seoul offers something for everyone and a range of exciting festivals and events throughout the year - from fireworks festivals to lantern festivals - makes one’s stay extra memorable. Seoul also has state-of-the art infrastructure including world-class accommodation, modern transportation systems and citywide broadband internet access with the fastest internet speeds in the world.

CVB Overview

The Seoul Convention Bureau is a division of the Seoul Tourism Organization, dedicated to the business of Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE). For business events, we provide services at every level, from support for bids to the promotion and final staging of the event.

Knowledge Hub Overview

4G LTE internet speeds are available throughout the city & subway system which also provides WiFi & DMB. Mobile carriers are making efforts to set up 5G network, in time for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. WiFi is available in most parts of Seoul as well as free public WiFi zones in more popular areas. Seoul is also home to some of the world's leading companies in a variety of fields including electronics, automobile & biomedical.

Significant Convention Centres

Coex: Total area - 106,612sqm / No. of meeting rooms - 54 / Total exhibition space - 36,007sqm / From Incheon International Airport - 60 minutes / 64.75km. aT Center: Total area - 58,293.85sqm / No. of meeting rooms - 3 / From Incheon International Airport - 70 minutes / 69.47km. SETEC: Total area - 15,630sqm / No. of meeting rooms - 4 / No. of Exhibition rooms - 3 / From Incheon International Airport - 60 minutes 71.284km. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP): Total area – 8,061sqm / 2 exhibition halls, 2 convention halls and a conference hall. From Incheon Airport – 50-60 minutes.

Protocol

South Korea has a visa-free policy agreement with 105 countries and growing. Some 93 airlines also directly service 186 cities from 63 countries with Seoul.

Access

Over 373 hotels holding some 49,566 rooms can be found throughout the capital, ranging from convenient and clean business hotels to opulent five-star luxury properties. Visitors can also enjoy a memorable stay at one of many certified Hanok accommodations for a comfortable and uniquely Korean experience.

Accommodation

Five royal palaces, ancient temples and museums are plentiful, as are uniquely modern attractions like the Lotte World Tower and the Seoullo 7017. Traditional markets and luxury duty-free stores are easy to find, while many of Korea's best restaurants call Seoul their home.

Attractions

Five royal palaces, ancient temples, and museums are plentiful, as are uniquely modern attractions like the N Seoul Tower, and the DDP. Traditional markets and luxury duty-free stores are easy to find while many of Korea's best restaurants call Seoul their home.

DMC's/PCO's

A range of available DMCs and PCOs dedicated to supporting business events can be reached through the official Seoul Convention Bureau homepage at www.miceseoul.com/sma

Your Seoul

Customise your visit with the Discover Seoul Pass (www.DiscoverSeoulPass.com) allowing entry to 21 top attractions in a 24- or 48-hour pass. Or purchase local experiences through authorised local sellers offering unique Korean experiences such as taste-testing traditional Korean spirits at a Korean brewery, Korean barbecue tour, traditional tea and footbaths and more at OneMoreTrip.net

Knowledge Hubs

Automotive
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Oil/Gas/Electricity/Energy