Gyeonggi prepares for busy years ahead


MICE events are a fast growing segment and the Gyeonggi- do province is a key player in the North-East Asian market with its close proximity to Seoul and its international airport.The Korean province will be hosting some high level events in the coming years.

“World Universities Debating Championship” 2021

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World Universities Debating Championship

The Gyeonggi Tourism Organization announced that it successfully obtained the right to host the World Universities Debating Championship 2021, the world’s biggest debating competition. The World Universities Debating Championship has a long history of being the most prestigious international debating competition hosted in major cities across the world since it was first held in 1981. The Gyeonggi Tourism Organization will organize a variety of additional events for the 9 days of the championship to introduce Korea and Gyeonggi-do to overseas university students and contribute to the revitalization of the area. The World Universities Debating Championship will be held from 27 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 in KINTEX in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do.


“SIX-STAR” Suwon Convention Center opened as a new Landmark


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Suwon Convention Center

Since its opening in March 2019, the Suwon Convention Center, next to Gwanggyo Lake Park is now the center of the Southern Gyeonggi MICE business. The Suwon Convention Center has two basement levels and five stories including a convention hall, an exhibition hall, an event hall, 28 meeting rooms, a Cloud Garden, in an area of 50,0005sqm and a total floor area of 97,602sqm. After the opening of additional facilities including a hotel (scheduled to open in January 2020), a department store (February 2020), and an aquarium (October 2020), the area around Suwon Convention Center will be reborn as a MICE complex and position itself as a new landmark. A new exhibition hall and auditorium will be added. The mayor of Suwon-si, Yeom Tae-young, introduced the vision for Suwon Convention Center during the building completion ceremony, saying that he is going to make Suwon Convention Center the one and only “6-star” convention center in Korea.

USANA Health Science Asia Pacific Corporate Event in 2020

More than 10,000 executives of global health food manufacturing company USANA Health Science will be heading to South Korea from 6 to 10 May 2020. The corporate meeting will be jointly hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the Gyeonggi Tourism Organization and the Goyang Convention Bureau. KINTEX, the largest convention center in South Korea, will be the main venue for the event. The Utah- based company will be holding its 2020 USANA ASIA PACIFIC Corporate event, which will include meetings to discuss new product development and to share their marketing strategies. The participants will be able to enjoy the major attractions in Gyeonggi Province, which consists of 31 cities and counties.

Photo: KINTEX – the largest convention centre in South Korea