The new Suwon Convention Center boasts 70% occupancy in its first year, and will host the 4th Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities
Korea is present at ITB Asia to promote the fabulous new Suwon Convention Center (SCC), inaugurated as a MICE complex last March.
Located along a scenic lake that won the Korea Landscape Awards, while situated in the city center, SCC is the perfect location to combine work and a natural environment. In addition, SCC boasts outstanding accessibility. The convention center is 30 minutes by subway from Gangnam district, Seoul and about an hour by limousine bus from Incheon International Airport. Korea was recently highlighted as a key host nation for international conferences (ranked rst in 2016 and 2017 by UIA standards). Suwon meanwhile is famous for its rich cultural past, with two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and the Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. It is also well known as being home to many high-tech companies, including Samsung Electronics. With the opening of SCC, Suwon, the city where tradition and cutting- edge technology coexist, is aiming to become a MICE hub.
In addition to the SCC, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel will open in January 2020, the Galleria Department Store in February 2020, the Hanwha Aquarium and office buildings next year. The administrative convergence town and the legal town are also under construction with the aim of completion by 2020.
“We want to raise the standards of the convention industry,” said Yeom Tae-young, Mayor of Suwon. With such strong support for Suwon’s MICE events, the city won the bid to host the 4th Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Paci c in 2020 following fierce competition with eight other cities.
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Suwon Convention Center Facilities
The Suwon Convention Center, which consists of five stories above ground and two stories below ground, is optimized for international conferences.
A total of 28 meeting rooms can be integrated to facilitate break-out meetings and the convention hall located on the third oor can accommodate up to 3,000 people. The exhibition hall on the rst oor is 7,877sqm. The SCC is directly connected to the Gwanggyo Lake Park, where visitors can enjoy the scenic park.
SCC is built as a MICE complex district with a hotel, a department store and various entertainment facilities. The MICE complex aims to offer a new concept of one-stop MICE complex for shopping, accommodations, and sightseeing.