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Korea hosts Large-scale International Conferences this Q4 2018

Korea will be hosting large-scale international conferences across the country this final quarter. The Korea MICE Bureau will be supporting forty-five international conferences to be held in Korea from October until the end of this year, acquiring a total of 46,000 participants (including 18,000 overseas delegates).

Some of the largest business events include the 22nd World Conference of Family Doctors (WONCA), Congress of the Society International Urology (SIU), 82nd International Electrotechnical Commission General Meeting, and the 6th OECD World Forum.

Event Name

Year, Month


No. of Participants

22nd World Conference of Family Doctors (WONCA)

Oct. 17 – 21


3,000 pax (including 1,600 overseas delegates)

Congress of the Society International Urology (SIU)

Oct. 22 – 30


2,000 pax (including 1,900 overseas delegates)

The 82nd International

Electrotechnical Commission General Meeting

Oct. 22 – 30


3,000 pax (including 2,000 overseas delegates)

The 6th OECD World Forum

Nov. 27 – 29


1,500 pax (including 500 overseas delegates)

Confirmed events will be enjoying customized support from Korea MICE Bureau such as assistance/concierge desk at major international airports, on-site Korea Tourism and Culture Booth, and production of a mobile app to enhance delegates’ meeting experience in the country.

“These conferences not only highlight Korea’s capacity to host large-scale conferences but it also magnify our excellence and pursuit for knowledge, particularly in the science field”, In Sook Lee, Korea Tourism Organization – Convention Team Director said. She added that it is also a good opportunity to promote Korea as tourist destination to overseas delegates and encourage them to visit the country again for leisure purposes.

In the meantime, Korea is continuing its efforts to promote the country as a top meeting destination. Those who are interested in Korea MICE Bureau’s support for international conferences may approach any of our staff at the following major tradeshows: IMEX America (October 16-18, Booth D4542), IBTM World (November 27-29, Booth G60). For other inquiries regarding hosting meetings in Korea, visit koreaconvention.org

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