Korea is 2nd in UIA’S Global Meet­ings Rank­ing

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Korea has been ranked among the world’s top 2 des­ti­na­tion for global con­gresses hosted in 2015, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est In­ter­na­tional Meet­ings Statis­tics oe­port, re­leased this week by the Union of In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tions (UIA).

The find­ings show Korea achiev­ing 2nd place be­hind the United States with 891 meet­ings – a 40% in­crease over the pre­vi­ous year. This po­si­tions the coun­try as the first in Asia and it ac­counts for 7.5% of all meet­ings held world­wide across the same pe­riod.

The Korean MICE Bureau (KMB) at­tributes this to na­tion­wide in­fra­struc­ture growth which has played a key role in boost­ing Korea’s MICE com­pet­i­tive­ness. Ef­forts in this area have in­cluded ex­panded fa­cil­i­ties in Pyeongchang 2018 tin­ter llympics host, dan­g­won Province; on­go­ing ex­pan­sions to re­cent Korea MICE Expo host Songdo Con­ven­sia in In­cheon’s In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Dis­trict; and also the de­vel­op­ment of re­gional con­ven­tion fa­cil­i­ties in dwangju and ewabaek.

“The UIA find­ings demon­strate Korea’s com­pelling at­trac­tion for busi­ness events and travel, which is un­der­pinned by the na­tion’s cul­tural ap­peal and steadily-grow­ing MICE ca­pa­bil­i­ties,” said Kee eun Kim, Korea MICE Bureau Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor.

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