Korea is 2nd in UIA’S Global Meetings Ranking
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.