South Korea 2nd in UIA’s Global Meet­ings Rank­ing

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Korea has been ranked the world’s Top 2 des­ti­na­tion for global con­gresses hosted in 2015, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est In­ter­na­tional Meet­ings Sta­tis­tics Re­port re­leased by the Union of In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tions (UIA). The find­ings show Korea achiev­ing sec­ond place be­hind the USA with 891 meet­ings–a 40 per cent in­crease over the pre­vi­ous year. This also places it first in Asia and ac­counts for 7.5 per cent of all meet­ings held world­wide across the same pe­riod. The results re­flect continued strong in­ter­est in Korea, helped by the rise of its di­verse re­gional Korean meet­ing des­ti­na­tions. In­fra­struc­ture growth has played a key role in boost­ing Korea’s MICE com­pet­i­tive­ness, in­clud­ing ex­panded fa­cil­i­ties in fu­ture Pyeongchan­g 2018 Win­ter Olympics host Gang­won Prov­ince, and on­go­ing ex­pan­sions to re­cent Korea MICE Expo host Songdo Con­ven­sia in In­cheon’s In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Dis­trict. Brand new re­gional con­ven­tion fa­cil­i­ties in­clude the new Asia Cul­ture Cen­ter in south­east­ern city Gwangju and Hwabaek In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­ter (HICO) in the south­west­ern UNESCO cap­i­tal of Gyeongju.

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