Kintex Convention Center has announced plans to develop a third exhibition hall in the city of Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Plans for the new hall, Kintex 3, recently passed the preliminary feasibility study and construction is set to begin September 2021, with a tentative opening date set for 2024.

Kintex Convention Center is currently the largest international exhibition and convention venue in Korea. Built in 2005 as a single exhibition hall to resolve issues of event space shortage in Korea, the center underwent its first expansion 2011, which increased the indoor exhibition space to 108,049 square meters.

The new Kintex 3 Exhibition Hall comes as a joint investment between Kotra, Gyeonggi Province and Goyang City. The new hall will be built as two separate buildings, with a combined space of 70,000 square meters. Currently, Kintex holds its place as Asia’s 10th-largest and the world’s 48th-largest convention center.

With the new expansion, the total exhibition space will increase to 178,000 square meters, making Kintex Asia’s fifth-largest and the world’s 22nd-largest exhibition space. The new expansion will also include a 330-key business hotel, increasing the total number of available accommodations.

Kintex Convention Center is part of the currently developing Goyang MICE Complex. The MICE Complex will be centered around Kintex Convention Center and include nearby facilities including Ilsan Techno Valley, CJ Live City, Broadcast Image Valley and more. In 2023, the GTX (Great Train Express) Line A will open, providing access between Kintex Convention Center and Gangnam in under 20 minutes.

“In 2024, when Kintex Exhibition Hall 3 opens, Goyang will be able to grow into a global MICE city and the largest self-sufficient city in northern Gyeonggi-do,” says Goyang Mayor Lee Jae-Jun.

Korea MICE Bureau (KMB), under the Korea Tourism Organization, promotes Korea as a premier business events destination and provides planners with information and assistance for the successful planning and hosting of international conventions, corporate meetings, incentive tours, and other business events.For more info, visit http://koreaconvention.org/

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