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Korea Unveils New Convention Center in Suwon

Korea is set to unveil Suwon Convention Center on March 29, taking its place as a hub for MICE Industry in the Southern Gyeonggi area and turning the city of Suwon into a competitive platform for MICE Industry.

Suwon, the capital and largest city of Gyeonggi-do province, makes for an ideal MICE Industry platform, as it is only about an hour away from Seoul by public transit, and home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites – Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. The city is known as a major education and business center, with 11 universities and multiple international business corporations, including Samsung.

Suwon Convention Center is comprised of a seven-story convention building and plaza, which includes outstanding surrounding infrastructure. The seven floors of the convention building include two underground and five above ground floors, which house a total of 28 meeting rooms. The central space of the building is its first floor main exhibition hall, which, at 7800 square meters, is larger than the Suwon Athletic Complex soccer field. Just outside the convention building is “Sky Park,” where visitors can relax and enjoy a view of Gwanggyo Lake Park. There are plans to turn part of the convention center into a MICE complex which includes a 5-star hotel, gallery, department store and entertainment facilities.

In addition, Suwon Convention Center boasts outstanding accessibility. The convention center is 10 minutes away by foot from Gwanggyo Central Station for those coming by subway and about an hour by limousine bus from Incheon International Airport for those flying in from overseas. SCC is already in high demand, with a fully booked schedule for this year of 42 events.

In preparation for opening day, SCC is holding a completion ceremony open to the public on March 29, marking the official opening of the convention center. The program includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tour of the convention center, and musical performances by Korean artists PSY, Jessie, Jo Sungmo, as well as the Suwon City Choir.

The Korea MICE Bureau (KMB), under the Korea Tourism Organization, aims to establish Korea as a top destination for international conventions, corporate meetings and incentive travel .For more info, visit http://koreaconvention.org/eng/engmain.kc.

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