Seoul Secures 40 New International Conferences
The Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) recently confirmed that the city has secured 40 international conferences for the year to date. SCB anticipates that these events will bring a total of 35,000 delegates to Seoul.
According to the SCB, 12 of the confirmed events will be large-scale conferences with more than 1,000 delegates each. International conferences selecting Seoul as the host have continued to increase in recent years. In 2017, 42 new conferences were secured by SCB attracting 30,325 delegates. In 2016, the figure was 31 conferences with 23,990 delegates secured.
Seoul Metropolitan Government’s director-general of the Tourism & Sports Bureau, Joo Yong-Tae, commented, “With the announcement of Seoul’s world top-three ranking as a meetings city (by Union of International Associations), Seoul will strengthen its joint marketing with SMA members to attract even more international conferences.”