The Many Faces of South Korea

PCMA Convene

Business and leisure travelers go to South Korea for many reasons: shopping, beaches, intoxicating culture and historical sites, or some-times just to eat. First, though, we stopped off at yet another cultural site — Bulguksa Temple, one of Korea’s official national treasures, built in 528.

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January 2, 2018: Why C.E.S. Is Relevant Again, South Korea Offers Talks With North Korea for Peaceful Olympics, New Year's Events Had Tightest Security in Years


WHY C.E.S. IS RELEVANT AGAIN: In recent years, big-name tech companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung have held product

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June 23, 2017: Protests Calling Out Minority Exclusion to be Prevalent at Pride Events, South Korea May Collaborate With North Korea for 2018 Winter Olympics, NASA to Host Hours-Long Live Stream of Solar Eclipse



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See How Team U.S.A. Sponsors Celebrated Athletes Before the Winter Olympics


sponsors, the road to South Korea The Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 are in full swing, but for Team U.S.A.

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August 18, 2017: Three Organizations Pull Galas From Trump's Mar-a-Lago, U.S.-North Korea Tensions May Impact NBC Investment in Winter Olympics, Nielsen Wants to Figure Out the Scale of the eSports Industry


THREE ORGANIZATIONS PULL GALAS FROM TRUMP'S MAR-A-LAGO: The American Cancer Society, the Cleveland Clinic, and the American Friends of

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September 20, 2017: Berkeley "Free Speech Week" Organizers Plan to Host Events Despite Lack of Venues, South Korea Pushing to Ensure Safety at 2018 Winter Olympics, International Tourism to U.S. Was Down in Early 2017



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Pyeongchang 2018: 17 Sponsor Highlights From Global Brands at the Winter Olympics


The 23rd Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, came to a close on February 25 with a high-tech spectacle

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Trump Travel Ban Gets More Specific

Smart Meetings

The latest version adds visitors from North Korea and Venezuela, and eliminates Sudan from the banned list. News Travel addition administration border immigration International iraq laws middle east new york times north korea revision somalia sudan travel ban travelers trump venezuela

Four Seasons to Open Luxury Resort on Jeju Island

Smart Meetings

Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea. In a major boost to meeting planners, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a luxury property on scenic Jeju Island in one of South Korea’s most dynamic resort developments.

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7 Ways that Travel Changed in 2017

Smart Meetings

New security regulations have made it difficult or impossible for people from North Korea, Venezuela and six countries with predominantly Muslim populations—Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—to travel to the United States.

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How a Buddhist Nun is Helping the World Get Ready for the Winter Olympics

PCMA Convene

When the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of South Korea hosted a lunch and tea service prepared by Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan earlier this summer, it drew a crowd of culinary celebrities to a private dining room at the French restaurant, Le Bernardin, in Manhattan.

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Winter Olympic Eats Delight and Inspire

Smart Meetings

Menu selection can be one of the most inspired , and fraught, decisions you make when planning an event. Unfortunately, the decision too often ends up being a safe dish that everyone will eat, but no one will talk about.

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9 Airports with Super-Fun Ways to Pass the Time

Smart Meetings

Destinations International activities airports america asia attractions bar beer brewery countries europe fun germany korea list oxygen San Francisco SFO slide special tokyo tour uniqueWaiting in an airport is almost always a drag. Meeting and event planners know this better than anyone.

How Planners Experienced Merriam-Webster’s Trending Words of 2017

Smart Meetings

News Trends 2017 2018 ban charity CSR definition donald eclipse empathy empowerment feminism food future galaxy gyro harvey hurricane irma ivanka kindness korea march maria north Oscars parody political review semantics snl Travel trend trump vegan volunteer webster woman women word yearA lot can be said about 2017. It was a year not only of consequential change, but also of radical response. No one was free from the ripple of this turbulence, especially meeting and event professionals.

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The Top 6 Tips if You Are a Technical Event Partner at Government Events


North Korea summit, has finally occurred! North Korea summit attract immense media attention, so you have to ensure that the chosen venue can accommodate the expected number of reporters. During the North Korea–U.S. One of the most anticipated political meetings of 2018, the U.S.–North

A Checklist for Handling Security Measures at Government Events


Based on the experience of, the official tech partner at the North Korea–U.S. When looking at the experience of GEVME at the North Korea–U.S. Safety should be a priority throughout any event. In the case of a government event, it should be a top priority.

The Guide on Government Event Management from the Official Partner of the DPRK-USA Summit 2018


Obviously, planning the North Korea–U.S. According to Anna Jones , Singapore was chosen as a summit location because “it’s safe, neutral, secure, and has a good relationship with both America and North Korea.”

Podcast: Multi-Hub Meetings and the efficiency of video conferencing

Event Industry News

Created just two years ago, Multi-Hub Meetings has quickly developed a client portfolio that has seen the service deployed in places like Brazil, Hong Kong, South Korea and across continental […].

9 of the World’s Coolest Convention Centers

Smart Meetings

Coex Convention and Exhibition Center Location: Gangnam-gu Seoul, South Korea Size: More than 100,000 sq. Photo credit: Korea Tourism Organization Darmstadtium Location: Darmstadt, Germany Size: 60,000 sq.

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A Free App For Online Communities, Offline Events, Or Your Next Side Hustle


It’s a subsidiary of Naver Corporation, often called the Google of Korea. All three apps are widely popular in Korea and throughout Asia. By Allie Gardner and Michelle Bruno. In most medium- to large-sized organizations, online community management, and offline event coordination are two separate responsibilities.

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10 Event Ideas to Raise Brand Awareness


Lotte Music Festival in South Korea and Quilmes Rock Music Festival in Argentina are two great examples of this type of event. If you are a digital marketing enthusiast like me, then you’ve probably already been exposed to various marketing strategies.

How to Invite Media to an Event


Unless you are organising a historic meeting like the North Korea-US Summit , you have to give reporters a good reason why they should spend their precious time on your event. Event promotion is an art of its own.

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The City That Had It Going in 2018

PCMA Convene

On June 12, delegations from North Korea and the United States, and more than 2,500 journalists from all over the world, gathered for what was the first in-person meeting between leaders from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States.

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Event-Tech at the Winter Olympic Games 2018: Part-1

Hubilo Blog

A country known to be a technology hub, the home of revolutionary tech-giants such as Samsung , Hyundai and LG Electronics , South Korea is playing host to one of the most tech-forward events recorded in history, the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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dmg events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President to lead Construction portfolio

Event Industry News

His tenure in Amsterdam included new launches in North America, Turkey, the UAE, South Korea and in a number of adjacent vertical markets. dmg events, the leading international events company, has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President to lead its growing global construction portfolio. For the last 5 years, Chris has been based in Amsterdam with UBM where, as Group Director, he has led the growth and development of the company’s global Pharmaceutical portfolio.

Live Updates: A Journey into Sizzling Seoul

Smart Meetings

Seoul is one of the hottest meetings destinations on the planet, and you’ll understand why by following our regular posts here, ranging from a tour of Gwangjang Market, the first market in South Korea, to the neofuturistic Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Smart Meetings will be in Seoul from Nov.

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The BEST Event Ever!

Canadian Special Events

With roots in Cuba, Jamaica, Korea, Philippines, India, Poland, Armenia and Quebec, 7Sould’s 12 musicians merge heritage and modern sounds to create an eclectic and unique sound. Exhilarating! Wildly Entertaining! One-of-a Kind Event Performance!

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Sporting events not to miss in 2018


The 2018 edition, held in South Korea, will start with delegates from 90 countries that will compete in 15 disciplines. If you plan to watch this year’s edition you should know that South Korea is 9 hours ahead of London and 14 ahead of New York. …and a Happy New Year.

SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

Smart Meetings

In the meantime, the Supreme Court said travel restrictions on residents from eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela) could be enforced. The travel industry is watching what impact a U.S.

2016 Olympics, Up Close and Personal

Smart Meetings

Samsung’s venture is being viewed as a pilot program that will help to strengthen VR coverage at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Try New Event Ideas For 2018: Create a Roadshow, Book Underrated Venues, Create a Unique Event Experience

Endless Events

Controversies won’t die even for the latest Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea because of its proximity to North Korea. As we kick off 2018, we’re excited to discover a lot of new event ideas for 2018 to energize our event planning.

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Create Easy Conference Time-Lapse Videos

Planner WIre

Time-lapse photography is a pretty simple concept and unless you have been living in North Korea… Nah, even they have time-lapse videos.

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Convene Survey: How Will Trump’s Travel Policies Affect International Attendance?

PCMA Convene

That travel ban was replaced last Sunday by a reworked executive order that sets permanent restrictions on travel by most nationals from an adjusted list of countries — Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea.

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Four Seasons Keeps Expanding Global Portfolio

Smart Meetings

Also in 2012, Four Seasons also announced plans to build Four Seasons Resort Jeju Island at Jeju Shinhwa World in South Korea, Four Seasons Hotel Dahlian in China, Four Seasons Hotel Makkah in Saudi Arabia and Four Seasons Hotel Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake in Vietnam.

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Toe Pick! 12 Top Hotel Ice Rink Picks

Smart Meetings

Grand Hyatt Seoul in Seoul, South Korea Grand Hyatt Seoul Get in Olympic shape in time for February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. Glide into winter on a glistening sheet of ice.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

Busan, South Korea. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

Free Event Planning Tools To Make Work Easier

Endless Events

Hong Kong, for example, has an IMAX theatre, Singapore has a butterfly garden, while Korea has a skating rink. Who doesn’t love a free event planning tool? One of the best free event planning tools an #eventprof can use are templates.

How To Market to Global Audiences

PCMA Convene

As examples, in China, the most popular search engine is Badu; it’s Naber in South Korea, and Yandiz in Russia. mdg’s Irina Anthony (right) as budding digital media specialist in Samara, Russia. Over the past several years, U.S.

Sports anyone? 5 ways to build excitement at corporate events

Plan Your Meetings

This year, the Olympics are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and, in 2018, Pyeongchang, South Korea, will host the Winter Olympics. Sporting events are a huge draw. The Super Bowl attracts more than 111 million viewers.

Let the Games Begin: The Olympics and the Future of Live-Streaming

PCMA Convene

Sports enthusiasts don’t have to travel to PyeongChang, South Korea, to watch the 2018 Olympic Winter Games this month. Heck, they don’t have to turn on their televisions.

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Event-Tech at Winter Olympics 2018: Part-2

Hubilo Blog

In Korea yet sitting at home watching the Games? In our first edition of the Event Tech at Winter Olympics 2018 series, we walked you through the tech behind the scenes.

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Is this the end of event apps?


Forecasts project that in Germany in 2018 over 70% of the population will use a smartphone, and in countries like South Korea it is already almost 90%. No mobile, no chance. The spread of smartphones is still growing.

2016 Las Vegas MAGIC Fashion Convention (World’s Largest Fashion Marketplace)

The Modern Event

Buyers, vendors, designers and manufacturers come from Japan, Korea, France… just about every civilized country is represented, as well as, of course, a plethora of stateside participants, all hoping to make their mark. MAGIC Vegas is the world’s largest fashion marketplace.

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