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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12 Exciting Smart Meetings FAM Experiences in 2018

Smart Meetings

From the excitement of Palm Springs International Film Festival to the fascinating cities of South Korea, the Smart Meetings editorial staff was busy traveling throughout the world in 2018 to bring back ideas and inspiration about destinations for you to consider for upcoming meetings and events.

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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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Cultural Competency 101


Currently, the program covers 10 areas: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Russia, South Korea and United States, as well as the Jewish, LGBTQ and Native-American cultures. Culture Day trainees, Residence Inn by Marriott Sunny Isles Beach.

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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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Guam CVB: “It’s Business As Usual”


Guam has been in the headlines in recent days and weeks due to a potential threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the direction of the U.S. Travelers can easily access the island on direct flights from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Hawaii and the Philippines.

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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Trump Travel Ban Gets More Specific


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


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


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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Winter Olympic Eats Delight and Inspire


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


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


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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What Matters Most When Choosing a Destination?

PCMA Convene

I really appreciate destinations like [South] Korea or Japan, which present themselves as amazing year-round,” she said. Venues include the National Museum of Korea and Nami Island.

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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.

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 […].

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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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.”

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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9 of the World’s Coolest Convention Centers


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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People on the Move

PCMA Convene

Zhang will be responsible for total account management within the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Zak Kimble.

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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5G in the Event Space

PCMA Convene

While the world last year got a taste of 5G when it debuted during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Telenor Research forecasts that 2019 will be the year when the technology sees real progress in the marketplace.

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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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Star Events supplies record-breaking League of Legends spectacular

Event Industry News

Star Events’ VerTech Ultra system provided for a stunning production at Riot Games’ League Of Legends World Championships final in South Korea, which attracted a record 99.6m Working in South Korea with 35 containers of equipment and without a traditional promoter had its challenges. unique viewers according to stats revealed last week.

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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.

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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Live Updates: A Journey into Sizzling Seoul


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 Meetings Show acquired by Northstar Travel Media

Event Industry News

Exhibitors are demonstrating how important The Meetings Show is to them with 14% increasing their stand space, including the likes of Marriott, Singapore, Korea, Portugal, VisitScotland and Marketing Manchester. The Meetings Show, as part of the Centaur Media Travel & Meetings business, has entered into a definitive agreement for acquisition by Northstar Travel Group.

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Hot Trends in the Land of the Rising Sun

Smart Meetings

The other 95 percent are from Asian countries, such as Malaysia, China, Korea and Indonesia. Tokyo is eager to attract more of the international meetings market, and a high-tech entertainment hub on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay could play a more important role.

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


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.

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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2016 Olympics, Up Close and Personal


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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3 Perfect Swag Bag Ideas for Event Organizers that Convert in 2019

EventBank Insights

China loves the QR code thing, and it's starting to speak across the region in places like Hong Kong, Korea, and Singapore. [link] Does your event have nice booty?No, No, not that kind of booty, weirdo.I'm m talking about products, giveaways, and swag bags. The pirate kind of booty.

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