Live Updates: A Journey into Sizzling Seoul


Smart Meetings will be in Seoul from Nov. 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.

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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. Incredible convention centers aren’t limited to the United States — here are a few of our favorites across the globe.

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Star Events supplies record-breaking League of Legends spectacular

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The Opening Ceremony at Incheon Munhak Stadium, Seoul used augmented reality (AR) to fit virtual/in-game band K/DA onstage, and across over 2,000sqm of screens, for the first musical performance, alongside Madison Beer, Miyeon and Soyeon of (G)I-DLE, and Jaira Burns later in the show. There was quite a lot of new kit with no time to test build it so the main build at Seoul simply had to work first time, which it did!

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The Many Faces of South Korea

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Most of our group flew into Incheon International Airport, 17 miles from Seoul and one of nine international airports in the country. Upstairs in my corner room, the mechanized curtains drew back to reveal floor-to-ceiling views of Seoul Plaza, the park that surrounds futuristic Seoul City Hall.

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15 of 2016’s Hottest Meeting Destinations


Seoul : In the early 2000s, Seoul was by no means a meetings hot spot. Seoul ranked third in the world , trailing only Singapore and Brussels, in the number of meeting held, according to the 2016 International Meetings Statistics Report by the Union of International Associations.

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

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Toward that end, the Korean Tourism Organization also sponsored an event — which translated to “Food Concert” in English — in Seoul, also this summer, where Korean chefs created new dishes from locally sourced ingredients from the province.

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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down


Cities with the most international association meetings last year were Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona, Spain, followed by Copenhagen, London and Amsterdam.

Toe Pick! 12 Top Hotel Ice Rink Picks


Grand Hyatt Seoul in Seoul, South Korea Grand Hyatt Seoul Get in Olympic shape in time for February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. The ice rink at Grand Hyatt Seoul will return on Dec. Grand Hyatt Seoul has 601 guest rooms and 35,000 sq.

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7 Smart Moves at Kimpton Goodland, Grand Velas Los Cabos and More

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Handl has previously worked for Hyatt and as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton hotels in Osaka and Seoul. More: 7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Visit Music City and More. Zachary Jellson Kimpton Goodland in Goleta, California, welcomed Jellson as general manager.

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Show Off Your City in the 2017 CVB Selfie Contest


Other top submissions were from Jin-Hyeok Park, director of Seoul Convention Bureau, and Carrie Westergard, executive director of Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau in Idaho.

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New event space, Exhibition London reveals first look at interior

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The interior space has been developed in collaboration with URW Design and world-renowned architect Nissen Richards, whose impressive portfolio includes the V&A Lecture Theatre and Seoul Opera House; with input from Buckley Grey Yeoman who led the Planning and Listed Building Consent.

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Meeting Planners’ Guide to Golden Olympic Venues


Seoul, South Korea (1988). Set your sights on Seoul! The Seoul Olympic Museum has two floors, plus an underground level, of exhibits and event space dedicated to preserving 1988 Olympic history. Olympic Day is celebrated annually on June 23 rd.

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Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. to open at ExCeL London

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Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) at ExCeL London on 29th November 2018, following a hugely successful run in New York, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei, Las Vegas and Melbourne, where it welcomed in excess of 400,000 visitors.

12 Exciting Smart Meetings FAM Experiences in 2018

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South Korea (August): Virtually everyone in the meetings industry is aware that Seoul is an incredibly hot destination, but South Korea features many other fascinating cities.

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Winter Olympic Eats Delight and Inspire


A post shared by Kiss My Seoul (@kiss_my_seoul) on Jan 26, 2018 at 12:59pm PST. Menu selection can be one of the most inspired , and fraught, decisions you make when planning an event.

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Magazine London: a major new venue for the capital

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The building was designed by world renowned architect Nissen Richards whose impressive portfolio includes the V&A Lecture Theatre and Seoul Opera House. An innovative new event space – Magazine London– is set to launch in summer 2019 and change the face of live events in the capital.

Why Attendees Keep Coming Back

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There have been “smaller” Herbalife meetings for 3,000 participants and below, with more host destinations in the past few years, such as Brisbane, Sydney, Seoul, Taiwan, Bali, and Penang. By Marisa Jampathong.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities


Singapore rose one place to rank sixth, while Seoul, a newcomer to the top 10 , comes in at No. Seoul.

Four Seasons to Open Luxury Resort on Jeju Island


Located near Seoul , Jeju Island boasts several UNESCO sites, waterfalls, underground lava caves, coastal hiking and Hallasan, the highest mountain peak in South Korea. Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea.

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Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event


Think Seoul sliders and kimchi quesadillas. Food trucks are fun, convenient, serve delicious food at a fraction of the cost of a sit-down meal, and are a great addition to any event. Is it any wonder, then, the concept has caught on big time, with an ever-expanding fleet of these kitchens-on-wheels in operation on any given day? Here are some mobile catering stars across the country. Rasta Rita Margarita Truck, Southern California.

Introducing Marriott’s New Snapisode Series


The Snap-series will take viewers to Berlin; Seoul, South Korea; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and New York City. Marriott is ahead of the curve.

Holograms Put Keynote Speakers in Two Places at Once


We have done true live from LA to Seoul, South Korea, with less than a second delay so everyone in the audience can ask the hologram questions and they can respond in real time. Flying cars aren’t on the consumer market just yet, but the futuristic age of The Jetsons has partially arrived.

How to Choose the Best Event App: Beyond the Features


With a Net Promoter Score of 58 (3x higher than the industry average), an average first response time of just 22 seconds… and with offices in San Francisco, Raleigh, or our remote locations in London and Seoul, you’ll be talking to us directly within business hours. In your search for the best event app platform, there’s a good chance you’ve gotten lost in a sea of companies claiming to have better features than the rest.

9 Airports with Super-Fun Ways to Pass the Time


Ice Skate in Incheon International Airport (ICN)—Seoul Waiting in an airport is almost always a drag. Meeting and event planners know this better than anyone. Meal choices are limited, people are everywhere, morale is low and time seems to slow down.

Multi-Hub Meetings

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At a recent multi-hub meeting for oncology professionals, 75 surgeons, chemotherapists, and radiologists gathered in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, and Seoul, while the chair facilitated from a hospital in London.

20 Can't-Miss VR and AR Events in 2018


Location: Seoul, South Korea. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer a figment of our imaginations - they've come to life! We’ve compiled 20 events dedicated to VR and AR to keep you up to date and involved with this innovative and revolutionary technology. Once only seen in movies or described in storybooks, technology has advanced to allow VR and AR to not only work, but to be reproduced at a commercial and consumer level.

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Three Destinations Breaking the Mold

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Dixon said that the organization has been using a similar partner- ship model for approximately 10 years with cities including Amsterdam, London, Cape Town, Seoul, Sao Paolo, and other global hubs.

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