seoul convetion bureau

International Conferences
SUPPORT & SERVICE​ PLUS SEOUL International Conferences
PLUS SEOUL provides comprehensive support to international conferences
held in Seoul through their entire cycle from bidding to promotion and hosting
Request for support

Eligibility

Seoul offers subvention to support international conferences and meetings that meet all the following criteria according to the event type.
  • International conferences
    organized by entities that are
    members of international
    organizations
    • Over 300 attendants
    • Over 100 foreign attendants from more
      than five countries
    • International conferences held for three
      days or longer
  • International conferences
    organized by entities that are
    not members of international
    organizations
    • Over 150 attendants
    • International conferences held for two
      days or longer
  • Other small-and mid-sized
    international conferences
    • Over 50 attendants
    • International conferences deemed highly
      impactful

Application and support process

  • 01

    Apply

    (at least three months
    prior to the start date)

    Automated on-line
    application

  • 02

    Approval

    Approval notified
    based on the SMG
    support standards

  • 03

    Notification
    of the
    approval status

    (prior to attraction,
    promotion and hosting)

    E-mail notification
    on the approval status
    and support details

  • 04

    Event execution

    Event execution and
    preparation of
    supporting document

  • 05

    Online submission of
    results reports

    Within one month after event
    completion (activity)

  • 06

    Final decision issued
    on support and
    grant amounts after
    review of
    results reports

    Final decision
    to be notified
    through email

  • 07

    Grant payments

    (Paid to the requesting
    organizer or the relevant
    agency)

    Payments within one month
    after notification

Core Benefit

· Required : More than 50 international participants for academic societies, addociations, groups and organizations that host an international conference for more than two days in Seoul
SupportDetails
Bidding Support
(Once a year, Up to Two times)
  • On-site Inspections
  • Joint bidding activities abroad
  • Consultations with bidding-related organizations
  • Assistance for the preparation of bid proposals & Presentations
  • Bid support letter

Financial SupportSubvention fo up to 30 Million KRW for bidding activities

Promotional Support
(Once a year, Up to Two times)
  • Seoul promotional videos
  • Promotional materials
  • Introduction of the event through the Seoul MICE homepage and webzine

Financial SupportSubvention fo up to 20 Million KRW for bidding activities

Hosting Support
  • Airport greeting message
  • Promotional materials
  • Seoul MICE Supporters

Financial SupportSubvention fo up to 200 Million KRW for bidding activities

  • Event organizers who receive Convergence MICE Grants are not eligible for applying for International Conference Grants (No duplication).
  • Grants given for overseas promotion activities are limited only to attendance for relevant conferences.
  • Grants are not paid when they are to be used for purposes other than the ones specified above.
  • Grants are paid in the amounts approved after event completion.

Customized Experiences

· Required : For international conferences with over 1,000 participants, of which at least 500 are international participants during the hosting stage
  • Event apps/VR experiences

    • Partial coverage of
      event app/VR development costs
    • Up to KRW 5,000,000.
      50% of development costs
  • Unique Venue Support

    • Unique Venue costs KRW 10,000 per
      international attendee
    • Up to KRW 10,000,000
  • Outdoor advertising

    • Outdoor advertising nearby event venue
    • Penfing on whether there are outdoor
      advertising opportunities and consulation
  • Special tours

    • Partial coverage of vehicle rental
      and tour guide costs
    • Up to KRW 10,000,000
  • Seoul MICE Cards

    • MICE Card for each international participant
    • MICE Cards with a total value of
      KRW 8,000
  • Seoul promotional booth

    • Seoul tourism concierge desk with
      Korean traditional clothing experience
    • Cooperation with organizer
      regarding space required

Conditions for Support

  • Financial support recipients agree to credit Seoul City for sponsorship, and also adhere to guidelines regarding publicity of the Seoul City logo.
    Organizer must pay for expenses first, and will receive financial support upon conclusion of the event and submission of the required post-event documents.

Contact Information

    • Bidding Support
    • Name : Mihyun Im
    • Tel : 02-3788-0859
    • E-mail : mh1227@sto.or.kr
    • Bidding Support
    • Name : Gahye Ahn
    • Tel : 02-3788-0824
    • E-mail : gh.ahn@sto.or.kr
    • Hosting Support
    • Name : Do Hwi Kwak
    • Tel : 02-3788-0826
    • E-mail : smile@sto.or.kr
    • Hosting Support
    • Name : Veronica Kim
    • Tel : 02-3788-0875
    • E-mail : smile@sto.or.kr
plus seoul

Customized MICE support program
that can only be experienced in Seoul

Seoul Convention Bureau offers various benefits to make your MICE event more valuable and
sustainable through PLUS SEOUL. Experience Seoul's special MICE support program right now.
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Hospitality Services

  • Promotional MaterialsSeoul welcome kit contains souvenirs
    and Seoul guide map
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  • Seoul MICE SupportersHalf of labor cost covered with each supporter
    working 8 hours daily
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  • Airport Greeting MessageWelcome message at baggage claim areas of
    Incheon Int’l Airport Terminals 1&2
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Seoul Promotional Materials

  • Seoul Welcome Kit
    SCB support Seoul Welcome Kit including souvenir and Seoul guide map for groups with at least 50 international participants.
  • How to Apply
    Local agency can apply via our One-stop Service athttp://miceseoul.com/Korean
  • * Please complete your application at least 1 month before

Seoul MICE Supporters

  • Seoul MICE Supporters
    A highly trained and dedicated pool of multilingual personnel chosen from convention-related departments of universities able to provide support for a wide variety of operations for your international conferences or corporate meetings in Seoul.
  • How to Apply
    Local agency can apply via our One-stop Service athttp://miceseoul.com/Korean
  • * Please complete your application at least 1 month before

Airport Greeting Message

  • Seoul MICE Supporters
    A highly trained and dedicated pool of multilingual personnel chosen from convention-related departments of universities able to provide support for a wide variety of operations for your international conferences or corporate meetings in Seoul.
  • How to Apply
    Local agency can apply via our One-stop Service athttp://miceseoul.com/Korean
  • * Please complete your application at least 1 month before