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

Eligibility

Seoul offers supports for international conferences that meet the criteria below according to the event type.
※ Online participants registered outside Korea will be counted as oversea participants for online and hybrid conferences.
  • 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
    • Over 100 attendants
    • Over 50 foreign attendants
    • International conferences held for one day or longer
  • International conferences
    organized by entities
    that are not members
    of international
    organizations
    • Over 150 foreign attendants
    • International conferences held for
      two days or longer

Support Stages

  • Bidding Stage
    Bidding activities to
    bring an international
    conference to Seoul
  • Promoting Stage
    Promotional activities
    after confirming to hold
    an international
    conference in Seoul
  • Hosting Stage
    Hosting an international
    conference in Seoul within
    the calendar year
※ Support for Bidding and Promoting Stage are offered for the previous conferences of the one to be hosted or the conferences related

Online International Conference Support

Online Only Conference Support
Online Meeting platform construction
Hybrid Conference Support
Online contents production / promotion

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
Bidding Stage
Financial Support Subvention Comprehensive Support Service
  • Bidding participation committee : Accommodation, flight tickets, registration for the attending conference
  • Promotional materials making
  • Assistance for the preparation of bid proposals & Presentations
  • Joint bidding activities abroad
  • Online contents production and promotion
  • Promotional booth production and management
  • 1:1 bidding clinics: Presentation skill consulting, bidding proposals, and presentation contents
  • Letter of support from the Mayor of Seoul and president of the Seoul Tourism Organization
  • Site inspections for associations’ executives and meeting planners
  • Seoul promotional video and Seoul Welcome Kit
  • Writing letters of intent and proposals
  • Joint bidding activities abroad (provided upon preapprovals only)
Promoting Stage
Financial Support Subvention Comprehensive Support Service
  • Promotion Organizing committee : Accommodation, flight tickets, registration for the attending conference
  • Promotional materials making
  • Joint bidding activities abroad
  • Online contents production and promotion
  • Promotional booth production and management
  • Seoul promotional video and Seoul Welcome Kit
Hosting Stage
Financial Support Subvention Comprehensive Support Service
  • Venue rental for the convention center or designated meeting venue in Seoul
  • High-tech equipment rental
  • Promotional materials making
  • Official dinners
  • Online contents production and promotion
  • Online Meeting platform construction
  • Expense coverages for cancellation or postponement caused by COVID-19
  • Seoul MICE Supporters
  • Seoul promotional video and Seoul Welcome Kit

Covid-19 Special Support

Virtual Seoul
Support for the use of the Virtual Seoul Platform and additional user fees of KRW 10 million.

A virtual space set in Seoul's major landmarks.
Virtual conference platform for meetings and network activities.

Seoul MICE Safety Care Service

Medical Care Looking for ways to solve medical expenses, wanted hospitals, medical interpreters, vehicles, and caregivers
Airport Airport concierge desk operations, visa ticketing
Travel Post-processing theft, reservation of accommodation, issuance of traffic tickets and wanted vehicles
Business Chatbot and counseling service for 24 hours a day Urgent translation and translation personnel wanted
Safe insurance Death, hospitalization and outpatient support being for items such as Shanghai. Physical disability and property damages.

Seoul MICE Safe Zone

Cleaning & Disinfection of the venue Specialized sterilization and quarantine disinfection at the venue(Support up to once a day during the opening period)
Quarantine Gate Installation and removal of the quarantine gate (air shower)Up to two, up to seven days
Quarantine Goods
  • KF94 Mask
  • Pump type hand sanitizer
  • Hand Disinfection Tissue
  • Thermographic camera rental

Hosting Support

  • Promotinal Materials Seoul welcome kit contains souvenirs and Seoul guide map Learn More
  • Seoul MICE Supporters Half of labor cost covered with each supporter
    working 8 hours daily
    Learn More

Customized Experience Support

Requirement for Application
  • Minimum number of International participants lowered to 200 (modified from 500 due to COVID-19)
  • Number of International participants 200-1,000: Choice of 2 supports
  • Number of International participants more than 1,000: Choice of 3 supports
    (Seoul Promotional Booth is given for this category)
  • Repeated hosting of International Conferences in Seoul: Additional 1 support
  • == $0

    Event App Development:

    • Promoting an eco-friendly and sustainable conferences
  • == $0

    Seoul Promotional Booth:

    • Providing hand-on experience (such as trying traditional Korean clothing) and local tour program information
  • == $0

    Wi-fi Usage:

    • Providing the high-speed wireless internet services at the event venue
  • == $0

    AI Robot Rental:

    • Providing AI robot rental service to aid different task around the event venue
  • == $0

    Subway Pass:

    • Providing Subway Journey Ticket to experience convenient Subway transportation system
  • == $0

    Airport Concierge Desk:

    • Welcoming and assisting international MICE participants starting from the arrival
  • == $0

    Give-Back-to-Local:

    • Donating relevant amount (calculated accordingly to the use of Event App during the event) to the local institution in need in the name of the hosting organization
  • == $0

    Opening a Public Session:

    • Providing opportunities to the local citizens to learn about the main topic or topics related to of the conference (offered for a limited time only)
  • == $0

    Welcoming Companions:

    • Providing one-day tour program or lunch for the companions of the international participants

Application and support process

When to Apply
Apply at least one month prior to the opening date
How to Apply
Use the automated on-line application via the SCB’s official website at www.miceseoul.com
  • 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

Withdraw or Reduction/Refund of Support

  • - When false information is found in submitted application, the support will be reassessed.
  • - Not submitting follow-up documents required for the support to be released.
  • - When the required condition (for example, exposure the logo of Seoul Metropolitan Government on pictures) is not met, the support will be reassessed.
  • - When logos are used for purposes not pre-approved by Seoul Convention Bureau, the support will be reassessed.
  • - When the hosting city is changed after receiving and executing support at bidding and promoting stages, the support needs to be refunded.
  • - The hosting organization has caused any public dispute conflicting with SCB’s public message, the support will be reassessed or requested to be repaid back to SCB at any stage.

Conditions

  • 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

    • International Conference Support:
    • Tel: 02-3877-0826/0875
    • Email: ​ miceseoul@sto.or.kr
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Seoul Welcome Kit

  • Seoul Welcome Kit
    SCB support Seoul Welcome Kit including souvenir and Safety kit for groups with at least 10 international participants
  • How to Apply
    Local agencies can apply via our One-stop Service at http://korean.miceseoul.com/
  • Please complete your application at least 1 month before
Contact
Seoul Welcome Kit ( +82-2-3788-0859,  xuanzhi )

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 agencies can apply via our One-stop Service at http://korean.miceseoul.com/
  • Please complete your application at least 1 month before
Contact
Seoul MICE Supporters  ( +82-2-3788-0866,  )