BEXCO, Aiming to Become a Global MICE Platform in 2018

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryBEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center), as a landmark of Busan, an international maritime city and a hub of logistics in Northeast Asia, launched its successful history as a global-standard convention and exhibition center with the Busan International Motor Show in September 2001.

BEXCO features a large, pillar-free exhibition space that is fully flexible for any size of event, meeting rooms, outdoor exhibition space, modern facilities, convention halls and auditorium for large-scale international conferences and meetings.

With its innovative facilities, excellent accessibility, and superb customer service, BEXCO accommodates large-scale international exhibitions, including the biennially hosted Busan International Motor Show, Korea Railways and Logistics Fairs, Offshore Korea and Marine Week.

 

 

In addition, BEXCO has established itself as an exhibition convention center with unparalleled competitiveness in Northeast Asia by hosting international conferences and events, such as the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup Final Draw Event, ICCA Annual Congress 2003, ITU Telecom Asia 2004, APEC 2005 Korea, ILO Asia and the Pacific Conference 2006, IFI Congress and World Interior Design Competition 2007, World Festival of Traditional Sports 2008, Third OECD Global Forum 2009, IPCC Congress 2010, Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness 2011, 95th Lions Clubs Int’l Convention, IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2012, IUSSP International Population Conference 2013, The 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches 2013, 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, 2015 IDB-IIC Annual Conference, ITU Telecom World 2017 and more.

BEXCO is situated in the heart of Busan’s fastest-growing and most dynamic area. The Center features convenient amenities, beautiful scenery of nature and beaches of Haeundae and Gwanganri, 5-star-hotels and more accommodation to suit all budgets, shopping centers and other attractions for leisure and vacation.

Additionally, its state-of-the-art facilities enable BEXCO to host any kind of exhibition. The pillar-free exhibition space can withstand five tons of weight per 1m2 for heavy equipment. BEXCO also provides easy vehicle access for exhibits, booth construction and breakdown, a wide variety of choices for events with modern and advanced facilities including plumbing system, electricity supply, and communications system on-site. Each exhibition hall features a ceiling height of 12.5 – 22.5m, making it perfect for international largescale trade hall. The complete view of the exhibition hall from the organizer’s offices help the organizers remain in touch with the exhibition visitors and the exhibitors.

To meet the needs for bigger exhibition and meeting space, construction of the new exhibition halls and auditorium were completed in June 2012. BEXCO has expanded 20,000 square-meters of exhibition space and an auditorium that accommodates 4,000 people. With the new buildings, the Center will be able to host a wide variety of international events and provide the highest level of service, ensuring BEXCO remains a symbolic landmark of Busan’s and a global MICE platform.

 

Major Exhibitions in 2018

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KINTEX, Global Top 20 Exhibition & Convention Center

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryKINTEX has been increasing the number of events held, such as 265 exhibition hall events, 1,003 conference room meetings, and 130 shootings of TV CF and drama locations through the end of 2017, showing remarkable achievements every year. As a result, notwithstanding the exhibition and convention center of larger than 100,000m2, of which the scale is 15 soccer fields, the operation rate remarkably reached almost 60 percent as of last year. The area of KINTEX is three times as large as that of COEX in Samseong-dong, Seoul, and the annual use area converted into the rate of operation is 23 million m2, which is the biggest in Korea.
In May 2016, KINTEX successfully held the 2016 Rotary International Convention, which was the largest ever in the history of Rotary’s international conventions. It attracted ‘ASEAN POWER WEEK’ which had previously been held only in the ASEAN region, such as in Thailand, Malaysia etc., thereby letting the world know about KINTEX as a premier international convention and exhibition center. The 2016 SIMTOS, one of the world’s four major machine tool exhibitions and the largest exhibition in terms of single area, was visited by more than 600 actual buyers from various countries including India, Vietnam and Indonesia, where the demand for machine tools and the relevant products has increased significantly in recent years. In addition, as a culture complex, KINTEX holds various culture experience programs and concerts, such as the KINTEX Spoon Art Show, Korea Christmas Fair, etc.
Also, internally, the number of exhibitions conducted by KINTEX increased drastically from nine in 2014 to 21 in 2017. Typically, KINTEX participated in the Seoul Motor Show and Seoul Food, which are two of the five major exhibitions in Korea, as a joint organizer, thereby demonstrating and strengthening its exhibition capacity. KINTEX held ‘K-Beauty Expo Bangkok’ in Thailand in September last year, and held another ‘K-Beauty Expo’ in Vietnam last year, thereby helping Korean SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) participating in the exhibitions to develop their overseas markets.
KINTEX continues its efforts to become one with the local community. Since 2015, KINTEX has been holding ‘The Super Mom Fair’ for helping career-interrupted women find new work, along with Ilsan Ajime, which is the biggest online community in the region of Goyang City. Last year it donated all of the profits to Goyang Youth Shelter, a social service institution in the region, and community service centers, thereby walking the path of coexistence with the community. KINTEX has been continuing a scholarship project for supporting the study of excellent youth in the region of Goyang City and Gyeonggi-do for 10 years since its establishment.
For the first time in the exhibition industry of Korea, KINTEX uses retired professional manpower as expert advisors for its exhibition business marketing and has dispatched career-interrupted women to the wedding and catering business where women’s unique sensibility can be utilized, considering that the interest in re-entry of career-interrupted women’s advancement in society is growing. KINTEX, as the representative convention and exhibition center in Korea, will keep on expanding these social contribution projects in order to contribute to the community.
Meanwhile, as the business plan for constructing the third convention and exhibition center of KINTEX passed the deliberation stage by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, it has become possible to carry forward the construction of the third convention and exhibition center in accordance with the “Basic Plan for the Construction of the General Exhibition Center in the Metropolitan Area” set up at the time of the establishment of KINTEX. As it is anticipated that KINTEX’s exhibition centers will be saturated in 2020 with its rate of operation increasing up to 70%, KINTEX must start arranging for construction of the third convention and exhibition center without delay.
Now, with construction of the third convention and exhibition center in 2022, KINTEX will secure an exhibition area of 178,000m2, getting ranked among the top 20 in the world. In addition, by establishing a hotel along with the third convention and exhibition center, KINTEX will increase visitors’ time to stay in Goyang downtown and heighten the economic ripple effects through the community.
The Techno Valley of Northern Gyeonggi-do planned to be created in the region of Janghangdong in 2020 is expected to transform the whole area of KINTEX into a center of the “fourth industrial revolution.” In 2021, the GTX A Line reducing the travel time between Samseong Station in Seoul and KINTEX to just 20 minutes will be opened, and the complex transfer center will be constructed at the GTX KINTEX Station. Thus, the whole area of KINTEX is expected to become a hub of traffic and culture.

 

Major Exhibitions in 2018

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