SETEC Evolving into Seoul’s Cultural Hotspot Beyond Merely an Exhibition and Convention Venue (Seoul Trade Exhibition & Convention) is a major convention center in Seoul, Korea, which has served as a premier business platform for new growth engine industries and settlement business of the Seoul Metropolitan Government by providing various opportunities for successful business.
Run by Seoul Business Agency (SBA), SETEC has grown as a specialized exhibition center with the aim of fostering Seoul’s strategic industries by hosting a wide range of related trades shows, expos, and events.
SETEC, located in Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, consists of three exhibition halls with a total area of 7,948 square meters and subsidiary facilities such as organizers’ offices, waiting rooms for VIPs, support office, and press room.



With easy access to public transportation, SETEC is the ideal venue for hosting various kinds of events

With easy access to public transportation such as the subway and the benefit of an entire one-floor exhibition space, SETEC has a great reputation for hosting large-scale events smoothly.
With its three exhibition halls, SETEC ensures a variety of space uses, while the adjacent Yangjae Stream provides visitors to the exhibition with a new experience making it an environmentally-friendly exhibition center along with access to nature in the heart of the metropolitan area.



As a reliable partner for SMEs, SETEC provides various kinds of support for enterprises

SETEC hosts more than 80 expos and events in such diverse fields as architecture, baby goods, franchise and IT businesses, attracting 7,400 SMEs on average annually. SETEC is involved in not only helping SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) increase exports and find new overseas markets but also in providing marketing support.
The conference room that can accommodate 120 people is located on the second floor separately with three exhibition halls on the first floor so that it can be the perfect location for conducting related seminars concurrently during exhibitions.


SETEC wins first prize in recognition of its outstanding brand differentiation, quality, and loyalty

SETEC was awarded the first prize in the exhibition & convention section in the 13th Korea Prestige Brand Awards, held on March 23, 2017. This is another splendid achievement following its winning the first prize in the exhibition & convention section in the Korea Master Brand Awards four years in a row from 2013 to 2016. This has given SETEC another opportunity to be recognized as a flagship exhibition and convention center of Seoul.
SETEC also plans to briskly develop its own trade shows and offer further support for exhibitions of public benefit as a business partner of SMEs, with the goal of becoming a place for Seoul citizens to utilize at the same time.
SETEC has achieved a superior track record with the highest operating rate among the exhibition and convention centers in Korea by handling the organization systemically in terms of flexible manpower management and custom-tailored service since it was taken over by KOTRA in 2005.
For promoting exploration of new markets for SMEs and vitalization of the MICE industry, SETEC focuses on fostering new exhibitions in the higher value-added fields such as culture & arts, Hallyu (the Korean Wave) and beauty industries and offering differentiated services through specially planned exhibitions and joint organization of various exhibitions.
Moreover, it is working on promoting diverse exhibitions of public interest, serving as a venue for ordinary citizens to enjoy as well.


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Korean Exhibition Industry Maintains Its Fame As a “Golden Goose” exhibition industry, often referred to as a “Golden Goose,” is attracting worldwide attention. Korea’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry also seeks to revitalize the exhibition industry through a project plan to expand the infrastructure such as the construction of the COEX Jamsil and the 3rd KINTEX exhibition center.
Combined with cultural heritages accumulated over thousands of years and exciting modern attractions, state-of-the-art convention facilities and affordable accommodation, Korea’s MICE industry makes the country one of the fastest emerging MICE destinations in the world.
According to the results of the Korea Exhibition Industry Statistical Survey (2016) published by the Association of Korea Exhibition Industry (AKEI) on September 28, 2017, a total of 568 exhibitions were held in Korea in 2016. The average number of exhibitors was 151 and the average number of visitors was 13,388. This indicates an increase in the number of exhibitions, average exhibition area, and average number of visitors compared to 2015. In particular, the number of exhibitors increased. In addition, the domestic organizers’ overseas expansion showed a significant increase compared to that of previous years. The total sales of the industry in 2016 totaled KRW3.454 trillion, exceeding the KRW 2.11 trillion of the flourishing film industry in Korea.

For convention and exhibition organizers, as well as business travelers, this month’s Korea Buyers Guide covers major exhibition centers in Korea and how they are being better-equipped for international conventions and exhibitions. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Changwon International Automotive Industry Show 2017 (CIAIS 2017) 2017 Changwon International Automotive Industry Show, sponsored by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and hosted by the Korea Automobile Parts Association (Incorporated Association) and Samwoo International Co., Ltd. will be held in the Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECC) for three days from Aug. 30 (Wed.) to Sep. 1 (Fri.), 2017.
This exhibition will be held with a scale of 220 booths from 80 companies from 10 countries with various domestic/overseas automobile part products such as automobile OEM parts/materials and aftermarket parts/maintenance/repairing equipment/inspection equipment/facility, complete vehicles (electric vehicles/hydrogen vehicles/commercial vehicles), distribution, etc. In particular, it is the professional display exhibition of OEM parts materials and replacement parts (certified products).
As of June, 2017, up to 20 overseas genuine buyers will be invited, and 12 companies from six countries including the USA, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, etc. were confirmed for participation.
This exhibition, which is being held this year for the 2nd time, will be a perfect venue to grasp the latest trends of the automobile parts industry, and for technology exchanges and territorial cultivation. Here, in  Gyeongnam, with the 2nd-largest size in the number of the companies in automobile parts, and possessing great potential as a new growth industry by being selected as a focused city for hydrogen vehicles, we hope you will discover the optimum business opportunity. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

‘Plastics Industry Meets Mold Industry’


March 12-16 2013, KOPLAS ‘the platform of the Plastics & Rubber Industry’ will be held with Int’l Korea Mold & Die show(INTERMOLD KOREA)!

Outstanding plastics and rubber products, raw materials, and technologies will be gathered together with leading brands from around the world to be displayed under one roof. The organizers Korea E & Ex Inc. and Korea Plastics Processing Machine Industry Cooperative will host KOPLAS 2013 from March 12 to 16, 2013 for five days at KINTEX exhibition center in Goyang, South Korea, supported by government organizations.

Since 1981, KOPLAS 2013 has been 22 editions and will be held concurrently with International Korea Mold & Die Show(INTERMOLD KOREA 2013), as well as the Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Fluid Exhibition(HARFKO Show 2013). Hosting three shows in one location will form a golden bridge between Korea and the global market in these industries as it generates international business with professionals and buyers. It will be the best opportunity to step forward as a representative show in Asia.


Korean plastics have integrated with the advanced IT and eco-friendly technologies. It helps the developments of technologies and products. KOPLAS brings you the latest innovations and the most sophisticated plastics technologies. Also, more than 40,000 visitors will be joining the show and the organizers expect more than 300 companies from 20 countries all around the world. It will grow as a hub exhibition of plastics and rubber equipment in the Northeast Asian region and play an important role in creating new environment and technologies of this sector.

Main Exhibits of KOPLAS 2013 will be Raw Materials and Auxiliary Materials, Semi-finished and Finished Products, Processing Machinery, Post Processing Machinery, Molds and Dies, Ancillary Equipment, Parts and Meter, Test and Measuring Equipment as well as Packaging and Printing Machinery, thus offering more diverse products and technologies for buyers and distributors.

pim2KOPLAS 2013 in KINTEX is all set to be one of its best shows ever, with a fantastic line-up of exhibitors presenting the latest and best in new technologies for the world’s plastics &rubber equipment and services. The organizersanticipate mutually rewarding development with the top IT industries in Korea.

Useful conferences and seminars are planned to be held at KINTEX Conference Center to promote the exchange of new information and technologies. The conferences will be organized by individual exhibitors and associations as well as the KOPLAS secretariat. It is intended to promote the spread of excellent plastics technologies here in Koreaand showcase the current trends of the plastics market in Korea.

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