Meetings in Paradise

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Jeju Island

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Abundant in sun-kissed beaches, cobalt blue oceans, and stunning natural attractions that tell tales of its dramatic volcanic past, Jeju Island is a Korean travel destination that requires little incentive to visit.

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Equally, Jeju, a major UNESCO hotspot, is a prime convention setting not only for its natural assets, but also its high-quality meeting venues, ranging from state-of-the-art convention facilities to unique event spaces never far from the warm Pacific Ocean.

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Offering stunning scenery of both the ocean and Hallasan, the striking shield volcano that built Jeju millions of years ago, ICC (International Convention Center) Jeju is a resort-style meeting facility located in the Jungmun Tourist Complex of Seogwipo City. As one might expect from such a description, the center is within walking distance of accommodation, shopping, and recreational facilities, and contains its own dining venues that can also host functions.

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For events, ICC Jeju offers 2,395m² of exhibition space on the first of its 7 floors, and can be subdivided into 5 smaller spaces for everything from expos to banquets. Meanwhile, occupying floors 5-7 is Tamna Hall, designed especially for ultramodern congresses. Divisible into three spaces, it can hold up to 4,300 persons at once and contains 1,500 fixed seats and 2,800 movable seats. Support facilities include wireless simultaneous interpretation equipment for up to 8 languages, separate waiting rooms, and more. A further 20 conference rooms with capacity for 35-200 persons can be found on floors 2, 3, and 4.

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Also located in Seogwipo is the Jeju Peace Institute, a research center and conference facility first opened in 2006. The JPI’s mission, as described on its official website, is the “promotion of peace on the Korean Peninsula and to foster regional cooperation in East Asia” –most notably through the biennial Jeju Forum, during which world leaders in various fields discuss issues on international cooperation.

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Available for conferences and seminars, the JPI provides two main meeting spaces: a 140.18m² Seminar Room with capacity for 35 persons, and a 43.2m² Conference Room able to hold up to 15 persons, each fully equipped with A/V facilities for both kinds of functions. There is also a Lounge for receptions and breaks for up 30 persons and a Library of JPI publications –useful for any meetings held on related topics. In addition, the JPI’s proximity to ICC Jeju makes it a suitable ancillary meeting space, such as for VIP conferences and other high-level gatherings.

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Source: Korea MICE Bureau’s September e-newsletter

 

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