Where to Meet in Jeonju

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Korea’s Culture Hotspot

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Photos by: Korea MICE Bureau 

Jeonju is known for its traditional food and culture, and is a wonderful destination for rich, unique experiences. Although it does not have as much MICE infrastructure as larger cities such as Gwangju, Daejeon, and Seoul, what it lacks in buildings, it makes up for with hearty cuisine, traditional meeting spaces, and small-town charm. Jeonju’s many merits have drawn many large international MICE events to its area, which have benefited from a wide array of hotels, facilities, and venues.

 

Hotel Le Win

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Located in downtown Jeonju near the Jeonju Hanok Village, the Hotel Le Win (formerly the Chonju Core-Riviera) offers visitors a conveniently-located high-quality accommodation and meeting facility. The hotel provides 166 Korean and Western-style guest rooms, along with 3 meeting spaces. The largest of these is the Baekje Hall, suitable for formal gatherings of up to 800 persons, while the Kirin and Picasso halls are ideal for smaller events catered to 60 and 120 persons respectively.

The hotel’s facilities and close proximity to Jeonju’s attractions also make it a popular venue for business visitors participating in culture tours; in 2014, for example, it hosted a welcome dinner event for attendees of the Seoul Social Enterprise World Forum business/culture tour of the city.

Past international events held at the Hotel Le Win include the 7th International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics in 2015 and the 2016 Jeollabuk-do Business Matching network meeting.

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Getting There

By car:

About 15-20 minutes from Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal.

 

Chonbuk National University

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Serving over 30,000 students with over 2,000 faculty and staff, the university’s several college, graduate, and professional schools host a wide variety of events throughout the year.  Though not primarily made for use to the public, events done in conjunction with the university benefit from a plethora of venue options, including performance theaters, lecture rooms, large assembly halls, and even outdoor concert venues and stadiums.

Some international events held here include the International Textiles and Costume Culture Congress (2014) and the International Conference On Advances In Structural Health Management And Composite Structures (2016).

Getting There

By car:

About 5-10 minutes by taxi from Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal.

 

Jeonju Film Festival – Screening & Performance Venues

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Jeonju’s capabilities as an event host are perhaps most strongly demonstrated during the annual Jeonju International Film Festival, earlier this year showcasing 211 films from 45 countries. The 2016 event took advantage of five cinema complexes, concentrated along Jeonju’s dedicated ‘Cinema Street’: CGV Jeonju Gosa, CGV Jeonju, Megabox Jeonju (Gaeksa), Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema, and Jeonju Cinema Town, providing a total of 19 screens.

The opening and closing ceremonies, along with this year’s opening film – director Robert Burdreau’s blues drama Born To Be Blue – all took place at outdoor venue JIFF Lounge, which also serves as an gathering point for festivalgoers awaiting screenings in Cinema Street.

According to the festival’s official website, JIFF 2016 was a record-breaking success in terms of attendance, citing 71,000 admissions and 219 sellout screenings before its final day. Effective human traffic management, improved services, and strong positive response to festival content were among the reasons cited for the growth in numbers.

 

Getting There (Cinema Street)

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By car:

About 15 minutes from Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal. A free JIFF shuttle bus is available from the terminal during the festival.

 

Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center

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Part of the wider Jeonju Hanok Village, the Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center is an accommodation facility in which guests can stay in authentically-recreated Korean housing (hanok) from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Ideal for anyone looking to immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture, the center encourages guests to get hands-on with the Joseon-era lifestyle, from cutting firewood to heat their lodgings [learn more about hanok and their unique ondol heating system]to cooking Korean cuisine, making crafts, and other period-specific programs. The center can house up to 35 persons at a time and meals are included in the cost.

Getting There

By car:

About 15-20 minutes from Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal.

Need help finding the ideal Jeonju event venue? Contact us today by emailing mice@knto.or.kr.

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