Korea MICE Expo (KME) 2015 was organized at KINTEX Exhibition Centre, Gyeonggi-do province during 3rd – 5th June 2015 with a presence of over 300 exhibitors, 400 domestic & international buyers and 4000+ visitors.
More than 10 Indian buyers attended the expo and got the opportunity to meet all regional tourism boards and a variety of destination management companies (DMC’s), hotels, attractions and professional conference organizers. The 3 day expo included a welcome reception, pre scheduled B2B appointments and a host of activities during the expo. Apart from the expo, the Indian buyers also got to visit Seoul, Kyeongju and Busan as a part of 2night/3days post tour programme.
The Indian contingent had prominent faces from the industry namely Cox & Kings, InOrbit Travels, Dove Travels, Jay Travels Mumbai, Frontier Holidays Pvt. Ltd, Bliss Travel, Classic Travel, Landmark Tours and corporates from Max Life Insurance and Microlabs Ltd.
Korea has been pioneering in the Asian region as one of the top MICE destinations and this annual expo will assist it in further strengthening its stand in the industry. The Indian market is one of the top potential markets in Asia and KTO is actively involved in promoting its MICE business.
“I am pleased with the growing interest of Indian travel agents and corporates for Korea. This platform gave them the opportunity to directly contact the sellers and also get a glimpse of what Korea has to offer. We would like to have a larger delegation from India next year and encourage all our partners to actively promote Korea MICE. We offer full support in facilitating MICE group travel to Korea” – said Mr. Byungsun Lee – Director, Korea Tourism Organization in India.