America Takes First and Seoul Ranked Second as Global Meeting Destination

It is little surprise that America has taken first place again as the leading destination for global meetings, second place Seoul has seen phenomenal growth over the last three years in the number of meetings being held.

South Korean Capital Seoul has jumped to second in the rankings for best destination for global meetings with America taking top spot. The increase in fortune for Seoul has taken some industry experts by surprise. The latest International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations show Seoul held an impressive 891 meetings, an increase of over 40% from their 2014 high of 636. This now sees Seoul host 7.5% of all meetings globally

South Korea has been ranked second as a destination for global meetings hosted last year, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released by the

The nationwide growth in infrastructure and ambitious goals by the Korean MICE bureau coupled with the expanded facilities in Gangwon province for the Winter Olympics have helped push growth.

Korea MICE Bureau’s executive director, Kae Hun Kim said, “The UIA findings demonstrate Korea’s compelling attraction for business events and travel, which is underpinned by the nation’s cultural appeal and steadily growing MICE capabilities. We will, of course, continue to work actively to make Korea a highly competitive congress host and a country with a wealth of destinations all featuring their own unique attractions and venues.”