Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) is gearing up to host a virtual edition of the annual Union of International Associations (UIA) Round Table in Asia-Pacific on September 17 and 18, 2020, in partnership with Seoul’s MICE industry.
The UIA Round Table Asia-Pacific represents the very first virtual Round Table. Delegates will be invited to listen to keynote speeches and panel discussions, participate in discussions and join the networking activities at various virtual venues representing Seoul. The N Seoul Tower, Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul Botanic Garden, Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Floating Island Convention have been carefully selected for the virtual map.
Programmes have been organised in such a way to resemble an on-site Round Table and include a database training session, presentations and workshop discussions on various topics, plus more. The discussions are to be held in real-time on a virtual platform and this will also be applied to the casual conversations in the virtual lounge area.
Seoul is gearing up to present virtual tour videos to highlight exactly what makes the city a top-class MICE destination. Attendees can choose to watch 360˚ VR videos of various themes that are available at a virtual theatre. Meanwhile, mini-games and surprising prizes are available to promote interactions amongst the attendees, while simultaneously entertaining them.
Delegate wishing to find out more about Seoul can visit the virtual Seoul booth for a live chat with SCB staff or can download the information brochure on the PLUS SEOUL support programme.
Director – MICE planning team, Seoul Tourism Organization, Jihyun Kim enthused: “It seemed adventurous to host a round table virtually at first. However, as more things are fitting into the right place, it started to portray a successful event that will show the value of the city to the attendees. I hope the attendees will have opportunities to visit us in Seoul one day and take advantage of the PLUS SEOUL support programme and of course, see the beautiful city for themselves as well.
Kim added that one of the main goals of this Round Table is to provide a place where attendees can freely meet, greet and mingle, just as they would on-site.