Successfully attracting key international events such as the World Gas Conference (WGC) and the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience
EXCO is emerging as one of Asia’s major exhibition and convention centers through the successful attraction and holding of various large-scale international conferences.
Following the successful hosting of the 2013 World Energy Congress and 2015 World Water Forum, the 2021 World Gas Conference is due to take place at EXCO in Daegu.
Starting with the International Congress on Parasitology to be held in 2018, and the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience to be held in the same year, international conferences and large-scale events in a variety of fields will take place at EXCO. In this regard, the year 2016 will be very meaningful for EXCO since the initiative master plan for the second expansion will be discussed in preparing for the 2021 World Gas Conference. Moreover, the upgraded services and facilities from remodeling works are expected to give further impetus to EXCO’s attraction of various future events.
7th World Water Forum, Daegu & Gyeongbuk 2015 “Water for our Future” held with great success
EXCO has pulled out all the stops recently for the 7th World Water Forum. As a result, Daegu and Gyeongju have attracted over 40,000 visitors from 168 countries including nine heads of State, 80 government ministers and 100 official national government delegations. Under the theme “Water for our Future,” over 400 discussion sessions were held during the week at both Daegu’s EXCO convention center and Gyeongju’s HICO convention center. During the international conferences, EXCO as a PEO (professional exhibition organizer) has hosted the World Water Forum exhibition, which provided insights into the global water industry of today and the future at a glance.
The show involved more than 250 exhibitors with 900-booths from national delegations, international organizations, global water suppliers and industry experts.
Exhibitions growing alongside with Daegu future strategic industries
EXCO is planning to concentrate on nurturing its main fairs related to local industry into globally recognized events. EXCO works intensively to nurture the International Green Energy Expo, Water Expo Korea 2016, Daegu Int`l Machinery Industry Expo 2016, IT Convergence Expo Korea and International Fire & Safety EXPO KOREA among its diversity of trade shows. One of the most representative industrial exhibitions of EXCO, the International Green Energy Expo, will take place from April 4 to 8. Korea’s top and Asia’s no. 3 green energy expo is also the world’s 10th leading international trade show with approximately 40% of the represented exhibitors from abroad. Overseas exhibitors from Europe, the USA, China and Japan will present the latest renewable energy technologies. As a representative expo of Korea , the International Green Energy Expo is a member of the Global Solar Alliance, showing the high status of the expo. Major international conferences are due to take place at EXCO: The 9th National Congress on Fluids Engineering in March 2016; the International Conference of Manufacturing Technology Engineers in October; and the Asia-Pacific Gas Conference. EXCO has enhanced the safety of the international conferences by establishing a cutting-edge security system. EXCO has also built an independent Wi-Fi system for the first time among domestic convention centers. A facilities upgrade was completed in order to prepare for hosting the 7th World Water Forum. EXCO renovated the third floor exhibition hall into a grand ballroom. This excellent space is dedicated to accommodate international conferences and conventions, along with the International Conference Zone of EXCO’s newly added building. In 2015, EXCO successfully handled a total of 1,056 exhibitions and conventions, including 65 trade fairs, 50 business meetings, 40 academic conferences and 800 general conferences. To ensure successful hosting of the 2021 World Gas Conference, EXCO plans to make an additional expansion. With this as a momentum, EXCO is drawing up a short- and long-term project for additionally attracting improved MICE facilities.
Park Chong-man, president and CEO of EXCO, said. “Following the successful hosting of the 2015 World Water Forum, EXCO has continuously made inspiring accomplishments by attracting major international events such as the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience in 2018, and the 2021 World Gas Conference, which will provide EXCO a key momentum to attract world-renowned international exhibitions and conventions and grow into a globally recognized convention center.”
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