KITAS 2016 Korea

Untitled-16.jpgKorea IT Accessory & S m a r t D e v i c e Show (KITAS) is the only exhibition in Korea specialized in mobile accessories & smart devices.
As Korea’s mobile accessory & device i n d u s t r y i s expanding rapidly in the midst of great interests in Smartphone & Tablet, KITAS gathers high-qualified key buyers of all sectors of the mobile accessory & smart device industries from the world including Korea. For visitors to the upcoming exhibition, this event will be a premier opportunity to infiltrate to Korea and have a Korea’s market information.
The Korea IT Accessory & Smart Device Show is a 3-day event being held from July 28 to 30 at the Coex in Seoul, Korea. This event showcases an extensive array of products including mobile accessories & devices, printers, Printing Hardware &Tools, Mobile Applications & Games, Other Services, Hardware, Accessories, Devices and more etc. in the Computer Hardware & Software industry.

• KITAS 2016
Period: Jul. 28 – 30, 2016 (3 days)
Venue: COEX C Hall
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Character & Licensing Fair 2016

Untitled-46.jpgCharacter, Licensing Fair 2016 will run from July 13 to 17 at COEX, Seoul. The Character Licensing Fair is related to licensing, and invites domestic and international manufacturers, agents, distribution sales managers, marketers, and promotion managers to operate the connection program with actual buyers, being the network hub for brand owners and buyers, retailers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers from all around the world.
Organized by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and jointly managed by Coex and Korea Creative Content Agency, Character Licensing Fair has successfully established itself as Asia’s largest culturalcontent licensing show for over 10 years. This year’s show will be attended by 250 exhibitors representing 300 properties at 950 booths. And about 130,000 visitors are expected to come to the show.
Living up to its reputation as the Korea’s largest show of its kind, the show will consist of a variety of programs such as company exhibitions; individual artists & clubs; kid’s café; international biz-matching program; buyer’s night; job fair; character marketing stage and character parade throughout the event.

• Character & Licensing Fair 2016
Period: July 13– 17, 2016 (5 days)
Venue: COEX Hall A&B, Grand Ballroom
Contact: (Tel) 82-2-6000-8570
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Handmade Korea Summer 2016

Untitled-44.jpgHandmade Korea Summer 2016 is due to run for four days from July 21 to 24 at COEX in Seoul. Devoted for hand – crafted creative works, the Handmade Korea has grown into leading handmade art fair with the participation of about 600 artists and 70,000 general visitors.
This year’s show takes place under five distinctive themes — art, life, DIY, food and special zone, focusing on identity of each category.
The only cultural festival both for artists and the public has been held at COEX, Seoul since 2011.
Beginning this year, Handmade Korea takes place twice a year – summer and winter season, respectively.
The fair seeks to provide an opportunity for artists to develop commercial products and explore sales channels, and for the public to see and experience artworks and have easy access to artistic products applying pieces of artwork to their daily lives, while playing as an incubator that helps artists, start-ups and small enterprises by providing various services such as online, design related laws mentorship and buyer matching.
The fair helps professionals and amateurs alike to give opportunity for growth by sharing their unique artistic works with the public. At the upcoming summer edition, anyone to appreciate and buy a variety of handmade items from unlimited genres covering art&illustration, living interior, fashion, beauty, reform, hobby, DIY class, homemade food & gallery café and quilt, children and pet.

• Handmade Korea Summer 2016
Period: July 21 -24, 2016 (4 days)
Venue: COEX Hall B

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KOBA 2016 began its first show in 1991, co-organized by Korea E & EX and K O B E T A ( The Korea Broadcasting  Engineers & Technicians Association) for the enhancement of the Korean broadcasting culture and the development of the image, sound and lighting industry in the country.
Since the first show was launched, the scale has grown continuously. In 2016, the 26th KOBA Show will be held in an exhibition area of 27,997 square meters in COEX, presenting the next generation’s broad cast services and the future of image, sound and lighting industry with 932 companies from 32 countries including 189 Korean companies.
In particular, during the KOBA Show, more than 80 international broadcasting technology conferences are hosted by KOBETA (The Korea Broadcasting Engineers & Technicians Association). And through the sound-related technical expert seminar, co-organized by KASA (Korea Association of Sound Artists) and the Acoustical Society of Korea, an opportunity will be offered for visitors to acquire information specialized in sound and broadcasting systems.
On top of that, various events are available for visitors. Participants will surely experience International broadcast technologies. The global trend ‘Convergence’ creates a dynamic market environment through the participation of creative consumers and innovative techniques beyond the boundaries of technology, services and industry. Focusing on this theme, KOBA 2016 will provide an opportunity to explore new concepts of broadcasting and modernization of video, audio and lighting industry at a glance. | Blog Magazine of Korean products, brands and Goods

Seoul international Photo & Imaging Industry Show 2016

The Seoul international Photo & Imaging Industry Show 2016 will be held for five days from May 4 to 8, 2016 in COEX in Seoul, featuring the latest trends of the photo & imaging industry.
The Photo & Imaging Industry Show has developed alongside the photo imaging industry in South Korea since its inception in 1989. As a UFI-approved event, it was also selected as a promising exhibition by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy for 11 consecutive years.
Currently, it is among the top three photo & imaging exhibitions in Asia with the largest number of participating companies and visitors who flock to see the latest photo cameras, camera accessories, film and digital imaging media, studio equipment featured under one roof.
The show was first launched as the “Korea International Optical Industry Show” in 1989, and it was reborn as the “Photo Show” after separating from the optical product category two years later. In 2000 it made a new leap forward as “Photo & Imaging,” following the rapid growth of the imaging market due to the commercialization of digital cameras.
Photo & Imaging 2016 consists of a diverse range of concurrent shows providing market trends and substantial business opportunities. The concurrent shows include the photography and travel themed ‘Photo & Travel’; Asia’s first photography-oriented art fair ‘Seoul Photo 2016’ and the 4th ‘Korea Photo Art Fair.’ | Blog Magazine of Korean products, brands and Goods

Korea International Boat Show 2016 a natural coastline of more than 12,000 km and 3,237 islands, Korea has ideal conditions for enjoying recreational boating, and the population enjoying boating in Korea has grown constantly over recent years. There are over 20,352 registered leisure boats in use and about 159,239 boat driving licenses have been issued since 2006. The numbers o f people actively involved in boating are expected to increase every year. Just in time for the budding recreational boating culture, the Korea International Boat Show (KIBS) is preparing to open its 9th edition in KINTEX in Goyang and Gimpo Ara Marina.
The KIBS has been steadily growing into one of Asia’s top-three boat shows and the 2015 show was attended by about 243 companies from 33 countries in exhibition area of 29,000 square meters.

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Scheduled for four days from May 19 to 22, this year’s Korea International Boat Show will take place in an exhibition area of 32,157 square meters – a 30% bigger size than last year’s, reflecting growing interest in the recreational boating industry in Korea.
All sorts of small & large boats and yachts, canoes, kayaks, row boats, water- skies, PWCs, trailers, campers, marine engines, propulsion, engine parts, controllers, navigation, communication and electronic equipment and parts & materials will be staged in the exhibition halls in KINTEX in Goyang.
If you are interested in getting opportunities for selling your yachts and boats to buyers, or if you are interested in showing sailing performance on water, then you can go to the Korea International Boat Show’s on-water venue in the Gimpo Ara Marina, which provides 15-minute access by free shutt le bus from the main venue KINTEX. | Blog Magazine of Korean products, brands and Goods

Wines & Spirits Expo 2016 wine consumption has been enjoying strong growth over recent years in South Korea, the country has emerged as one of the fastestgrowing wine consuming markets in the world. The volume of wine imports increased about a whopping 34.7% from 2010 to 2014, making Korea the third-biggest wine consumption market in Asia.
According to the latest data from IWSR (International Wine and Spirit Research), wine consumption in Korea is expected to continually grow by 16% in 2019, while the popularity of sparkling wine is continuing and the consumption will grow by 33.3% in 2019.
If you want to get more detailed information about Korea’s wines & spirits market, the upcoming Wines & Spirits Expo will surely be a must-to-see fair.

2016-04-14 17;21;02.PNGWith 13-years-of history, the Wines & Spirits Expo is one of most professional events in the industry that can be a great opportunity to meet a high number of potential importers in Korea.
The Wines & Spirits Expo 2016 is set to take place for three days from April 21 to 23 in COEX, Seoul, with the participation of about 200 companies from 20 nations, featuring not only a variety of wines and beer & spirits & Korean traditional alcoholic beverages, but also all sorts of equipment for production equipment / microbrewery / transport / storage / packaging / interior as well as wine cellars & accessories.
In addition, there will be various business events, seminars and other events in which B2B networking is generated. | Blog Magazine of Korean products, brands and Goods


Korea’s most prestigious food and equipment trade fair, SEOUL FOOD 2016, is gearing up to attract trade visitors and exhibitors this year.
Since its launching in 1983, the food expo has been evolving along with Korea’s food industry that has been successfully expanding in the global market. With 33 years of history, SEOUL FOOD has also grown into the fourth-largest food industry exhibition in Asia, attracting 1,487 qualified exhibitors and over 54,117 visitors from 44 countries in 2015.
Running from May 10 to 13, this year’s SEOUL FOOD will consist of eight trade exhibitions – Seoul Foodtech, Seoul Foodpack, Seoul Horecatech, Seoul Food Int’l Pavilion, Seoul Fine Food, Seoul Food Ingredients, Seoul Premium Food, Seoul Dessert & Beverage, covering almost all sectors of the food industry.


The organizers decided to display equipment items (formerly four exhibitions) food items (latter four exhibitions) in separate exhibition halls in a bid to enhance its identity as a specialized trade fair and to better serve specific needs of exhibitors and trade visitors.
Seoul Food once again proved its reputation as Korea’s premier food industry exhibition as about 1,550 companies from home and abroad have decided to participate in the upcoming Seoul Food, the exhibition will be bigger than any of its previous editions, providing the participating companies with plenty of business opportunities. The organizers predict that the show will attract about 60,000 visitors this year.
The organizers expect that Seoul Food 2016 will provide a very good opportunity for exhibitors to meet and do business with many influential professionals and buyers in the world’s food and food technology sector. | Blog Magazine of Korean products, brands and Goods

Major Exhibitions & Trade Shows in 2016

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The global halal industry is estimated to be worth about US$2 trillion as of 2014. the growing attention being paid to one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world, the Korean government took the first step of signing an MOU with the United Arab Emirates last year.

Now, the halal industry is emerging as a new export market with big potential for many Korean companies as the halal industry has expanded beyond the food industry into cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and even the service sector such as dining, hotels and tourism.

Untitled-54HALAL EXPO KOREA, the first of its kind in the country was held last year with the goal of supporting halal-related companies interested in advancing into the global halal markets to promote diversification of export markets, and the expo recorded a very successful debut with attendance of 110 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors. A large number of high-level personnel from authoritative Halal organizations attended the exhibition and conference. Halal markets are expected to contribute to creating potential business opportunities for not only companies involved in agro-fishery food, raw material medicines, cosmetics, Muslim tourism, investment and finance, and also for job seekers.

Against this backdrop, the 3rd HALAL EXPO KOREA will take place for three days from August 18 to 20 at COEX in Seoul.

Coincidentally, the upcoming HALAL EXPO KOREA will be held in conjunction with the Organic & Natural Trade Fair 2016 and Fermented Food & Culture Show 2016. In addition, various conferences, seminars, and business matching programs will be organized as well.

For Muslim exhibitors and visitors’ convenience, a prayer room will be opened near the venue. For more details, please refer to the information provided below or contact the HALAL EXPO KOREA Secretariat.55


Date: 2016. 8. 18(Thu.) – 20(Sat.)

Venue: COEX Hall C

Organizer: Halal ExpoKorea Organizing Committee

Management: World-Expo Co., Ltd.

Exhibition Profile: Halal Food & Beverages, Food Ingredient, Raw Material Medicines, Cosmetics, Finance, Consulting etc.

Concurrent Event: Organic & Natural Trade Fair 2016 / Fermented Food & Culture Show 2016

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