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Overview

Coex Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul is Korea’s venue of choice. Established in 1979, Coex provides more than 30 years of experience and know-how in the local MICE industry. The center is conveniently located in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul’s business district, and hosts a yearly average of 200 exhibitions and over 2,000 separate meetings and events. Coex’s meetings facilities consist of 4 main exhibition halls and 54 dividable meeting rooms. On-site facilities include three 5-star hotels, Asia’s largest shopping mall, three multinational office skyscrapers, two top theaters, and the city’s only airport terminal. Coex’s infrastructure ensures that all your needs - be they business, entertainment, shopping, or culture - are met right here under one roof.

FACTS

  • Total Area(m²): 106,612
  • TNo. of Meeting Rooms: 54
  • TTotal Exhibition Space(m²): 36,007
  • TYear of Establishment: 1979
  • TFrom Incheon Int’l Airport: 60min. / 64.75km
  • TSubway Station: Line #2 Samseong Station Line #9 Bongensa Station

Meeting Rooms

One of Coex’s great strengths lies in the abundance and flexibility of its meeting rooms. Coex’s 54 rooms can be divided into over 90 different spaces to accommodate meetings of any size.

North Wing

① Grand Ballroom
The Grand Ballroom is a 1,817m² pillar-free space that can be divided into five sections. It is ideal for conference breakout sessions and combined conference/exhibition events.
② Conference Room North
This 12-room complex is centered around the historic ASEM Hall, a circular summit venue with 17 simultaneous translation booths. The grandly decorated hall was host to world leaders during the Asia-Europe Meeting in 2000.
③ Auditorium
The sweeping 1,080-seat Auditorium is furnished with a superb acoustics and a built-in translation system, making it ideal for international conferences. The 998m² lobby’s glass wall faces the historic Bongeunsa Temple across the street. South Wing
④ Hall E
Hall E is a 1,620m² multipurpose space that divides into 6 sections. The modern, carpeted hall can host exhibitions, conferences, or banquets.
⑤ Conference Room South
This two-story conference complex holds 31 diverse rooms in total, with capacities ranging from 12 to 300. It is also the location of Coex’s second tiered auditorium, Room 401, which seats 441 guests.

Exhibition Halls

Coex’s four exhibition halls are the most popular venues for trade shows in Korea. Each hall connects directly to spacious loading docks, and is equipped with expansive utility trenches. Halls A and B on the first floor connect via swing space, as do halls C and D on the third floor.

① Hall A
Hall A is a 10,368m² space. Its size and location next to the Coex Mall entrance makes it the center’s most popular exhibition facility.
② Hall B
This 8,010 m² hall near the North Wing can be divided into two spaces. Its white LED lighting renovation makes it ideal for art exhibitions.
③ Hall C
Hall C is a 10,348m² space with a large pillar-free middle section. The hall can hold 520 booths or up to 10,000 guests for concerts.
④ Hall D
Hall D is a completely pillar-free 7,281m² plenary hall that can hold 6,500 guests. Its honey-colored wooden interior makes it excellent for both convention sessions or exhibitions.

Future-Focused Company

Coex has remained Korea’s top convention center for decades by constantly evolving as the most innovative company of its kind. Below are some of Coex’s most recent campaigns.

① Green Coex
Coex is proud to be known as an environmental innovator and pioneer in Korea’s commercialized green technology sector. The center has been extensively renovated in recent years to build on its green philosophy. Coex uses energy-efficient technology throughout the complex, including a water recycling system, ventilation upgrades, and center-wide LED lighting. Coex is also a testing ground for new technologies, including photovoltaic street lighting, hydrogen batteries, and wind generators.

Coex has been benchmarked at a 37% higher energy efficiency than Best Practices by Earthcheck, the world’s leading travel industry sustainability measurement program. The center is also Korea’s top consultant on energy management, and has sold its Building Energy Management System services to multiple complexes around the country.
② IT Innovation
For the convenience of its visitors Coex offers the my Coex mobile navigation and event application for Android and iPhone. The application enables every smart phone user to easily find their way around Coex using a combination of GPS and augmented reality mobile technology. The application’s schedule function also updates daily with convention, exhibition, and performance information.

Taking advantage of Korea’s affordable high-speed internet infrastructure, Coex offers free, on-site WiFi at speeds of over 10Mbps to all visitors. High-speed WiFi and wired internet packages are also available to event organizers with large numbers of guests. The application’s schedule function also updates daily with convention, exhibition, and performance information.

Korea’s internet is some of the fastest in the world, and Coex offers free WiFi of over 10 Mpbs to all visitors to the site. High-speed WiFi and wired internet packages are also available to events organizers with large numbers of guests.
③ Global Service
Coex is one of the largest business venues in Asia in terms of hosting international events and meetings. Coex welcomed over 85,000 overseas visitors to its conventions and exhibitions in 2011, and this number is set to steadily increase in the coming years.

Coex has a dedicated team of multi-lingual event organizers who deal specifically with planning meetings at the center for clients and customers from abroad.

World Trade Center Seoul

Coex is the physical heart and the managing body of the 12-building complex known as World Trade Center Seoul, or WTCS. WTCS was established in 1988, and occupies 190,386m² of Seoul’s business district, Gangnam. WTCS supports international business with more than the essentials. From hosting international conferences and exhibitions, to providing accommodations, shopping, dining, and entertainment, visitors can find everything they need here in one spot.

① Starfield Coex Mall
Coex Mall is Asia’s largest underground mall, with nearly 300 stores and restaurants in total. It is also one of Seoul’s most popular shopping and tourism spots, and welcomes nearly 150,000 visitors each day. Popular stops at the mall include:
- Megabox, Seoul’s highest-grossing cinema
- Coex Aquarium, home to 40,000 sea creatures
② City Air Terminal
Seoul’s only City Air Terminal is conveniently located at Coex, allowing visitors to take limousine buses or taxis directly to the airport from the center. Passengers can also check their bags and pick up tickets for certain participating airlines.
③ Hotels
Coex has three five-star hotels on-site: the Coex Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Intercontinental Hotel, and Oakwood Premiere. In total, there are 1,442 rooms at Coex. Each hotel offers luxury services and the convenience of a direct connection to the Coex Center.
④ International Offices
WTCS houses three luxury office skyscrapers: ASEM Tower, Trade Tower, and City Air Tower. The towers hold a wealth of multinational firms andinternational trade associations, and are some of the most prestigious business addresses in Seoul.
⑤ Theaters
Coex is home to two of Seoul’s most popular theaters, the Coex Art Hall and CoexArtium. CoexArtium is a premiere 800-seat theater dedicated to large-scale musicals, while the Art Hall is a boutique 180-seat theater for dramas and comedies.
⑥ Casino
The high-end Seven Luck Casino is located near the Oakwood Premiere. Come try your luck during your stay!

Meeting Rooms

Name of Hall Location Features Capacity (Type*)
Grand Ballroom 1F Divides into 5 sections 1,800 (TH)
Auditorium 3F Tiered theater 1,080
Hall E 3F Divides into 6 sections 1,560 (TH)
Conference Room North 201 2F Circular 200 (TH)
Conference Room North: Session 2F 2 Rooms of this type available 200 (TH)
Conference Room North: Small 2F 4 Rooms of this type available 20 (TH)
Conference Room North: Corner 2F 2 Rooms of this type available 30 (TH)
Conference Room North: Medium 2F 4 Rooms of this type available 40 (TH)
Conference Room South 300 3F - 200 (TH)
Conference Room South 301 3F Divides into 2 sections 200 (TH)
Conference Room South: Corner 3F 11 Rooms of this type available 36 (TH)
Conference Room South: Medium 3F 10 Rooms of this type available 40 (TH)
Conference Room South: Large 3F 5 Rooms of this type available 300 (TH)
Conference Room South 401 4F Tiered Theater 441
Conference Room South 402 4F - 300 (TH)
Conference Room South 403 4F - 140 (TH)

Exhibition hALLS

Name of Hall Location Size (m²) Capacity (Booth) Capacity (Theater)
Hall A 1F 10,368 520 -
Hall B 1F 8,010 360 -
Hall C 3F 10,348 520 5,000
Hall D 3F 7,281 340 6,000

Major Events

[2008]

  • Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver
  • 8th World Congress on Railway Research
  • OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy
  • 17th International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress
  • XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

[2009]

  • World Congress on Sleep Apnea Seoul
  • The 2nd World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology
  • World Civic Forum
  • Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference
  • The 14th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition
  • IEEE T&D Conference
  • The 14th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology

[2010]

  • G-20 Seoul Summit 2010
  • 23rd International Union of Forest Research Organizations
  • 7th World Stroke Congress
  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2010
  • 4th Global Conference for the Alliance of Healthy Cities
  • Business For the Environment Summit 2010
  • The 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education

[2011]

  • 22nd World Congress of Dermatology
  • 4th World Summit of the International Association of Prosecutors
  • 60th CIDESCO World Conference
  • EU Gateway Program

[2012]

  • Nuclear Security Summit 2012
  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2012
  • The 16th Int'l Congress of Oriental Medicine
  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property 2012
  • International Federation of Consulting Engineers 2012

[2013]

  • 20th IFOS World Congress
  • 3rd World Cogress of Thoracic Imaging
  • 24th Congress of international Association of Paediatric Dentistry
  • 20th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • 15th World Congress of Neurological Surgery

[2014]

  • Int'l Congress of Mathematicians 2014
  • World Molecular Imaging Congress 2014
  • The 33rd Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion
  • World Wide Web 2014
  • International of Hepato-Biliary -Pancreatic Surgery
  • International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition 2014

[2015]

  • World Allergy Congress (4,000 pax)

[2016]

  • 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research (12,000 pax)