New Covid-19 safety and financial support for international meetings held in Korea

In response to the Covid-19 situation, the Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) has introduced a new support program for conventions, meetings and incentives to provide extra assistance to groups affected by Covid-19.

KMB will provide Covid-19 safety equipment including masks, hand sanitiser, thermal imaging cameras at no extra cost for international conventions held in Korea through until the end of 2020 to ensure safety and security of attending delegates.

A special welcome kit will also be provided for all international delegates until the end of the year. Additionally, international conventions originally scheduled to be held in Korea this year but who have had to reschedule due to the virus will receive increased subsidies if a new hosting date is confirmed to fall before June 2021.

Subsidies will vary depending on group size – for small groups (under 500 foreign delegates), the subsidy will be increased by 1.5 times, for medium-sized groups (500 to 1,000 foreign delegates), an additional subsidy of 10m won (US $8,162) will be provided in addition to the original subsidy. The figure rises to 25m won for large groups (1,000 to 2,000 foreign delegates) and to 40m won for extra-large groups (over 2,000 foreign delegates).