The Association of Korean Exhibition Industries is an organization specializing solely in exhibitions. It was founded in September 2002 under the auspices of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy. The mission of AKEI is to undertake a wide variety of tasks to develop and foster policies that will ensure the exponential growth of the trade fair industry.
As a high, value-added service industry, trade exhibitions are one of the most important marketing tools and contribute to developing the local economy. To foster such local development, KEOA will continue to cooperate with the government, related trade associations, exhibition venue owners, and exhibition contractors to develop the Korean exhibition industry and promote the local economy through Korean exhibitions.
With the goal to make Seoul one of the top five convention cities in the world, the Seoul Convention Bureau works ambitiously to increase Seoul’s awareness on an international scale and to strengthen the MICE industry’s infrastructure. Coex and the Seoul Convention Bureau work closely together in order to attract and support international conventions and exhibitions.