On February 14, 2024, Coex invited meetings industry professionals in Korea to the Open House event for its newest sustainable exhibition space, The Platz. Located on the second floor of Coex, the new event space features an industrial concept with a bright and open exhibition area of 2,224 sqm, a dedicated lobby and reception area of 646 sqm, and private meetings and conference rooms. Easy access to event halls on the first floor and conference rooms on the third floor makes The Platz the ideal space for smaller exhibitions, concurrent events, art shows, pop-up events, and VIP events.
The 18th annual Coex Food Week once again filled the halls of Coex from November 20-23, sharing “Food for a Better Future” through a variety of exhibitions and conferences. Held concurrently with the World FoodTech Expo and the Korea International Bakery Show, over 50,000 visitors attended Korea’s largest exhibition for the food and beverage industry. As a UFI Approved International Exhibition, Coex Food Week showcases the future of the food industry and serves as the ideal platform for B2B and B2C opportunities.
On August 30, Coex’s latest Open House event invited Seoul meetings industry professionals for a glimpse of Coex’s plans for the near future. Held in Hall C for two days, the Open House featured installations highlighting Coex’s signature eco-friendly meetings products and platforms – branded as ‘Good Plan’ – as well as some exciting updates on new spaces opening in and beyond Coex. Organized by Coex, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency, the 22nd edition of the Character Licensing Fair brought together over 160 companies, each representing the pinnacle of the Korean character industry.
The Agri & Food Tech Start-up Rising Expo 2023 (AFRO 2023), held in July 2023 at Coex Hall A. was a three-day extravaganza that brought together the best and brightest minds in the agri-food industry. The event was organized by Coex, the Korean Agricultural Technology Promotion Agency, the Korea FoodTech Council and Nonghyup.
The highly anticipated Character Licensing Fair 2023 was a remarkable showcase of creativity and innovation. From July 13th to July 16th, attendees were immersed in a captivating four-day event featuring characters, cartoons, animations, games, and more. Held at Hall A, the fair delighted enthusiasts of all ages.
Organized by Coex, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency, the 22nd edition of the Character Licensing Fair brought together over 160 companies, each representing the pinnacle of the Korean character industry.
From May 2 to 7 Coex celebrated the warm weather of spring with its 2023 Blossom the Hope event. Fully planned and organized by Coex Convention Center, the event took place across multiple spaces both in and around the center and featured art, music, food and many other uplifting events.
As a nod to the new era of generative AI, this year’s theme for Blossom the Hope, “Spread the JOY, Bloom with JOY”, was a phrase suggested by using ChatGPT. In line with this year’s theme, several programs and exhibitions featured flowers or the theme of ‘blooming’.
This year’s annual Smart Factory + Automation World 2023 took place in Coex from March 8 to 10 for a total of 3 days. As usual, the Coex organized event took up all the main exhibition floors at the venue. The aimex event took place in Hall A and the Korea Vision Show took place in Hall B. The main Smart Factory Expo took up the entire expanse of Hall C and Hall D.
Running from December 19th to December 25th (with some events going longer), the festival fills the halls and spaces in and around Coex with special exhibits, marketplaces, shows, and of course multiple concurrent exhibits.
Leading medical experts from around Asia Pacific specializing in tuberculosis and respiratory diseases gathered in Coex from November 17-20 for the 26th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2022). The event saw as many as 2,000 domestic and foreign experts from 45 countries descend on the venue in the city’s Gangnam district.