To help connect on-line and on-site events in preparation for a return to business as usual, Seoul Convention Bureau has created an array of digital catalysts. These include the setting up of support programmes, training and workshops to assist international association event organisers in both digital and hybrid events.
Designed to help bring digital and physical events together and provide multi-dimensional experiences for participants, Seoul Convention Bureau has created three new digital programmes offering everything an international association event organiser will need.
Virtual Seoul is a platform that has been designed to resemble the city in 3D. International associations can hold business events with various programmes including e-conferences, live sessions, networking and mini games.
The Seoul promotional booth is the perfect place to learn more about the city and its PLUS SEOUL support programme.
E-conference discussions and presentations can be live or recorded. Presentations and profiles of speakers can be added to the walls on either side. Live sessions for Q&A or discussions are possible with a divided screen to show the participants. Networking group chats and one to one private chats are both possible to encourage networking between participants.
Seoul Tourism Organization provides the platform with 3D graphics free of charge. Costs include: Programme customisation such as banners and bespoke functions; Server connection, which varies depending on the number of participants; Meeting programme connection such as Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meets.
Sponsorship opportunities are available via graphic or video advertisements on all screens and walls in the venues and on the billboard in the lobby. Kiosks at different locations are available for logos, which can link to the website of sponsors.
Seoul MICE World
A virtual promotional booth which can be linked to an event website. It provides an introduction to the city and offers fun cultural activities.
Virtual Seoul Playground
Making use of gamification, Virtual Seoul Playground uses avatars to assist engagement in the virtual team building world. This metaverse uses games of varying levels of challenge, groups logging in from around the world first pick their hanbok-wearing avatars and choose from three games. Each revolves around traditional Korean culture activities and make use of some of South Korea’s iconic landmarks.
For instance, participants can make gimpap at Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Seoul, starting with yunnori, a traditional Korean game in which players throw sticks and move markers in the square in front of Seoul City Hall.
Virtual site inspections
Also available are 49 videos offering short virtual reality site inspections of the main event venues in the city. Search Seoul Convention Bureau in YouTube to find the venues and infrastructure that interests you.