Seoul provided bright and sunny autumn weather for the recent 10th Conference of the Overseas Chinese Media Cooperation Organization (OCM), held in the city for four days from October 12-15. Attendees were able to enjoy the city’s many attractions in comfort during their stay courtesy of various Seoul-sponsored support programs tailored for their specific needs.
The week-long event kicked off on October 12 at the Best Western Premier Seoul Garden Hotel, which hosted the annual OCM executive board meeting, welcome reception and banquet. On October 13, conference activities then moved to riverside unique venue Seoul Marina Club & Yacht. In attendance were 200 influential figures in the Chinese media and related media businesses. Talks focused on ways to increase cooperation between Korea and China through a range of economic channels.
The day also included a presentation by Seoul Tourism Organization MICE Planning Team Senior Officer Park Gaeyeon. Ms. Park’s talk introduced participants to the city’s major tourism attractions and its MICE support programs – many of which were utilized for this media event.
Upon arrival on the first day, event welcome messages were shown on baggage claim digital displays at the Incheon International Airport, and Seoul Welcome Kits (business traveler’s guide and postcards) were given to attendees .
Seoul also provided Seoul MICE Cards to participants. A wireless, stored-value smart card, the Seoul MICE Card can be used to pay for public transport and products at participating stores.
On the third day, the city sponsored a tour to popular cultural attractions Gyeongbokgung Palace and the National Museum of Korea. Complimentary tour buses were provided, and top city guides were also present to provide extra insight to all the attractions.
Founded in 2001, the Overseas Chinese Media Cooperation Organization seeks to boost the development of Chinese culture and promote better journalism and communication. Its 89 members are located worldwide, with conferences held once a year.