Bureau and Corporate Funded Body
Seoul City was chosen as the host city for the “94th Congress of the International Association for Dental Research 2016” at 15:00 on March 17 during its 89th Congress held at San Diego, U.S.A.
Established in 1920 in New York, the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is an authoritative academic society with more than 12,000 members worldwide, including dentistry professors, and researchers engaged in dental science. The association holds large-scale academic conferences annually, alternating between five different regions worldwide, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
More than 6,000 foreign participants from over 140 countries will visit Seoul during the congress, spawning economic ripple effects worth 30 billion won, and thereby making an important contribution to galvanizing the regional economy and advancing the tourism industry in the city.
Based on these achievements, Seoul City has devised a “Mid- to long-term plan to cultivate the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry in Seoul,” with the goal of joining the “League of the World’s Top Five Convention Cities.” Seoul City will seek out exhibitions and conventions that are representative of the city in conjunction with its ‘eight new growth engine industries’ from 2011, and systematically cultivate and promote the sector.