SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, September 10, 2019 – Seoul will participate for the first time in the “Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020” and introduce the city’s smart technologies to the world.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will run the “Seoul Pavilion” at the CES 2020 from January 7 to 10, under the theme of “Smart City & Smart Life” and display Korea’s capital city’s innovative smart administrative services, including the Digital Civic Mayor’s Office. Seoul will also introduce innovative companies based in Seoul that have outstanding technologies and services so as to help them advance into the world’s market. A total of 24 companies are invited to apply for the participation from September 10 to 27.
The 222.96 square-meter-sized ‘Seoul Pavilion’ during the CES 2020 will be built at Eureka Park which is the buzzworthy startup arena that provides a unique opportunity to launch a new product, service or idea, and is known as an exhibition hall that receives much attention along as it provides a glimpse into innovative companies’ fresh ideas and technologies.
In the Seoul Pavilion, Seoul will set up the Digital Civic Mayor’s Office that visualizes 16 million administrative data and video information collected from around 1,500 CCTVs in Seoul. The Office’s system helps the city’s policy makers make policy decisions. In addition, products and services of 24 companies to be selected will be displayed, attracting visitors’ interests and attentions.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has signed a cooperative agreement with the Seoul Digital Foundation and the Seoul Business Agency to build the Seoul pavilion and run a support program for accompanied companies.
Airfares and additional costs will be given to the companies that will be selected through the fair screening. The city government will also offer them matching services to connect buyers from the initial stage so that they achieve practical outcomes.