HICO

HICO

Gyeongju Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) is Korea’s premier convention venue located in the Bomun Lake Resort Complex, one of Korea’s most popular tourist destinations. Hwabaek was the name of the aristocratic council that ruled Korea for 1,000 years (57 BC–935 AD). The modern center that takes its name from Hwabaek is composed of 15 meeting rooms including a convention hall (3,421㎡), exhibition hall (2,273㎡), and outdoor exhibition space (4,000㎡).

HICO is located near abundant accommodations and tourist attractions, including UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites like Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, Yangdong Village, and the specially designated Gyeongju Historic Areas.

(1) HICO Facilities

1) Outline

① Total Grounds: 31,336㎡
② Facilities: 1 convention hall (3,421㎡), 14 meeting rooms, 1 exhibition hall (2,273㎡), 5 organizer rooms, and outdoor exhibition space (4,000㎡)
③ Commercial Facilities: restaurant, coffee shop, business center
④ Wi-Fi Capacity: 5,000 users
⑤ Parking Capacity: 520 vehicles

2) meeting rooms

Meeting Rooms
Facility Area (㎡) Size (m) Ceiling Height (m) Seating Capacity
Theater Classroom Banquet
3F Convention Hall 300 3,421 89.1×38.4 12.5 3,500 1,800 1,600
2F Meeting Rooms 201 141 16.3×9.6 4.5 130 78 70
202 141 16.3×9.6 4.5 130 78 70
203 141 16.3×9.6 4.5 130 78 70
204 141 16.3×9.6 4.5 130 78 70
205 131 13.8×10.2 4.5 120 72 60
206 131 13.8×10.2 4.5 120 72 60
S207 80 8.7×9.3 3.9 60 30 -
S208 80 8.7×9.3 3.9 60 30 -
1F Meeting Rooms 101 125 13.9×9.6 4.5 120 72 60
102 125 13.9×9.6 4.5 120 72 60
103 125 13.9×9.6 4.5 120 72 60
104 125 13.9×9.6 4.5 120 72 60
105 115 12.4×10.1 4.5 110 66 50
106 115 12.4×10.1 4.5 110 66 50

* The convention hall can be divided into three smaller halls.
* Meeting rooms can be conveniently divided or combined to create a variety of spaces.

3) Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall
Facility Area (㎡) Size (m) Ceiling Height (m) Capacity (3m x 3m booth)
1F Exhibition Hall 2,273 59.2×38.4 8 135

* The exhibition hall can be divided into two smaller halls.

(2) Main Events

Year Title Number of Attendees
2022 International Conference on Acoustics 1500 attendees expected
2020 Asian-Australasian Society of Stereotactic and
Functional Neurosurgery Meeting
300 attendees expected
2019 EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) conference  300 attendees expected
2018 International GISAS Conference 200 attendees expected
2018 Synchrotron Radiation in Polymer Science 200 attendees expected
2017 World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities 800 attendees
2017 General Meeting of the World Association of Nuclear Operators 460 attendees
2016 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research 800 attendees
2016 UN DPI/NGO Conference 3,000 attendees
2015 International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and
Life Sciences
1,500 attendees
2015 World Water Forum 23,000 attendees