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 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
|Facility||Area (㎡)||Size (m)||Ceiling Height (m)||Seating Capacity|
* 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
|Facility||Area (㎡)||Size (m)||Ceiling Height (m)||Capacity (3m x 3m booth)|
* 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
|2015||World Water Forum||23,000 attendees|