Daejeon, located in the heart of Korea,where science and tradition meet in harmony.
Daejeon is a transportation hub that can be reached within 2 hours from major cities in Korea. And it is the City of Science, home to having Asia's largest R & D cluster which leads today's technological advancement and innovation. It is an emerging tourist destination as well with abundant tourist attractions which include UNESCO World Cultural Heritages of 1,500 year-old royal tombs and fortresses, Korean traditional village, Buddhist temples, forests, lakes, Michelin Guide-introduced arboretums, and more. Geographically and functionally, Daejeon is heart of Korea and heart of innovation.
A center place for science and technology in South Korea
Daejeon represents the science and technology city in Korea because it has largest R&D Center. Daedok Innopolis aims to be a world-class cluster that will showcase Korea’s most innovative firms. Through close collaboration with industry and the academic community, Daejeon brings the full strengths of Korea working skills to create a dynamic IT hub for foreign and domestic investors. Also, the largest R&D center in korea is located in Daejeon. It is composed of 30 government-founded research institutes, 19 universities, 400 privately funded business R&D centers. Among these are globally recognized R&D institutes namely KAIST, UST, Korea Polytechnic College, and Chungnam National University
Daejeon Has successfully hosted numerous international events. Its accumulated experience and know-hows gained from organizing these events will be useful in hosting the WCPEC-9.
|Year||Name of International Events||The Number of Participants|
|2015||OECD Ministrerial Meeting Daejeon 2015||3,000|
|2016||International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)||3,000|
|2018||International Dairy Federation (IDF) Congress||2,000|
|2020||Internationl Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)||4,000|
|2022||7th World Summit of Local And Regional Leaders (UCLG)||4,000|
|2023||International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB)||2,000|
Daejeon is a city that attracts a wide array of science and technology related events equipped with infrastructure and facilities to hold large international events. In particular, the Daejeon Convention Center is undoubtedly a key venue of the city. Located in the MICE Culture Complex formed along Gapcheon River, it does not only boast beautiful nature surrounding the Center but is also near many of the city’s attractions including the Hanbit Tower, Hanbit Square, Hanbat Arboretum, and Daejeon Art & Culture Complex. In March 2022, the Daejeon Convention Center Ⅱ was newly completed and numerous international conventions, exhibitions and events have been held.