Host City, Daejeon

Host City: Daejeon Metropolitan City

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.

Special Features

Daedok Innopolis

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

A Perfect Destination for Mega Events

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

Venue : Daejeon Convention Center

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.

Featured Activities

Technical Tours
  • Photovoltaic Energy Research Center
  • Daejeon Waterworks with Photovoltaics
  • Daedeok Innopolis (R&D Cluster)
  • Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER)
Daejeon City Tour

The public can experience the abundant science infrastructures of Daejeon in a variety of places: the National Science Museum, Geological Museum, Currency Museum of Korea, Daejeon Observatory, and Natural Heritage Center etc.

Nature has given Daejeon several gifts. The Yuseong Hot Springs is the oldest hot springs in Korea; the Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Road is a unique place where you can walk barefoot on a red clay path; the Hanbat Arboretum is a secret garden in the heart of the city; and the Daecheong Lake where you can recharge physically or emotionally amid nature.

Daejeon’s old identities are revealed in the following places. The Dongchundang House possesses the elegance of ancient house; Ppuri(Family Root) Park features the world’s first sculptures that teaches visitors the meaning and history of their family names; the Euneungjeongi Culture Street is a hotspot for families and friends; and Jungang Market is the largest traditional market in central Korea.

There are plenty of fun places to visit in Daejeon, including the Daejeon Culture and Arts District equipped with large stages and art galleries, the EXPO Science Park which commemorates the 1993 Daejeon Expo, and O-world, the largest attraction park in central Korea.