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GOYANG, KOREA

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Goyang Convention Bureau assists MICE organizers and visitors in Goyang City. Goyang - the city of people more beautiful than flowers - has become an exemplary leader among other cities in South Korea. It is renowned for its regional economic vitalization, convenient transportation systems, environmental friendly residential areas and time-honored history....see more

Hosting young delegates at a global conference

WHEN: 9-12 August 2017
WHERE: Goyang, Korea

In 2017 UN Habitat chose Goyang to be the location of their 2017 'Youth Week'. Goyang CVB was tasked with managing the conference as well as the 1000 youths who had come to engage with each other about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)... view case

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GOYANG, KOREA

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INTRODUCTION

The Youth Week 2017 Korea Conference was hosted by Youth Now and UN-Habitat and supported by Goyang CVB. Approximately 1000+ youth from Korea and 19 countries around the world gathered in Goyang, Korea to state their firm commitment to the peace agenda and youth involvement. The conference focused on peace as the theme for 2017 International Youth Day through the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Goyang CVB, GOYANG, KOREA

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YOUTH WEEK 2017 IN KOREA

WHAT IS YOUTH WEEK?

YOUTHWEEK 2017 in Korea aimed to provide a global platform for the young people in the Republic of Korea to articulate issues and solutions impacting their lives and communities. The event was held for the first time in Korea on the International Youth Day (August 12).

 

The event gathered together diverse organizations and groups all representing Youth, to discuss young people’s agenda at the regional level in South Korea. YOUTHWEEK 2017 offered the opportunity to see how the youth in Korea face world problems, how they consider them and how they put their heads together to find solutions with a particular  focus on Sustainable Development Goals.

YOUTH WEEK 2017, GOYANG, KOREA

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CHALLENGES

Goyang CVB had two main challenges for YOUTHWEEK 2017:

Develop relevant Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) case studies for the event using Goyang's City resources.

To find budget and eco-friend accommodation that can accommodate most participants who were primarily youths, including college students.

YOUTHWEEK 2017, GOYANG, KOREA

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SOLUTIONS

1/3. CONSIDERATIONS:

As August is the hottest season in Korea, Goyang CVB needed to consider their clients’ health & well-being. During the day time, participants needed to be in an air-conditioned area or in cases of unavoidable outdoor activities, shaded area needed to also be provided.

2/3. ACTIVITY LOCATIONS:

Goyang CVB closely coordinated with the city government and found two suitable sustainable places to accommodate the day activities: Lake Park, the largest artificial urban lake in Korea, and the Hyundai Motor Studio, the representative Corporate Social Responsibility project for their Sustainable Development Goal project.

3/3. ACCOMMODATION:

Goyang CVB and the Goyang city government sponsored the KINTEX camping site which was within walking distance of the main venue. The site included 83 camping spots & 10 caravans. This allowed more than 300 youths to stay at the camping site for free with cooking, additional tents and local food also provided.

GOYANG, KOREA

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OUTCOMES

  • The event attracted approximately 1,000 youth participants spanning 15 conference sessions.
  • The free sponsored camping accommodation was used by 200 youth participants.
  • Goyang CVB formed a strong working partnership with UN Habitat. Both organisations were pleased with the event and agreed to hold another youth conference in the future.

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FEEDBACK

"It was a wonderful experience to have our international Youth conference in Goyang City. We shared a lot of ideas and inspirations through all the materials and services provided from this perfect MICE city. We will definitely have our events in Goyang again in the near future."

Kim, Ju Yong, Project Manager, UN Habitat

GOYANG, KOREA

ABOUT GOYANG CVB:

 

Goyang Convention Bureau assists MICE organizers and visitors in Goyang City. Goyang city is the mecca of the international exhibition and convention industry. It has Korea's largest exhibition & convention center KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center), a great business environment, professional services and world-class industrial facilities.

Are you considering holding a MICE event in your chosen field in Goyang? Take advantage of our in-depth knowledge of the meetings industry, and a wide network of contacts. You get advised on every step of the way - from making initial contact right up to the final decision. We look forward to working with you.

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Hosting young delegates at a global conference

WHEN: 9-12 August 2017
WHERE: Goyang, Korea

In 2017 UN Habitat chose Goyang to be the location of their 2017 'Youth Week'. Goyang CVB was tasked with managing the conference as well as the 1,000 youths who had come to engage with each other about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)...  view case

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BY INCON PARTNER:
Goyang CVB

The Youth Week 2017 Korea Conference was hosted by Youth Now and UN-Habitat and supported by Goyang CVB. Approximately 1000+ youth from Korea and 19 countries around the world gathered in Goyang, Korea to state their firm commitment to the peace agenda and youth involvement. The conference focused on peace as the theme for 2017 International Youth Day through the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.