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STO creates virtual city host UIA APAC round table

This year's Union of International Associations Round Table will take place via 3D virtual platform, with VR-powered tours of Seoul.

The virtual host city features icons such as N Seoul Tower, Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul Botanic Garden, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), and Floating Island Convention.
The virtual host city features icons such as N Seoul Tower, Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul Botanic Garden, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), and Floating Island Convention. Photo Credit:UIA, STO

SEOUL — The South Korean capital city will host the 8th Union of International Associations (UIA) Round Table in Asia Pacific as a virtual event on 17-18 September.

Hosted by the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO), in close partnership with several industry stakeholders, the event will see keynote presentations, panel discussions and networking activities take place at different virtual venues representing Seoul. The N Seoul Tower, Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul Botanic Garden, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), and Floating Island Convention were selected to proudly show the charms of Seoul to delegates on the virtual map.

All presentations, training workshops and panel discussions will be broadcast live. Attendees can also take 360˚virtual tours through the city, with mini-games and incentives embedded throughout the tours.

“It seemed adventurous to host a Round Table virtually at first. However, as more things are fitting into the right place, it started to portray a successful event that will show the value of the city to the attendees," said Jihyun Kim, a director of MICE Planning team at STO. "I hope the attendee will have opportunities to visit us in Seoul one day and take advantage of the PLUS SEOUL support programme.”