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Venue analysis for G20 Seoul Summit released

Venue analysis for G20 Seoul Summit released (Forimmediaterelease.net) Coex Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea, has released the venue preparation details and results of the G20 Seoul Summit 2010 held at the center on November 11 and 12, 2010. The G20 (Group of 20) Summit is a gathering of the leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful economies in order to discuss international financial policy issues. The new website on this year’s Seoul summit includes previously-classified information on venue construction, security numbers, and world leader accommodations. Details on Korean citizen involvement in the summit have also been published.

Registered participants in the historic event included 33 heads of state and international organization leaders, and nearly 15,000 diplomats, security personnel, and members of the press combined. Some 30% of Coex’s employees were appointed to a special task force team nearly a year before the summit itself. Coex served as both venue and co-PCO for the event, constructing the leaders’ summit hall, planning in-venue security, and operating the media and broadcast center that was central to the event. Security preparations at the venue included high-intensity physical drills, mass disaster-prevention equipment training, and more.

The numerical results of the G20 citizen celebration campaigns have also been released. Korea, as the first non-G7 and first Asian host of the G20 summit, heralded the event as a global coming-of-age for the country and citizens. Coex’s pre-summit celebrations drew up to 4,000 participants per event, of which there were several.

Details on Coex’s international green certification, prepared in time for the summit, have also been released. Coex was benchmarked by leading travel industry sustainability indicator, EarthCheck, and was revealed to operate at 37% higher efficiency than EarthCheck’s global “best practices” measurement.

The G20 website also contains information on technology exhibitions and cultural attractions co-organized with the Korean government.

The new site is accessible from Coex’s main web portal. To view the site, please visit:
www.coex.co.kr/eng/media/g20_01_intro.asp.

ABOUT COEX

Coex opened in 1988 as Korea’s first exhibition venue. It remains Korea’s top meetings destination, hosting over 200 exhibitions and 2,000 conventions and other meetings every year. It also organizes up to a quarter of all international events in-house through its exhibition and convention planning teams. The Coex Center is a hub of technology, trade, and culture, and houses Asia’s largest underground mall, three five-star hotels, and nearly 1,000 stores and restaurants. Learn more at www.coex.co.kr/eng

MEDIA CONTACT: Sonia Hensley, International Marketing Coordinator, Coex Convention and Exhibition Center, Phone: +82-2-6000-1121, Email: marketing@coex.co.kr

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