HICO (Hwabaek International Convention Center)

Website crowncity.kr/hico/en/main/main.do
Address 507, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea (Zip 38116)
Tel + 82-54-702-1015
HICO is located within Bomun Lake Resort (Bomun Tourist Complex)
It is 21 km from Singyeongju Station which is served by KTX, 11 km from Gyeongju Intercity and Express Bus Terminals where the airport limousine bus stops, and 90 km from Gimhae International Airport. Gyeongju is divided into seven districts: Bomun Lake Resort, Bulguksa Temple, Downtown, Namsan (Southern Mountain), East Bay, Seoak (Western Mountain), and Northern. Of these, Bomun Lake Resort is an all-inclusive tourist district centered around Bomun Lake. It includes hotels, condominiums, golf courses, theme parks, theaters and other entertainment facilities as well as HICO, the area’s main venue.

The name comes from “hwabaek,” the Korean ancient system of joint sessions in the Silla Kingdom. As an official organization consisting of a panel of judges, Hwabaek made it a rule that a consensus can be reached only with unanimous agreement. It is also a culture of convention that showed the intrinsic nature of an assembly where participants gathered to discuss, share, and communicate in order to obtain the best result. Carrying the age-old spirit of communication, HICO today offers a modern and sophisticated system of exhibitions and conventions befitting contemporary needs.

Venue for ICIC & ISAAR 2019 (Convention Hall)