Travel information | CPhI Korea

Welcome to Seoul

Being one of worlds' most modern and vibrant capital cities, Seoul has a perfect balance between contemporary society and traditional culture. Palaces like the Gyeongbokgung and Chandeokgung palace, and places of traditional culture like Insadong, Bukchon Hanok Village coexist next to the shopping and entertainment districts of Myeongdong and Apgujeong. 

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Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea landscape

Visa information for CPhI Korea

When you are visiting CPhI Korea, you might need a business visa to enter Korea. You can find a list of countries that do not need a visa here. Please keep in mind that the visa application process can take some time so make sure you apply for it in time.

Invitation Letter

If you require entry clearance (VISA) to visit Korea, we can provide you with a personalised invitation letter. You can use the invitation letter as a supporting document for your visa application at the Korean Consulate.

Please note that we haven't opened our VISA application for CPhI Korea 2017 yet.

The organizer can arrange for your personal Invitation letter to be used when applying for a visa at the Korean Consulate/Embassy in your country. 

To start preparing the invitation letter, please supply the information as follows: 

  1. complete filled in application form (not available yet) 
  2. your Registration Number
  3. copy of your passport
  4. copy of your business card
  5. copy of your Business Registration Certificate

Arranging your flight

Skyteam Partner


We’re proud to announce that we’ve chosen SkyTeam as our Official Alliance Network for air travel. We would like to offer you seamless air travel via SkyTeam Global Meetings to our event. Our registered Global Meetings event offers you attractive airfares. By booking and buying your airline ticket via the link in your confirmation email you will benefit from:

  • Savings – take advantage of exclusive discounts up to 15% in both Business and Economy Class; no fee for your online bookings
  • Convenience – book the most convenient itinerary online with any of the 20 SkyTeam member airlines
  • Reward Miles – earn Miles on your frequent flyer program of a SkyTeam member airline and save on your future travels
  • Valuable services – SkyTeam Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers will experience SkyPriority, the alliance network red-carpet treatment, and will get access to the exclusive SkyTeam lounges

Click here to book your flight today!

Accommodation in Seoul

Please find some of our recommended hotels located near the event venue below:

Coex Intercontinental Seoul

Coex intercontinental seoul

5 mins to COEX by walk

InterContinental Seoul Coex is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the World Trade Centre, 350 metres from COEX Complex.

Oakwood Premier

Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul

5 minutes to COEX by walk

 Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul consists of 280 fully furnished luxury serviced apartments, located only 394 metres from COEX Complex.

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera Seoul Korea

5 minutes to COEX by car

Hotel Riviera Seoul is located near the COEX, City Air Terminal, Korea World Trade Center and Olympic Main Stadium. It is very accessible since many city buses and limousines are operating in the area.

Ramada Seoul Hotel

Ramada Hotel Seoul

7 minutes to COEX by car

Ramada Seoul Hotel is a stylish 4-star hotel located a 5 minute drive from Korea City Air Terminal. It offers 5 dining options, spa services and free parking on site.

Shilla Stay

Shilla Stay Seoul

10 minutes to COEX by walk

Shilla Stay is a modern designer hotel that includes a restaurant, bar, meeting facilities and business centre. COEX Complex and Exhibition Halls are just a 5-minute drive from the hotel.

Ibis Styles Ambassador

Ibis Styles Seoul

7 minutes to COEX by car

ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Gangnam Hotel has been newly renovated to offer stylish and unique concept. It features 317 rooms, a restaurant, a bar, two meeting rooms, business center, sauna, free gym and undercover parking.

Hotel Ellui

Hotel Ellui Seoul

7 minutes to COEX by car

The high quality Ellui offers non-smoking accommodation. Aside from room service, 24-hour reception and car rental, guests can also make use of a safe deposit box, free parking and a lift.


Coatel Hotel Seoul

20 minutes by car

Located in the central part of Korean business area, COATEL offers the largest scale service for the long-term travelers and businessmen.

Korean Cuisine

Korean cuisine food


Korean food is some of the healthiest on earth, with an emphasis on vegetables, meats cooked simply and without much oil, and a near obsession with the fermented vegetable kimchi, which can be something of an acquired taste for non-Koreans. The Koreans have perfected the art of preserving food, so many side dishes are picked, fermented or salted and many are spicy.

Have a look at the link below to find all the restaurants at the venue, so you can focus your efforts onsite.

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