Korea International Exhibition Center

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Korea International Exhibition Center
Kintex Sign.jpg
The Kintex sign at night.
Korean name
Hangul 킨텍스
Revised Romanization Kintekseu
McCune–Reischauer K'int'eksŭ

Korea International Exhibition Center (Hangul: 킨텍스, commonly known as KINTEX) is a convention and exhibition center located in Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

It is a three-storey building on a 224,800m² plot of land between Ilsan's central road, Chungangno, and the Han River. It has a total indoor exhibition area of 108,049m². Shortly after opening, it hosted the 2005 Seoul Motor Show.

Events[edit]

  • Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX)
  • The Seoul Motor Show
  • Seoul International Machine Tool Show
  • Seoul Food
  • Korea Electronics Show
  • Kyunghyang Housing Fair
  • MBC Construction Expo
  • Mom&Baby Expo
  • Nano Korea
  • Korea Pack
  • Smart Korea
  • Robot World
  • 3 November 2012 - Dr. Dre[1]
  • 18 July 2013 - Mnet 20's Choice Awards[2][3]
  • 21–29 December 2013 - SMTOWN Week

History[edit]

  • 1999 04 Confirmed for Goyang city to attract the construction of an International Exhibition Center
  • 1999 09 Signed a contract to construct the International Exhibition Center (Gyeonggi Province, Goyang city, KOTRA)
  • 2000 02 Launched an operating unit to lead the construction of Goyang International exhibition center
  • 2001 10 Completed the basic layout of Goyang International exhibition center
  • 2002 02 Goyang International Exhibition Center was officially titled KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center)
  • 2002 05 Appointed engineering and construction companies
  • 2002 12 Korea International Exhibition Center corporation established
  • 2003 03 Launched KINTEX CI
  • 2003 05 Hosted ceremony for the 1st exhibition center
  • 2004 03 Celebration for the completion of framework for the 1st exhibition center
  • 2005 04 Grand Opening of the 1st KINTEX Center
  • 2006 04 Celebrated the 1st anniversary
  • 2006 12 Changed the corporate name to KINTEX, conducted the feasibility study for the 2nd exhibition center
  • 2007 04 Proclaimed the corporate vision of 'Global Standard 2013'
  • 2007 07 Verified the validity to construct the 2nd exhibition center
  • 2007 09 Launched a taskforce team to lead the construction of the 2nd exhibition center
  • 2007 10 Won KMAC's top customer service award for our service renovation effort
  • 2008 04 Modified the master plan for the 2nd exhibition center and completed the verification on the 2nd construction
  • 2008 12 Appointed the Hyundai Engineering and Construction Consortium to construct the 2nd exhibition center
  • 2009 03 Hosted groundbreaking ceremony for the 2nd exhibition center
  • 2009 07 Started the Construction for the 2nd exhibition center
  • 2010 12 70% Completion rate of the 2nd center
  • 2010 12 Completed the passageway to connect the 1st and 2nd exhibition centers

Facilities[edit]

  • Indoor exhibition area: 1st exhibition center 53,541m², 2nd exhibition center 54,508m²
  • Outdoor exhibition area: 1st exhibition center 2,849m², 2nd exhibition center 68,000m²
  • Event hall : Seating capacity of 6,000 seats
  • 26 meeting rooms
  • Grand ballroom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Stars Make Beeline for Korea". Chosun Ilbo. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Lee, Eun-ah (18 July 2013). "Shinhwa Lee Minwoo, JunJin, Kim Seul-ki to Host Mnet's 20′s Choice Tonight". TenAsia. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (18 July 2013). "Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo, Jun Jin, and Kim Seul Ki to Host 20’s Choice Awards". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 37°40′8″N 126°44′44″E / 37.66889°N 126.74556°E / 37.66889; 126.74556