Daejeon has beautiful natural scenery surrounded by three major rivers, Lake Daecheong, and mountains. Water supply, sewage treatment and housing supply rates have reached nearly 100%, and public services that are important for residents’quality of life, such as cultural facilities, parks and intelligent transportation systems. It is also an environmentally friendly city where more than 70% of
waste is recycled.
Also as part of the official program, the Daejeon Track will feature a series of special events to show the hospitality of the Municipality of Daejeon with an opening ceremony and a welcome dinner, showcase avantguard expressions of Korean culture with K-pop concert, and explore some of the landmarks that have shaped contemporary Korean history.
All along the UCLG Congress, from 10 to 14 October the city of Daejeon will host a Welcome Festival that will include an international beer and wine fair, a food court and a flea market, as well as a bread festival, a night show of fireworks, a special performance at the Music Fountain, and a media façade showcasing the
vision of Daejeon as the Science City.
Beyond the sessions part of the official program of the Congress, Daejeon also provides enlightening activities and side events to explore how the city has forged its identity and looks at the future. These events will include an industryrelated tour that will bring participants to the Daejeon’s Research Institute and will explore the future of its leading industry sector; a city tour
to explore the history, traditions and modern culture of Daejeon, as well as a green tour around the Lake Daecheong (the third largest lake in Korea), or a visit to O-World, a science theme park featuring state of the art attractions; and individual tours around the city that will bring participants to Hanbat Arboretum, which is the largest urban arboretum in Korea, the National Science Museum, Yurim Park, where chrysanthemums will bloom to welcome autumn, the Daejeon Art & Culture Complex, or the Dunsan Commercial Area.
“World Citizen Festival” – where Daejeon citizens and the world citizens become one
Throughout the Congress period, various linked events will be held at Hanbit Tower and World Cup Stadium for all participants. First, a K-Pop concert will be held at the World Cup Stadium on October 11. Along with Fusion Gugak and dance teams, top vocalists and idol groups will be heating up the stage. In a bid to jump-start the recovery of energy from the pre-pandemic era, the key factor of the Korean Wave, K-Pop, will be hosted for all Congress participants to enjoy.
Around the Hanbit Tower Square, global citizens’ festivals such as drone show, busking, music fountain, media façade, flea market, festival booths, and various foods will be ready to welcome the participants. In addition, there will be invited performances by Korea’s leading pop band, “Innalchi Band” and other performances prepared by Daejeon Municipal Performing Arts Group, Daejeon Sipmu, an intangible cultural asset group, and world music group Gong Myoung.
Back to back with the Congress, various civic festivals such as the Science Festival, E-sports International Competition, World Flower Exhibition, Hyo (filial piety) Culture Root Festival, Art Festival, Film Festival, and Daejeon Blues Music Festival. These opportunities will allow people around the globe to mingle and interact with one another.
Smart City Exhibition with High-Tech Core Technologies
At the Smart City Exhibition, which will be held at DCC 2 from October 11 to 14, you can meet seven key service technologies and solutions of Korean smart cities, including energy, transportation, healthcare, and eco. At 250 booths in three zones with the theme of city, living, and tech, it will be an opportunity to experience future cities and life changes based on Korea’s tech prowess.
Daejeon is planning to enhance the status of urban spaces and science and innovation cities that combine new smart technologies based on D.N.A (Data, Network, AI). Also, the city is willing to introduce contact-free industries and related ICT infrastructure that have grown based on resources accumulated in Daedeok Innopolis. In particular, Daejeon’s latest smart city technology will be presented to visitors with experience-oriented exhibition contents that visitors can see and enjoy, such as robot shows and hologram magic shows. In addition to operating an unmanned rest area with robots, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)’s two self-driving buses Expo Bridge awaits their global visitors.
Guidelines on how to register for the Congress
Registration for the Congress is available through pre-online registration and on-site registration. Online registration is available through the official Congress website.
Pre-registration Period: Early bird – Until 31 Aug. 2022
Full fare – 1 Sep. – 3 Oct. 2022
Onsite Registration Period: 9 Oct. – 14 Oct. 2022
You can visit the registration page for more info about fees.
Airport Bus Transportation Guide
In addition to airport shuttle services, we have prepared shuttle services for Congress participants for maximum convenience. Kindly refer to the website for detailed information on reservations, bus schedules, information desk location, and boarding location.
Discover more here.