History

Daegu Convention Bureau’s History

2020

  • 03

    Daegu EXCO and Kyungpook National University area designated as ‘Business Events District’

  • 12

    Hosted the 3rd Asia Pacific Anti-Aging Course (APAAC)

2019

  • 09

    Hosted IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience 2019

2018

  • 08

    Hosted the International Congress of Parasitology 2018

  • 11

    Bid win to host the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

    Hosted the First Asia-Pacific Anti-aging Conference

  • 12

    Charlie Bae takes office as CEO

2017

  • 03

    Bid win to host the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2019 (HRI 2019)

  • 05

    Bid win for ISCAS 2021

2016

  • 05

    Bid win to host the 12th World Biomaterials Conference 2024

    Bid win to host the Asian South-Pacific Association of Sport Psychology International Congress 2018

  • 12

    Corporate name changed to ‘Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau’

2015

  • 08

    Bid win to host IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience 2019 / ISO 20121 (event sustainable management system) certification acquired

2014

  • 03

    Corporate name changed to ‘Daegu Convention and Tourism Bureau’

  • 08

    Bid win to host the International Congress of Parasitology 2018

  • 10

    Bid confirmed to host the World Gas Congress 2021

  • 12

    Won the Korea Tourism Organization’s “Excellent MICE Alliance Award”

2013

  • 06

    Tourism team established

  • 10

    Daegu mayor’s commendation – for contributing to regional MICE industry development

  • 12

    Won award for Excellent regional self-governing body at the 10th WEB AWARD KOREA

2011

  • 11

    Won bid to host the World Water Forum 2015

2010

  • 11

    2010 Hosted the 2010 World Firefighters Game

2008

  • 11

    Won bid to host World Energy Congress 2013

2007

  • 03

    Bid win to host the World Firefighter Games 2010

  • 08

    Hosted 46th Orient and Southeast Asian Lions Forum

2006

  • 04

    Secondary executive team formed / 08. Hosted the IMD & IDMC (Information Display)

2005

  • 05

    Hosted the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Asia-Pacific Congress and International Conference

  • 10

    Hosted the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting

  • 12

    Registered as an organization designated for public interest contributions

2004

  • 03

    Ran the Daegu Convention Academy 2004

  • 03

    Hosted the 1st International Solar Cities Congress 2004

    Ran the Daegu city brand development project (Colorful DAEGU)

2003

  • 01

    Public-private organization established with members including Daegu Metropolitan City, the Daegu Chamber of Commerce, the Daegu Tourism Association,
    EXCO (Daegu Exhibition and Convention Center), and local convention-related industries /Baek Chang-gon (CEO of EXCO) took office as chairman of the board of directors

  • 04

    Received authorization from the Ministry of Science and Tourism
    (Korea’s first domestic convention bureau), registration of incorporation,
    Secretariat opened

  • 05

    Ran the 2003 Daegu Convention Academy 2003

  • 06

    Held the first meeting of the temporary board of directors

2002

  • 09

    Launched Daegu CVB Establishment Promotion Committee

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