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ICDM 2019

Useful information

Useful Links
  • - Korean Tourism organization Click
  • - Seoul Metropolitan Government Click
  • - Hotels in Korea Click
  • - Korean National Tourism Organization Click
  • - Incheon Int'l Airport Click
  • - Gimpo Int'l Airport Click
  • - Cultural Heritage Administration Click
  • - Visa & Immigration Click
Safety & Security
Korea and Seoul are unique in the degree to which people enjoy the freedom to walk safely on the streets at all times. The crime rate in Seoul, especially in regard to foreign tourists, is one of the lowest in the world.
Climate and Apparel

Seoul, situated in a temperate zone, has four distinct seasons. Sunny days and clear skies are expected, and light clothing is recommended. The average temperature range in October is between 12 degrees to 15 degrees Celsius. In the evenings, a light jacket would be advisable. A hat and comfortable shoes are recommended for some tours.

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Time Zone

Korean Standard Time : UTX/GMT +9 hours.

Current Time in Korea /

Telephones & Mobile Phones
International/domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. Public telephones are also available and located throughout the hotel. Mobile phones can be rented at the airport or at major hotels. To apply for a mobile phone rental service, you will need identification(passport) and a credit card.

The South Korean unit of currency is the won (₩), with ₩10/50/100/500 coins. Notes come in denominations of ₩1,000/5,000/10,000/50,000. The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations.

※ As of February 2013 → 1 USD = 1,091 KRW

Credit Cards
Major international credit cards are commonly accepted at most hotels, department stores, restaurants, and shops. Restaurants and shops generally display signs indicating what cards they accept.
Electricity Supply
The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes and is the same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. The multi-voltage travel adapter are available at hotel's front desk. You can find it at a duty-free shop, convenience shop at Incheon Int'l Airport, or Yongsan Electronics Shopping Town.
Emergency Call

Int'l SOS Korea provides 24-hour emergency service for participants, for a fee, acting as a link between the patient and the Korean hospitals.

  • For medical emergencies dial 1339.
  • 119 Emergencies for fire/rescue & hospital services
  • 112 Police
  • 129 First Aid
  • Korean Diabetes Association
    101-2104, Lotte Castle President, 109
    Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04146, Korea

    E-mail :

  • Congress Secretariat (The Within)
    5F, Samgyeong Bldg., #100-20, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea

    TEL : 82-2-6959-5333 FAX : . 82-70-8677-6333 E-mail :