G20 SUMMIT TO TAKE PLACE IN SEOUL
To host the Summit is an epoch-making event in Korea's diplomatic history. As chair nation of the group of major economies in the world, Korea not only set an agenda for the meeting but also lead the members in finding solutions to the current global financial crisis.
To make the summit a success, the city government placed emphasis on providing "comfortable lodging," "convenient transportation" and "perfect security" to visitors. The city estimates about 4,000 of the 10,000-15,000 expected visitors would take short sightseeing tours of Seoul during and around the summit period.
The city government, in particular, will publicize the merits of Seoul as a convention city to visiting delegates and journalists. It wants to make use of the summit meeting in increasing foreign investment in the city.
The city also fully utilized the "G-20 Business Summit" in inducing foreign investment. The G-20 Business Summit took place in Seoul on the sideline of the G-20 Summit, with chief executives of the top 20 business firms of the G-20 member nations, attending.
For the convenience of visitors, the metropolitan government operated electric buses, and build ICT stations and mobile RFID (radio frequency identification) guide systems in the Gangnam area, the venue of the summit talks. Through such activities as riding electric motor vehicles and visiting DMC (Digital Media City), foreigners are expected to experience Seoul, a city where advanced information technology and green technology exist in harmony.