Busan, Republic of Korea

The second largest city in Korea, Busan offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-leading smart city projects in a thriving ocean tourism city near to UNESCO world heritage sites and beautiful mountainous coasts.

Busan’s international renown as a leading exhibition and convention city, its convenient location at the heart of East Asia and its status as the first IoT-based smart city in Korea make it the ideal location for ITU Telecom World 2017.


Smart Busan

Busan is the leading smart city in the Republic of Korea, one of the most technologically-advanced nations in the world.

Korea is committed to developing the role of ICTs within the Creative Economy Initiative, a national strategy to develop a startup friendly ecosystem, boost entrepreneurship and encourage the development of SMEs. Busan’s IoT-based smart city operation platform promotes the creative economy by boosting smart city industries, focused on establishing smart transportation and tourism infrastructure; disaster management for public safety; reduction of energy consumption; and a citizen-driven smart city project to improve quality of life through IoT technology.
Busan’s smart city project is an exemplary model to provide IoT-based public services in areas from traffic control to environment and safety management, meeting all the challenges of a modern city.

What to do and see in Busan

Busan’s thriving culture and exceptional landscape offer incredible experiences for visitors, from exhilarating adventures in the mountainous coasts to exploring leading museums and galleries, enjoying peace of mind in ancient Buddhist temples or getting carried away with the exciting opportunities for shopping in traditional markets and internationally-celebrated stores.

What to do and see in Busan

Venue: Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO)

Busan Exhibition & Conference Center (BEXCO) boasts cutting-edge , a central location, over 45 000 m2 exhibition space, 56 meeting rooms for forum sessions and workshops – and a huge variety of dining options from large food courts to exotic restaurants and cafes, all within easy walking distance.