General Information

Venue

Hotel ICC

Address : 55, Expo-ro 123beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon

Website : hotel.hotelicc.com

Tel : +82-42-866-5000

Daejeon is a Hub for R&D and the Knowledge Industry.
The Largest R&D Center in Korea - Daedeok Research & Development Area
30 government-funded research institutes such as Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), Korea Institute of Machinery Materials (KIMM) and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) are located in Daejeon with 19 universities, 400 private R&D centers. 15% of the total national R D investment has been made to Daejeon.
A birthplace of globally recognized Industry-Academia collaborative R&D Programs.
35,000 talented graduates are from 19 Universities, including Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea Polytechnics, and Chungnam National University. 12% of total ph.D holders of science engineering in Korea are hired in Daejeon.

Symbols of Daejeon

Emblem

The emblem expresses citizen’s dreams and ideals to see Daejeon become the center of the nation’s land, transportation, administration, science, culture, and distribution

Flower: White Magnolia

Daejeon’s flower is the white magnolia, which stands for friendship.
Very beautiful white magnolia flowers bloom before the leaves come out in spring. This flower symbolizes the graceful and elegant spirit of our citizens.

Bird: Korean Magpie

The official bird of Daejeon is the Korean Magpie. According to Korean folklore, Korean magpies bring close friends and good news to people if it sings in the morning. The magpie gives people nice feelings.

Tree: Pine Tree

Pine trees have seen the Korean people’ s joys and sorrows. They are graceful. Their greenness and constancy parallel the spirit of the old people of virtue in Daejeon.

Character

Hanggumi
Little Prince ‘Hanggumi’ was born in the city of dreams and keeps Hanbit Tower. The character symbolizes the "future and science", the images of Daejeon. Its overall shape contains the courage of Daejeon citizens who will overcome any hardships, standing proudly at the beginning of the new millennium. The headphone and accessories are symbols of the network era. At the heart are Daejeon citizens.

Kkumdoli
‘Kkumdoli’ is the official mascot of Daejeon Expo ‘93. The character is a space baby fairy who can present the future of mankind, peace and co-prosperity, and give young people hope and dreams through the development of science, technologies and industry.