APGC FAQ

How do I attend APGC18?
Registration is now open. Click here to see the congress rates and buy tickets.


Do I need a visa?

Ensure you check the visa application process for entering Korea in the first instance of registering. If you are travelling from India, China, Africa and any Middle East regions you will require special documentation to apply for your visa. Below is the list of documents that you may be required to produce:

  • Original Signed invitation letter from a Korean host organisation
  • Original Invitation letter from a Korean host organisation with the official seal
  • Business Certificate of a Korean host organisation
  • Certificate of Seal impression of Korean host organisation
  • C-3-1 form with the sign or seal (only for chinese)

If you do require any of the above documents, please contact us with what documents you need and we may be able to assist. If you only require an invitation letter, please ensure you register and select this option during the registration process in order to be sent one.


How do I register as part of a group to APGC18?
For group bookings of 10 or more, contact [email protected] to assist you with your booking. Register for groups of 5 – 9 through the online group registration portal here.


How much does it cost to attend APGC18?
Click here to visit the registration page for more information regarding congress rates. Not sure what category you fit into? Email us at [email protected].


Where is the congress being held?
The congress is being held at Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO) located at #55 APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48060. This premier location is right in the hub of Busan, and less close to the beautiful beaches of Haeundae. For more information about the venue please click here.


Getting to BEXCO
Transfers will be provided for delegates to and from BEXCO to Westin Chosun Busan only. These transfers will take delegates to and from BEXCO at the beginning and end of the day.

Centrally located, BEXCO is easily accessible by public transport, including subway and bus. For more information on how to get to the ICC please click here.

To plan your route of transport to the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center during APGC18, please head to: www.moovitapp.com.

Secure parking is available at BEXCO, however fees apply. Please visit www.bexco.co.kr for full parking fees and directions.


How do I get around Busan?
Busan is easily accessible by car, train, bus or taxi. Please refer to the travel information page to find out more.


How do I use public transport?
The best way to pay your public transport fares is via a Hanaro card, a smart card which allows you to load funds for any kind of public transport. These can be purchased at convenience stores and ticket vending machines located inside metro stations. You can recharge the card at metro stations, Busan Bank, Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit and convenience stores.
Alternatively, for those who are travelling from other parts of Korea like Seoul, if you already have a T-money card, there is no need to purchase a Hanaro card as you can use your T-money card in Busan.


Where do I stay during my trip to Busan?
To view rates and book your accommodation click here.


What to do in Busan
Busan is South Korea’s second largest city and most known for its beaches, mountains and temples.
Delegates are encouraged to make the most of their stay in Busan, by visiting some of the wonderful sights Busan has to offer. For more information, click here.


What will the weather be like in Busan?
April is the beginning of Spring in Busan. The average temperature during this month remains cool usually with clear skies. The average day temperature is approximately 14°C. Temperatures can reach as low as 5°C so make sure to bring plenty of warm clothing during your stay.


What is the time zone in Busan?
Busan operates on the UTC+09:00 timezone.


Who do I contact if I want more information?
Please get in touch with us if you have further questions:
MCI Australia
T: + 61 7 3858 5400
E: [email protected]