NIBS Conference 2023


We are delighted to be hosted by Woosong University in 2023, the conference will be held 10 – 12 May 2023, there will be an informal reception on the evening of Tuesday, 9 May with the conference starting on Wednesday morning, 10 May 2023.  

Here’s just some of what we have in store:

  • Our lineup of keynote speakers includes senior leaders from top Korean companies, including Kimberly-Clark North AsiaRoblox Korea, and Amazon Korea.
  • Our Wednesday night networking dinner will provide an opportunity to meet with local research institutes and businesses.
  • Thursday’s academic research presentations will share findings of innovative projects from across the NIBS network.
  • Friday’s touring day will take participants behind the scenes at leading companies in Daejeon.

As always—and perhaps best of all—you’ll also have the chance to connect with NIBS colleagues old and new from universities across the globe. 

Whether your aim is to enhance your teachingenergize your research, or facilitate partnerships with Korean companies and universities, the NIBS 2023 Conference is a worthwhile investment for you and your school.

Even more reasons to come…

  • Interested in presenting a research paper?  We’re accepting submissions for our peer-reviewed research presentation session, see the member newsletter or contact

Executive Dean of International Schools (to include Endicott College of International Studies and JW Kim College of Future Studies), Professor Yoo-Taek Lee, extends a warm welcome to all NIBS members to attend the conference in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. This will be the first NIBS Conference in the Republic of Korea, gateway to one of Asia’s most exciting and beautiful cultures.

Woosong University belongs to the Woosong Education Foundation which was established in 1954, located in Daejeon, South Korea and has a long history of outstanding work in education, teaching and training with more than 12,000 students, and 780 professors.

The University has been ranked as an autonomous, top tier university by the Korean Ministry of Education. It currently boasts three international schools: 1) SolBridge International School of Business, 2) Sol International School and 3) Endicott College of International Studies. Education in the International schools is conducted solely in English by renown international professors. In addition, Woosong University has four Korean schools including College of Railroad Transportation, College of Digital Media, College of Hotel and Culinary and College of Health and Welfare. Woosong University is a truly international university, since the establishment of the university in 1995, Woosong University has signed more than 400 Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with universities and institutions in more than 60 countries.

Location: Daejeon is the 5th largest city in South Korea, with a population of approximately 1.5 million. It is in the centre of Korea and is at the crossroads of national rail and road transport routes, the Gyeongbu railway, Honam railway, Gyeongbu Expressway, and Honam Expressway.

The city has been promoted as a city of science and education centred about Daedeok Science Town, more lately called Daedeok Innopolis. The Daejeon municipal government dubs itself a core city of research and development and the cradle of Korea’s cutting-edge science sector.

More than 200 research institutes, including the research and development facilities of Samsung, LG, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), are located within Daedeok Science Town in Yuseong-gu on the far outskirts of town, locally referred to as “Daedeok Techno Valley”. This, plus the “Daedeok Innopolis” cluster of KAIST, Chungnam National University and government research institutes lend themselves to the city’s local nickname: the Silicon Valley of Korea.

Provisional programme

Please see the full programme below to download. 

Tuesday evening informal gathering: Cheongdam Ale Bar, 19:00-21:00hrs. Come out of the main Lotte Hotel entrance, cross the street, walk on the pavement to the right until you reach the corner of the block, turn left and you will find the bar. 

Wednesday evening Hanban Expo Tower reception 18:00hrs for 18:30hrs start, Wednesday evening reception walking route.

IMPORTANT: Please note we need delegates to complete the Hyundai Elevator industry tour booking form if they would like to visit,

Registration is now closed for 2023

The price per delegate is €450 for a 3 day conference. Please note flights and hotel accommodation are not included in this price. As always, the conference programme will be packed with engaging and useful sessions, in addition to providing plenty of networking opportunities. 

Paying by card: Delegates can pay online by card using our secure Stripe system, which accepts  many forms of international payments. A receipt is automatically issued for all payments via Stripe, however, if you need an invoice, in addition to the receipt for your Finance Office, please don’t hesitate to contact us, email:, we will get one sent to you quickly.

Paying by invoice: If you require an invoice please tick the option for invoice in the registration form and we will send an invoice within 2-3 working days. 





Address is 33, Expo-ro 123beon-gil ,34125 Daejeon-Yuseong-gu, 34125,

Email: – Sales Manager: Sanah Kang

The conference hotel will be the Lotte City Hotel, which is situated in the EXPO area of Daejeon, close to the Convention Centre. The LOTTE City Hotel Daejeon opened in March 2014 and has excellent ratings and reviews. We advise you reserve your hotel accommodation as soon as possible. There are two options for booking available, the first is directly with the hotel and the second option is through the hotel booking websites who offer a free cancellation option and deferred payment. 

Option 1. The Lotte City Hotel are able to offer competitive conference rates to include breakfast, please note their cancellation policy will charge 50% or 100% of the 1st days accommodation cost depending on when you cancel. To book directly with the hotel please complete the reservation form and return to ※NIBS Conference2023 Room reservation sheet

Standard ROOM (1pax) (ROOM ONLY) (Double Room), KRW 148,500

Standard ROOM (1pax) (ROOM & Breakfast) (Double Room), KRW 170,500

Above rate includes 10% VAT

Option 2. Many of the hotel booking sites are able to offer free cancellation policies and favourable rates, so please make a comparison between booking directly with the hotel and with the hotel booking sites before you book. 

Visa and entry to Korea

To enter Korea, please note that:

 (1) You are NOT required to be COVID vaccinated.

 (2) You MUST have a K-ETA or Visa 

 (3) You are NOT required to take any COVID-19 test.

 (4) There is NO quarantine imposed.

If you have a passport from a recognised “visa-free country” you can enter South Korea as a tourist for up to 90 days without a visa. You must also have an onward or return ticket.

You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You should apply for the K-ETA at least 72 hours/3 days before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge. Visit the official K-ETA website for more information and to apply.

Please check with your local Korean Embassy to ensure you have the correct travel information. NIBS accepts no responsibility for passports or visa issues. 

Quarantine QR code: Don’t forget to fill out the online quarantine QR code, it is available to complete 3 days before you travel. You will need the zipcode for Lotte hotel is 34125, Address is 33, Expo-ro 123beon-gil ,34125 Daejeon-Yuseong-gu. 

Travellers arriving in South Korea do not need to provide a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test certificate and there is no quarantine requirement for entry to South Korea.Visitors are encouraged to complete a health questionnaire before departure to get the Q code, this will help to speed up your arrival process.

Delegates should arrange full travel insurance for the period of travel to Korea. 


Many colleagues will be flying into Incheon International Airport, it is recommended delegates travel by bus to Daejeon (Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex), a 3 hour transfer with a short break, after arrival at the bus terminal delegates are advised to get a taxi to the Lotte Hotel. Further details can be found in this helpful guide Arrival Information_ Lotte City Hotel Daejeon_v4

Bus option: There are regular buses from outside the airport, tickets can be bought at the airport.

Train option:  Take the airport railroad from Incheon International Airport to the Seoul Station (60 mins approx.) and change for the KTX (express train) to Daejeon Station, depending on the train you catch it is just under 1 hour or over). As with arriving at the bus terminal, delegates are advised to get a taxi to the Lotte Hotel. 

Incheon International Airport to Seoul details –

Seoul – Daejeon via KTX bullet train

Need help? 

All travel queries and general local queries regarding Korea can be directed to Prof. Min Joo LEE e:

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