Date: 2nd – 5th September 2019
Venue : Gyeongju, South Korea
(Meeting Venue) Gyeongju Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO)
(Official Hotel) Hilton Gyeongju
Passport & Visa
Any foreign visitors who plan to stay in Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. But people from around 90 countries are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption
agreement. For details, you are advised to contact the Korean Embassy in your country. You may also find out more
information by visiting the website below.
(Korea Visa Portal)
9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9).
Climate and Clothing
Gyeongju in September is warm with temperatures of 18 and 27 ℃ degrees, usually good for travelling
and outdoor activities. In case of rain, it is recommended to take an umbrella with you.
It is highly recommended to prepare your own travel and health insurance before you come to Korea.
Telephone / Internet Access
All telephone calls - local and international - are charged according to distance of the destination and the length of the call. International Phone Call Carriers are 001 and 002. Also, both wifi internet connection are available inside the Hotel free of charge.
Regarding the ways to get to the venue, please refer to the “Transportation” menu.
Banks are open from 09.00~16.00 on Monday to Friday, while government offices are open from 09.00~18.00. Major department stores are open from 10.30 to 20.00, including Sundays, but smaller shops usually open earlier and close
later every day.
The Korean unit of currency is the Won (KRW).
The coins are KRW10/50/100/500, and bills are KRW1,000/5,000/10,000/50,000.
As of 13 June 2019, it is approximately KRW1,200 per US$1.
Please reconvert any surplus Korean Won before you leave the country, as exchanging Won outside Korea can be difficult or impossible.
Most of shops and restaurants in tourist areas accept credit cards, but there are still some small stores that don’t. Be prepared to carry around some cash, especially if you are buying souvenirs.
Tax and Service Charges
Tipping is not customary in Korea. When you visit tourist sites and buy products, 10% VAT is already included.
Tap water is drinkable but not recommended. Bottled water is widely available.
The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round pins.
If you take any regular medication, bring them with you. In Korea you need a local doctor’s prescription to buy medicines in many cases.
In any emergency cases, please contact KGU contact person or hotel staff immediately. The staff will guide you to first aid station of the hotel or call an ambulance. (You may also dial 112 for the police station, 119 for the fire department, or 1339 for emergency medical center.)
Mr. Changsoon PARK (Korea Gas Union)
E-mail : / Mobile: +82 10 9100 8300
Mr. Seongsoo KANG (Korea Gas Union)
E-mail : / Mobile: +82 10 2000 0793
Meeting room and equipment
Every committee and every study group will be provided with a meeting room for its individual meeting,
and every meeting room will be furnished with the following equipment.
Beam Projector (brightness : 10,000 ANSI)
Screen (size : 100 inch ~ )
Power outlets (220V)
Desks and chairs
It is also possible to connect your own laptop with the input terminal on the wall as you can see in the picture.
(Both HDMI and RGB(D-sub) are supported)
For more information on Korea, please visit the website of Korea Tourism