GENERAL INFORMATION

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Western Pacific Regional Conference 2020 of Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA)October 8-10, 2020

Venue : Imperial Palace Hotel, Seoul, South Korea

Address : 640, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

Hosted by : The Organizing Committee of the Western Pacific Regional Conference 2020 of MWIA

Official Language of Conference : English

  • Conference Organizer
  • The Organizing Committee of the Western Pacific Regional Conference 2020 of MWIA
  • Korea Medical Women’s Association
  • Conference Secretariat
  • #1711, Hanshin Building, 12 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 04175
  • Tel: +82-2-373-1005 / Fax: +82-2-373-1106
  • E-mail: wprc2020@hbni.co.kr

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT KOREA

Language Korean
Time Time Difference Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Meant Time (GMT +9) and does not observe daylight savings time.
Weather in October
  • TEMPERATURE: 13°C 55°F
  • HIGH TEMPERATURE: 18°C 64°F
  • LOW TEMPERATUR: 7°C 45°F
  • SUNSHINE HOURS: 7hrs
  • RAINFALL: 52mm
Currency and Foreign Exchange The unit of Korean currency is the Korean Won (₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000.
(*approximate exchange rate: ₩1,150/US$1.00)
Electricity The electricity supply commonly used in Korea is the 220-volt 60Hz system. Because most newly built hotels and houses have the 220-volt wiring installed, you are advised to check your electronic equipment beforehand.
Tip & Tax Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive. Foreign tourists can receive nearly 10 % VAT refunds for purchases at Duty Free shops. Goods must be taken out of Korea within three months of purchase to be eligible for a tax refund. Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around USD 43). To receive this refund, present receipts with the purchased goods at the customs clearance desk at Incheon International Airport when departing.
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