Realty Expo Korea 2018 to take place in Sept

  • 2018-03-12

Realty Expo Korea (REK) 2018, a global event for real estate professionals, will take place for three days between September 19 and 21 at COEX in Seoul. The REK 2018 event will consist of a large-scale real estate exposition, a global real estate summit, business meetings, and a cocktail reception.

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The main theme of this year’s exposition is “Real Estate Industry Trends in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Ever more exhibitors engaged in the business of smart city and smart home, mobile home, artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things, virtual reality/augmented reality, and 3D printing will participate in the event.

REK 2018 is organized by the Korea Economic Daily and sponsored jointly by the Korea branch of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and KED Real Estate Research. The global real estate summit during the exposition is organized by KED Real Estate Research and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Korea.

Real estate firms and government agencies across the world have already sent their applications to take part in the event. Those eligible to set up a booth in the Expo zone include real estate developers, housing developers, construction firms, construction materials suppliers, interior and design firms, info-tech, Internet-of-Things, virtual reality/augmented reality firms, smart city and smart home vendors, government agencies, state-run enterprises, and special economic zone administrators. Late registers can’t be guaranteed a spot due to a limited number of booths in the venues.

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Exhibitor applications may be made through the Realty Expo Korea 2018 website (http://www.realtyexpokorea.com/?lang=en) or by phone at 82-2-360-4260. Any exhibitor who registers before March 31 will get an early-bird discount for 10 percent. In addition, those exhibitors from FIABCI member countries will get an additional special discount.

FIABCI Korea, the Korea branch of the world’s largest organization for real estate professionals, is a joint organizer of the event. There are currently 67 member countries for the real estate federation. The news on REK 2018 is regularly posted on the website of FIABCI’s headquarters in Paris.

Korea’s real estate professionals, officials from central and local governments, and managers of state-run enterprises will set up booths in the trade show. Major trade organizations such as the Construction Association of Korea, the Korea Housing Builders Association, and Korea Housing Association, as well as developers and construction companies are also participating as exhibitors.  Other entities such as local government agencies, Korea Land & Housing Corporation, Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation, and special economic zone administrations are also submitting their applications as exhibitors in order to meet potential investors.

At the REK 2018, investors can pick and choose from highly lucrative property opportunities, while catching up on the latest information on real estate development projects and new technologies, including the convergency between blockchain and the real estate business.

By Park Young-shin

yspark@hankyung.com