Mice Affairs Media Group, News Breau, 01 July 2021
The 17th HETI International Congress (the Federation of Horses in Education & Therapy International) was held at COEX, from June 7th to 10th. This congress was not only an essential meeting place for professionals in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies, but also a stage of the PLUS SEOUL supports designed to increase the safety to the fullest. A Quarantine Gate sprayed sanitizing to the participants who walkthrough to attend the congress in person. Smaller yet handy devices were also on rentals, such as thermographic cameras and infrared thermometers. Bottles of hand sanitization gel were placed at every corner of the venue for both the participants and staff to use to contain the virus out. Specialized disinfecting of the venue was provided for four days of the congress to utilize all the effects in a collective manner.
The PLUS SEOUL supports not only shields what are visible but also the well-being of the participants and speakers. The Seoul MICE Safety Care Service is a package of various insurances in which the participants find reassurance with medical care, travel related as well as language services. The HETI secretariat registered the five speakers who entered Seoul for the 17th HETI International Congress from Russia, Finland and USA. The speaker for Symposia Session, Minna Peltonen from Finland mentioned it was “… useful and add to the feeling of safety during the stay in congress.” Another speaker for the Plenary Session, Janet Jones also spoke about the overall experience- “I enjoyed travelling to Seoul and felt the convention organizers took excellent care of me while I was there… I felt safe and comfortable during my entire stay in your city and hope to return someday.”
“The Seoul Convention Bureau is dedicated to promoting Seoul as a safe MICE destination and supporting event planners to host the events successfully under effective safety measures,” said the director, Jihyun Kim. “The 17th HETI International Congress provided an extensive example that Seoul is also placing much weight in providing the safest environment for onsite MICE events,” she added.