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Trade Shows Resumed in South Korea

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

July 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 Pandemic curve has been flattened and under control in South Korea, cancelled trade shows have resumed. Custom home builders, who rely more on a person to person consultation with their clients, have been hit harder due to social distancing, but the return of trade shows bring back their potential clients.


In early May, the South Korean Government has eased the social distancing rules and allowed gatherings and events such as trade shows and the first trade show was successfully hosted from May 8th at KINTEX near Seoul. Since then, trade shows have been held all over the country without any reported COVID-19 cases due to these events.

The following are the typical quarantine measures for attending a trade show in Korea.

  • When entering a building, everyone should wear facial mask, provide the information for contact tracing and is screened for high temperature by thermal camera imaging.

  • Before entering the venue, the temperature is checked by a non-contact digital thermometer before passing through the disinfection gates

  • Disposable plastic gloves are distributed once you enter the venue

  • Hand sanitizer bottles are everywhere