Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Seoul, South Korea

Ron Kaufman is one of the world’s leading motivational keynote speakers on the topics of achieving service excellence, increasing customer satisfaction, retaining loyal customers, and building sustainable service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients in every industry and on every continent for more than thirty years. His energetic keynote speeches have inspired millions, frequently earning standing ovations from audiences of all ages. In 2018, GlobalGurus rated Ron the #1 customer service guru in the world. Ron travels worldwide to speak at company meetings, industry conferences, and association events throughout the year.

Ron is author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, “Uplifting Service! The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues and Everyone Else You Meet” and 14 other books on service, business and inspiration. He is the founder of UP! Your Service, a global education and consulting company that enables leaders and organizations to build sustainable cultures that win the hearts and minds of customers, colleagues, and partners.


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General Information

General Information about Seoul for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis from South Korea, with a population of almost 10 million. It has the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world, surpassing London and Paris. Seoul is South Korea’s most important financial, commercial, economic and cultural center and houses the headquarters of numerous large multinational companies, including Samsung, LG and Hyundai. It is also a major hub for tourism (the 9th most visited city in the world), attracting annually over 10 million visitors. Seoul boasts with five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Changdeok Palace, the Hwaseong Fortress, the Jongmyo Shrine, the Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Recently, the city has also become famous for its modern constructions, including renowned landmarks such as the N Seoul Tower, the Lotte World Tower, the Trade Tower, the Parc1 Tower, the 63 Building and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Other major tourist attractions are the city’s 115 museums, including the National Museum of Korea, the National Folk Museum, the National Palace Museum of Korea, the Seoul Museum of Art and the Korean Film Museum. In the past few decades, Seoul hosted a large number of world-leading events, such as the Asian Games (1986), the Summer Olympics (1988), the FIFA World Cup (2002) and the G-20 Summit (2010).

Seoul as a Conference Destination

Seoul is an important center for international conferences, summits and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the Global PR Summit, a meeting point for national and international PR experts and communications professionals; Seoul Perform, a conference bringing together digital and cloud experts from the Asia-Pacific region; the Digital Marketing Summit, a large convention focused on the latest advances in digital marketing; Block Seoul, a global technology summit dedicated to investors and innovators from everywhere in the world; Smart Tech Korea, another important technology conference; and the International Conference on Medical, Medicine and Health Sciences, one of the most important healthcare conventions from South Korea.

Seoul Food Options for Conference Delegates

There are many amazing restaurants you can try during your conference in Seoul. Some of the most famous ones include: Jungsik Seoul (Phone: +82 2-517-4654), Mingles (Phone: +82 2-515-7306) and Maple Tree House (Phone: +82 2-790-7977), three of the best places in the city where you can sample traditional Korean food; Brera (Phone: +82 2-2236-0770), an excellent Italian restaurant; Petra (Phone: +82 2-790-4433), serving a large variety of Middle Eastern dishes; Subromesa (Phone: +82 2-536-0669), specializing in Spanish cuisine; Hemlagat (Phone: +82 2-318-3335), the best Swedish restaurant in Seoul; and Braai Republic (Phone: +82 70-8879-1967), a well-known South African restaurant.

Seoul Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are many high-rated tourist attractions you can visit after your conference in Seoul, South Korea. Some of the most well-known ones include: Myeong-dong, an eclectic shopping area famous for its luxury department stores, international fashion brands and cosmetics shops; the N Seoul Tower, a 236 meters tall observation and communication tower with a revolving restaurant offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city; the Gyeongbokgung Palace, a historic 14th century royal palace, featuring beautiful gardens and a museum; and Lotte World, a large recreation complex housing the world’s largest indoor amusement park as well as an outdoor park, an artificial island inside a lake, a folk museum, a luxury hotel and various theaters, cinemas and shopping malls.

Conference Center Venues

Seoul, South Korea has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

COEX Convention Center Grand Ball Room (Location: Yeongdong-daero)
Conrad Seoul (Location: Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeoeuido-dong)
Grand Hilton Seoul (Location: Yeonhui-ro, Seodaemun-gu)
KOCONEX Korea Convention Services (Location: Seocho-gu)
SETEC (Location: Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu)
The Federation of Korean Industries Hall (Location: Yeoui-daero, Yeoeuido-dong)