Industry Tour (Courses and Link to Register)


Hallow, CHI 2015 Attendees.

Welcome to Seoul!!

As the After-Conference activities, HCI Association of Korea is offering industry tours of four companies: Samsung Electronics, LG Display, SK Telecom, and Hyundai Motors.

  • The date is April 24th (Friday). Time schedule of each tour course is different, so please select one which interests you and fits to your personal schedule.
  • Each tour program has a limited number of registration. So, register early!!
  • Only for CHI members (family members are not allowed). For family we recommend city tour programs.
  • Guide and presentation are given by the company in English. A volunteer student of local hospitality team will accompany you and assist your tour.
  • We get registration through Google Docs which does not have automatic filtering of overbooking. Thus, we will send you a confirmation email whether your application is valid.
  • All tour program is free (Transportation and lunch will be supported by HCI Association of Korea and the host companies).
  • The charter bus is insured. However, you may get Traveler’s Insurance for your whole stay at Seoul if needed.
  • All departure & return location is Intercontinental Hotel at COEX.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early at the drive way near Hotel Lobby. A volunteer guide of local hospitality team will greet you there.

Overview of Tour Courses (Click Course for registration)

* Detailed information of each tour course is provided below the table.

Course limit departure Return lunch
1. LG Display (Full) 33 persons 9:00 am 4:45 pm Korean cuisine buffet
2. Hyundai Motors Studio(Full) 33 persons 10:30 am 1:45 pm Korean restaurant
3. Samsung Electronics Innovation Museum & D’light(Full) 33 persons 11:30 am 5:30 pm Korean Cousine(Samsung VIP Guest Restaurant)
4. SKT T.Um Museum (Cancelled) 22 persons 1:30 pm 4:20 pm(extra palace tour available) Snack (in the bus)

Tour Courses

1. LG Display (Factory at Paju)

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LG Display is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of LCD panels, OLEDs, and flexible displays.

The tour place is the manufacturing factory in Paju, north of Seoul.

Usually, the factory is not open to the public. This tour a special invitation.

  1. Hyundai Motors Studio (showcase museum at Seoul)

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It is a newly opened brand experience space of Hyundai Motors. The six-story building is established as a luxury showcase space and has sections of art project, library, car rotator, and design collections. This tour is arranged as an exclusive invitation to CHI attendees. We will invite presenters from Human-Machine Interaction division and UX research team for exchanging ideas and answering your questions.

  1. Samsung Innovation Museum and D’light

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Samsung Innovation Museum at Suwon (south of Seoul) is the corporation museum of Samsung Electronics. Consisting of three halls – Era of Inventors, Era of Corporate Innovation, and Era of Creation, it shows the history and future directions of semi-conductors, display, and mobile technologies.

Samsung D’light is the premiere showcase shop at the headquarters of Samsung (at Seoul). This three-story exhibition place has a variety of hands-on features at the sections of digital lounge, mobile plaza, and global gallery.

  1. SK Telecom T.Um Museum

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SK Telecom is the leading mobile telecom operator of S. Korea. The T.Um museum is the corporation’s brand concept showcase of the future of mobile communication. It is a very attractive and the-most-visited place at the headquarters of the company at Seoul.


Since the tour time of the museum is relative short (1 hour), the bus will stop by nearby royal palace (Kyung-bok-goong). If you want an extra tour of the palace, you may get off the bus there (A volunteer guide will accompany you. Entrance tickets will be paid by HCI Korea. However, no return bus is provided).  If you do not want an extra tour, stay seated. The bus will directly return to the Intercontinental Hotel at COEX.

City Tour Program


Hello, CHI 2015 Seoul attendees & family members. Local Hospitality Team is providing a city tour program which is operated by an independent tour agency. Considering the tight schedules of conference attendees, we have worked with the agency and listed the most attractive and affordable tour courses. The best 8 city tour courses:

Tour Code Time Price per person Spots
A-1: Demilitarized Zone 09:00 ~ 14:00 (No Monday) $35 DMZ
A-2: Seoul City Half Day Tour 09:00~13:00 $35 Traditional village Observatory Tower Stream Walk
A-3: Seoul City Half Day Tour 09:00 ~ 13:00 $30 Temple Presidential House Gyongbok Palace
P-1: Seoul City Half Day Tour 13:00 ~ 17:00 $30 Antique Street Changdeok Palace Street Market
P-2: Folk Village Tour 13:00 ~ 17:00 $40 Folk Village & performance
F-1: Seoul City Full Day Tour 09:00 ~ 17:00 $70 City Circulation Course
N-1: Night View Tour 17:00 ~ 22:00 $40 Traditional Village Observatory Tower Stream Walk
N-2: River Dinner Cruise 17:00 ~ 22:00 $85 River Ferry Cruise (including dinner)
T-1: Temple Stay 09:00 ~ 13:30 $45 Gilsansa Temple (meditation, lunch)

You can check detailed information of each tour course here (linked). If you want to register to the course of your interest, please send email to In the email, please refer CHI 2015 City Tour, and Tour Course Code, and Date. Then, the agency will inform you of payment method, pick-up and other necessary information. Hope you have a memorable experience at Seoul!!

10 Reasons why you should come to Seoul.

1. Seoul is the Core of Global IT/HCI Industry & Research: Join company & lab tours.
  • S. Korea is the home of many global and local IT companies such as Samsung, LG, KT, SKT, Naver, Daum, Nexon, etc.
  • Also, there are variety of world-class HCI related research & design labs in universities.
  • Come and join industry & university lab tours in S. Korea.



2. Guess who will be giving the Keynote speech?: Psy
  • CHI has been traditionally inviting the most creative and innovative local celebrities in the junction of culture, technology, and art. Upon recommendation of many organizing committee members, we are trying to invite speakers who will give us the most interesting and momorable moments. One of the invitations has been sent to Psy, who made 2 billion view record on his music video, Gangnam Style on YouTube. He has made many speeches around the world including Harvard and Oxford University.


3. The most exciting CHI conference ever!: Conference Venue, Program & People
  • COEX (link) is the world-class convention & exhibition facility in the downtown Seoul. It was the venue of G-20 Summit meeting in 2010.
  • CHI 2015 will be an exciting encounter with the most up-to-date and state-of-the art topics and speakers.
  • Meet scholars, researchers, and industry practitioners in Asia. Two thousand people attends local HCI Korea conference annually who are eager to join CHI2015 next year. Also, we will have many guests from China, Japan, India, and south-east Asia.



4. Find Opportunities: New People, Young Scholars, Cross-over research, & Career Development.
  • A variety of social events for young scholars and newcomers will be arranged.
  • Extend your perspective and find new opportunities for cross-over research interests.
  • Many Korean companies are recruiting globally. Find an opportunity for career development in S. Korea.


5. Experience Korea: Culture
  • During conference events you will enjoy a variety of traditional & modern performances of Korean Dance & Music.
  • Also, for those who don’t have time, you will be able to encounter several Culturists at the conference.



6.  Taste Korea: Food, Gourmet
  • There are many popular restaurants around COEX.
  • Try traditional and modern Korean cuisine.
  • We will prepare Local Recommendation List for you 🙂



7. Stay Comfort: Lodging Options



8. For Fun, Family, and Memory: Tour & Hot Spots
  • City Tour: Palaces, Museums, Central Plaza, Business & Historic Streets,…
  • DMZ Tour: Feel the tension of military zone and think about what peace really is…
  • DDP(Dongdaemun Design Plaza): The newly constructed design center by Dongdaemun.
  • Klive: Absorb yourself in the VR hologram stage of K-Pop stars…
  • Temple Stay: Find inner peace and learn Buddhist lessons.
  • Korean Style Spa: Relax at the public bath house.
  • Shopping: Visit variety of shopping districts from traditional markets, international street markets to luxury department stores.
  • Amusement Parks: Have fun with family members. Your kids will love them.



9. Social
  • Join in Alumni Events and meet your old pals.
  • A variety of social events will be arranged at the greatest places.


10. Seoul is a Safe, Secure, convenient place for your visit.
  • More than 11 million tourists visit S. Korea annually, and a crime involving international visitors is extremely rare.
  • Tourist Insurance (about 3~5$ per day) will cover health and accidents. Major hospitals have care centers for internationals.
  • Inchon International Airport is 70~90 minutes away from conference site and operates direct Limousine buses where check-in is possible, too. Seoul has 9 lines of subway system for easy and economic transportation.



So, We cordially welcome you. See you in Seoul in 2015.


Tasting Room @COEX



An Italian Restaurant with Korean taste to it.

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Located in the COEX Mall, this place is packed with people even during the week days, patiently waiting for “something” that will excite their taste buds.

2014-06-05 01.27.01  Potato Gnocchi (★★★★☆)

2014-06-05 01.26.40  Citrus Flat Bread (★★★☆☆)

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Spinach Flat Bread (★★★★★)

I and my colleague’s favourite dish – golden-brown flat bread covered with freshly cut spinach is a well-being dish that did not diminish the scrumptious taste.

2014-06-05 01.26.46  Beef Tripe Jambalaya (★★★★☆)

2014-06-05 01.26.48  Webfoot Octopus Pasta (★★★★☆)

2014-06-05 01.26.41  Ho-Ddeok Ice cream (★★★★★)

Korean traditional snack, Ho-ddeok, has been reinterpreted with the bean powder ice cream and oven baked dough.

DSC01351  Popcorn Salt Ice cream (★★★★★)


Recommended for anyone seeking for adventurous taste that fuses Italian with Korean taste.