Welcome Messages

Welcome Message from Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City

Dear Members of the International Union of Geological Science

On behalf of the 3.5 million citizens of Busan, it is a great honor and privilege for the City of Busan to participate in the bidding to host the 37th International Geological Congress (IGC).

With its beautiful natural environment of mountains, rivers and the sea, Busan has an abundance of rare and diverse geological resources which we would be proud to share with geologists from around the world. In particular, the orbicular gabbro found in central metropolitan Busan City is the only one of its kind in Asia and is distributed over a 0.14 km2 making it one of the widest examples in the world.

In addition, with outstanding convention infrastructure, Busan has successfully hosted many renowned international events including the 2005 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, the 3rd OECD World Forum in 2009 and the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014. These highly successful events have all served to enhance Busan’s image as one of the most preferred convention destinations in Asia.

Busan city government, in close cooperation with the Busan Tourism Organization and BEXCO (Busan Exhibition and Convention), is ready to provide a one-stop service covering administrative and financial support, accommodation, transportation and tour programs to ensure that the IGC 2024 is a great success.

I sincerely look forward to meeting you in Busan in 2024.

Yours sincerely,

  • Byung-soo Suh

    Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City