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Our Mission

Seoul Open is the biggest International British Parliamentary Debate Tournament in Korea hosted by Debate Korea. Through Seoul Open, we wish to provide high-quality debate experiences to debaters around the globe. Seoul Open would be a meaningful educational experience for debaters which inspires and encourages debaters to aim higher. Furthermore, we wish Seoul Open to be a stage in where debaters can freely exchange their unique culture and flourish friendship with participants from different backgrounds.

*Information below are from Seoul Open 2018.

specifics of Seoul Open 2019 will be updated soon.


Chief Adjudication Panel

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Tournament Schedule

Debaters will be fully engaged in fruitful debates about issues that are significant in the global society in Seoul Open 2018.

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July 19
Seoul Excursion

To provide participants of this wonderful event a chance to enjoy Korean culture with convenience, we planned Seoul Excursion in July 19th. In the center of Korea's flourishing economic and cultural development, participants will have an unforgettable experience to celebrate their effort and passion for the 3 days-long tournament with friends from the world.


Tournament Venue

Seoul Open 2018 will be held in KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition&Convention Center) in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do. KINTEX is a well-known exhibition hall with its mesmerizing size and convenient facilities. For this reason, KINTEX was also used to host The Main Press Center of 2018 Inter-Korean Summit in last April.



We provide accommodations for all participants of Seoul Open. Participants will stay at MVL Hotel Goyang the largest five-star hotel in Northern Gyeonggi region. Fully equipped with convenient facilities, such as Korean-styled sauna, fitness room, and a 24-hour-open business center, it ensures a luxurious and relaxing stay.


Seoul Open Sponsors