You can go, too!

CanGoTo

Nothing to do? Nowhere to go? No money anyway? Maybe none of these are true, but CanGoTo can help you spend a fun afternoon for free!

CanGoTo is a mobile device app that issues free tickets to trade shows where admission is normally around 5,000 won. Most of them take place in COEX (Ever wonder what goes on in the ground floor convention halls?).

These exhibitions are a great way to see what designers and entrepreneurs (big and small) are up to. This summer I used CanGoTo to get free tickets into the Seoul Character & Licensing Fair, Korea Style Week, and the World Electronics Brand Show. These events are mostly for promotion, so there isn’t much shopping to do. When there is, it’s often at a discount. Many exhibitors also give away cool freebies!

At the Seoul Character & Licensing Fair, COEX (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

At the Seoul Character & Licensing Fair, COEX
(PHOTOS: Charles Ian Chun)

A runway show at Korea Style Week, COEX (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

A runway show at Korea Style Week, COEX

A 3-D printer on display at the World Electronics Brand Show, COEX (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

A 3-D printer on display at the World Electronics Brand Show, COEX

Getting a free ticket with the app is simple. When you get to the exhibit, show them the digital ticket on your device. Sometimes you get your tickets or pass straightaway. Other times, the organizers will ask you to fill out some light paperwork first, asking for your contact information, interests, and affiliations. Then get your ticket and enjoy!

Digital ticket to Korea Style Week via CanGoTo

CanGoTo is available on Android and iOS.

Charles Ian Chun

Editor and web designer, The Kangnam Hakbo (English). Instructor, Department of Liberal Arts.

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