VISA & Invitation Letter


We invite you to register now for IFA 2018 Seoul.

Participants are requested to register as early as possible to secure their preferred hotel accommodations. All hotel, tour and social function registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registrations received before 20 August 2018 will be included in the printed list of participants. On-site registrations will be accepted from 2 September 2018 onwards.

During the Congress, the list of participants, including names, companies, countries and hotel information of the participants and their accompanying persons will be made available to all participants. Sponsors and third parties organising private events may be supplied with the list of participants before the Congress. When registering for the Congress, participants are asked to confirm that they agree to share and/or publish their personal and hotel details in the list of participants.

IFA Members

IFA membership numbers must be noted in the appropriate area on the registration form or on the online registration. IFA members will receive the 2018 Cahiers covering the general and branch reports on subjects 1 and 2 of the Seoul Congress. Moreover, IFA members will have access to the Congress documents database on the secured section of the IFA website at www.ifa.nl.

Non-IFA Members

Non-IFA members are welcome to participate in the 2018 Annual Congress in Seoul, and are also welcome to apply for membership prior to registering for the Seoul Congress. For additional information, please visit the IFA website at www.ifa.nl. Non-IFA members will not be supplied with the 2018 Cahiers, and will also be subject to a higher registration fee.


Only registered participants will be entitled to attend the sessions of the Congress. Only registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be admitted to the social programme events or permitted to book tours.


For security reasons, participants and their accompanying persons will be required to wear their Congress badges at all times during the Congress, the social events and tours. Children are not permitted to attend Congress sessions, social events or tours unless registered as an accompanying person.

Registration System

To register, you must complete the registration form with your personal information, and establish a username (your email address) and your personal password. To access again the system, your e-mail and password will be required.

Make sure that the e-mail address provided on the form is correct, as it will be used for all communications with you.

Every participant will receive an e-mail confirming that the form is completed correctly. As soon as our system confirms the payment, the participant will receive another e-mail, within 5 days after the payment, with the confirmation of the registration.

Registration will be completed only after confirmation of the payment.

Registration Process

You must complete sign-up and registration first in order to be able to make reservations for accommodation, tour and transportation.

Online Registration Period

Friday, 9 March – Friday, 31 August 2018

  • All dates are based on Korea standard time (CET +8 hours).
  • To register after 31 August, please contact us via e-mail at: regi@ifaseoul2018.com.

Registration Fees (in Korean Won)

Registration Category Early Bird Rate
Before 21 June
Regular Rate
From 22 June
On-site Rate
From 2 September
IFA Member KRW 1,800,000 KRW 2,100,000 KRW 2,300,000
Non-IFA Member KRW 2,200,000 KRW 2,400,000 KRW 2,700,000
Accompanying Person(s) KRW 650,000 KRW 700,000 KRW 800,000

* All registration fees indicated above already include VAT.
* All dates based on Korea standard time (CET +8hours).
* Please note that the Early Bird Rate or Regular Rate will be applied only when we have received full payment by the registration    deadline.
* Please note the definition of an accompanying person: "A participant’s spouse, partner, child or other personal relation who does    not have a business or scientific interest in the Congress".

The registration fee for participants includes:

  • Attendance at Scientific Session and Exhibitions
  • Printed Congress materials, Congress kit and Congress app
  • Refreshments during the Congress
  • Free City Tour on Sunday, 2 September 2018
  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception on Sunday, 2 September 2018
  • Museum Evening on Monday, 3 September 2018
  • Korean Night on Tuesday, 4 September 2018
  • All YIN Activities

The registration fee for accompanying persons includes:

  • Free City Tour on Sunday, 2 September 2018
  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception on Sunday, 2 September 2018
  • Museum Evening on Monday, 3 September 2018
  • Korean Night on Tuesday, 4 September 2018
  • All YIN Activities

Additional payment is required for (only if you are registered):

  • Gala Dinner at the Yeong Bin Gwan, located in the grounds of the Shilla Seoul Hotel on Thursday, 6 September 2018.
    Tickets can be purchased prior to the event via the registration form and also available on site.
    Price: KRW 220,000 (VAT included).
  • Fees for optional tours
  • Miscellaneous expenses

Payment Method

FAQ - Payment & Troubleshooting

FAQ - Payment

Q1. Payment Information

Step 1. Terms and Conditions

① Check “I Agree” and click on your Credit Card type.

Step 2. Credit Card Information

② Type in your card number and expiration date

※ Only Visa, Master and JCB are accepted.

※ The last 4 digits of your card are protected by security and a keypad must show on the screen, for you to click on the last 4 digits.

Step 3. 3D Secure certification (ANSIMCLICK)

If you haven't yet registered with Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode, you'll need to activate this feature first. You can do this during the payment process, or activate it in advance through the Visa or MasterCard website.

※ The payment system must operate 3D secure certification for online payment by credit card (ANSIMCLICK).


Certification service for VISA (Verified by Visa), JCB (J/Secure) and Master (MasterCard SecureCode) provided by VISA Net.

VISA 3D certification errors

Please check with your credit card company if you receive the following error messages.

[383] You have not been signed up for VISA 3D secure service.

→ You did not register for VISA 3D.

[302] The card company has not listed the number for ANSIMCLICK Secure.

[303] The card company does not support ANSIMCLICK Secure.

→ Some errors happen in the process of certification.

③ Type password and click “Submit”

Q2. Credit Card Errors

1. If ActiveX Plug-in window does not show up

Please click Here and install ActiveX Plug-in manually.

※ Installation guide is in Korean only. Please refer to the following images.

2. If payment ActiveX installation should not work (for you must use 64Bit Internet Explorer 10 or more)


- Tools → Internet Options → Advanced → Uncheck ‘Enable Enhanced Protected Mode’

3. If Pop-up window does not show up


- Internet Explorer → Tools → Pop-up Blocker → Turn Off Pop-up Blocker
- Internet Explorer → View → Toolbars → Undo Tool bar

4. Incompatibility

There might be a compatibility issue between the Congress website and your Internet browser (you must use Internet Explorer 10 version or more).


- Open www.ifaseoul2018.com by Internet Explorer, press the Alt key, click on Tool on the menu bar, and then click Compatibility
  View settings.
- In the Compatibility View settings box, select the additional website “www.ifaseoul2018.com" check box, click Addition,
  and then click Close.

If the problem continues, please send the Registration Secretariat an email at regi@ifaseoul2018.com of a screenshot image of the error page.

Q3. Additional Accompanying Persons’ Registration or Gala Dinner Participation

If you wish to make additional registration for Accompanying Persons or for Gala Dinner participation after you have already completed your registration, you will be unable to add them directly. Please make requests to the Registration Secretariat by e-mail at regi@ifaseoul2018.com.
We will send you a separate registration link on website by email.

  • For online registrations: by credit card - VISA / MASTERCARD / Diners Club International / JCB

  • For e-mail registrations: by Bank Transfer (wire) to the order of IFA Seoul 2018 to:
    Beneficiary COMEX PlanS Co., Ltd.
    Beneficiary address 6F, 100-10 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea (04038)
    Bank address Financial Supervisory Service Building, 27 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Bank account 1005-280-369100
    Payment ref. IFA2018 + Name of the participant (ID Number)
  • Please indicate “IFA 2018” and the participant’s name in the payment reference.
  • A copy of the bank transfer must be sent to the registration secretariat via e-mail at regi@ifaseoul2018.com.
  • All payments must be made in KRW (₩). All bank fees / commissions / cancel fees must be covered by the participant.
  • Registrations and will be confirmed after the Seoul Congress has received the payment.
  • Registration forms not accompanied by payment will not be taken into consideration.


Upon receipt of your registration and after payment clearance, you will receive an email confirmation specifying payment status. It is the participants’ responsibility to ensure that all details such as the address, registration type, tickets, hotel reservation, dates of arrival and departure, etc. are correct.
Please contact the Congress Secretariat immediately should you identify any errors or have any questions: regi@ifaseoul2018.com.

Please print the confirmation letter and bring it with you to the Congress venue. At the venue, your badge will be printed and your Congress kit will be made available for you at the registration desk.

If we have not received your full payment for the Congress fee and/or related events/tours before 26 August 2018, any pre-booked events/tours including free events will be cancelled and you will receive a cancellation notice. The cancelled events/tours can be re-booked and paid for on-site if still available.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Any cancellations must be submitted in writing to regi@ifaseoul2018.com and are liable to the following refunds:
  • Cancellation before 10 August 2018: 80% refund (20% cancellation fee).
  • Cancellation on/from 10 August 2018: No refund.
    • All dates are based on Korea standard time(CET +8 hours).
    • Any bank fees resulting from the cancellation must be covered by the participant.
    • All refunds will be processed and issued within 30 days after the Congress.

Liability / Insurance

All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the 72nd IFA Congress 2018 as programmed. However, the Organisation of the 72nd IFA Congress 2018 has the right, for any reason beyond its control, to modify or cancel without prior notice, scientific sessions, social events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items of the Congress.

The Organisation nor Central IFA will not assume indemnities or reimbursement of fees/deposits requested by participants in case of cancellation of the whole Congress due to unforeseen or force majeure circumstances, such as hurricane, flooding, earthquake, volcanic eruption, strike, riot, war, terrorism, etc.

Neither the Organisation nor their officers, employees, representatives, agents, nor Central IFA will be responsible for any loss, damage, expenditure or inconvenience caused to participants and their belongings, during or as a result of their participation in the Congress. Participants are advised to consider procuring their own insurance against any such occurrences.

Registration Office

For inquiries an modification and cancellation regarding registration and social programmes,
please contact our professional congress organiser :
Registration Office - COMEX PlanS Co., Ltd.

E-mail : regi@ifaseoul2018.com

Tel. : +82-2-322-3706

For inquiries an modification and cancellation regarding accommodation, tours and transportation,
please contact our Housing Bureau:
Housing Bureau - Kim’s Travel Co., Ltd.

E-mail : housingbureau@ifaseoul2018.com

Tel. : +82-2-570-3565