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GSCO to Open in July…Expectations High on MICE Industry

(GUNSAN=NEWSIS) Gunsan Saemangeum Convention Center (GSCO) will open this July, raising expectations for Meeting, Incentive tours, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industries.


GSCO will consists of convention hall holding 2,000 seats that can present international conference and seminar, 9 meeting rooms and exhibition hall, sized at 3697㎡, for fairs and exhibitions.

The City of Gunsan chose COEX, largest convention and exhibition centers, as an agency for early settlement of the new convention center. Nine staff members of two teams work and prepare for opening.

Gunsan city, North Jeolla Province and COEX plan to work together to develop special culture tour programs in association with strategic local business.

On the occasion of the opening celebration of GSCO, 2014 International Conference on Microelectronics and Plasma Technology (ICMAP) will be held at the convention center. A total of 400 from 100 countries are expected to take part in the event. And GSCO works hard to host next International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Meeting this year.

“the City of Gunsan plans to promote various type of conventions, seminars and symposiums in cooperation with North Jeolla Province and COEX.” a senior official said. “In the foreseeable future, GSCO will serve as a key base for MICE industry, promoting Gunsan city. And the center will become a next-generation of growth engine for the province, boosting local economy.”

The Korean meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry is chosen as one of 17 new growth engine industries by the government and the industry is seen as a very promising industry in tourism sector.

MICE industry’s economic impact is huge and is expected to create lot of jobs in advertising, events, rental areas. Job creation and increase in sales volume will definitely have positive effect on the economy. That is why so many municipal governments in Korea invest in MICE industry.

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Source: Newsis (May. 15, 2014)

** This article was translated from the Korean.