A new engine for the MICE industry to foster as Gwangju Tourism Organization awards eight unique venues
Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions are now more fun in Gwanju, South Korea as the Gwangju Tourism Foundation awards eight “Unique Venues” to strengthen the MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) industry.
”Unique Venues” refer to spaces that include differentiated areas and facilities showing the unique charm of the MICE host city. This is also a regional development tool that can enhance the local image and revitalize the local economy. In the same manner, this could also entice other countries competing with Korea in the global MICE industry to foster and grow similar spaces.
In addition to Asian Cultural Center and The Urban Brook, the foundation awarded Dong-gu Humanities Center, Commercial Arts, Ground, Lee Nam Studio, Furniture, Aesc2, and LOUNGE OIC for their excellent facilities, history, and approach to art.
Read about some of the Unique Venues below:
Lee Nam Studio
910, Jejung-ro 47beon-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju Metropolitan City
Lee Nam Studio, located in Yanglim-dong, is a studio and cafe dedicated to Lee Nam, a world-renowned media artist representing Gwangju. It is a cultural space consisting of a “Creative Studio,” “Media Art Museum,” and “Media Cafeteria,” where visitors can see the artist’s works inside and outside the building.
9773rd floor, Yangsan-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
Commercial Art is a place to share and support exhibitions of new artists working in Gwangju or showcase spaces for startup brands. The structure is perfect for projection art because of the white walls as well as for holding brand pop-up stores, performances, and events.
9181, Imam-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju Metropolitan City
Urban Brook is a space located at the foot of a quiet mountain which is a perfect spot for a wedding venue, cultural performances, and exhibitions. It has private rooms and halls that can accommodate 10 to 300 people which boast a clean and sophisticated atmosphere. The space is not just a wedding or dating course for lovers, but a cultural hub connecting Gwangju and surrounding Jeonnam cities.
9241-2 Pungyeongjeong-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju Metropolitan City
The name of the three-story café comes from the computer keyboard “escape” and as the name suggests, this is a place for relaxation. The first floor is a photo zone. The second floor is designed as a venue to enjoy the outdoor scenery including the Yeongsangang river while the third is perfect for the panoramic view of the whole place.
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