Dongdaemun Global Center Opens, Offering Business Support Services for Foreign Residents
On October 7, Seoul City held an inauguration ceremony to mark the official opening of the Dongdaemun Global Center in Gwanghui-dong, Jung-gu.
Many Mongolians, Russians, and Central Asians live in the Gwanghui-dong area, where they run around 150 shops and hold weekly gatherings of about 1,000 Mongolians, Russians, and other ex-pats for active social and business exchanges. However, the area has long lacked any support facilities for its foreign residents, indicating the desperate need for a Global Center.
The Dongdaemun Global Center will work to form connections between small businesses and traders, provide customized services to revitalize trade and business, and support communication among Korean and foreign residents by providing spaces for events and meetings.
※ The Dongdaemun Global Center located in Gwanghui-dong, Jung-gu, is the third such Center to be established, following the Seoul Global Center in Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, and the Southwest Seoul Global Center in Daerim-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, which are both areas with large foreign populations.
Overview of Dongdaemun Global Center
○ Location: 7th Floor, 25-6 Ssangnim-dong, Jung-gu
※ In front of Exits 6 and 7 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Lines 2, 4, and 5)
○ Major Facilities
|Category||Facility Details and Utilization Plan|
|Multi-purpose Room |
|– Lecture Room: Space for trade and business education as well as Korean language classes.|
– Main Conference Room/Event Hall: Space for large conferences and various other events, including community events and product exhibitions.
|Co-working Space||– Office space for small businesses.|
– Support services, such as memo-taking, booking meeting rooms, and mail and parcel storage.
|Meeting Room||– Rooms for trade and business meetings.|
– Can also be used to hold consulting sessions and seminars by experts.
|Counseling Lounge||– Professional trade and business counseling.|
– Support for overall counseling services in different languages (Mongolian, Russian, etc.).
|Community Space||– Provides space for five foreigner community groups, including Mongolians, Russians, Central Asians, etc.|
|Café Lounge||– Provides a casual space where Korean and foreign residents can get together and communicate.|
– Expected to serve as venue for Mongolian and Russian cultural exchange and experience events.
|Amenities||– Lockers to be used as storage space for small businesses.|
– Bulletin boards for information exchange and to provide maps and locations of nearby convenience facilities.