By Vice Chairperson Joy Cho of The Korea Post media
GCEL (Global Culture Economy Link) is an organization established with an aim of opening a place to exchange cultures and businesses of each country through a global network to promote mutual understanding and empathy and engage in various activities to recognize and solve problems in the global society.
Under the philosophy of mutual understanding, interest, people, sharing, service, and respect, the GCEL conducts and plans various cultural events and activities to promote mutual understanding and encourage many people and institutions to participate in global issues such as global environmental issues, international disputes, and human rights issues.
Chairperson Kim Jiyoung of GCEL states, "We will try to play a role as a global cultural ambassador by opening a venue for cultural exchanges to experience various cultures of each country and understand each other based on this."
She also expressed her ambition to serve as a business bridge to create an opportunity to grow with Korea by sharing opportunities to develop each other through corporate exploration and technology exchange.
In addition, she said that in order to continue moving toward GCEL's vision and goals, active interest and participation from many related organizations, companies, and voluntary participants at home and abroad are needed.
Chairperson Kim Jiyoung (Julia) of the GCEL is concurrently the vice chairman of AKEDA (Africa-Korea Economic Development Association), a subsidiary under the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the leader of the overseas division of Global Hoyeon Co., Ltd., and strives for GCEL's active global activities.
The GCEL organized Cambodia National Culture Day and International Women's Day events on March 11, 2023.
Cambodia National Culture Day has been held annually since 1999 by the Cambodian government to promote the country's art and culture and consists of exhibitions, live theater performances and conferences held across the country.
Also, Cambodia's Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to celebrate women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements.
Spouses of the ambassadors, VIPs, and businessmen who are members of the ASAS were invited to the event, and everyone who attended was open to all people who wanted to experience Cambodia's culture, enjoying freely displayed food and exhibits, dancing with Cambodian traditional music and culture.
Ambassador Chring Botum Rangsay of Cambodia, thanked Chairperson Kim Jiyoung of the GCEL, and said, "This event was to celebrate Cambodia's National Culture Day with the Cambodian Embassy."
As was mentioned above, GCEL plans to hold various exhibitions and cultural events to understand mutual culture as the first step to participate in many international issues and issues.
GCEL hosted the Park Seo-bo Gallery Docent Tour in November 2022.
The Park Seo-bo Gallery Docent Tour, known as the master of modern art, has become an event to promote and exchange domestic art culture with famous domestic artists.
About 14 members of the Association of Ambassador’s Spouse to Korea attended the event, and several Korean businessmen were also present to share domestic art.
In addition, GCEL is opening not only cultural exchanges but also economic exchanges.
GCEL attends various global networking sessions and forums with its member companies and continues to actively engage in global economic exchanges.
It is striving for smooth exchanges between domestic and overseas companies, including attending the Korea-Cambodia Trade and Investment Forum, India Business Forum, Korea-Mongolia Business Forum and Singapore Networking Session.