I am Song Kyeong Chang,
the CEO of the Gyeongsang Economic Promotion Agency (GEPA).
We warmly welcome you to our promotion center. Your visit is very much appreciated.
As an active partner in the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, our agency is engaged in a wide variety of projects including assistance for SME policy funding, provision of marketing support for the Gyeongbuk Sale Festa, recruitment support for SMEs, and facilitating the operation of small business delivery applications.
The reality that SMEs face is quite challenging. They are confronted with the ESG transformation for circular economy as well as having to go through severe crises involving inflation, high interest rates, and high exchange rates.
Inspired by the quote "Cross the river together in one boat", we GEPA will adopt this as our motto and strive to overcome these crises and grow into a small but strong company. We aim to do this by fulfilling the role of an innovative economy platform that supports and connects businesses, products, and people; promotes customized policies centered on challenges in the field of business and promotes tech industry-based job policies to secure future food. We will give it our all.
Gyeongsangbuk-do's future aspirations cannot be realized without SMEs and small company owners. We will bear their importance in mind and strive together.
Thank you very much.