The 2018 Asian Games is a momentum for Indonesia to further introduce Indonesia’s creative economy to the world. The biggest sports event in Asia, which was held in Jakarta and Palembang, has successfully set a new standard in the presentation of world-level events. The 2018 Asian Games also managed to channel the ’Energy of Asia’ throughout the country.

To continue this spirit from the biggest sports event in Asia, the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) holds the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) on November 6-8, 2018.

The Head of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy, Triawan Munaf, said that until now, the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games are still being the talk of the town. Moreover, many people considered that the event was elevated to the new standard.

Even so, he admitted that there were still several challenges that must be faced by the Indonesia’s creative industries players. “Through the WCCE 2018 conference in Bali, we would also want to learn from other countries that have developed their creative economy. So far, regulation is considered as a challenge that limits this creative economy. The publishing subsector, if carefully studied, can grow rapidly. Therefore, we want to have a common understanding to develop the creative economy, “said Triawan.

WCCE 2018 is the first international conference to discuss the creative economy. In this three-day event, there will be four main issues discussed, including social cohesion, regulation, marketing, and ecosystems and creative industry financing.

WCCE 2018 will discuss the Bali Declaration which will be proposed to the UN General Assembly next year. This is expected to further strengthen the ecosystem and support the development of the world’s creative economy, as the world enters the 4.0 era. (Asiska/Made)

Asian Games 2018 Drives Creative Economy Development Momentum