The Chairman of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf), Triawan Munaf reveals that Indonesia is the third country in the world that demonstrates a huge contribution of creative economy in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), after America and Korea. The Chairman announces that Bekraf will organize the first ever World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) during his interview with CNN on 26 October 2018.
WCCE is the meeting point for multi-stakeholders and creative players in the global creative economy. Bekraf invites key players of the creative economy to participate this event. Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam are the countries that has confirmed in attending this event.
There are five key issues that will be discussed in the upcoming WCCE in Bali, 6-8 November 2018. The Chairman explains the social impacts of creative economy as the first issue. He emphasized that the social impacts of creative economy must be identified and measured. The second one is on the importance of policies of the creative economy to have the same vision and understanding between government and creative economy players. The third issue is integrated marketing to have equal opportunity for all stakeholders. The fourth issue is creating a conducive ecosystem in creative economy. The fifth issue is the future of creative economy and the way forward.
“As big of a country we are, we can’t, as long as we don’t have good ecosystem,” Triawan said. Indonesia consisting of more than 17.000 islands is expected to initiate a condusive ecosystem for the creative economy. (Mimi/Fiyona)