Bali, 6/11/2018 – “Cause you’re sky, cause you’re a sky full of stars, I’m gonna give you heart, cause you’re a sky, cause you’re a sky full of stars, ’cause you light up the path”Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy Ricky Joseph Pesik cited “A Sky Full of Stars” song lyrics in his presentation as a keynote speaker at the Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) discussion which isa series of events aligned with the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE).

“Let ‘s make the creative industries become the star of the world,”Ricky said to participants when raising issues about the future of the creative economy. He explained the creative economy inclusivenaturebefore delegations form various countries and said that this conference was expected to produce commitments and recommendations that would be brought to the UNassembly. Prior to the conference, two preparatory meetings were heldin December 2017 in Bandung and May 2018 in Jakarta.

“I encourage all parties to work together to create a more conducive environment to foster creativity,” he said. According to him, discussions between stakeholders are needed to support the creative economy ecosystem.

The World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) is the first international-level conference on creative economy initiated by Indonesia. The event held on the 6-8 November 2018 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) is attended by representatives from over 30 countries and more than 1,500 participants. It brings the theme Inclusively Creative by raising five main issues, namely social cohesion, regulation, marketing, ecosystems, and financing of the creative industry. The outcome of WCCE will also formulate 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, acknowledging that the world has entered a new era. (Kris)