Nusa Dua – Culinary as one of creative economy sub-sectors is experiencing the strongest growth compared to the other subsectors. In 2016, culinary has contributed 41.40 percent to Indonesia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The statement was delivered by Head of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy Triawan Munaf during “Friends of Creative Economy Welcoming Dinner” held at Singaraja Hall room, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, on Tuesday, 6 November 2018.

The event was attended by the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia Rudiantara, Head of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy Triawan Munaf, and Deputy Chairman of Creative Economy Agency Ricky J. Pesik. Several officials of foreign governmental agencies including Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Mozambique Silva Dunduro and Secretary-General of the Developing Eight Organization for Economic Cooperation, Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari also present at the dinner.

The event commenced with the performance of attractive “Baris Gede” dance and closed with “Joget Bumbung” dance.

The welcoming dinner event was held on the sidelines of World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) 2018 held from 6—8 November 2018.

Triawan expected that WCCE 2018 can achieve a better understanding of how creative economy works. Bekraf must create a social impact, especially in facing the biggest challenges related to cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships.

The World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) is the first international conference to discuss the creative economy. The event held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) on 6—8 November carries the theme Inclusively Creative by raising five main issues, namely social cohesion, regulation, marketing, ecosystems, and financing of the creative industry.

The event is attended by representatives from more than 30 countries and more than 1,500 participants. WCCE 2018 will also formulate 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 that has entered the era of 4.0. (Jannisha)