Bali, 11/07/2018 – CreatiVillage exhibition showcases various creative products attracts the participants of World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, 6—8 November 2018.

CreatiVillage features booths named after Islands in Indonesia such as Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Aceh, and Papua to represent the country’s cultural diversity. In these booths, government and private institutions showcases their products. In addition, delegates can also use these booths for small meetings to discuss the creative economy.

The exhibition features various types of brands, such as regional coffee brands, craft, and weaving. Several WCCE participating countries also set up their boothswhich generally display cultural and educational cooperation programs.

Karangasem Bali Booth, for example, attracts visitors for its Salak wine. Visitors are seen lining up in order to get free salak wine. “It tastes amazing and so refreshing,” said Rena, a visitor from Jakarta.

In addition, Karangasem booth was also attended by Karangasem Regent I Gusti Ayu Mas Sumatri. A number of visitors were seen queuing for taking selfie with the Regent.

“I’m so glad that Bekraf hold this event. “Karangasem is taking part in this event to further introduce our region to the international community,” Sumatri said with a smile.

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.  (mm)