Nusa Dua, Bali – The Government has drafted a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) regarding the Master Plan for Creative Economy Development. It was intended to create a conducive creative economic climate so as to encourage the development of a creative economy in Indonesia. “Creative Economy is the backbone of the nation’s economy that contributes to advancing Indonesia’s economy that is sustainable and environmentally sound,” said Expert Staff of the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Sugeng Susanto, in the Socialization of the Presidential Regulation Draft (Perpres) regarding the Master Plan for Creative Economy Development, in Nusa Dua, Bali , Thursday,

November 8, 2018. Sugeng, who was involved in the Interagency Committee in drafting of the Perpres, hoped that the Perpres could be a guideline for the central and regional governments in developing creativity and innovation based on science, technology and cultural heritage. According to him, the process of drafting the Perpres involves Penta Helix stakeholders namely academics, the business sector, the community, the government and the media. The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) has the opportunity to socialize the Presidential Regulation draft on the Creative Economy Development Plan in the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Nusa Dua, 6 – 8 November 2018.

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 1,400 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 Agenda 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.(ARD)