Bekraf, Nusa Dua – The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) and Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday till Tuesday (2-3/9/2019) held the second Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) forum at Courtyard by Marriot in Nusa Dua, Bali.

This is a multi-stakeholder forum involving academicians, businessmen, the government, communities, and media (pentahelix) from various countries. The event was officially opened by the Agency’s Vice-Chairman Ricky Pesik and Vice-Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir.

In this remarks, Ricky unveiled concrete results in the previous FCE called Bali Agenda for Creative Economy, which was held in conjunction with the 2018 WCCE 2018. Bali Agenda is a document serves to assist the government and stakeholders in developing creative economy in a sustainable and inclusive manner, he added.

“The FCE continues to uphold its main principle: Inclusively Creative. The spirit of Inclusively Creative is very much needed in this era of global economy full of uncertainties. The meaning of ‘inclusive’ itself needs to be understood in a comprehensive way – it shapes a just community and aims to narrow down gaps,” Ricky said in his remarks during the opening of the 2019 FCE Meeting.

For the record, FCE was attended by a host of stakeholders who play their role in managing the ecosystem of an ideal creative economy that includes policy makers, international organizations, media, private sectors, the public, and academicians. The stakeholders, or Pentahelix, also play an important role in developing and promoting creative economy sector that is of a greater importance for Indonesia’s economy.

Echoing a similar sentiment, Vice-Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir expressed hope that this meeting can create significant progress in keeping the momentum of creative economy at a global scale. “We are gathered here to continue and strengthen our collaboration in creative economy. Your participation brings a positive value in this meeting,” he said.

The result of this meeting, which was attended by 200 delegates from 37 countries, are expected to become the basis of the next WCCE to be convened in Dubai, UEA in 2020, as well as to identify issues that need follow-ups in an effort to strengthen the mission to create an inclusive creative economy world.