Bekraf, Nusa Dua – Adopting the theme “Enabling Ecosystem Development”, the second panel in the Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting 2019 featured Director of Public Policy and Government Relations of e-commerce platform Tokopedia Astri Wahyuni, who underlined the importance of collaboration between the Government and the private sector in building the ecosystem of creative economy in Indonesia.

The panel in general discussed the role of the private sector in building creative economy. The panel was part of the FCE Meeting 2019 that was officially opened by Vice-Chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) and Vice-Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir at the Courtyard by Marriott, Nusa Dua, Bali, on Monday (2/9/2019).

“Indonesia is home to a very promising market for creative economy. With the collaboration established between the government and the private sector, it is expected that in the future will not only become an ecosystem but will also become a super-ecosystem of global creative economy,” Astri said.

Astri added that an inclusive collaboration is needed to build an ecosystem of creative economy that not only involves everyone but also the environment.

In the meantime, Manager for Arts, Culture and Heritage Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan of Foundation Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyat noted that a design or a product must be environmentally friendly. One of the examples she cited is the use of date palm, which in this case is date fruit.

“Making use of date is one of the measures in making the United Arab Emirates green again. All these are not about the design world, but it’s about how we design the world,” she said in the second session panel.

Meanwhile, the second panel, moderated by Dr. Dina Dellyana, in addition to featuring Astri Wahyuni and Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyat, also featured Sufintri Rahayu who raised the issue of  “Ingredients of Success in Creative Economy”, as well as Elwin Mok whose topic is “Amplify Creatively: Media’s Position in Creative Economy”.

For the record, this year’s FCE was convened for two days from 2 September until 3 September 2019.

The first day of the forum was divided into three discussion panels. The first one discussed the issue of Collaboration and Collective Behavior of FCE; the second one discussed the issue of Enabling Ecosystem Development, and the third one discussed the issue of Celebration, Promotion, and Enablement of SDGs, Cultural Heritage, and Diversity.

FCE is a multi-stakeholder forum involving academicians, business players, the government, communities, and the media (pentahelix) from various countries.

This annual event highlights a host of issues and the development of creative economy and aims at promoting international collaboration on creative economy in a more inclusive manner.

The event, which was attended by 200 delegates and 37 countries and international organizations, adopts the theme Reviewing the Implementation of Bali Agenda. Bali Agenda for Creative Economy is the follow up of the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 held on 6 – 8 November 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali.

The Bali Agenda contains 21 road maps for countries to advance creative and mainstream the issues of creative economy at the global level.