Bekraf, Nusa Dua – Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting was officially closed on Tuesday (3/9/2019).

The two-day event, which was attended by dozens of countries and hundreds of delegates, produced a number of conclusions stated in the Chair’s Summary.

The closing ceremony was marked by a remarks from Vice-Chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) Ricky Pesik. He expressed hope that the messages of this event can be conveyed by the delegates to their respective capitals.

“Creative economy is our future. We have to open up its potentials that can exceed generations and times, including measures to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs),” Ricky said.

He added that in this case, Indonesia is always open to further discuss and collaborate on the issues of creative economy

Ricky went on to say that supports and cooperation are needed to mainstream the issues of creative economy at the global level and at the multilateral level, particularly in relation to Indonesia’sintention to adopt draft of UN General Assembly Resolution on International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, 2021 as well as Indonesia’s proposal to establish Global Center of Excellence and International Cooperation for Creative Economy (G-CINC).

“See you in Dubai and enjoy Bali!” he concluded.

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. (Kris)