Bekraf, Bali – Following the opening ceremony on Monday (2/9), the 2019 Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting presented discussion panels with various topics, among others Collaboration and Collective Behaviors of FCE, Enabling Ecosystem Development; and Celebration, Promotion, and Enablement of SDGs, Cultural Heritage, and Diversity. A Welcoming Dinner was held in the evening.

“The second day will be allocated to hear experiences from your respective countries and best practices to implement Bali Agenda for Creative Economy. I believe this discussion will enrich knowledge in developing creative economy sector globally,” Head of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) Triawan Munaf said in Welcoming Dinner of the 2019 Friends of Creative Economy Meeting.

The topics raised in the second day of the 2019 FCE are among others Adoption of the Agenda, the Report of the First Day’s Panel Discussion, the FCE Discussion on the Implementation of Bali Agenda on Creative Economy, UN General Assembly Resolution on International Year of Creative Economy, and Global Center of Excellence in International Cooperation & Creative Economy (G-CINC).

The discussions are led by Bekraf’sDeputy Chairman for Inter-institutional and Regional Relations Endah Wahyu Sulistianti and Acting Director for Trade, Commodity, and Intellectual Property of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia Agustaviano Sofjan.

To follow up the UN General Assembly Resolution on International Year of Creative Economy and Global Center of Excellence in International Cooperation & Creative Economy (G-CINC) is a commitment of the Indonesian Government in strengthening global creative economy. The UN Resolution itself aims at raising awareness on the importance of creative economy and creating momentum for the international community to develop creative economy. The G-CINC also serves as a hub to connect experts, entrepreneurs, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in creative economy. The G-CINC is also expected to become a center for research and capacity building on creative economy sector among countries.