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.
Bekraf, Nusa Dua – The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday – Tuesday (2-3/9/2019) once again hold the Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) in Nusa Dua, Bali.
This event seeks to discuss policy directions, inventory of ideas, resolving of problems in creative economy, as well as strategies to develop global creative economy.
“We would like to invite all countries to collaborate with Indonesia in promoting creative economy through World Conference on Creative Economy,” said Vice-Chairman of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy Ricky Joseph Pesik during the opening of FCE.
FCE is a multi-stakeholder forum that involves academicians, businessmen, the government, communities, and media (pentahelix) from various countries. This annual event raises various issues and the development of creative economy aimed at promoting international collaboration in creative economy in a more inclusive manner.
In line with the goal of WCCE, Indonesian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs AM Fachir underlined the importance of raising awareness about creative economy at the global level.
“The government plays a pivotal role in mainstreaming the issue to the international forum, among others through collaboration with several related UN bodies, as well as by proposing a draft of resolution on creative economy at the UN forums,” he said.
The event, which was attended by 200 delegates from 37 countries and international organizations, adopts the theme “Reviving the Implementation of Bali Agenda.” Bali Agenda for Creative Economy is the follow-up of the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 on 6-8 November 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali.
The Bali Agenda contains 21 road maps for countries to advance their creative economy and to mainstream the issue of creative economy at the global level.
This two-day forum also discussed the topics of Collaboration and Collective Behaviors of FCE, Enabling Ecosystem Development, and Celebration, Promotion, and Enablement of SDs, Cultural Heritage and Diversity.
The result of the FCE 2019 is expected to serve as the material guideline for the convening of the second WCCE in 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
THE FCE 2019 presents a number of high-ranking officials, among others Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong, Manager for Arts, Culture and Heritage Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyar, Head of Innovative Financing Lab of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) M. Didi Haridiana, Chief of Creative Economy Programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr. Marisa Henderson; Executive Director of Creative Economy Agency (CEA) of Thailand Apisit Laistrooglia: French Film Producer Marc Piton; Public Relations Director of Traveloka Sufintri Rahayu, and VP of Public Policy and Government Relations of e-commerce provider Tokopedia Astri Wahyuni.
World Conference on Creative Economy is a world conference on creative economy that was initiated and organized by Indonesia. The 2018 WCCE managed to attract global attention. A host of countries offered themselves to host the 2020 WCCE. The next conference is scheduled to be convened in Dubai.
Bali, 7/11/2018 – Indonesia initiated a global center of excellence for creative economy through the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) 2018. Indonesia took the initiative with the consideration that creative economy plays a pivotal role in the development of global economy.
“Creative economy contributes significantly to global economy. In 2015, it generated US$ 2,250 billion or around 3% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The industry also employed 1% of the world’s active population,” said Head of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf), Triawan Munaf, at the opening of World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Wednesday (7/11).
Creative Economy is believed to continue to grow and become more inclusive with the support of technological advancements. In line with the development of the world, the national creative economy continues to grow with a contribution of more than 7.4% of Indonesia’s GDP. Around 17 million people work in the creative economy sector or 14% of the total workforce which is dominated by women at 54%.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi emphasized that cooperation is important, especially in creative economy sector. Therefore, the theme “Inclusively Creative” is considered very appropriate because creative economy must not be exclusive and must open up opportunities for everyone.
“Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage has enable us to develop our creative industries, such as fashion, culinary, arts and crafts, as well as entertainment. This has become an anchor for our economy, allowing it to remain strong in the face of economic crisis,” she said.
The World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) is the first international conference to discuss the creative economy. The event held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) on 6-8 November carries the theme Inclusively Creative by raising five main issues, namely social cohesion, regulation, marketing, ecosystems, and financing of the creative industry.
The event is attended by representatives from more than 30 countries and more than 1,500 participants. WCCE 2018 will also formulate Bali Declaration 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 that has entered the era of 4.0.
The first ever World Conference on Creative Economy also got the supports form its partners such as Grab – Official Mobile Partner, CNN, Moonton, Shopee, Potato Head Family and Opini.id as well as the media partners Kompas and Kompas.id.
Bali, 6/11/2018 – Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hold the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) 2018 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, on Tuesday-Thursday (6-8/11) . WCCE is the first ever world-level conference to discuss creative economy.
The event is attended by delegates from more than 50 countries and 2,000 participants. Carrying the theme Inclusively Creative, Indonesia wants to convey a message to the world that the creative economy has the potential to be the main driver of the country’s economic growth. Creative economy resources come from human ideas that will never run out as long as humans continue to exist.
“Why the Inclusively Creative theme? We want common understanding and common ground to develop the economy globally. Therefore, the main key to developing a creative economy is collaboration,” said Head of Bekraf, Triawan Munaf, on Tuesday (6/11). The collaboration is to be carried out regardless of age, gender, educational background, religion, or geographical location.
The three-day event began with Friends of Creative Economy (FCE), which was participated by delegations from various countries, academics, creative actors, communities, and media to discuss and formulate the Bali Declaration to be brought to the UN General Assembly next year.
The conference also present more than 20 world well-known figures in the creative world as speakers at the conference held on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8/ 11). The speakers include the Emmy Award-Winning Director Lisa Russel, Moonton (Mobile Legend) CEO and Co-founder Justin Yuan, Net Mediatama Television CEO and Co-founder Wihsnutama Kusubandio, China Film Group Corporation President Le Kexi, Tokopedia CEO William Tanuwijaya, just to name a few.
A number of global creative products such as Disney, Grab, TikTok, Shopee, Potato Head, Bukalapak, and Mobile Legend are also featured in an event called Creativillage. In addition, Bekraf’s flagship programs were also presented in an effort to develop and strengthen national ecosystems at the event. Among the flagship programs are Akatara, Indonesian film financing forum where creative actors in film industry meet with investors; Bekraf Developer Day, an event that brings together application developers; Unity in Diversoto, a program to introduce the diverse types of Indonesian traditional soup called sototo the international community.
Bali, 6/11/2018 – The World Conference on Creative (WCCE) participants was invited to enjoy nostalgic songs through Bekraf’s Digital Pavilion. Not only to enjoy the song, visitors can also watch short-duration films up to six minutes with the theme of social criticism. Combining entertainment and technology, the Digital Pavilion is a collaborative program of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) with Irama Nusantara and Minikino as the curator for lifting national short songs and films.
Thousands of songs from the 1940s until the 1980s are spread out at several points in the Creativillage, stealing visitors attention. “The first time opening Minikino there was a video on Indonesia’s wealth so it added new insights,” Amel, one of Creativillage’s visitors, said on Tuesday (6/11).
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 2,000 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 Declaration 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. (Asiska/Betha/Penni)
Support for the creative economy is forming an increasingly strategic role in countries’ efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, UNCTAD experts and other speakers said at a meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in October.
The creative economy includes economic sectors such as advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, computer games, design, fashion, film, performing arts, publishing, R&D, and software production.
“The creative industries are a powerful force for not only economic development but also social and cultural change. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need a profound culture change on a mass scale. The creative industries can help us achieve this,” Marisa Henderson, chief of UNCTAD’s Creative Economy Programme, said.
“It also makes sense to use the creative industries as fertile ground to promote gender issues and alternative voices. In addition, they are a useful calibration tool for managing widening geographic disparities. As such, the creative economy should be given priority and integrated into national economic and development plans so that we can leverage the huge potential for more South-South cooperation.”
The meeting was hosted by representatives from Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and Australia together with UNCTAD, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the United Nations Development Programme.
Speakers included Joshua Simanjuntak, Deputy Minister of the Indonesian Agency of Creative Economy, Australian entrepreneur and former UN Youth representative Chris Eigeland and Korean fashion designer Yuna Yang.
The discussion touched on several key themes including the emergence of the creative economy and creative networks as an enabler for sustainable development; opportunities and threats posed by increased automation and digitization; and the need for training, retraining, and upskilling for new industry jobs.
UNCTAD is working with conference planners to develop a programme showcasing how the creative industries can foster economic growth, promote inclusivity and boost sustainable development. It is also leading the drive for a Friends of Creative Economy group as an extension of the UNCTAD Creative Economy Network.
“Indonesian President Joko Widodo is a firm believer in the future of Indonesia’s creative economy, which has sent a clear message to the trade and development community. In raising the profile of the creative economy, the conference will help to realize its potential and ensure its place on the global agenda,” Ms. Henderson said.