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.
Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) in collaboration with Indonesian Ministry for Foreign Affairs initiate World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) to be held on November in Bali, Indonesia on 6 to 8 November 2018. This conference aims to establish networks among the global creative economy stakeholders, including government, international organization, experts, private parties, and media. Around the thousand participants are expected to come. Previously, Kick Off Friends of Creative Economy was held in Jakarta on May 2018 with 57 international participants. On October 2018, the Working Luncheon during the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly: “Unleashing The Potentials of Creative Economy to Achieve SDGs: Lessons from MIKTA Experiences” had been organized to retain the momentum of WCCE through discussion and sharing the best practices in promoting creative economy.
On October 17, Deputy Chairman for International Relations, Endah Wahyu Sulistianti mentioned WCCE during her speech in Djakarta Theatre at the launching of Opus, an economy creative’s book that is published by Bekraf. This second edition of Opus explains the development of 16 creative economy sub-sectors, Bekraf’s events and programs, the prospect of Indonesian and global economy, and also the condition of Indonesian economy. “United Nations acknowledges that WCCE should be held. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) even recommends creative economy as one of the solutions to reach sustainable development growth,” Deputy Chairman for International Relations, Endah Wahyu Sulistianti has said.
Increasing the awareness of creative economy in global level will be another purpose of this conference. Indonesia as the initiator of WCCE, is expected to be the center of development for creative economy globally. (Mimi/Made)
Creative Economy contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is increasing exponentially. This was stated by the Head of the Indonesian Agency of Creative Economy (Bekraf), Triawan Munaf, during a presentation at a press conference of the “4 Years of Joko Widodo – Jusuf Kalla Administration Report” entitled ‘Building Indonesians towards a Developed Nation’ organized by Forum Merdeka Barat (FMB) 9 in the Building III Hall at the Ministry of State Secretariat on Tuesday (23/10/2018). Also present at this occasion were Presidential Chief of Staff, Moeldoko; Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani, Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto; Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita; Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya; Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti; and Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuldjono.
“In terms of value, the Creative Economy GDP in 2016 has reached Rp 922.59 trillion and is projected to exceed Rp 1,000 trillion in 2017 and increasing to reach Rp 1,102 trillion in 2018,” Triawan said.
Furthermore, Triawan said that creative economy is increasingly in demand and has promising potential. In 2016, the contribution of Creative Economy to the national economy amounted to 7.44 percent and is projected to grow continually. Three creative economic sub-sectors with the highest revenue in 2016 were Culinary (41.69%), Fashion (18.15%), and Crafts (15.70%), while the sub-sectors with the highest growth were TV & Radio (10.33%), Film, Animation & Video (10.09%), and Performing Arts (9.54%). Also, in the same year, the total number of businesses engaged in Creative Economy reached 8,203,826.
The export value of Indonesia’s creative economy has reached US $ 20 billion, or 13.77% of Indonesia’s total exports in 2016. It increased by 3.23% from 2015 where the exports amounted at US $ 19.3 billion in value. Specifically, three sub-sectors contributing to the highest exports during this period are Fashion, Craft and Culinary. Triawan explained that Creative Economy is a new economic model based on thoughts and ideas, which will become the backbone of Indonesia in the future. “Indonesia, with such a rich diversity and cultural heritage, want to be a leader in the world; at least in formulating understanding between countries,” Triawan continued, soon on November 6 – 8, 2018, Bekraf will hold the first and largest creative economy-related conference in the world called “the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE)”.
“Through WCCE, Bekraf wants to convey that Creative Economy is for everyone, not limited to age, social class, country, ethnicity, religion, and so on.” Triawan explained.
Several prominent speakers will speak at the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 includes Bolanle Austin Peters (Nigeria), Le Kexi (China), Felipe Buitrago Restrepo (Colombia), Mileva Stupar (France), and Troels Seidenfaden (Denmark). (Kris/Made)