The First Meeting of Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) was held on 6 November 2018 prior to the World Conference on Creative Economy at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Indonesia. The First Meeting of FCE was chaired by the Deputy of Inter-agency and Regional Relations, Creative Economy Agency of the Republic of Indonesia, and attended by around 300 participants from Senior Officials, Ambassadors, UN Body Representatives, international organizations, business community, private sectors, academicians and practitioners.
The First meeting of FCE was aimed at exchanging ideas on the development of the world's creative economy and drafting outcome documents for the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) in the form of Bali Declaration on Creative Economy and Plan of Action. The meeting raised 6 main topics related to creative economy moderated by individuals from international organizations and academics. The FCE Meeting formulated the draft of the "Bali Agenda for Creative Economy", a consensual document for the future of global creative economy development. The draft then was proposed to be adopted by the Ministerial Meeting on Creative Economy.
The Participants welcomed and applauded the initiative of the Republic of Indonesia to host the First Meeting of Friends of Creative Economy and promote collaboration and inclusive discussion.