2019 Friends of Creative Economy Wraps Up

2019 Friends of Creative Economy Wraps Up

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)

Digital Displays Grabs Attention at the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018

Digital Displays Grabs Attention at the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018

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)

Indonesia’s Startup Database will be Released in WCCE 2018

Indonesia’s Startup Database will be Released in WCCE 2018

The number of internet users in Indonesia has grown significantly in recent years, more than half of Indonesia’s population are internet users. This trend factors in rapid growth of digitalization in various sectors in Indonesia, which in turn has brought another trend, namely the rapid growth of the digital industry in recent years.

One indication is the presence of four digital Unicorn in the country, the most in Southeast Asia. In fact, there is in total only seven unicorns in Southeast Asia, including four from Indonesia, namely Gojek, Tokopedia, Traveloka, and Bukalapak.

The Indonesian government shows commitment to continue and push the positive growth of the national digital industry. President Joko Widodo emphasizes the vision to make Indonesia as The Digital Energy of Asia.

In addition to the government, other stakeholders take on the initiative to support the development of startups in Indonesia, various programs were held by state-owned companies, national private companies and multinational companies, universities, to associations and communities.

However, the missing piece needed to complete these various initiatives is the existence of comprehensive data on the current distribution and conditions of startups in Indonesia, which will help various stakeholders in determining policies and programs optimally and achieve synergy with other initiatives. For this reason, the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) in collaboration with MIKTI (Indonesian Creative Information and Communication Technology Society) and Indonesian Technologists, launched the 2018 Startup Indonesia Database with regards to Indonesia as the host of the World Conference on Creative Economy in Nusa Dua Bali on Tuesday, November 6 2018 . “We found the fact that there is no valid reference regarding startup data in Indonesia, therefore MIKTI took the initiative to carry out data collection and verification. We hope that the existence of this database can be the initial reference for all stakeholders for startup development,” said MIKTI Chairman Joddy Hernady.

In this report, startups are defined as companies in the digital industry that already have a business entity or have digital products that have been released to the market. The digital industry sector in question includes e-Commerce, financial technology, game development, and digital application development in various sectors. Data Collection is done by compiling a lists of institutions declared as startups from various sources. Furthermore, re-verification of all data is done through direct access to the site and the official application of each startup, direct contact to the startup, and inputs from startup communities in various cities. “BEKRAF appreciates the initiative to publish this 2018 Startup Indonesia Database, which will certainly help us in the formulation of policies and programs that can strengthen the ecosystem of the national creative industry, especially the digital creative industry,” said Deputy Chairman of Infrastructure of BEKRAF, Hari Sungkari Santosa. As a continuation of the 2018 Startup Indonesia Database, a survey of Indonesian startups is currently being carried out, which will be released as a Startup Mapping to complement the 2018 Startup Indonesia Database. It will provide further reliable information about startup conditions, startup founder demographics, startup expectations of support from various stakeholders.

The World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) is the first international conference to discuss the creative economy. The three days will discuss  five main issues to be discussed, including social cohesion, regulation, marketing, and ecosystems and the financing of creative industries.

The event will result in 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, considering that currently it has a new era. (Zulfikar/Fiyona)

Chairman of Bekraf Attends Youth Oath Commemoration in the Bogor Presidential Palace

Chairman of Bekraf Attends Youth Oath Commemoration in the Bogor Presidential Palace

Bogor, 10/28/2018 – The Youth Oath Commemoration (Sumpah Pemuda), remembered every October 28, 2018 throughout Indonesia was also held at the Bogor Botanical Gardens Palace. This year, the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) supports the event which was also attended by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

The Chairman of Bekraf, Triawan Munaf accompanied the President who had just returned from a work visit in East Java and immediately left for the Bogor Botanical Gardens Palace. The 90th anniversary of the Youth Oath Commemoration with the theme ‘Differences is Strength’ was attended by invitees consisting of artists, influencers, and prominent public figures.

Even though Bogor was covered in rain that afternoon, the President continued to spend time eating dinner at the Grand Garden Restaurant in the middle of the Palace Gardens. Also present were Minister of State Secretary, Pratikno; Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil; Coordinator of President’s Special Staff Teten Masduki; and Bogor Mayor Bima Arya.

Asides from Sumpah Pemuda, in this event the Chairman of Bekraf also invited artists and public figures to support the Bekraf’s initiative to host the first ever World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) which will be held on 6-8 November 2018 in Bali.

WCCE is the first international conference to discuss the creative economy at a global scale. The three days will discuss five main issues, including social cohesion, regulation, marketing, and ecosystems and the financing of creative industries.

The result of WCCE will be a Bali Declaration which will be proposed to the United Nations General Assembly next year. This is expected to further strengthen the ecosystem and support the development of the world’s creative economy, considering that currently it has entered a new. (Kris/Fiyona/Hafizh)

Creative industries take centre stage at Bali conference

Creative industries take centre stage at Bali conference

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.

The event set the stage for the World Conference on Creative Economy in Bali, Indonesia, on 6–8 November.

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.

source: unctad.org