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)

Bekraf and Foreign Ministry Introduce G-CINC in FCE 2019

Bekraf and Foreign Ministry Introduce G-CINC in FCE 2019

Bali, Nusa Dua – Global Center of Excellence and International Cooperation for Creative Economy (G-CINC) was the last topic discussed in the 2019 Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting.

The discussion, which was led by Deputy Chairperson for Inter-institutional and Regional Relations of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) Endah Wahyu Sulistianti, also featured Dina Dellyana from Bandung Institute of Technology, who introduced G-CINC to the participants.

G-CINC is a program initiated by Bekraf in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It serves as a global focal point of international research, development, and acceleration of cooperation which promotes the advancement of creative economy globally.

The statement was made by Dina Dellyana on the second day of the 2019 FCE Meeting held on Tuesday (3/9), at the Courtyard by Marriott, Nusa Dua, Bali.

“To realize those objectives, we carry out four missions. They are, among others, increasing capacity and capability of creative industry players, improving downstream and upstream access for global creative industry players, improving access to information, lesson learned and best practices, as well as promoting cooperation and collaboration among governments and among stakeholders,” Dina stated.

In the meantime, Endah as the Co-chair asserted that the G-CINC was initiated from the implementation of Bali Agenda number 7, 8, and 10.

“G-CINC is Indonesia’s concrete action to support FCE forum. The G-CINC is approved by the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) so they can manifest and complete the programs,” Endah added.

For the record, the 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.

The event, which was attended by 200 delegates from 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 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. (JAN)

Indonesia Initiate the First-ever World Conference on Creative Economy

Indonesia Initiate the First-ever World Conference on Creative Economy

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)

UNCTAD and Indonesia Collaborate on First Global Creative Economy Conference

UNCTAD and Indonesia Collaborate on First Global Creative Economy Conference

UNCTAD is supporting Indonesia’s efforts to host a global conference on the creative economy and identify economic drivers underpinning it.The planned World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) will take place in Bali on 6–8 November.The South-East Asian nation hosted two preparatory meetings, in November 2017 and in May 2018, to develop a preliminary programme for the event – which will explore how the creative industries can generate economic inclusivity and boost development.The conference will focus on social cohesion, regulations, marketing and financing.Endorsing the conference and Indonesia’s creative economy potential, President Joko Widodo said: “I believe that the future of Indonesia will be dominated by the craft and creative industries.”

The chief of UNCTAD’s creative economy programme, Marisa Henderson attended a planning meeting in Jakarta in May and said: “As the trade and development community realizes the potential of the creative economy, there is an opportunity to raise the profile of the topic and ensure its place on the global agenda.”

Friends of Creative Economy towards World Conference on Creative Economy 2018. (photo: Hafizh Zulfikar/Bekraf)

The creative industries – which include creative activities such as advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, performing arts, publishing, research & development, software, and computer games – are the lifeblood of the creative economy. The May meeting, jointly organized by the by Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, brought together government officials from over 39 countries, and a wide-range of representatives from international organizations, the private sector, universities and non-governmental organizations.

Friends of the creative economy

UNCTAD was asked to lead the drive for a ‘Friends of Creative Economy’ group as a potential deliverable of the WCCE in November 2018. “While the creative economy ecosystem consists of many different industries, sectors and stakeholders, there is a universe of common cross-cutting issues at the macro level, such as trade regulations,” Ms. Henderson said. “There are also micro-level challenges from the skills gap to the cost of getting goods to customers, which need to be addressed. These are matters that a strong, knowledgeable collective can work together to highlight and manage.” The friends group would be made up of government and non-government stakeholders who share common and critical views on the importance of the creative economy for sustainable development. It would also help build an inclusive and open space for discussions on the creative economy from a trade and development perspective.

original article : unctad.org