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 – Adopting the theme “Enabling Ecosystem Development”, the second panel in the Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting 2019 featured Director of Public Policy and Government Relations of e-commerce platform Tokopedia Astri Wahyuni, who underlined the importance of collaboration between the Government and the private sector in building the ecosystem of creative economy in Indonesia.
The panel in general discussed the role of the private sector in building creative economy. The panel was part of the FCE Meeting 2019 that was officially opened by Vice-Chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) and Vice-Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir at the Courtyard by Marriott, Nusa Dua, Bali, on Monday (2/9/2019).
“Indonesia is home to a very promising market for creative economy. With the collaboration established between the government and the private sector, it is expected that in the future will not only become an ecosystem but will also become a super-ecosystem of global creative economy,” Astri said.
Astri added that an inclusive collaboration is needed to build an ecosystem of creative economy that not only involves everyone but also the environment.
In the meantime, Manager for Arts, Culture and Heritage Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan of Foundation Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyat noted that a design or a product must be environmentally friendly. One of the examples she cited is the use of date palm, which in this case is date fruit.
“Making use of date is one of the measures in making the United Arab Emirates green again. All these are not about the design world, but it’s about how we design the world,” she said in the second session panel.
Meanwhile, the second panel, moderated by Dr. Dina Dellyana, in addition to featuring Astri Wahyuni and Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyat, also featured Sufintri Rahayu who raised the issue of “Ingredients of Success in Creative Economy”, as well as Elwin Mok whose topic is “Amplify Creatively: Media’s Position in Creative Economy”.
For the record, this year’s FCE was convened for two days from 2 September until 3 September 2019.
The first day of the forum was divided into three discussion panels. The first one discussed the issue of Collaboration and Collective Behavior of FCE; the second one discussed the issue of Enabling Ecosystem Development, and the third one discussed the issue of Celebration, Promotion, and Enablement of SDGs, Cultural Heritage, and Diversity.
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.
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)
Bali, Indonesia – Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) has been attended and supported Indonesia Africa Forum 2018 (IAF 2018) in Bali from 10-11 April 2018. Mr. Triawan Munaf, Head of Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy explain to the participant about the idea of WCCE 2018 and also the theme for WCCE 2018 that called “Inclusively Creative”. It derives from our belief that the creative industry has brought a new era of businesses. It is no longer exclusive for those with huge capital, but has established a level playing field for everyone to take part in the emerging economy. Geographical area also ceases to be a barrier, as the internet and other emerging technologies enable talents from all around the world to collaborate and work together. Indonesia also believe that creative economy will be the future of world economy, because when we look at the data from Ernst & Young in 2015 economy creative have generated at least US$2,250 billion in revenues, and employed 29.5 million jobs. Those numbers are equivalent to 3% of the World GDP and 1% of the World’s active population.
Triawan Munaf, Chairman of Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy promoting WCCE 2018 on IAF 2018
Bekraf as host of WCCE 2018 want to invite all participant from Africa to join WCCE 2018 in November 2018. The conference will present prominent speakers, including leaders of governments, ministers, academicians and private sectors from many parts of the world. In the spirit of creative economy, Bekraf will organize B to B meetings, Creative Village, Bali Art Festival and many more. “We will do our best to provide ample opportunities for creative players and workers to explore opportunities for further collaboration” said Mr. Triawan.
article and photography : Muhammad Hafizh Zulfikar