Le Kexi Opens Opportunities for Indonesian and Chinese Film Cooperation

Le Kexi Opens Opportunities for Indonesian and Chinese Film Cooperation

Bali, 7/11/2018 – President of China Film Group Corporation, Le Kexi stated that Indonesia and China have opportunities to establish a number of cooperation. This?cooperation can be implemented with co-production between the two countries.

“This co-production covers a wide range starting from making films to be aired in both countries, exchange visits through film festivals, constructing commercial theater buildings with advanced technology, promoting Chinese digital cinema to rural areas in Indonesia, and joint training on film industry,” said Le Kexi in World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) 2018 at Bali Plenary Hall in Nusa Dua, Bali, Wednesday (7/11).

Le also shared his experience on how film industry in China managed to increase its profits. China, he said, uses film as a means to promote cultural exchange. The profits of China’s box office increased by 10 percent in 2017 to USD7.9 billion. The number of moviegoers, on the other hand, increased by 7 percent to almost 1.5 billion people.

“We hope that the two countries can work together and collaborate to improve film industry,” said Le Kexi.

China’s total number of cinema reached 9,300 with total cinema screens reached 58,000,and 1.62 billion moviegoers. This made China to be ranked first globally. In five years, the number of moviegoers and screens is projected to increase by 20 percent. The quality of Chinese films is increasing because of the diverse genres.

Meanwhile, Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reported that film as a sub-sector of creative economy grew by 10.09 percent in 2016 in Indonesia.

Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy specified film industry, animation and video as one of the leading subsectors due to their multiplier effect.

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.(mm

Sri Mulyani: Creative Economy, Solution of National Economy

Sri Mulyani: Creative Economy, Solution of National Economy

Bali, 7/11/2018 – The Indonesian Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated that inclusive creative economy is the key that contributes to the nation’s economy.

“Creative economy must be great because the creative economy and technology is one of the solutions to economic problems in Indonesia,” Sri Mulyani said when speaking at the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday (11/7). More than 1,000 people were excited to hear the presentation made by Sri Mulyani.

Sri explained that Indonesia’s GDP grew by 5.27 percent in 2018. Meanwhile the unemployment rate declined from 9.75 percent to 5.19 percent and the poverty rate decreased from 16.38 percent to 9.32 percent.

According to Sri, the world has shifted to a new era, namely the era of digital technology. The presence of internet and the growth of information and communication technology spurred the era of digital technology.

Indonesia, continued Sri, has embarked on the industry 4.0, that is, the industry with internet of things (IoT) and cyber system. The state has a role in supporting the development of fintech for the growth of economy and creative economy. The state formulates policies, provide infrastructure and financing support, as well as cyber protection.

Millennials who have high mobility influence changes in the national economy. For example, the millennials prefer to use online ride hailing applications to buy private vehicles. This provides opportunity for economy actors in Indonesia.

With the development of digital technology, career opportunity in the creative economy sector is increasing. “This phenomenon is not only favorable for the community, but also for the solution of the national economy,” said Sri.

The World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) is the first international-level conference on 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.

WCCE will also formulate Bali Declaration to 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 which is embarking to a new era. (mm)

Bekraf Promotes Indonesian Coffee at WCCE 2018

Bekraf Promotes Indonesian Coffee at WCCE 2018

Bali, 11/6/2018 – The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) held the  CreatiVillage in a series of event at the World Conference on Creative Economy which took place in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday to Thursday (6 to 8/11). One of the booth displayed at the Coffee Lounge at CreatiVillage is a farmer, entrepreneur, and coffee barista. M. Aleh from the Marga Mulya Coffee Producers Cooperative (KPK) with the Java Preanger Gunung Tilu brand from Bandung Regency and Hendra Purba from the Tani Namanis Group with the Saabas Coffee brand to fill this booth. In one day (6/11),

Visitors have enjoyed more than 500 cups of coffee. Aleh and Hendra are creative economic player with Bekraf’s community. Both of them admit that they often attend Bekraf events, such as barista training and barista profession certification. Through the event, product promotion and sales of their products increased rapidly. “Good opportunity at this moment. It’s amazing here. When here those who were present did not yet know West Java coffee, now they know. After this there are buyers who are interested. What I’m very proud of is that Bekraf helps me promote. After this event, I fully believe that orders will continue to queue up” said Aleh.

Aleh added that he succeeded in establishing a coffee culture partnership in a coffee shop in Bali. Hendra also emphasized that Bekraf was instrumental in promoting Arabica Coffee from Simalungun, North Sumatra. So, sales also increase. “Everything (coffee) sells on the market. Our promotions efforts are received well. The benefits of the product are increasingly known, and namely sales increase” Hendra said.

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. (mm)

Global Center of Excellence for Creative Economy in Indonesia

Global Center of Excellence for Creative Economy in Indonesia

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.

 

Contact Person :

Mariaman Purba

Head of Law and Communication Bureau

The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy

T: +62 813 1750 6456

Email: mariaman.purba@bekraf.go.id

Website: https://www.wcce.id/

 

Contact Person:

Mukti Setianto

Directorate of Trade, Commodity and Intellectual Property

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

T: +62 921 1118 8131

Email:wcce@kemlu.go.id

Website:https://www.wcce.id/

 

Partners: Grab – Official Mobile Platform Partner, CNN, Montoon, Shopee, Potato Head Family, Opini.Id

Media Partner: Kompas and Kompas.id

WCCE 2018 Opening Ceremony Amazed Thousands of Audiences

WCCE 2018 Opening Ceremony Amazed Thousands of Audiences

Bali, 07/11/2018 – World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) 2018 opening ceremony held at Plenary Hall, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Wednesday, on 7 November 2018 witnessed a surprise from Head of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy Triawan Munaf who managed to hypnotize around 1500 audience attending the event with his performance.

“Our youths are the main source of creative energy to make the world a better place,” said Triawan, taking his tie and jackets off, and rolling up his sleeve.

“So let us take our ties and jackets off. We must work together to reach new breakthroughs that will rock the world!” He then raised his hand and stomped his feet while singing the song “We Will Rock You”.

Shortly after, he invited Dewa Bujana, Andy Riff, and Gerald Situmorang to sing “We Will Rock You”. All audiences clapped their hands and sang together. Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Rudiantara also took the stage to sing along.

Atmosphere of the opening ceremony was lively. The audience stood up to give their standing ovation after Triawan Munaf and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi delivered their remarks consecutively.

On his remark, Triawan stated that creative economy has provided significant contribution to global growth. In 2015, it generated at least $2.2250 billion and employed 29.5 million jobs. That is equivalent to 3% of world GDP, and 1% of the world’s active population.

“At the same time technology has become an enabler for creative economy that made this industry more inclusive. Technology also allows people from all walks of life to participate in the value chain and break down borders,” he said.

On the same occasion, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi added that as a Minister, the three top priorities that always on her mind is, firstly: cooperation, secondly, cooperation, and thirdly cooperation. Foreign Affairs Ministry’s support in this event is not to define nor defend what creative economy is but to share ideas, to collaborate, to nurture the development of global creative economy, global collaboration needed to foster the attainment of the SDGs, and people’s welfare.

“The principle is that no one left behind,” Retno said.

The opening performance of WCCE has encouraged the participants to collaborate with each other in building global creative economy.

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.  (Kris)