Increasingly in Demand, Creative Economy GDP Has Reach Rp. 1,000 trillion.

Increasingly in Demand, Creative Economy GDP Has Reach Rp. 1,000 trillion.

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)

WCCE 2018 Speakers Announcement

WCCE 2018 Speakers Announcement

We are honored to share our unbelievable speakers for World Conference on Creative Economy 2018. There are 21 speakers that will spread creative energy such as Prof. John Howkins, Writer of “The Creative Economy”; H.E. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance Indonesia; Bolanie Austen, CEO and Founder of Bolanle Austen-Peters Production Nigeria; Mr. Le Kexi, President of China Film Corporation. Inagural speach of WCCE 2018 will be present by H.E. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia. WCCE 2018 will be held on November 6th-8th in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia.

For public participation on the conference and CreativeVillage will be open on September 15th, 2018.

World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 Speakers

 

Spread out “Inclusively Creative” on Indonesia Africa Forum 2018

Spread out “Inclusively Creative” on Indonesia Africa Forum 2018

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