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)

Grab Indonesia Supports the World Conference for Creative Economy

Grab Indonesia Supports the World Conference for Creative Economy

Jakarta, 30/10/10 2018 – The Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) signed a cooperation agreement (PKS) with Grab Indonesia to support the implementation of the World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE).

“WCCE is not just an ordinary international conference but an initiative from Indonesia to be a leader in the development of the global creative economy (ekraf) that is expected to encourage national economic growth,” said the Vice-Chairman of Bekraf, Ricky Joseph Pesik in Bekraf’s Meeting Room located on the 18th floor in BUMN Building, Tuesday (10/30).

He hopes that this cooperation will continue to advance the country’s economy and provide greater benefits to the community. Director of PT Indonesian Transportation Solutions (Grab Indonesia), Ridzki D. Kramadibrata, said that this application-based transportation company is committed to supporting the development of the economy. Therefore, it wants to be directly involved in the implementation of WCCE.

“The external contribution to Indonesia’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) reaches more than Rp 1,000 trillion and cannot be underestimated. This sector will continue to grow and make a significant contribution to the economy, especially with the presence of Bekraf, “he added.

President Joko Widodo is scheduled to open the WCCE. The event which will be held at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) on November 6-8 2018 will be attended by representatives from 52 countries and more than 1,000 participants who are representatives of the government, creative economic players, academics, think thanks and international organization.

Carrying the theme Inclusively Creative, there are five main issues that will be discussed, including social cohesion, regulation, marketing, ecosystems, and financing. The result of this conference will be the Bali Declaration which will be presented at the UN General Assembly next year. (Asiska/Fiyona)

 

Grab Indonesia Supports the World Conference for Creative Economy

Millennials Become the Future of Nation Activists

Millennials Become the Future of Nation Activists

Jakarta, 26/10/2019 – Creative economy driven by young people is believed to be the driving force of the nation’s economy. Collaboration is the key to developing creative ideas and creative notions so that they can win competition with other nations. President Joko Widodo conveyed many leaps in the creative industry carried out by young people or millennials. The 4.0 industrial revolution is 3,000 times faster than the first industrial revolution. After the Internet of things was released, immediately followed by articial intelligence then virtual reality and cryptocurrency the speed of change is clearly visible.

Therefore, the 7thPresident of Indonesia hopes that the nation’s creative actors will be vigilant so that Indonesia does not lag behind other countries. Many things in Star Trex films were once considered impossible, such as PADD data, communicator, virtual intelligence, to universal translators. At this time, it has already begun, like a video call. “I believe that the future is in young people and millennial generations, they will move Indonesia to the future. I am pleased that there are currently four Unicorns but I want more than that, “said the President in his remarks at the opening of Ideafest at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Friday (10/26).

Jokowi assesses collaboration between designers and implementers, between thinkers and creators, industries, and governments that must be inline. This is because what is being faced is a large power from external parties. “Collaboration with various sectors and following the trends must be done. This development must also be supported by policies so that they can grow well, “he added. The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy as a state institution continues to develop ecosystems to encourage the development of the creative economy through various activities, programs, and policies. This makes the contribution of creative industries to gross domestic product (GDP) increase every year.

To encourage this development, Bekraf in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemlu) will hold a World Conference on Cretive Economy (WCCE). The event which was held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) will be the first international conference to discuss the creative economy. Conducted on 6-8 November 2018, this event will discuss four main issues, including social cohesion, regulation, marketing, and ecosystems and financing of creative industries. In the event that carries the Inclusively Creative theme, the Bali Declaration will be formulated 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 it has entered the 4.0 era. (Asiska/Fiyona)

 

Millennials Become the Future of Nation Activists