The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) will hold the first-ever "World Conference on Creative Economy" (WCCE) in Nusa Dua, Bali, on November 6-8, 2018.
WCCE is a conference held to discuss issues and challenges pertaining to the creative economy. This conference will be attended by the creative economy stakeholders from some 50 countries representing various regions in this world.
"Indonesia will host a `World Conference on Creative Economy` in Bali. Since this idea was launched last year by Bekraf, preparations are almost 95 percent complete," Bekraf`s Director of Foreign Relations, Kartika Candra Negara, stated as cited from Antara.
Candra said, there will be participants representing international organizations, such as WIPO and UNCTAD ITC. These stakeholders along with academicians and those from business, community, bureaucracy, and media backgrounds will attend WCCE to be held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre.
"This conference involves all circles that are strategic components that should unite to advance the creative economy," Candra remarked.
Based on the theme of "Inclusively Creative," WCCE will discuss five main issues: social cohesion, regulations, marketing, ecosystem, and financing.
Concerning the issue of social cohesion, a panel discussion will be held on ways in which creative economy can provide equal opportunities for all, how cross-cultural exchanges through creative economy can reinforce social cohesion to unite people, and how the internet of things (IoT), among contemporary digital changes, can help break down barriers for entrepreneurship.
Another panel will be focused on regulatory frameworks dedicated to creating an enabling environment for the creative economy and on the protection and promotion of intellectual property and supporting the financing system. A panel discussion will also be held to highlight the potential of untapped markets and effective marketing strategies.
Moreover, a panel will discuss the role of small and medium enterprises, including startups, in the development of the creative economy. It will identify their values, constraints, and the need to create an enabling environment, such as through creative cities, and provide necessary support for the talents through training and capacity building.
Furthermore, the conference will attempt to outline the future of the creative economy that has brought a new era of inclusive business that provides equal opportunities to all stakeholders. It also bridges the communication gap and increases understanding between countries and cultures. With the growth of technology and increasing incomes from emerging economies, it is apparent that the creative economy will become the future of the global economy.
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