Indonesia to hold World Conference on Creative Economy

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-02 17:56:17|Editor: Yamei
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JAKARTA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia was to hold 2018 World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) on resort island of Bali that would be attended by participants from at least 50 countries and regions, the organizer said on Friday.

An official at Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) overseeing relations with foreign institutions Kartika Chandra Negara said the conference initiated by Indonesia themed "Inclusively Creative" was slated for Nov. 6-8 in Bali's Nusa Dua.

Some 1,700 participants comprised of government and private sector representatives, experts, businessmen, media, creative economy practitioners have been confirmed to attend the event, he added.

"Since the idea proposed by Bekraf last year, preparation towards the event has reached 95 percent as of now," Kartika said.

He added the conference would discuss problems and challenges faced by global creative economy industry, including social cohesion, regulation, marketing, ecosystem and financing.

Featured throughout the conference were "Creative Village" sessions, enabling participants to present creative economy products as well as sharing their creative ideas from their respective countries, he added.

Kartika added contribution of creative economy to the nation's gross domestic products have reached 12 percent.

Indonesia's creative economy products were dominated by culinary, fashion and handy crafts so far as apparent potentialities from film, music, arts and online games have been seen in recent years, he said.