Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The first international-scale conference on creative economy is a concrete step by the Government of Indonesia to mainstream creative economy issues at the global stage, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

A series of events of the First World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) were being organized by the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) in cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Nusa Dua, Bali, on November 6-9, 2018, the ministry noted in a statement, here, Wednesday.

The WCCE is intended to serve as a platform to build bridges between creative industry actors, the government, and relevant stakeholders in developing the creative economy.

Through the WCCE 2018 theme of "Inclusively Creative," Indonesia is keen to convey a message to the world that in the midst of economic uncertainty and trade wars, Indonesia comes up with an innovative idea that has proven to be crisis-proof and without limitations on age, gender, and borders, called "the Creative Economy."

The WCCE 2018 kicked off with the Friends of Creative Economy Meeting, attended by Penta-Helix creative economy stakeholders comprising academics, business sector, communities, governments, and media, on November 6, 2018.

This is followed by a Plenary Session for the next two days during which international, regional, and local speakers share ideas and proposals related to the development of creative economy issues.

A memorandum of understanding on creative economy will be signed as a result of inclusive collaboration between penta-helix participants.

The documents of the conference, including resolutions, will become a landmark in mainstreaming creative economic issues in the multilateral realm.

This is in accordance with the plan to propose the draft resolution on World Creative Economy, which has entered the era of 4.0 at the UN General Assembly in the future.

Featured on the sidelines of the conference is an innovative area called "CreatiVillage" that combines an exhibition, workshop, and talk show from the world`s creative industries, such as Disney, Potato Head, Sikka Weaving, London Book Fair, and KOCCA.

CreatiVillage also highlights creative economy programs from various regions in Indonesia in an effort to strengthen the national creative economy ecosystem.

Reporting by Yuni Arisandy

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