The impact of G20 will be felt more by people involved in the tourism and creative economy sector if we increase the number of side events.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry will unveil tourism and creative economy side events at the 2022 Indonesia G20 in order to support the G20 Presidency activities in the nation.

These side events are expected to have a broad impact on the people, as their execution involved industry actors.

"The ministry is ready and actively contributes through a variety of events that support G20," Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno noted during a weekly press briefing here on Monday through an official statement.

"The impact of G20 will be felt more by people involved in the tourism and creative economy sector if we increase the number of side events," he added.

The unveiling of the side events is planned to be held at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, here, on Wednesday, April 20, with two categories: substantive side events and non-substantive side events.

Substantive side events comprise programs related with the Tourism Working Group issues.

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This includes the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Conference 2022 that is a meeting between Asian investors and resource providers across the world to build strategic partnership and handle social-economic challenges on a large scale.

The APVN Conference 2022 will be held for four days, from June 21 to 24, 2022, at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC).

The second activity is the International Wellness Tourism Conference & Festival (IWTCF) that is an event to promote Indonesian destinations and wellness tourism products on August 5-7, 2022, in Solo, Central java.

The last event is the World Conference On Creative Economy (WCCE) or a collaboration forum between nations to raise awareness of the importance of the creative economy industry strategy.

The forum will be held on October 5-7 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC).

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Meanwhile, the non-substantive category aims to promote Indonesia's tourism destinations. In this case, the ministry offers excursion & pre/post tour for delegations of Indonesia's G20 Presidency.

The ministry's side events are organized to increase the number of delegations attending and participating in the main event and side events of Indonesia's G20 Presidency, the minister explained.

Uno expects that the G20 Presidency side events would become the momentum to revive the economy and create business opportunities and jobs as much as possible.

"I expect that all stakeholders can help one another to make the side events and Road to G20 Presidency Indonesia a success," he remarked.

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