Indonesia has become one of the world’s most powerful economies. In 2015, we recorded 4.79% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, higher than the global economic growth estimated at only 2.4%. This positive climate is certainly the right moment for the government to strengthen the foundations of the economy, especially in the real sectors.
One of the real sectors that deserves to be a priority is the creative economy. President Joko Widodo is optimistic that the creative economy will become the backbone of the Indonesian economy. In contrast to other sectors that are heavily dependent on the exploitation of natural resources, the power of creative economy is more based on the superiority of human resources. Artwork, architecture, books, technological innovations, and animations, derive from creative ideas of human thought.
Kemenparekraf also stipulates that there are 16 sub-sectors of creative industries that are the focus to be managed and developed. Each deputy then translates the vision and mission above through various excellent programs that can be implemented in the context of the 16 sub-sectors. The creation of Kemenparekraf is the government’s optimism that the creative economy will surely become the backbone of the national economy. This is the beginning of a new milestone of Indonesia’s creative economy.
- 1. The Butterfly Effect: Social Impacts of Creative Economy (Social Cohesion) This panel discussed how creative economy can provide equal opportunities for all, how cross-cultural exchanges through creative economy reinforce social cohesion that unite people, and how the internet of things (IoT), among contemporary digital changes, can help tear down barriers for entrepreneurship.
- 2. Coming up with the right creative regulations The second panel focused on regulatory frameworks dedicated to creating an enabling environment for creative economy, and on protection and promotion of intellectual property and supporting financing system.
- 3. Making the Offer that Creative Industry Can not Refuse The panel discussed the potential of untapped markets and effective marketing strategies.
- 4. Taking the Creative Economy Ecosystem and Enterprises to New Height The panel discussed the role of small and medium enterprises, including startups, in the development of creative economy. It identified their values, their constraints and the need to create enabling environment (such as through creative cities) and provide necessary support for the talents through trainings and capacity building.
- 5. Outlining the Future of Creative Economy Creative economy has brought a new era of inclusive business that provides equal opportunity to all stakeholders. It also bridges communication and 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.