The Government of Indonesia will host the 3rd World Conference on Creative Economy (3rd WCCE) at Bali International Conference Center (BICC), Bali, Indonesia, from 5 to 7 October 2022, according to the Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia in Bucharest.
The 3rd WCCE is a continuation of the 1st WCCE in Bali, November 2018, and the 2nd WCCE in Dubai, December 2021.
Indonesia’s initiative for WCCE was originated from the country’s observation that the creative economy has become the fastest growing sector in the world, which contributes to around 3% of the global GDP and employs approximately 30 million people across the globe. Acknowledging its own potential as a country with rich culture, large middle-class population and rapid growth of digitalization, as well as a globally widespread trend of valuing culture and creative talents, Indonesia took the lead in bringing the creative economy into a global spotlight by initiating the WCCE.
Furthermore, Indonesia initiated and co-sponsored Resolution No. A/RES/74/198, adopted at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, which established year 2021 as the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.
The 3rd WCCE will be held under main theme “Inclusively Creative: A Global Recovery,” highlighting the importance of integrating the creative economy into the global economic recovery. As the world is racing towards recovery, we have to grab a chance to elevate the creative economy on the global economic agenda, as well as to enhance the sector’s significance and effectiveness in delivering inclusive and sustainable growth.
The 3rd WCCE will facilitate exchange of views through four main activities:
- Ministerial Meeting,
- Panel and Spotlight Session,
- Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting, and
- WCCE Expo.
President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 3rd WCCE. The Conference will feature distinguished speakers Page 3 of 6 from various backgrounds and expertise. Discussions and deliberation at the 3rd WCCE will be carried out under four interrelated subthemes:
- Creative Economy for Global Recovery
- Inclusivity and SDGs Agenda
- IP and Rights of Creative Economy Stakeholders
- The Future of Creative Economy
For Indonesia, the 3rd WCCE strategically coincides with the Indonesia G20 Presidency. This momentum presents a great opportunity to continue the enhancement of creative economy in these trying times, as Indonesia includes discussion and deliberation on creative economy in some G20 platforms, such as the G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG), Think 20 and Urban 20.
Through dialogue and exchange of views, the 3rd WCCE intends to adopt an Outcome Document called “Creative Economy Roadmap for Global Recovery,” which could become a reference for Governments and other stakeholders to accentuate the creative economy in the post-pandemic recovery and unleash its potential for inclusive and sustainable development.
The 3rd WCCE will become a great venue for Governments, business sectors, creative economy entrepreneurs, academics and other stakeholders around the world to share views, get insights, expand networks, showcase achievements, and explore possible cooperation which serve their best interests. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crisis, the 3rd WCCE presents itself as a leading collaborative forum for enhancing the role of creativity in the global economy and renewing global partnerships to better support the creative economy. Indonesia looks forward to warmly welcoming delegates in beautiful island of Bali for the 3rd WCCE.