Jakarta, April 18th 2022 – Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MOTCE) will launch tourism and creative economy side events at the 2022 Indonesian G20 to support the G20 Presidency activities in Indonesia.
The Indonesian G20 side events in 2022 are expected to have a broad impact on the community as it will involve tourism and creative economy actors.
“The MOTCE is ready to play an active role and contribute through various events supporting the G20. The G20 will have more impact on the tourism community and the creative economy if we multiply side events and manage them,” according to Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno during the Weekly Press Briefing, Monday (18/4/2022) at the Sapta Pesona Building, Jakarta.
The launching of tourism and creative economy side events at the 2022 Indonesian G20 is planned to be held at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Wednesday (20/4/2022). There are two categories of side event launched, namely substantive side events and non- substantive side events.
Substantive side events are programs that are in line with and related to the Tourism Working Group issues of the Indonesian G20 Presidency. Meanwhile, Non-Substantive aims to promote Indonesian tourism destinations.
There are three substantive side events, the first is the “Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Conference 2022” themed “Catalyzing Action Towards the Asian Decade”. This is a gathering of Asian investors and resource providers throughout the world to share knowledge, build strategic partnerships, and resolve large scale socio-economic challenges. The “AVPN Conference 2022” will be held for four days on June 21-24, 2022, at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC).
The second side event is the “International Wellness Tourism Conference & Festival (IWTCF)” with the theme “A Sustainability Strategy for The World Tourism Recovery and Growth Through Wellness Tourism For All”. The event, which takes place on August 5-7, 2022, in Solo/Surakarta, Central Java, will showcase and promote Indonesia’s wellness tourism destinations and products.
The “World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE)” taking the theme “Inclusively Creative: A Global Recovery” will be the third side event. This is a collaboration forum between countries to increase awareness of the importance of the creative economy industry strategy. Taking place at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) on October 5-7, 2022, this conference will be held in the form of a hybrid meeting with an expo format and inspirational session, Friends of Creative Economy Meeting, ministerial level meeting, and a gala dinner.
Meanwhile, for non-substantive side events, the MOTCE offers tour packages (excursion & pre/post tour) for the delegates of the Indonesian G20 Presidency.
“The series of the side events and road to programs from the MOTCE at the 2022 Indonesian G20 Presidency are an effort to increase the number of delegates/participants to attend and participate in main event and side events activities,” he explained.
He expects that the side events of the G20 Presidency will be a momentum to revive the economy, create business and employment opportunities.
“I hope that the entire stakeholders can work hand in hand to make the side events and Road to Indonesian G20 Presidency successful,” he added.
The Deputy for Tourism Products and Events of the MOTCE, Rizki Handayani, stated, on that occasion, the MOTCE will introduce several other events such as the Indonesian Creative Appreciation (AKI), Kharisma Event Nusantara (KEN), and others, which are also part of the effort to support the 2022 Indonesian G20.