UNIDO and Indonesia promote Industry 4.0 and the creative economy

UNIDO and Indonesia promote Industry 4.0 and the creative economy

VIENNA, 8 July 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Indonesia held a seminar on ‘Industry 4.0 and Creative Economy: Promoting Inclusive Ecosystem in the Digital Era’ at the Vienna International Centre.

“The seminar is a proactive platform to find creative approaches to manage the transition to Industry 4.0”, said Indonesian Ambassador Darmansjah Djumala. “The exponential technological progress of Industry 4.0 is causing a structural shift in all economic sectors and is changing the way businesses are managed”.

“Advances in technology have revolutionized some of the creative industries such as advertising, publishing, crafts, etc., as well as their relationship with the rest of the economy”, added UNIDO Deputy Director Olga Memedovic. The creative economy is centered on the dynamic interaction between creativity, culture, economics, and technology and has the potential to revitalize urban and touristic areas, stimulate regional economic development, attract investment and create jobs for talented young people”.

The Seminar also informed on the outcomes of the World Conference of Creative Economy held in Bali Indonesia on 6-8 November 2018, which intended to contribute towards raising awareness of the potentials of creative economy to contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic development.

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Olga Memedovic

Chief & Deputy Director