By The Nation
The collaboration will feature a conference to exchange knowledge of the “creative economy” and promotional measures for Indonesian and Thai business collaboration. The objectives are to help creative businesses and industries in Asean to be competitive in the global market.
In addition, CEA is prepared to discuss lessons learned and the restructuring of national economic development in order to promote Thailand as an “incubator for creative industries” on the global scale.
The two agencies recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration in the creative industry, at the Thailand Creative & Design Centre (TCDC, Bangkok).
Atchaka Sibunruang who chairs to board at Creative Economy Agency Thailand, said that many countries in the Asean region now see the importance of increasing the value of creative industries, which are a major cog in driving the national economy.
CEA saw the opportunity to strengthen capacities and was ready to upgrade Thai business sectors and creative industries to be competitive in the international market.
This collaborative project focuses on developing creative industries in both countries. The value of creative industries in Thailand is as high as Bt1.61 trillion, 13.18 per cent of gross domestic product, according to a 2014 report of the Office of National Economic and Social Development Council. The top three industries with the highest potential are fashion, design and broadcasting sectors, according to Atchaka.