After successfully presenting Archipelageek Pavilion at South by Southwest -SXSW 2017 and 2018 held in Austin, Texas, USA, Creative Economy Agency -Bekraf is now preparing to be present at SXSW 2019 which will be held on 8-17 March 2019. With the same preparation as previous SXSW, the agency will open registration for the start-up companies which have innovative products and ready to penetrate global market. Registration for the SXSW 2019 will be open on the agency's official website on Monday, July 30th 2018. After the press conference held in Jakarta on Thursday (July 26, 2018), Vice Chairman of Creative Economy Agency -Bekraf, Ricky Joseph Pesik said that SXSW is a very important and prestigious event for startups around the world. Thus, the agency tries to increase the participation of start-up companies in Indonesia every year.
“One of the tipping points of the creative economy sector is the international market hub. One of which, for example, is South by Southwest. We are seriously showing Indonesia. In 2016, we held a survey and then in 2017 we presented it; in 2018, we expand our presence. So, in 2019, we hope that we can present Indonesia greater. Because there are many great opportunities to showcase innovations, and breakthroughs to the world. What can be offered from Indonesia to the world is in line with Indonesia's increasing entry into the world's radar. We repeatedly see in the global media that Indonesia is projected to be one of the leading economy countries in the world,” said Ricky Joseph Pesik.
In relation to innovation products from startups, Ricky Joseph hopes more startup companies in Indonesia to participate in SXSW 2019 to penetrate their products to the global market. In SXSW 2018, Indonesian representatives consisting of five startup companies, namely: Kata.ai, Mycotech, Saft7Robotics, Seruniaudio, Squline, Digital Happiness, Minikino and Vestifarm and also supported by Telkomsel NextDev are well received by visitors from all over the world. The visitors are very enthusiastic with the products on display, giving appreciation to the offer of cooperation. Creative Economy Agency -Bekraf is still carrying the same theme in SXSW 2019, namely Archipelageek inspired by the philosophy of Indonesia as the largest archipelago country in the world. (VOI / Rezha/AHM)