Conference in Bali to Examine Role of Creative Industries in Asia

Geneva, November 14, 2008

Top government officials, representatives of the creative industries, civil society and academics will gather in Bali for a meeting organized jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Indonesia’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on December 2 and 3, 2008 to examine the potential of the creative industries in Asia and the role intellectual property (IP) in harnessing the increasing value of this sector. Lord David Puttnam, British film producer and politician, will be the keynote speaker at the Conference. Lord Puttnam has produced award-winning films such as Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express.

The 2nd International Conference on Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries will provide an opportunity to explore the role of IP rights in securing the value of the creativity which fuels the sector. The conference will offer practical insights into the use of the IP system and the rights it confers. It will further contribute to a range of ongoing debates including, development, national strategies and policies to boost the creative industries, the creator’s perspective on IP and creative expression, creative entrepreneurship, socio-cultural impacts of IP on the creative community, measurement of the sector’s performance, and strategies to stimulate creators and help them cope with emerging trends.
A balanced IP system is a proven framework for creators and creative enterprises to nurture and manage their creativity. Greater use of the IP system (in particular copyright), and the increasing dissemination of creative works, have contributed to the expansion of the market for creative products.  
The conference is open to the public and will bring together a wide range of participants including representatives of member states; cultural and IP-related policy makers; creative artists; scholars; creative industries representatives; industry associations; and legal representatives.  For more information please visit
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