Innovation and the Creative Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Indonesia

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Mari Pangestu
Former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia


Friday, November 10, 2017


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA


Based on her experience in the Indonesian government, Dr. Mari Pangestu will discuss her country's opportunities and challenges in the growing creative economy.


Mari Pangestu served as Indonesia’s Minister of Trade from 2004 to 2011, and as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy from 2011 until October 2014. As Minister of Trade she led all the international trade negotiations and cooperation for Indonesia. As Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, apart from the tourism portfolio, she was in charge of developing the newly created strategy for developing the Creative Economy in Indonesia. Currently, she is a member of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy Advisory Board and has been a visiting fellow at RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. She is a Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta.

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