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Jakarta Post

Kalla Youth Fest offers forum for eastern Indonesia’s creative youth

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 12, 2018   /   11:19 am
Kalla Youth Fest offers forum for eastern Indonesia’s creative youth An entertainer performs at the 2018 Kalla Youth Fest (KYF) at Nipal Mall Makassar in South Sulawesi. (Courtesy of/Kalla Group)

Kalla Group held the 2018 Kalla Youth Fest (KYF), a festival for creative young people in eastern Indonesia, at Nipah Mall Makassar in South Sulawesi from Nov. 9 to 11.

“KYF 2018 provides a forum for the creative ideas of young people. The event is expected to produce ideas and content in collaborative communities that took part in the event,” Kalla Group CEO Solihin Jusuf Kalla said in a press release sent out over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Kalla Group corporate strategic and development director Disa R. Novianty said KYF, the first festival of its kind in Makassar, got an enthusiastic response from a wide range of people, particularly millennials.

Disa said the number of the participants of the event exceeded the target.

KYF presented 50 speakers who shared their experiences at workshops and discussions on creative business, entrepreneurship and technology.

Among the speakers were Solihin Jusuf Kalla, South Sukawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah, Wisnutama of Net TV, Daniel Surya of WIR Group, Ongky Kurniawan of Grab Indonesia, Shinta Dhanuwardoyo of Bubu, Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza of Miles Films, Lembu Wiworojati of Bukalapak, Adib Hidayat of and Risman Adnan of Samsung.

Participants of the event also displayed dozens of startup prototypes, products from small and medium enterprises, fine arts projects, films, animations and photographs. There were live performances from guest star The Milo and other indie bands such as Theory of Discoustic, Urbaneggs, Surgir, Loka and Myxomata Ruang Baca. (bbn)