See you in October 2024!

New Waves from the SEA.

ACE-YS 2023, our first-ever gathering, has concluded with us, the youth, uniting to unveil our shared vision. Dive into our joint statement to discover our collective aspirations, hopes, and dreams.

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Introducing ACE Youth Summit

The Asian Creative and Digital Economy Youth Summit (ACE-YS) is a hub for youth collective action to map and connect Asian players in navigating the global opportunities in creative and digital economy.


What's next in ACE-YS? You decide!

Be part of a program created by youth, for youth, and let’s ignite collective actions together. Share your ideas, aspirations, and passions by filling out the form – your voice matters!

Why You Should Attend

ACE Youth Summit 2023


An immersive blend of keynote speeches, panel discussions, creative talks, and creative labs.


Tap into practical knowledge shared by creative & digital industry leaders from diverse backgrounds.

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You can develop skills, hear talks, share ideas, and get a chance to connect with potential investors in ACE-YS. For free.

Creative Catalysts
  • Creative Practitioners
  • Creative Entrepreneurs
  • Policymakers
  • Community Leaders

ASEAN countries and its dialogue partners

The Program

3 Ways to Level Up Your Game by Joining ACE-YS 2023


Be Inspired


Learn directly from creative industry experts.


Show your work, build network, and find a chance to get funded.

It’s the melting pot for Creatorsartiststech innovatorsentrepreneurs

…and for the stakeholders who have focus on creative and digital industry.


The Annual Summit Venue

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Discover the heart of Asia’s creative synergy at ACE-YS, hosted in Indonesia’s Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII). TMII’s captivating cultural tapestry of miniaturized provinces sets the stage for cross-border connections and innovation, echoing the summit’s mission. Immerse in ACE-YS amidst TMII’s vibrant heritage, where Asia’s creative future comes to life.

Previous Speakers

Our Partners & Stakeholders

The Driving Force Behind ACE-YS 2023

Meet our valued partners, united in their commitment to fostering a thriving creative & digital ecosystem.

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For you who believe that collective action is needed to advance our creative anddigital industry.

  • Philippines
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Brunei
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
  • Timor Leste
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Be Creative Catalysts with the drive and influence to advance the Asian creative and digital industry.

Collective Vision Joint Declaration

of the First Asian Creative and Digital Economy Youth Summit.


Uncover the  ACE-YS narrative through our official press releases and articles.

July 22, 2024

2024 International Discussion on Creative Economy: Finding a balance between economic growth, social inclusion, and sustainable development

July 15, 2024

Creative Catalyst 101: Q&A with Viandira Athia, Head of Creative Catalyst ACE-YS 2024

July 5, 2024

Surviving on Creativity: The Struggle for Fair Royalties and Copyright Protection

July 4, 2024

Bridging Arts and Ideas: Inside the ACE-YS Visit to Mahavisual

July 2, 2024

Timeout Ep. 3 | IP 101: Safeguarding IP to Safeguard Sustainable Economic Opportunities

April 2, 2024

A New Chapter for Indonesian Gaming: Synergy Between Youth and Stakeholders to Realize Acceleration via Perpres No.19/2024

October 30, 2023

ACE-YS Promotes Indonesia as a Leader in the Creative Industry on the Regional Stage

October 20, 2023

As the Event Execution Nears on October 28-29th, The Asian Creative and Digital Economy Youth Summit Announce The Line-Up of The Speakers

October 14, 2023

The Philosophy Behind “New Waves from the SEA”

Rich Brian


Brian Imanuel Soewarno (born 3 September 1999), known professionally as Rich Brian, is an Indonesian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.He is known for his viral debut single “Dat $tick”, which was first released in March 2016 on SoundCloud.The single was later certified gold by RIAA.

His debut studio album, Amen, was released in 2018 and peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard 200.Brian’s second studio album, The Sailor, was released in 2019. He released an EP titled 1999 in 2020. He released another EP titled