Abu Dhabi International Book Fair reveals an exciting agenda for its 31st edition

31St Exhibition Edition welcomes more than 1,100 publishers from more than 80 countries, and its features on 450 cultural and knowledge events, literary seminars and interactive activities

Abu DhabiThe United Arab EmiratesAnd May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center (ALC) of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi revealed the agenda of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022, in a press conference held today at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Complex.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair logo

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair logo

31St The ADIBF edition brings together more than 1,100 publishers from more than 80 countries in more than 450 diverse activities that meet the aspirations of the public, including panel discussions, seminars, literary and cultural evenings, Publishers Professional Program activities, and activities designed for children – presented by leading experts and academics.

The press conference was attended by His Excellency Dr Ali bin Tamimhead of ALC; Saeed Hamdan Al TunaijiActing CEO of ALC and Director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Abdul Rahim Al-Bateeh Al-Nuaimi, Acting General Manager of Abu Dhabi Media (ADIBF Platinum Partner), along with a host of cultural figures and enthusiasts. German delegation from Frankfurt Participate in the conference book fair, including Claudia KaiserVice President of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Speaking at the conference, His Excellency Dr Ali bin Tamim He said, “The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the embodiment of an exceptional vision set by an exceptional leader – our founding father, the late God willing.” Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Those who believed that building and advancing society begins with the commitment of individuals to enhance their knowledge, master science, and refine their cultural and creative skills.

“The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has been a turning point for the local cultural sector and, for more than three decades, has provided a prominent platform to introduce the world to our Arab and Emirati culture and civilization. With this latest edition of the fair, we remain committed to advancing the fair and supporting the publishing industry and its workers, and with this in mind, We are hosting experts, stakeholders and publishers from all over the world at the first edition of the International Conference on Arab Publishing and Creative Industries. Which is being held within the framework of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair,” His Excellency bin Tamim said.

In his hypothetical speech, Jürgen BossThe Director of the Frankfurt International Book Fair stressed the importance of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, describing it as a great weight in the publishing industry, noting that the fair’s hosting of Germany As a guest of honor embodies the strong cultural ties between the United Arab Emirates and Germany. Boss added it Germany More than 40 events will take place in the fair, where leading German writers and thinkers participate in daily workshops dedicated to schools and children.

for his part, Said Al Tunaiji View details of some of the main events and activities that will take place at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. “The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will remain a beacon of knowledge and creativity that mobilizes creative minds around it. From this standpoint, we have set an agenda for this year’s session that reflects the prestigious position that the event occupies on the Arab and global stage.” He said.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will be part of the exhibition this year, hosting a series of seminars and panel discussions that bring together some of the most notable guests from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022, such as the Syrian poet and critic Adonis. Guido Empains, half-winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics; a. Roger AllenA leading Western researcher in modern Arabic literature. a. Homy K. Bhabhaprofessor of humanities and thought leader in colonial and postcolonial theory, Harvard university; a. Mohsen C. MousaviProfessor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Columbia University at New York; And Brent weeksThe The New York Times The best-selling author of eight fantasy novels, along with many world-famous authors, thinkers, and cultural figures.

A series of art exhibitions are on the agenda of this year’s fair, most notably a display of the famous Japanese calligrapher Fouad Honda Which will highlight the intersections between the Arab and Japanese cultures through Arabic calligraphy. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a selection of panel discussions, as well as poetry, literary and cultural evenings, which will bring together leading Arab, Emirati and international thinkers.

ADIBF 2022 will also host the inaugural International Conference on Arab Publishing and Creative Industries – the first event of its kind in the Arab world, which will discuss the latest trends in publishing, highlighting the importance of digital publishing with a dedicated corner.

ADIBF also organizes an educational program targeting students of various stages and age groups. The program will engage students in a series of panel discussions and workshops, allowing them to explore inspirational models and academic best practices, which in turn help encourage them to enhance their creativity, develop their intellectual potential, and broaden their knowledge of various key topics. Sessions will be broadcast live to schools and universities, and many events will be held at these academic institutions, including at New york university Abu Dhabi and Khalifa University.



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