At the Frankfurt Book Fair; TCA Abu Dhabi and the KITAB team will be organising and moderating business panels, seminars which aim to raise awareness about the unlimited networking and business opportunities Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has to offer the international publishing sector.
H.E. Mr Jumaa Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Director Abu Dhabi International Book Fair said: "The publishing industry holds an irrefutable role in how it influences people and the way they continue to read. We are committed to research this sector, monitor the Arab market and as a result invest in our resources and expertise whilst designing our programmes and projects. We value the importance of the trends in digital as well as print publications in this fast-paced sector and continue to offer a balance towards its progression. ADIBF is an ideal forum where business meets culture offering a rich and multi-facetted programme designed to appeal to our Arab and international visitors".
The focus of the 23rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (24th - 29th April 2013) will be on ePublishing, digital content, Apps and latest technology. ADIBF will offer the perfect landscape for content developers and service providers to showcase their products and services to the publishing community.
Seminars targeted on publishing opportunities in the MENA region:
ADIBF offers its partners and exhibitors a truly international forum for developing long-term networking opportunities between the Arab and international publishing communities. With this as its background ADIBF will be continuing with the series of seminars focusing on publishing opportunities in the Middle East and the Gulf region. KITAB will be organising a range of seminars and targeted match-making sessions at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The seminars are aimed at publishers of children books and another seminar for academic and educational publishers keen to gather valuable market information.
Wednesday, 10th October at 11am (SPARKS Stage, Hall 4.2) KITAB will present a seminar titled 'Successful Partnerships in Educational and Academic Publishing in MENA'. The session will bring together speakers from international and Arab companies who have set up partnerships with counterparts in the Arab world. Speakers will explain the reasons for this move and how such partnerships are beneficial for both sides. Speakers will share insights about their successful business in the MENA region.
On Thursday, 11th October at 12.30 (Forum Dialogue, Hall 5.1) KITAB will present a seminar on 'Licensing children's content to the Middle Eastern Market'. Speakers and experts from Scholastic and Albert Whitman, two companies who have been operating successfully in Middle East and will share insights with the audience.
Librairie Orientale, one of the oldest and most prestigious publishing company in the Arab world will enlighten the audience on territorial rights and language rights, licensing vs. co-editions etc. Jabal Amman Publishers, a dynamic company from Jordan will share their own market research in this segment, and present observations on reading habits of Arab children.
On Friday, 12th October at 2.30pm (Malaysian National Pavilion Hall 5.0 E921) KITAB will moderate a session on 'Matchmaking Arab-Malaysian Publishers'. This event is being organised by the Abu Dhabi International Book fair and the National Book Council of Malaysian.
The trained ADIBF team will be at hand to moderate the discussion and ensure that the partners have a prolific experience in working their way towards boosting their business networks through this targeted match-making session.
Abu Dhabi is one of the world's most rapidly modernizing cities, with a pace of development unparalleled in any other major metropolitan centre. It is this growth and state-of-the-art progress that offers a thriving environment for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to prosper and champion the latest trends and developments in the publishing industry.
Offering background information on the Arab Book market at Frankfurt:
KITAB continues to keenly observe the Arab book market and has gathered an invaluable amount of market intelligence on the Arab publishing world which it will present to its international partners at the Frankfurt Book Fair. This annual bi-lingual publication entitled 'Al Kitab Al Arabi' (KAA); now in its third is richer and more depth with its targeted articles contributed by publishers, media and trend-setters who have been following the Arab publishing market extremely closely. The 2012 edition of KAA covers topics such as meta-data, the state of art in digital publishing, challenges of selling books online in the Arab World, publishing partners in the Arab World, licensing into the Arab World and many more. Copies of KAA will be available from the ADIBF stand and online versions can be browsed on the ADIBF website.
Come meet the team
KITAB and Abu Dhabi International Book Fair team will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair from 10th - 14th October and look forward to meet partners and visitors at the Stand A973 | Hall 5.0