The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair unveils an exciting agenda for activities for its 31st edition

On the 31stst the edition of the fair welcomes more than 1,100 publishers from over 80 countries, and offers over 450 cultural and knowledge-centered events as well as literary seminars and interactive activities

ABU DHABIUAE, May 13, 2022 / CNW / – Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has unveiled the agenda for activities for the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) 2022 at a press conference held today at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Logo

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On the 31stst the edition of ADIBF brings together more than 1,100 publishers from over 80 countries in over 450 different activities that meet the needs of the audience, including panel discussions, seminars, literary and cultural evenings, the activities of the professional publishing program and activities designed for children – all presented by leading experts and academics.

The press conference was attended by His Excellency Dr Ali bin Tamimchairman of ALC; Saeed Hamdan Al Tunaijiacting CEO of ALC and Director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and Abdul Raheem Al Bateeh Al Nuaimi, acting General Manager at Abu Dhabi Media (ADIBF platinum partner), along with a host of cultural figures and enthusiasts. A German delegation from Frankfurt book fair participated in the conference, i.a. Claudia KaiserVice-President, Frankfurt Book Fair.

At the conference, HE Dr Ali bin Tamim said: “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the embodiment of an exceptional vision laid out by an exceptional leader – our founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – who believed that building and promoting a society begins with individuals committing to improve their knowledge, master science and hone their cultural and creative skills. “

Abu Dhabi’s International Book Fair was a turning point for the local cultural sector and for more than three decades presented 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 promoting the exhibition and support the publishing industry and those who work in it, and with that in mind, we host experts, stakeholders and publishers from around the world in the first edition of the International Congress of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries, held as part of ADIBF, ” revealed HE bin Tamim.

In its virtual language, Jørgen BoosDirector of the Frankfurt International Book Fair, stressed the importance of the ADIBF and described it as a heavy weight in the publishing industry, while mentioning that the fair hosts Germany as a guest of honor, embodies the strong cultural ties between the UAE and Germany. Boos added it Germany would participate in the exhibition with more than 40 events, where leading German writers and thinkers participated in daily workshops, dedicated schools and children.

For his part, Saeed Al Tunaiji detailed some of the major events and activities taking place at ADIBF this year. The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will remain a beacon of knowledge and creativity that gathers creative minds around it. With that in mind, we developed an agenda for this year’s edition that reflects the prestigious position the event occupies on the Arab and world stage. ” he said.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will be part of the fair this year and will host a series of seminars and panel discussions bringing together some of the most prominent guests from ADIBF 2022, such as the Syrian poet and critic Adonis; Guido Imbens, who was awarded half of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics; Prof. Roger Allen, leading Western researcher in modern Arabic literature; Prof. Homi K. Bhabhaprofessor of humanities and thought leader on colonial and postcolonial theory, Harvard University; Prof. Muhsin J. al-Musawiprofessor of Arabic and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York; and Burned weeksthat New York Times bestselling author of eight fantasy novels along with several world-renowned writers, thinkers and cultural personalities.

A number of art exhibitions are on the agenda of this year’s fair, especially a display of the famous Japanese calligraph Fouad Honda which will shed light on the intersections of 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 intellectuals.

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

ADIBF also organizes an educational program that will target students of different grades and age groups. The program will engage students in a series of discussion panels and workshops that allow them to explore inspiring models and academic best practices, which in turn help encourage them to increase their own creativity, develop their intellectual potential and expand their knowledge of various key figures. . topics. The sessions are broadcast live to schools and universities, and several events will be held at these academic institutions, including at. New York University Abu Dhabi and Khalifa University.

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