The sixth Arab Publishers Conference will be held in Sharjah on November 1-2 in the presence of Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), and representatives of the League of Arab States.
The sixth iteration of the important regional conference to support and advance the publishing business in the area is being organized by the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) and the Arab Publishers Union. It will honor the League of Arab States as its guest of honor and have as its theme “Arab content industry and post-pandemic issues.”
It will take place concurrently with the Expo Centre Sharjah’s 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).
The conference, which is being held in partnership with Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), the organization behind SIBF, brings together 35 speakers, experts, and publishers, including representatives of Arab book fairs, Arab publishing associations, and professionals and experts in the publishing and creative industries. They will discuss their experiences and important market insights in eight-panel sessions.
The two-day conference will focus on the book industry, education, supply chains, and the post-pandemic marketing of Arabic publications while showcasing the struggles Arab publishers have faced due to the pandemic. The conference will also touch on the future of libraries, book fairs in the digital age, and the effect of digitization on publication rights.
On the first day, four discussion panels will address ways to improve the publishing industry, increase the post-pandemic book market, explore how digitization affects copyrights, and come up with ways to close the skills gap.
The last day’s sessions will be devoted to discussions of the pandemic’s effects on the publishing sector and the impact of modern Arab authors and publishers on the Arabic language. Additionally, it will go into the state of libraries in the future and the effects of supply chain disruptions on the publishing industry globally.