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The Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language of the Secretariat of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi revealed, during a press conference held yesterday at the Cultural Complex, the agenda of activities for the 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which will be held from 23 on May 29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
More than 1,000 publishers from more than 80 countries participate in the event, providing an integrated program of more than 450 diverse activities that meet the public’s desires, including dialogue sessions, seminars, literary, cultural and intellectual nights, in addition to a wide range of educational events and activities Professional program for publishers and children’s events, which are presented by a group of academics and experts.
The press conference was attended by Dr. Ali bin Tamim, President of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, Saeed Hamdan Al Tunaiji, Acting Executive Director of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center and Director of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and Abdul Rahim Al-Bateeh Al Nuaimi, Acting General Manager of Abu Dhabi Media Company (platinum partner of the fair). of media professionals, intellectuals and stakeholders.
The Doctor. Ali bin Tamim said: “The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair embodies the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, who believed that building and advancing society begins with the individual, strengthening his knowledge and knowledge, improving their skills and their cultural and creative inventory. The event represented a real turning point. At the level of local cultural work, and for three decades it was able to present to the world our Emirati and Arab culture and civilization, and in its new session, we look to continue efforts to elevate the exhibition’s status and presence.”
In turn, Jürgen Bose, Director of the Frankfurt International Book Fair, in his speech via video, praised the importance of hosting the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, as it represents a weight in the publishing industry, Germany as a guest of honor , embodying the strong cultural ties between the UAE and Germany.
In turn, Saeed Hamdan Al Tunaiji, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, Acting Director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, presented during the conference the most important events and activities that the exhibition will host this year, saying : “The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a beacon of knowledge, expertise and creativity around which a group of elite creators rallies, for this reason. We have assigned an agenda for this year’s session to your position.”
Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing to host a series of rich seminars and dialogue sessions that bring together a group of the exhibition’s most prominent guests, notably Syrian poet and critic Adonis and Guido Imbenz, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics. Sciences.
This year, the event will organize art exhibitions, highlighting an exhibition of works by the famous Japanese calligrapher Fouad Honda, which will shed light on the cultural convergence between Japanese and Arab cultures through the art of Arabic calligraphy.
This year, the exhibition will host the first session of the “International Conference on Arab Publishing and Creative Industries”, the first of its kind in the Arab world, which discusses the latest trends in the publishing area. The exhibition also highlights digital publishing and its importance through a dedicated corner.