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The resilience and sheer potential of Sharjah’s cultural project is once again seen with a successful run of 39Th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), 4 to 14 November.
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General photo of Sharjah International Book Fair 2020 (Photo – AETOSWire)
Turning the challenges presented by the global Coronavirus (Kovid-19) into a unique opportunity, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) ensured that one of the world’s top three book fairs, to be established as SIBF 2020, was read. Keep spreading happiness. The first global trade exhibition to succeed in an in-person and on-ground format since March this year.
Hybrid Offline – The SIBF 2020 online model theme ‘The Tech Reads From Sharjah’ gave 1,024 publishers from 73 countries a much-needed commercial opportunity to showcase millions of titles, including 80,000 new releases to a physical audience of 382,000, a fairground. Visited. . To ensure the safety of guests, visitors and exhibitors, strict precautionary measures were implemented throughout the event in line with the UAE government’s efforts to prevent the spread of Kovid-19.
On the cultural side, the SBA’s fair agenda of activities played on the ‘Sharjah Reads’ virtual platform attracted 63,500 attendees to hear from famous writers, intellectuals, poets, politicians and social media experts from around the world. Happened.
SBA chairman H.W. Ahmed bin Raqqad Al Ameiri said that this event gives a message that cultural appreciation forms the basis of Sharjah’s vision for development and promotes all its programs, adding that books are the cornerstone of Sharjah’s society. He further stated that SIBF 2020 was organized to renew the optimism of the industry and aimed to restore the sense of normalcy in people’s lives amidst the blockages caused by Kovid-19.
Led by the book fair, 10Th The Publishers Conference concluded with the participation of 317 publishing professionals. 7Th The annual Sharjah International Library Conference (SILC) organized in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) on the occasion of SIBF 2020 attracted an unprecedented participation of 801 attendees from 51 countries, including 11 nations.
* Source: AETOSWire
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