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ADIBF Schedule

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Alice

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is nearly upon us! ADIBF will run from 24th to 29th April.

Here are the sessions, the original content can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, 24 April2013
12:00 – 13:15
See What’s on Offer at the ADIBF
Guided tour for international first-timers
The KITAB sales team will introduce participants to the offerings and facilities at the fair.

14:30 – 15:45
The Power of Information: Metadata
Learn how to prepare accurate metadata for your titles and discover how this helps publishers boost their book sales.

15:00 – 16:00
Reading Habits of the Future
What, where, and how will children be reading in the future? Listen to experts from schools and libraries and parents discuss latest developments and trends.

16:00 – 17:00
Start-ups and Publishers: How to Cooperate?
With publishers increasingly moving into the digital arena, technology start-ups and companies from the book industry are bound to work together on common projects. Join us as experts discuss how this cooperation can be optimised for your business.
16:30 – 17:30
Social Networking and Publishing
Can social networks be used effectively to promote your books? Should publishers continue to focus primarily on face-to-face interactions with readers, or does reducing social media to an afterthought jeopardise the opportunity to reach millions of potential customers?

16:30 – 17:45
Coffee Table Books, Art Books, Illustrated Books: Markets in the GCC Countries
Brought to you in collaboration with the Swiss Publishers Association
The openings of new cultural institutions, museums, and galleries in the GCC countries have fostered increased interest in illustrated and art books in the region. This talk will present new opportunities for publishers, booksellers, and editors in this arena.

18:00 – 19:00
EPUB3 Format and Progress for the Arabic Language
Let’s put the rumours to rest! The EPUB3 format supports the Arabic language. Learn the details of the latest functionalities available for Arabic language from the expert!

18:15 – 19:15
Successful Marketing of Arab Publications Worldwide
Success stories of how to reach millions of Arab readers around the world. Learn how your book can be your ambassador across seven continents.

19:30 – 20:30
Opening Reception
Introducing the Arab Rights Showcase: come and see all the excellent titles the Arab region has to offer.

Thursday, 25 April 2013
10:00 – 11:00
Academic Books in the Arab World
A discussion focusing on publishing academic texts in printed and digital formats in Jordan and beyond.

10:30 – 12:15
The Education Chapter 5: World-Class Education in the UAE
How new technology has changed the education process: success stories from the elementary to university levels.

11:15 – 12:15
Current Trends in Children’s Book Publishing
A panel of professionals from Turkey, Finland, Lebanon, and the US discuss the output of children’s titles in their national markets and try to identify global trends.

12:30 – 13:30
Rewarding Fiction: Literary Prizes as a Catalyst
Literary prizes play an important role in supporting creativity while also enhancing book sales and licensing opportunities.Brought to you in collaboration with BIEF and Institut Français

12:30 – 13:30
The Education Chapter 5 – Market Presentation
The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)

14:30 – 15:30
The Education Chapter 5 – World-Class Education in the UAE ( 2 )
How new technology has changed the education process: success stories from the elementary to university levels.

14:30 – 16:00
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16:00 – 17:00
The Education Chapter 5 – Market Presentation
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16:00 – 17:00
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16:30 – 17:45
Development of eBooks Markets Globally
An e-market overview of the UK and Australia, including information on publisher strategies, experiments with digital rights management,
business models, content, and the global e-book market: current conditions and future projections.

17:30 – 19:00
Purchasing Strategies of Academic Libraries for Digital Content

18:00 – 19:00
From Illustration to Animation
How to animate your illustrations? Hear creative ideas and possibilities from experienced artists.
Brought to you in collaboration with Pro Helvetia

19:00 – 20:00
Guided Tour of the ADIBF for Illustrators
Guided tour for all participants in the Illustrator’s Corner
The KITAB sales team will introduce participants to a selection of children’s book publishers

Friday, 26 April 2013
17:00 – 18:15
Green Publishing: Environmentally Friendly Ideas for Publishers

18:00 – 19:00
EduTech: Technology to Improve Education
Technology is being used these days to improve and remake education. How can educational and children’s book publishers tap into this new and very lucrative business?

Saturday, 27 April 2013
18:30 – 19:30
Dream Job: “Illustrator”
Listen to the experiences of established illustrators and hear about training opportunities and the job market.

19:30 – 20:30
Dream Job: “Animator”
Listen to the experiences of established animators and hear about training opportunities and the job market.
Abdul Wareth Laham, animator

Sunday, 28 April 2013
9.30 – 10.15
Libraries Making a Difference: Fostering Literacy within our Community
Brought to you in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Librarian Network

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