Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi), is organizing training workshops for Emirati and Arab publishers as part of ALC’s programme. a partnership and cooperation agreement with the Frankfurt Book Fair and an effort to support the publishing industry in the United Arab Emirates.
Organized in collaboration with Emirates Publishers Association, Arab Publishers Association and International Publishers Association (IPA), the sessions aim to provide professional training to Emirati and Arab publishers and inform them of the latest developments in the publishing industry and international best practices. area.
The workshops also follow the role of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) as a key partner of the publishing sector, effectively promoting its development, and as a host and facilitator of the sessions in collaboration with Frankfurt Book. Fair, which aims to support the publishing industry and the book industry in the United Arab Emirates.
Saeed Al Tunaji, Executive Director of ALC and Director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), said: “Frankfurt Book Fair is undoubtedly one of our most important partners and plays a significant role in supporting the strategic activities of ALC. The vision is to strengthen the position of the Arabic language among the languages of the world and contribute to its further expansion.
“The training workshops organized by ALC for Emirati and Arab publishers are a new and significant step forward in the development of the book and publishing industry in accordance with international best practices and in responding to the needs of today’s readers.” HE bin Tamim added. “This, in turn, corresponds to the role entrusted to us at the ALC and at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which the center organizes annually. ADIBF has established itself as a visible platform that covers pioneers in the field and offers them opportunities to network, communicate, enter into cooperation agreements and propose innovative ideas that support the publishing industry.
The series includes 12 training workshops to be held between October 2022 and May 2023, offering Emirati and Arab publishers professional training in the publishing and book industry, emphasizing scientific and practical content and international best practices in the field. The sessions are led by publishing and book industry experts as well as exhibition organization experts from around the world.
The training courses also contribute to the development of the publishing industry in the UAE and bring world-class expertise in the field, while shedding light on copyright issues and ways to open publishing houses in other countries.
About Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center
The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, established under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as part of the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism, supports the Arabic language. development and modernization through comprehensive strategies and frameworks, enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contribution of the Arabic language, promote Arabic language proficiency and cultural understanding, and support Arab talent in the fields of writing, translation, publishing, scientific research and the arts. , content production and organizing book fairs. The Center strives to realize its foundational vision through dedicated programs, human expertise, and meaningful partnerships with the world’s most prestigious technical, cultural, and academic institutions.
About Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture, tourism and creative industries, fuels economic development and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s wider global ambitions. Working in partnership with organizations that define the emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi aims to unite an ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate work and investment, deliver innovative solutions and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the cultural and tourism sector.
DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the emirate’s people, heritage and landscape. We aim to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a place of authenticity, innovation and unparalleled experiences, represented by its vibrant hospitality traditions, pioneering initiatives and creative thinking.