Within the series of meetings of the International Federation of Publishers

Bodour Al Qasimi discusses the book industry’s recovery from the Corona pandemic

Bodour Al Qasimi during her meeting with the Turkish Publishers Association in Istanbul.

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Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association, praised the decision of the Turkish Publishers Association to organize this year’s edition of the “Istanbul International Book Fair” next November, stressing that the return to holding events on the ground reflects the success of the publishing sector in adapting to the requirements of the current stage Recovery and return to normal life, and his readiness to restore his full potential.

This came during her meeting with the Turkish Publishers Association in Istanbul, in the presence of its president, Kenan Kocaturk, a number of officials and members of the union and a group of the most prominent local publishers.

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi indicated that the International Publishers Association is keen to discuss the various development challenges faced by publishing institutions in the world as a result of the economic conditions imposed by the Corona crisis, and to discuss ways to support these institutions and enhance their flexibility and ability to adapt to contribute to expanding their growth prospects and the sustainability of their work.

The President of the International Federation of Publishers considered that the Corona pandemic was an opportunity for the publishing industry to re-evaluate current business models, and work to develop more flexible models, with a focus on advancing the digital publishing agenda, and publishers who were able to expand the scope and their business models to include the digital market were able to recover. faster than the pandemic and its consequences.

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi affirmed the International Publishers Association's keenness to support its members in the digital transformation process, pointing to the soon-to-be-launched "International Federation of Publishers Academy" project, which is specialized in providing a series of training courses in several languages ​​to provide them with the necessary tools to enhance their skills and upgrade and develop their business models.

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi praised the tireless efforts made by the Turkish Publishers Association to defend the principle of freedom of publication, which is one of the main goals of the International Publishers Association, in addition to protecting copyright.

It is noteworthy that Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi's visit to Turkey came after a series of visits she made earlier this year to Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Georgia, and included a number of meetings with publishers' associations and associations in those countries.

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