During her speech at the Thessaloniki International Book Fair in Greece

Bodour Al Qasimi calls for global partnerships to boost the publishing sector's march

Bodour Al Qasimi during the opening ceremony of the "Thessaloniki International Book Fair" in Greece.

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Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association, called on the publishers community, workers in the creative and digital industries, stakeholders and stakeholders in the publishing sector, to conclude partnerships and strengthen close relationships between them, with the aim of developing innovative solutions and overcoming the challenges facing the publishing industry.

This came in Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi’s speech during the opening ceremony of the “Thessaloniki International Book Fair” in Greece, in which she stressed that expanding horizons of cooperation and meaningful dialogue at the global level will contribute to strengthening the publishing industry and enabling publishers to adapt to developments, noting that the International Charter to Promote The Publishing Sector Sustainability and Resilience (InSPIRe) will enhance cooperation and joint work between publishers, play a pivotal role in identifying existing gaps, and reveal more opportunities.

The President of the International Federation of Publishers stressed the union's commitment to enabling the publishing industry to keep pace with future transformations and developments, which require a broader and more comprehensive knowledge of readers' trends, stressing that the union will continue to provide support to all publishers and markets facing challenges in adapting to the rapid changes in the book market.

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi said that the publishing sector is a source of all new and modern ideas that affect individuals, societies and institutions in various countries of the world, and that the success of one publisher is the success of all publishers, and announced that the International Publishers Association Academy, the central global platform that provides training courses in several languages ​​to provide Publishers have the necessary tools to develop their skills in employing the mechanisms and means of modern technology, which will push the digital transformation process in the publishing sector, with the aim of supporting all workers and bridging the existing digital gaps in it.

In her keynote speech within the "Professional Publishers Program" for this year's session, she praised the Thessaloniki exhibition's focus on the importance and role of translation, pointing out that the transfer of knowledge and science between languages ​​plays a pivotal role in enhancing cooperation between publishers at the global level, and in the publishing system as a whole.

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi explained that translation paves the way for publishers, publishing companies and readers to keep pace with and continue to access the creative knowledge content issued in various languages ​​and cultures of the world, stressing the union’s commitment to support the endeavors and efforts of the translation movement in light of the publishers’ search for new channels to enhance the flexibility of their work, and to continue providing books to readers. .

On the sidelines of the Thessaloniki International Book Fair, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi met with a number of members of the Greek Publishers Association and owners of Greek bookstores, where she exchanged visions and ideas on the trends of the modern publishing industry.

The meeting followed meetings that brought together Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi with representatives of publishers associations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Georgia.

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