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Wednesday, April 27
 

10:15

From distribution to discovery
Limited Capacity seats available

For over 500 years educational publishing has been about packaging and distributing knowledge to people. But in today's digital world we often have to much content and choice.In this world discovery is rapidly becoming the biggest problem for both content providers and consumers. Essentially, how do we as an industry make sure the right content surfaces to the right person, at the right time? And how do we achieve it in a world where control of the value chain increasingly resides with giants like Amazon or Google.

Speakers
avatar for Mads Holmen

Mads Holmen

Founder & CEO, Bibblio
Mads joined Danish group video startup goviral after graduating. For the next 4 years they handled online video syndication for a range of the world's largest brands. He worked closely with the founders during the company's rapid growth to 135 people and eventual sale to AOL for 96.7m in 2011. After the aquisition, Mads continued as Planning Director for AOL Video, where he contributed to multiple Cannes Lions winning campaigns such as The Epic... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar

10:15

The potential of the arabic ebook market in numbers and habits
Limited Capacity seats available


A practical session analysing the Arab users behaviour over mobile, internet and commerce in junction with the MENA market world scale leading growth numbers, while implicating all this information on the Arab ebook market. The session will answer what 400 million Arabic speakers around the world approach toward ebook? How 70% smartphone penetration in GCC and 93% internet usage over mobile and $5 bn mobile commerce spendings related to the ebook market? and a comparative spotlight on how Arabic ebook market different?



Speakers
avatar for Bilal Zahra

Bilal Zahra

Co-Founder & CEO, ektab.com
Bilal Zahra holds a law degree. In 2011 he co-established a company for iOS/Android application development & internet and social media consultancy one of the first in MENA. He has given numerous interviews to many leading newspapers, TV channels and radio. Co-Founded eKtab to be the first and leading Arabic ebook market place innovating  numerous products in the digital book industry & e-commerce, introducing the first Arabic verified ePub3... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
E-Stage

11:15

A Cognitive load perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will focus on the human cognitive architecture with a specific focus on how the mind works and can be overloaded when class materials are presented ineffectively. Participants will be able to distinguish between various strategies in order to decide how to design effective class materials while considering the limitations of the human cognitive architecture".

Speakers
avatar for Dr.Jase Moussa- Inaty

Dr.Jase Moussa- Inaty

Assistant Dean & Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Zayed University
Dr. Jase Moussa Inaty, Australian with a Lebanese background is Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Zayed University (College of Education) based in Abu Dhabi. She received her Masters degree from the University of Sydney and her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Since 1994, she has had various experiences with students of all age groups through... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar

11:15

Educational Solutions that promote knowledge and critical thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will shed light on Gale Cengage Learning and it's innovative knowledge platforms that stimulate critical thinking and creativity among students in a carefully curated and updated content by professionals in their fields.

Speakers
avatar for Akram Aljaffan

Akram Aljaffan

Academic Consultant, Cengage Learning
I work at Cengage as an Academic Consultant, and previously was Sales Manager for Technowledge. My qualifications are Msc in Quality Management, CPHQ certified and BSc in Biology.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
E-Stage

11:15

R/T Rome Abu Dhabi: Two publishing world side by side
Limited Capacity seats available

Italy's participation as the Guest of Honor Country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair offers an occasion to compare the countries' publishing markets, develop mutual skills and consolidate exchange. At this, the first of the two professional events organized on publishing relations between Italy and United Arab Emirates, representatives of the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) and the       will present data on their prespective markets; discuss new import-export oppurtunities, copyright, translations and market trends; and offer new prospects for future collaborations.

Speakers
avatar for Alfieri Lorenzon

Alfieri Lorenzon

Director, Italian Publishers Association ( AIE)
Alfieri Lorenzon has been director of the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) since January 2008. He has devoted his entire career to publishing, starting at Padova University Press (CLEUP) in 1980 and later Touring Club Italiano, a leading Italian publishing house in the tourist guide and cartography sector, where he was first CEO and later managing director as of June 2003, before joining AIE in July 2007 as co-director. His lifelong... Read More →
avatar for Federico Motta

Federico Motta

Chairman, Italian Publishers Association ( AIE)
Hailing from three generations of publishers, Fredrico Motta ( Milan, 1955 ) is chairman of the Italian Publishers Association ( AIE ), the trade association of publishers of books, magazines, and digital publishing products that is part of the Confindustria group. Elected in September 2015 at the Assembly General Meeting in Milan, he returned to helm the association after having previously led it from 1997 to 2009. He is the publisher of... Read More →
avatar for Ali Al Shaali

Ali Al Shaali

Hud Hud Publishing
Emirati poet, publisher of Hud Hud Publishing and engineer Ali Al Shaali is an active member of the Emirates Writers Union. He has published three anthologies of poetry. A Bee and a Rababa, Faces and Weary Others and Earth Has But One Soul. He was CEO of Dubai International Poetry Festival and has participated in many poetry soirees and literary events. As Senior Director of the Publishing and Translation Department at the Mohamed Bin Rashed... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Tawasul

12:15

Seminar on digital publishing in China and the future of China-Arab cooperation
Limited Capacity seats available

The seminar will be presented by Ms. Qiu Hong Yan, a digital publishing expert  in the Chinese Government, General Manager of “THAT’S” website and partner of Amazon Web Services, China and Dr. Ahmed Al Sa’eed,  a consultant and expert at the China Book International Promotion Project launched by the Chinese Government  and Director of the House of Wisdom Culture Foundation (Beit Al Hikma).


Speakers
avatar for Qiu Hongyan

Qiu Hongyan

Deputy Director, Publication Center, China Intercontinental Press
PhD Deputy Director of Publication Center, China Intercontinental Press. The China Intercontinental Press is a SOE wholly owned by the Information Office of the State Council. Since 2005, Qiu Hongyan has been engaged in planning, publishing and marketing of e-books. She hosted multiple major national key projects for digital publication, which supported by the national financial funds. In 2015, as the project leader, she began constructing the... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Ibtikar

14:00

14:30

Everything we touch
Limited Capacity seats available

Paula Zuccotti will present the story of her latest book, project and upcoming documentary Every Thing We Touch, where she travelled the world photographing every thing people touched over a period of 24 hours. From a cowboy in Arizona to a toddler in Tokyo, and a Nun in Madrid to a cleaner in London, each photograph tells the story of a different person from an incredible array of ages, cultures, professions and backgrounds.

As a trained product designer, ethnographer and trends forecaster, Paula sees objects as clues and storytellers that reveal insights into how we live our daily lives. She uses the photographs as a unique lens through which to unveil her observations as a future archeologist and spot those emerging behaviours that affect our interaction and consumption of everyday things. 


Wednesday April 27, 2016 14:30 - 15:15
Tawasul

15:30

Aspiring for greatness
Limited Capacity seats available

We are the sum of choices we make: Digital artsit Ashraf Ghori shares inspiring moments from his career which helped pave the way for his business to finding purpose in life and achieving  personal satisfaction through his art.

Speakers
avatar for Ashraf Ghori

Ashraf Ghori

CEO and Founder, Xpanse CGI
Ashraf Ghori is an award winning artist and filmmaker best known for creating UAE's first CGI Science Fiction animation film ' Xero Error ' (short) which was the offical selection at prominent film festivals including the 63rd Festival De Cannes, Sci Fi London and won regional awards for technical and creative merit. He is the CEO and founder of Dubai-based digital design agency Xpanse CGI. His digital artworks have been published in several... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 15:30 - 16:15
E-Stage

15:30

The joys and challenges of running a small independant publishing company
Limited Capacity seats available

The publisher of Istros Books, an indepandant press based in Bloomsbury, London speaks about her passion for literature from the Balkans region of Europe and about survival straegies in a competitve market.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Curtis - Kojakovic

Susan Curtis - Kojakovic

Founding Director, Istros Books
Susan Curtis - Kojakovic is the Founding Director of Istros Books, an independant publisher of contemporary literature from South East Europe, based in Bloomsbury, London. Istros Books was set up in 2011 to showcase the very best of literature - both fiction and non-fiction- from the Balkan region to a new audience of English speakers, bringing the best of European writing through quality translation. Its authors include European prize winners... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2016 15:30 - 16:15
Ibtikar

16:00

Introduction for the SOR Program for ADIBF
Limited Capacity seats available

2016 sees the eighth year for the successful Spotlight on Rights programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, offering the possibility of subsidies for the purchase of translation rights into and out of the Arabic language..  There are a number of changes to the application procedures this year which Lynette Owen will outline.



Speakers
avatar for Lynette Owen

Lynette Owen

Lynette Owen started her publishing career at Cambridge University Press and worked at Pitman Publishing and Marshall Cavendish, specialising in copyright and licensing, before joining Longman Group (now Pearson Education) where she held the post of Copyright Director. She now works as a freelance copyright and rights consultant and regularly runs training courses in the UK and abroad. She is the author of Selling Rights (7/e Routledge 2014... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
Tawasul

17:15

Teaching with technology
Limited Capacity seats available

The Teaching with Technology (TwT) curriculum is designed to help educators understand how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance the teaching and learning experience and enable students to acquire 21st century skills. Among many benefits, Teaching with Technology is free, aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. Successful completion of Teaching with Technology will prepare you to pass the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exam.

Visit link to see the 3 courses related to TWT

https://education.microsoft.com/Learning/LearningPrograms/Detail/410

Speakers
avatar for David Langridge

David Langridge

WW Education Senior director Content Partner Strategy, Microsoft مايكروسوفت
As the Senior Director of Content Partner Strategy, David is primarily responsible for developing Microsoft's strategy with Education Publishers and Content Solution Partners WW.He is part of Chris Bunio's Strategic Partnerships Team in the WW Education Indusrty Group. David works with Publishers focused on Schools, Continuing and Higher Education to ensure Microsoft provide the Education sector with what it needs. This is further enhanced by... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar

17:15

R/T Rome-Abu Dhabi: fairs, festival and literary promotion
Limited Capacity seats available

It's one thing to print books, quite another to reach audiences, meet habitual reader's needs and pique the curiosity of new readers. The second event dedicated to publishing in the UAE and Italy looks at literary promotion: what is the right balance between public policies and private initatives? How can festivals and literary cafes diffuse cultural passion and innovation? What roles can the web and new digital frontiers play? An in-depth overview of the liteary landscape centered on books and readers.

Moderators
avatar for Shaikha Al Mehairi

Shaikha Al Mehairi

Head of Cultural Resources Centre, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Shaikha Al Muhairi is a librarian and educator. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi for 11 years. Then she moved to Zayed University where she worked as a librarian and instructor for 7 years. She worked for a development agency where she was responsible for community development, adult education, higher education... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paolo Gualandris

Paolo Gualandris

Editor-in-chief
Paolo Gualandris (1958) is editor in-chief of the daily paper La Provincia di Cremona e Crema and editor of the weekly literary insert. He is the former editor-in-chief of the monthly university and research newspaper Campus, published by Class Editori. For the past 18 years he has organized Caff'e letterario di Crema, a cultural association that organizes monthly meetings that are open to the city, with Italian and foreign writers, and... Read More →
avatar for Marco Zapparoli

Marco Zapparoli

Founder, Maros y Marcos
An avid reader from childhood, a hunter of lost books in second-hand bookstalls, Marco Zapparoli decided to devote himself to literature after discovering Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing ( Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts) by Joseph von Eichendorff. He started frequenting the publishing industry by translating Novalis, Kleist and Durrenmatt. In 1981, at the age of 21, he founded Marcos y Marcos with Marco Franza. After a period of revival of the... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul

17:15

18:15

Forecasting Media and Audience trends with big Data ( Publishers & Media Outlets )
Limited Capacity seats available

Data isn't magic, its just information. But in today's world we have greater access to information than ever before. What does it mean for publishers, organizations, and media makers, who must strategize which content they produce, for which audiences, to what ends? The Harmony Institute combines data science, social science, and humanities, to - build large systems that track media patterns happening around the world. Learn how their methods & technology can be applied to your organization and goals.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Beharry

Clint Beharry

Director of Design & Technology, Harmony Institute
Clint Beharry is a creative technologist with a background in art, design, data visulization, and engineering. He is director of Design & Technology at the Harmony Institute, where he has worked on interdisciplinary research team to study the influence of media, and translates these findings into new products, services, and research communications to facilitate how stories change the world. Beyond HI, Clint collaborates with... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul

18:15

The Role of the Arab Publishers’ Association in the Enhancement of the Publishing Industry in the Arab World
Limited Capacity seats available

 

How the Arab Publishers’ Association is attempting to enhance the publishing industry in the Arab world, which is facing lots of difficulties, such as:

- Poor reading habit among Arabs;

- The censorship of books problem;

- The problem of forgery;

- Lack of distribution outlets;

- High customs duties and taxes levied on books and others.

Attention is devoted to creating professional development programs to the enhancement of Arab Publisher professionally.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Rashad

Mohamed Rashad

President, Arab Publishers Union
He is a graduate of the Business School at the University of Cairo since 1977. In 1970, he worked for a major Lebanese publishing house. In 1975, he went back to Egypt, where he worked as Director of “Dar El Kitab Al Masri- Al Lubnan”, a post he held until he set up “Al Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah” in 1985. In 1988, he established “Maktabet Al-Dar Al-Arabia Lel-Ketab”. In 2010, he was elected as President of... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar

19:15

Promotion of books and reading in a bilingual society
Limited Capacity seats available

Malta, a group of mediterranean islands and a former British colony makes the most of a bilingual literary heritage. English is spoken here but also the native Maltese, a language akin to Arabic. The Chairman of the National Book Council of Malta speaks about promotion of reading in two languges and about Maltese-language literature produced by a younger generation of authors.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Buchler

Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Camilleri

Mark Camilleri

Executive - Chairman, National Book Council
Mark Camilleri is Executive Chairman of the National Book Council, an entity falling under the remit of the Ministry of Education. He has graduated with a Masters degree in history from the University of Malta and is currently working on his PhD in philosophy. Camilleri previously worked as a freelancer writer and journalist, and his writings focus on the post-colonial history of Malta with special reference to economic and political development... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 19:15 - 20:00
Tawasul
 
Thursday, April 28
 

10:15

The great beauty of books: Treasures of the Angelica Library
Limited Capacity seats available

While a books content is often a masterpiece, it's presentation can be a work of art. This is the first of two events dedicated to the " great beauty" of prestigious book editions. It focuses on 20 works displayed in the Italian Genius Pavilion and preserved in one of Europe's oldest libraries, the Biblioteca Angelica in Rome. Founded in 1604, the library houses a priceless archive of over 200,000 (roughly half of which were published prior to the 20th century). It is also the opportunity to talk about the richness of the Italian Library collection and Italian Public Libraries. 

Speakers
avatar for Flavia Cristiano

Flavia Cristiano

Director, Center for Books and Reading
Flavia Cristiano ( Florence, 1953 ) lives and works in Rome, where she directs the Center for Books and Reading. After studying modern literature, she began her career at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. She was director of the State Library of Modern and Contemporary History and the Alessandria University in Rome, and directed the Servizo II office (Conservation and Technology) of the Department of Archives and Libraries. She has taught... Read More →
avatar for Fiammenta Terlizzi

Fiammenta Terlizzi

Director, Angelica Library
Fiammenta Terlizzi ( Naples) lives and works in Rome, where she has directed the Angelica Library since 2009. She began her career at the Ministry of Culture as Head of the Fondo Antico, coordinating numerous cataloguing projects about ancient books. Together with the Urbania Council Library and Alessandria University Library in Rome, she collaborated on the conception and bibliographic recreation of Francesco Maria II della Rovere's library. She... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Tawasul

10:15

New Digital revolution & challenges in todays publishing
Limited Capacity seats available

New Digital Revolution & challenges in today's publishing - but it is about discovery of eduational resources and the role of technology. Educational publishign has essentally for over 500 years been about packaging and distributing knowledge to people. But in a digital world we often have too much content and choice. In this world discovery and filtering is rapidly becoming the biggest problem for both content providers and consumers ( both educators & learners) how do we as an industry make sure that the right content reaches the right person, at the right time?

Speakers
avatar for Mads Holmen

Mads Holmen

Founder & CEO, Bibblio
Mads joined Danish group video startup goviral after graduating. For the next 4 years they handled online video syndication for a range of the world's largest brands. He worked closely with the founders during the company's rapid growth to 135 people and eventual sale to AOL for 96.7m in 2011. After the aquisition, Mads continued as Planning Director for AOL Video, where he contributed to multiple Cannes Lions winning campaigns such as The Epic... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar

11:15

How stories influence audiences to learn, feel and do.
Limited Capacity seats available

 

It was a dark and stormy night... " Stories are unique in their ability to engage, educate, and inspire action in all of us. The Harmony Institute has studied hundreds of stories across many platforms, and have built and tested several frameworks for both the creation and analysis of compelling content. You may be surprised to see what works and what doesn't work for different people. Learn from eight years of research, and discover approaches to creating powerful, informative, inspiring stories that are anchored to your desired outcomes for your target audiences.


Speakers
avatar for Clint Beharry

Clint Beharry

Director of Design & Technology, Harmony Institute
Clint Beharry is a creative technologist with a background in art, design, data visulization, and engineering. He is director of Design & Technology at the Harmony Institute, where he has worked on interdisciplinary research team to study the influence of media, and translates these findings into new products, services, and research communications to facilitate how stories change the world. Beyond HI, Clint collaborates with... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar

11:15

On the behaviour of book citations
Limited Capacity seats available

Much of the academic world has focused on citations as an indicator of impact in recent years driven by quests for a greater H- Index, attempts to publish in journals with high Impact Factor or for universities to move up in the all-important ranking tables. However, in most social science, arts and humanities fields, it is the book that carries more scholarly weight than journal articles. Indeed, in some feilds, publishing a book is a pre-requisite for tenure and academic career progression. This talk looks at citations to and from books and attempts to define book citation behaviour in the context of research evaluation. The ' book' is a far broader term than a 'journal' and different book types are presented and their citation characteristics analysed including monographs, edited books and books in series. Finally, alternative methods of impact evaluations are analysed including altmetrics and book reviews and their correlatino with citation counts.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Purnell

Philip Purnell

KnowledgeE
Philip Purnell graduated from the Institute of Psychiatry, London and then went on to hold a research post at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany specialising in autoimmune diseases followed by several years in the pharmaceutical industry.  | He subsequently held various roles in the Scientific, technical and medical publishing sector in Europe and the Middle East. Philip has advised universities, research institutes... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
E-Stage

11:15

The Important role of Facsimile editions
Limited Capacity seats available

Linda and Michael Falter have worked almost exclusively with Italian craftsmen for whom quality is a byword needing no elaboration. They will present an overview of the techniques and skills they have developed revealing the important role that facsimile editions play in the preservation of ancient texts.


Speakers
avatar for Michael & Linda Falter

Michael & Linda Falter

Publishers, Facsimile Editions
FACSIMILE EDITIONS LIMITED | | Since its foundation in 1981, Facsimile Editions has become world-renowned for the unparalleled accuracy, careful scholarship and meticulous attention to detail that it brings in its reproductions of ancient manuscripts. Their facsimiles are widely regarded as some of the finest ever to have been produced and are greeted with critical acclaim. Upon its completion, the Bodleian Library in Oxford was moved to write... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Tawasul

12:15

Promoting books in European Union's smallest country
Limited Capacity seats available

Malta, located in the middle of the Mediterranean between Europe and North Africa is the European Union's smallest country with a flourishing book publishing industry and a well attended book festival. The Chairman of it's Book Council speaks about the challenges of small- scale book market economies and it's ties to the European and English-language markets.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Camilleri

Mark Camilleri

Executive - Chairman, National Book Council
Mark Camilleri is Executive Chairman of the National Book Council, an entity falling under the remit of the Ministry of Education. He has graduated with a Masters degree in history from the University of Malta and is currently working on his PhD in philosophy. Camilleri previously worked as a freelancer writer and journalist, and his writings focus on the post-colonial history of Malta with special reference to economic and political development... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Tawasul

14:00

Arabic as a bridge for the rest of Africa
Limited Capacity seats available

The role of digital platforms in breaking language barriers in publishing in MENA & Africa; When we mention continents, in terms of people and culture. It gets worse when we speak in terms of countries - for what has Syria or Turkey got to do with Nigeria or Mali or Senegal? Yet, Arabic, as a language of trade and religion, has joined all these countries, and the continents they belong to, in the past. Neverthless, fluency anmd comprehension of Arabic in sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, has been steadily dwindling over the last decades as older speakers die. New digital platforms like the Jalada Writers Cooperative ( www.jalada.org ) and (www.inkwadi.com ) have been at the forefront of translating popular fiction into Arabic and other languages. There has not been a reciprocal interest in work from sub-Saharan Africa being made available in the Arab world even when the Arabic language joins us all. This should be reconsidered.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Ali

Richard Ali

Founder, Parre'sia Publishers
Richard Ali, a lawyer, was born in Kano, Nigeria and grew up in the resort town of Jos.He holds an L.L.B from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010. He was the youngest magazine Editor in Nigeria at the Kaduna-based Sardauna Magazine (2004-2006). Author of the warmly received 2012 novel, City of Memories, Richard was Editor-in-Chief of the Senitel Nigeria Magazine and was runner-up at the 2008 John la Rose... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 14:00 - 14:45
Ibtikar

14:00

Copyright today and tommorow: what publishers need to know to know to plan for the future
Limited Capacity seats available

Without copyright, what protects the long-term commercial future of publishers? Copyright is one of the foundations on which the global publishing industy has been built, yet copyright as we know it is under serious threat in many parts of the world. The commercial impact of these changes is already being felt by publishers in many sectors. In this presentation, Michael Healy of Copyright Clearance Center (USA) will review the current condition condition of copyright around the globe, describe what goverments and judiciaries are proposing for it's future, and how publishers are responding.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Healy

Michael Healy

Executive Director ( International Relations), Copyright Clearance Center
Micahel Healy is the Executive Director ( International Relations ) at Copyright Clearnace Center, a global leader in rights licensing and content solutions. He is based in New York City. Prior to joining CCC, Michael was Executive Director of the The Book Rights Registry and previously Executive Director of the Book Industy Group ( BISG ), a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the efficency and the effectiveness of... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 14:00 - 14:45
Tawasul

14:00

16:15

Literary agencies and why we need them in the Arab world
Limited Capacity seats available

Having an agent is a must for English-language authors but agencies representing writing in other languages are still relatively rare. There are now several agencies in Europe and other continents successfully representing authors who would otherwise not find their way into translation. What is the value of agencies, how do they work and why are they needed in the Arab world?

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Buchler

Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Lopez Del Amo

David Lopez Del Amo

Director, SINiCUS
David Lopez-del Amo is Director of SINICUS, a literary consultancy based in Bejing that focuses on introducing foreign rights content into the East Asian markets. He is also the coordinator of SINICUS PLATFORM, a writers' panel series where Asian and European authors play host to each other. David collaborates with several National Book Institutes and is currently advising both the Spanish and Polish ones on how to increase their author's... Read More →
avatar for Vinutha Mallya

Vinutha Mallya

Managing Partner, Kaavi Literary Agency
Vinutha Mallya is an editor, publishing-industy journalist and consultant based in Bangalore, India. She has recently co-founded the Kaavi Literary Agency to represent writers in Indian languages. An advisor to the Publishing Next conference annually held in Goa, she is also contributing editor to Publishing Perspectives. Mallya was a fellow of the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship program in  2010. She has a Master's in Journalism from... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 16:15 - 17:00
Ibtikar

16:30

An introductory seminar on “These Books”
Limited Capacity seats available

These Books” is an international digital platform that aims to become the first international website to sell Arabic digital books in the world. The site’s Director and CEO CEO Ms. Dong Yu and Dr. Ahmed Al Sa’eed will introduce the Platform, its services and the opportunities it affords for cooperation with Arab publishers. 


Speakers
avatar for Ahmed al Saeed

Ahmed al Saeed

Director of Wisdom Culture & Media Foundation
Dr. Ahmed Al Sa’eed: He holds a PhD in Ethnology from the Shcool of Political Science and Law at the University of Ningxia. A specialist in Chinese affairs, translator and writer. He currently serves as Cultural Adviser and Linguist Expert at the Autonomous Region of Ningxia; Cultural Advisor for the Chinese and Arab Countries Exhibition and Director of the House of Wisdom Culture and Media Foundation (Beit Al Hikma) in China and Egypt. He... Read More →
avatar for Dong Yu

Dong Yu

Executive Director, That's Books
Executive director of that’s books digital reading platform.Since 2005,she’s been working on digital publishing in China Intercontinental Press, a SOE wholly owned by The Information Office of the State Council. She’s dabbled in every job of the digital publishing industry, including publication planning, editing and publishing, digital distributing and channel expanding. She started taking charge of the digital transition... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 16:30 - 17:15
E-Stage

17:00

Children and Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Children are used to technology but how can we ensure its use is effective in the classroom and drives the right learning outcomes?

Speakers
avatar for David Langridge

David Langridge

WW Education Senior director Content Partner Strategy, Microsoft مايكروسوفت
As the Senior Director of Content Partner Strategy, David is primarily responsible for developing Microsoft's strategy with Education Publishers and Content Solution Partners WW.He is part of Chris Bunio's Strategic Partnerships Team in the WW Education Indusrty Group. David works with Publishers focused on Schools, Continuing and Higher Education to ensure Microsoft provide the Education sector with what it needs. This is further enhanced by... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 17:00 - 17:45
Tawasul

17:15

Reading, Literacy and reading promotion in the UAE
Limited Capacity seats available

The UAE PM has dedicated this year as the year for reading. With several initatives taking shape here in the UAE, where do we stand with literacy, reading and reading promotion and where do we go from here?

Speakers
avatar for Shaikha Al Mehairi

Shaikha Al Mehairi

Head of Cultural Resources Centre, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Shaikha Al Muhairi is a librarian and educator. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi for 11 years. Then she moved to Zayed University where she worked as a librarian and instructor for 7 years. She worked for a development agency where she was responsible for community development, adult education, higher education... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar

17:15

18:00

The great beauty of books: From Renaissance manuscripts to Made in Italy
Limited Capacity seats available

Even include the digital era, the " great beauty" of printed books carries on, and continues to innovate. The second event on illustrated and prestigious books hones in on two interesting, current ventures in Italian publishing: Franco Panini Editore's La Biblioteca Impossible series (facsimile editions of illustrious Renaissance manuscripts); and new illustrated books by De Agostini Libri, on outstanding Made in Italy creations. 

Speakers
avatar for Maria Luisa Borsarelli

Maria Luisa Borsarelli

International rights manager (sales), De agostini libri spa
An International Rights Manager for De Agostini Libri for 20 years, Maria Luisa Borsarelli manages licenses and co-edition sales for children's and illustrated books, and develops new businesses and sales channels on the International markets for the De Agostini and Whitestar brands. She graduated in Modern Languages and Literature from Milan's Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and speaks English and French fluently.
avatar for Lucia Panini

Lucia Panini

Board of Directors, Franco Cosimo Panini Editore
Lucia Panini ( Modena, 1969) is on the board of directors of Franco Cosimo Panini Editore. She inherited her passion for antique books from her father Franco Cosimo, the company's founder, and entered the world of collectors and bibliophiles at a very young age. In 1991 she opened the Lucia Panini Antiquarian Bookshop, and attended the most important international fairs. From 1995 to 2000 she lived in London where, in the glamorous Old Bond... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 18:00 - 18:45
Tawasul

18:00

"Effective ways for print & electronic books in modern libraries"
Limited Capacity seats available

" The year of reading is the beginning of a permanent change in UAE society to foster a reader generation conscious of developments, and ready to lead a new stage of development in the country" Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid
Building the library collections and addressing information need, is one of the most important pillars in the library. The smartest, most effective & modern ways of book / E books acquisition for libraries today is what we will discuss during this session.  

Speakers
avatar for Tawhid AlSharif

Tawhid AlSharif

ME Account Manager, Proquest
Tawhid Sharif, Account Manager for the Middle East, has been working with library services since 2007, including being a resident engineer in Libraries Deanship in one of the biggest Academic institutions in Kuwait. He has a Bachelor degree in Software Engineering, and currently residing in Dubai - UAE.


Thursday April 28, 2016 18:00 - 18:45
E-Stage

18:15

Joint Publishing: Pros and Cons
Limited Capacity seats available

 

 

The publishing industry in the Arab world suffers from the lack of book distributors at local and regional level. Therefore, we will put forward the idea of joint publishing as one of the solutions to the problematic of distribution.

Joint publishing: Is less expensive; faster and more widespread; a solution to the problem of storage. It also offers a diversity of choices and higher production capacity. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Bachar Chebaro

Bachar Chebaro

Partner شريك, Arab Scientific Publishers شركة الدار العربية للعلوم ناشرون
| Bachar Chebaro is a partner in Arab Scientific Publishers, Arabisation and Software Centre, neelfurat.com, Arab Scientific Publishers Incorporation and Thaqafa Publishing and Distribution since 1986, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008 respectively. He was born in Beirut in 1956 and graduated from the Lebanese University with a social studies MA degree in 1987. Mr Chebaro has served as President of the Arab and International Relations Committee... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar
 
Friday, April 29
 

17:15

Digital Literacy Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work.

Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digitalliteracy/overview.aspx#

 


Speakers
avatar for David Langridge

David Langridge

WW Education Senior director Content Partner Strategy, Microsoft مايكروسوفت
As the Senior Director of Content Partner Strategy, David is primarily responsible for developing Microsoft's strategy with Education Publishers and Content Solution Partners WW.He is part of Chris Bunio's Strategic Partnerships Team in the WW Education Indusrty Group. David works with Publishers focused on Schools, Continuing and Higher Education to ensure Microsoft provide the Education sector with what it needs. This is further enhanced by... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
E-Stage

17:15

Italian Genius 2016: Readers of the future, books of the future
Limited Capacity seats available

Children's books are one of the strongest and most innovative sectors of Italian publishing , as well as one of the sectors generating the most interest from readers and the biggest growth in acquisitions (in Italy and abroad). The speakers represent two diverse yet highly dynamic sectors at the forefront of the transmedia evolutions in contemporary storytelling ( TV series, video games, cartoons, the internet): Milan-based Atlantyca produces, licenses and acquires works with characters beloved to children throughout the world (such as Geronimo Stilton); the Bologna Children's Book Fair is the foremost international event for the buying and selling of children's book rights.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Pasoli

Elena Pasoli

Group Product Manager, Bologna Children's Bookfair
Elena Pasoli ( Bologna ) studied Classic Literature at the University of Bologna and in 1982 began working as a publicist. In 1982, she joined the Special Events Department of BolognaFiere where she worked until 2001, where she was appointed Project Manager of the Bologna Children's Book Fair. She left BolognaFiere in 2006 to head the University of Bologna Foundation's Communications unit until 2011. She later worked as a consultant with... Read More →
avatar for Raffaella Riva

Raffaella Riva

Foreign Rights Agent, Atlantyca Entertainment
Raffaella Riva spent 14 years handling sales and licensing for leading entertainment companies such as Dreamworks and Marvel. She currently works for the international transmedia company Atlantyca Entertainment, based in Milan. Founded in 2006 upon the worldwide publishing success of the celebrated children's book series Geronimo Stilton, Atlantyca's main mission is education and entertainment. The company is divided into four departments... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul

17:15

Classifying content to discover patterns of Influence ( Resources,Librarians, Media Outlets)
Limited Capacity seats available

Roger Ebert said, " Its not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it" There are infinate ways to organize content, but how can stories be classified to reveal how they influence audiences? Using an interdisciplinary approach from the humanities, data science, political science, and neuroscience, the Harmony Institute does pioneering research by classifying stories and audience reactions through brain scans, biometrics, social media, and more. See real-time visualizations of what's happening inside people's heads as they experience content, and more importantly, how these stories influence us.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Beharry

Clint Beharry

Director of Design & Technology, Harmony Institute
Clint Beharry is a creative technologist with a background in art, design, data visulization, and engineering. He is director of Design & Technology at the Harmony Institute, where he has worked on interdisciplinary research team to study the influence of media, and translates these findings into new products, services, and research communications to facilitate how stories change the world. Beyond HI, Clint collaborates with... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar

18:15

Between New York and Hollywood
Limited Capacity seats available

Publishing used to be New York, and entertainment was Hollywood. But now the rules for creating and marketing content has completley changed. Labels often feature music in computer games to get the song and the artist more sales, and many more of such cross-pollination deals will be the norm in the future. This seminar looks at popular Youtube channels and other content platforms like Medium, and examines the rules of content distribution and marketing in a world where content primarily gets filtered and recommended socially.

Speakers
avatar for Mads Holmen

Mads Holmen

Founder & CEO, Bibblio
Mads joined Danish group video startup goviral after graduating. For the next 4 years they handled online video syndication for a range of the world's largest brands. He worked closely with the founders during the company's rapid growth to 135 people and eventual sale to AOL for 96.7m in 2011. After the aquisition, Mads continued as Planning Director for AOL Video, where he contributed to multiple Cannes Lions winning campaigns such as The Epic... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul

18:15

Writing for Tiny - from nurse to publisher
Limited Capacity seats available

I will speak about my journey from nurse to publisher and writer, our software, our stories, our ethos and finally our large healthcare projects.

Speakers
avatar for Gail Condon

Gail Condon

Founder & CEO, Writing for Tiny
Gail Condon is the Founder and CEO of award-winning Irish children's book compnay, Writing for TiNY. Writing for TiNY makes highly personalised books. Our book's specialise in the changes, worries and milestones experienced by children today. Gail's career as an innovative children's book publisher started through her work as a paediatric nurse. She used her drawings to help children to understand their diagnosis and treatment. Soon she set... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
E-Stage

19:15

Italian Genius 2016: The new technological frontiers of textbook publishing
Limited Capacity seats available

Of the many publishing sectors to undergo the digital revolution, one that is particulaly buzzing is textbooks; the internet and tablet computers offer new challenges and oppurtunities for producing and distributing educational texts. Speakers from Mondadori Education and GruppoMeta present some of the sector's most significant changes in Italy, including the iSLe ( Intelligent Semantic Liquid Edubook) platform, created to develop and innovate the ebook model for mobile, web and offline education.

Speakers
avatar for Fabio Ferri

Fabio Ferri

Head of Multimedia, Mondadori
After obtaining a PhD in Humanities, Fabio Ferri worked as Teacher's Assistant at the University of Milan in the Faculty of Cultural Heritage. In 2005, he began his adventures in publishing and has since worked for different companies, with a preference for art and educational books. At the present, he is Head of Multimedia in the educational department of Mondadori, Itlay's leading publishing house.
avatar for Sam Habibi Menelli

Sam Habibi Menelli

International Sales Manager, Gruppometa
Sam Habibi Minelli is an innovation specialist in the digital publishing sector and training educational domains. He managed market and R&D technological projects for the ICT enterprise Gruppometa.it, Alinari Archives and the II Sole 24 Ore financial magazine. He trainedd school teachers during the iSLe project in Italian schools. He is the International Sales Manager for Ubidictionary.com, a collection and consultation of dictionaries... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 19:15 - 20:00
Tawasul

19:15

Mofibo: The Rise of the Audiobook format
Limited Capacity seats available

A talk on the gradual rise in favour of the audiobook format in the US, UK and across Europe and why, for some, it is becoming the go-to format of the digital age. In a culture where verbal storytelling is a cornerstone, could audiobooks be the publisher's missing link in Arabic publishing?

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hull

Nathan Hull

Chief Bussiness Development Officer, Mofibo
As Chief Business Developemt Officer at Denmark's Mofibo, europ's success story in the world of ebook & audiobook subscription models, Nathan's role is to identify the markets in which Mofibo will roll out as well as establishing relationships with media, telco & hardware partners, and negotiating terms with publishers and authors. Mofibo currently operates in the Netherland's, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium and proudly represents all... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 19:15 - 20:00
E-Stage

19:15

Trends in the Indian Book Market
Limited Capacity seats available

According to the India Book Market Report released by Nielsen the print book market in India, including book imports, at $3.9 billion. India is said to be the second largest English-language book markets in the world. The compound annual growth rate of the country’s market is 20.4% according to the Nielsen report. India’s multilingual and multi-geographical realities make it a very unique publishing industry, within which several publishing industries co-exist. This session will highlight the current trends in Indian publishing industry, its unique qualities, and the pathways that are leading it into the future. 


Speakers
avatar for Vinutha Mallya

Vinutha Mallya

Managing Partner, Kaavi Literary Agency
Vinutha Mallya is an editor, publishing-industy journalist and consultant based in Bangalore, India. She has recently co-founded the Kaavi Literary Agency to represent writers in Indian languages. An advisor to the Publishing Next conference annually held in Goa, she is also contributing editor to Publishing Perspectives. Mallya was a fellow of the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship program in  2010. She has a Master's in Journalism from... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 19:15 - 20:00
Ibtikar
 
Saturday, April 30
 

10:15

Why the nobel prize should be abolished
Limited Capacity seats available

Caroline McCormick has advised two Nobel Prize laureates and has seen at first hand the effect it has on thier daily lives and work. In this session Caroline will explore why we still need heroes, the effect that has on us, and the implications of taking a role in which you are bound to fail in a 24-hour news society.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline McCormick

Caroline McCormick

Founder & Director, Achates Philanthropy
Caroline McCormick was the first Director of the world writers' association, PEN International, overseeing 145 Centers in 105 countries worldwide. During her tenure ( 2005-2010) she founded the world literature festival, Free the Word! which took place in seven countries. Caroline is the Founder & Director of Achates Philanthropy and has led and advised on many major UK cultural projects; including the development of the Darwin Centre... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Tawasul

11:00

Library Development and Automation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mr Ali Iqbal

Mr Ali Iqbal

Sales Manager, Library Technology
Mr. Ali Iqbal is an experienced professional with hands-on-experience on: | - Sales | - Project implementation | - Operations | - Human Resources | Currently Mr. Ali Iqbal is associated with Library Technology LLC Sharjah, UAE as Sales Manager assisting the company to attain major heights in the maerket. He is responsible to lead the sales team and to ensure quality service maintenance to the end user. He has a good experience in... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 11:00 - 11:45
E-Stage

11:15

Can the orality of Arab culture explain poor reading habits among Arabs?
Limited Capacity seats available

The UAE declared 2016 as the year of Reading. The goal of this initative is to create a generation of reading enthusiasts and to enhance cultural capital and knowledge in the UAE. It is often claimed that the majority of Arabs don't consider reading as a part of their daily activities. It is further claimed that even students in the Arab world find reading difficult, unenjoyable and challenging. Some suggest that this lack of reading is caused by the oral nature of classical Arab culture. This talk will engage these read more than what veiwpoints. It will suggest that reading, learning,access to information and knowledge must be approached differently in today's globalized world. It will discuss whether or not reading for today's young generation is still the main source of gaining knowledge. The generational gap that is misleading our assumption will be discussed. The talk will demonstrate that Arabs read more than what satistical data and offical reports suggest. Finally, particular attention will be given to innovative forms of reading as well as bilingual repertoire.

Speakers
avatar for Afaf Batiaineh

Afaf Batiaineh

Associate Professor & Arabization Specialist, Zayed University
Afaf Bataineh is an Associate Professor and Arabization Specialist at Zayed University. She received her M.Phil and Ph.D. from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been working in various institutions of higher education in the Gulf Region and abroad for almost 17 years, and taught a wide range of academic subjects. In addition to her academic research which includes Arab language teaching, linguistics, Women's rights and literary... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar

11:15

The short game - The sprint to publication
Limited Capacity seats available

What publishing really involves 1- the sprint to publication

Speakers
avatar for Bill Swainson

Bill Swainson

Freelance Editor & Literary Consultant, n/a
Bill Swainson is a publisher and editor with over forty year's experience in independant and mainstream publishing, editing a wide range of writers including Mourid Barghouti, Javier Cercas, Paul Durcan, Al Gore, A.C Grayling, Dermot Healy, Rachel Holmes, Amin Maalouf, Laurie Penny, Jacqueline Rose, Boualem Sansal, W.G. Sebald, Will Self and Juan Gabriel Vásquez. He was until recently Senior Comissioning Editor at Bloomsbury ( 2000-15). He has... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Tawasul

12:15

From page to screen
Limited Capacity seats available

 

Sandeep Mahal works in the front lines in a key creative battle: identifying and helping reel in the next big property that can be adapted for film and television. She will showcase examples of book property that started life as something else and then went on to become not only a published book, but a film or TV show. Sandeep has also worked with talented storytellers who dare to be bold, to explore and invent new forms of digital storytelling and will talk about collaborations between UK publishers and The Space - a vibrant new destination for digital creativity - as well as her experience of curating this year’s London Book & Screen Week - the capital’s biggest ever celebration of books, and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they’ve inspired. 

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Sandeep Mahal

Sandeep Mahal

Literary Consultant, SLAM Films
Sandeep Mahal is Interim Curator of London book & Screen Week and Literary Consultant at SLAM Films where she identifies book-to-film/TV opportunities. A librarian by training, Sandeep Mahal has worked in public libraries and at The Reading Agency where she transformed the way publishers worked with the UK public library network. She was most recently Director of the BBC's The Space where she was responsible for developing artists from a range of... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Ibtikar

12:15

Navigating the App Economy
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the challenges you face within the App Store/Google play? How do you create a viable business within a space where content seems to be free?

Speakers
avatar for Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Head of Marketing, Touchpress
Tom is Head of Marketing at Touchpress. He manages our day-to-day marketing,ensuring our brand voice and values are reflected in our products and that our apps find their audience. Previously Tom worked in publishing and he is the biographer of Raymond Chandler.


Saturday April 30, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Tawasul

14:15

Lest We Forget
Limited Capacity seats available

Lest We Forget: Emirati Family Photographs 1950-1999, the book and exhibition, result from a unique collaboration among nearly one hundred Emirati families who shared their personal snapshots and stories to tell a collective memory of the UAE during the late 20th century.  Dr. Michele Bambling, Creative Director of Lest We Forget, and several of the Emirati women who worked with her to create the book will tell the tale of making this community photo album filled with poignant narratives.         


Speakers
avatar for Michele Bambling

Michele Bambling

Creative Director, Lest we forget
Dr. Micele Bambling is Creative Director of Lest we Forget, a creative archival initative under Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation. She is curator of the exhibition, " Lest We Forget: Emirati Family Photography 1950-1999" and Editor-in-Chief of the accompanying book by the same title. Bambling was curator of the National Pavilion UAE at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in La Biennale di Venezia in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Michele... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 14:15 - 15:00
Ibtikar

16:30

Visual Thinking: Making Complex Information Simple for Your Audience
Limited Capacity seats available

In this talk Deborah Mends will demonstrate and discuss the new visual way of presenting which has emerged in the United States in recent years and is fast becoming a world phenomenon in business and education as a way to spark creativity, increase productivity and enrich communication. 

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Mends

Deborah Mends

Owner, Viz Think Lab
After an international career in operational marketing and communication, Deborah Mends- also a classically trained artist - is the owner and general manager of Viz Think Lab, a twofour54 visual thinking consultancy based in Abu Dhabi. Viz Think Lab offers graphic recording services to businesses: capturing the big ideas in words and pictures drawn in real time at meetings and events. This engages participants and stimulates discussion, while... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 16:30 - 17:15
E-Stage

17:15

Making the local global
Limited Capacity seats available

A publisher's experience of bringing literary South-East Europe to English readers.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Curtis - Kojakovic

Susan Curtis - Kojakovic

Founding Director, Istros Books
Susan Curtis - Kojakovic is the Founding Director of Istros Books, an independant publisher of contemporary literature from South East Europe, based in Bloomsbury, London. Istros Books was set up in 2011 to showcase the very best of literature - both fiction and non-fiction- from the Balkan region to a new audience of English speakers, bringing the best of European writing through quality translation. Its authors include European prize winners... Read More →



Saturday April 30, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul

18:15

Electronic resources for Middle Eastern Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk will introduce the various types of electronic resources for Middle Eastern Studies including free subscription based, Western language and Arabic, ebooks and databases as used in university research libraries. 

Speakers
avatar for David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Librarian for ME & South Asian Studies, UCLA
David Hirsch served as the Librarian for Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Islamic Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1989. He holds the title of Distinguished Librarian and was named Librarian of the Year at UCLA in 2013.   Mr Hirsch received his MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a second MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1990. He had previously obtained a BA in Oriental... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul

18:15

Gutenbreg 2.0: Reinventing Publishing
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk focuses on the fundemental business models that need to change in publishing in order to elevate literacy rates and dramatically expand the market for book nationwide.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Zimmer

Kyle Zimmer

Co- Founder, Firstbook
In 1992, Kyle Zimmer set out with two friends to build a market-driven solution to ensure that children in need have access to books and resources. More than 20 years and 140 million brand-new books later, Kyle continues to lead First Book (www.firstbook.org), the nonprofit social enterprise she co-founded to ensure that schools and community programs serving children from low-income families have a steady supply of brand-new, high-quality... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar
 
Sunday, May 1
 

10:15

Stories to grow up on
Limited Capacity seats available

What stories to tell children? Where to find them? And how to tell them? Just like we need food to grow, our minds need stories to imagine and grow. Stories that expand our imagination, inspire us to achieve our potential and encouage us to do our best. This workshop is very relevant for teachers, librarians, educators, publishers and parents and anyone interested in telling stories and will explore stories that nourish the soul and help us to find our feet in the world.

Speakers
avatar for Ameen Ul Haque

Ameen Ul Haque

Founder, Storywallahs
A storyteller and story coach Ameen Haque is the Founder of Storywallahs - a company that trains people in the art of storytelling. No matter what you do, today's world revolves around stories and Ameen has coached leaders, teachers and children alike to be powerful storytellers. A graduate in Business Administration, Ameen has studied Advertising Media Planning at MICA. Formerly a Vice President at Ogilvy & Mather, Ameen has over 20 years... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Tawasul

10:15

The publishing Industry of the UAE - Realities & Ambitions
Limited Capacity seats available

The publishing  industry in the UAE and how it went from a goverment oriented to a promising commercial market. Challenges of the Industry as a whole and oppurtunities lying ahead. Competition & initatives. 2016 being the year of reading in the UAE, what can the publishers and EPA offer?

Speakers
avatar for Ali Al Shaali

Ali Al Shaali

Hud Hud Publishing
Emirati poet, publisher of Hud Hud Publishing and engineer Ali Al Shaali is an active member of the Emirates Writers Union. He has published three anthologies of poetry. A Bee and a Rababa, Faces and Weary Others and Earth Has But One Soul. He was CEO of Dubai International Poetry Festival and has participated in many poetry soirees and literary events. As Senior Director of the Publishing and Translation Department at the Mohamed Bin Rashed... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar

11:15

Transnational Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Transnational education continues to grow as the traditional segment of international students go abroad for a variety of reasons including career growth, educational quality, visa challenges or the experience of living abroad. Globals differ from this traditional segment as they look for career advancement and quality of education, without having to go very far from home.

Both the Global population as well as the transnational support the development of geographically accessible education hubs. The UAE has in fact seen consistent growth in the transnational population resulting in the country’s evolution into a semblance of an education hub with higher education institutions in various Emirates. But the UAE faces some stiff competition from other more established free zones (e.g. Malaysia) and new emerging hubs (e.g. Qatar).

In order for the UAE to maintain itself as a leading education destination for the region, a revitalization is required; one that will not only upgrade the options for HEI set up but also upgrade the caliber of institutions that are choosing to enter the marketplace.

 


Speakers
avatar for Sajida Hasan Shroff

Sajida Hasan Shroff

CEO, Altamont Group (Education Advisory & Investment)
Sajida H. Shroff is an international educational strategist with over 20 years’ experience in ECE, K-12, tertiary & VTECH sectors. She is committed to contextualizing education with a focus on quality and access. And she is passionate about integrating innovative practices in knowledge organizations. | Sajida has worked with government, NGO, and corporate entities across five continents including experiences with UNESCO, OECD, CIDA, US... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
E-Stage

11:15

Reading Partnerships - how to bring reading alive in communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Libraries are a vital partner for publishers in connecting authors with readers. Wether working with well-established brand authors or with new writers at the start of a career, libraries are vital in the chain of promoting and proselytising about the pleasures of reading. Skilled librarians are supremely good at spreading their passion for reading and developing audiences. As publishers, it is essential they lock all these virtues into their work to promote writers.

Sandeep will talk about how she developed innovative partnerships between libraries and the creative industries and stiched libraries into the fabric of the big industry reading promotions, and helped tell a positive story PR story about the importance of libraries in promoting reading for pleasure.


Speakers
avatar for Sandeep Mahal

Sandeep Mahal

Literary Consultant, SLAM Films
Sandeep Mahal is Interim Curator of London book & Screen Week and Literary Consultant at SLAM Films where she identifies book-to-film/TV opportunities. A librarian by training, Sandeep Mahal has worked in public libraries and at The Reading Agency where she transformed the way publishers worked with the UK public library network. She was most recently Director of the BBC's The Space where she was responsible for developing artists from a range of... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Tawasul

11:15

The long game - the marathon / after publication
Limited Capacity seats available

 

the marathon after publication

 

After the sprint to publication the real life of a book really begins, and this is when it also needs its champions most of all, whether in the publishing house, in the book trade or in the media.

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Bill Swainson

Bill Swainson

Freelance Editor & Literary Consultant, n/a
Bill Swainson is a publisher and editor with over forty year's experience in independant and mainstream publishing, editing a wide range of writers including Mourid Barghouti, Javier Cercas, Paul Durcan, Al Gore, A.C Grayling, Dermot Healy, Rachel Holmes, Amin Maalouf, Laurie Penny, Jacqueline Rose, Boualem Sansal, W.G. Sebald, Will Self and Juan Gabriel Vásquez. He was until recently Senior Comissioning Editor at Bloomsbury ( 2000-15). He has... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar

12:15

Making books travel between global regions
Limited Capacity seats available

Translations from English represent over 50% of translated book output in many markets, while only 3% of books published in the English - language territories. But other markets have been claiming a stake in the global publishing  sphere and books travel in many different directions. How do the key global markets for trade books compare and interact?

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Buchler

Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Lopez Del Amo

David Lopez Del Amo

Director, SINiCUS
David Lopez-del Amo is Director of SINICUS, a literary consultancy based in Bejing that focuses on introducing foreign rights content into the East Asian markets. He is also the coordinator of SINICUS PLATFORM, a writers' panel series where Asian and European authors play host to each other. David collaborates with several National Book Institutes and is currently advising both the Spanish and Polish ones on how to increase their author's... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Kaiser

Claudia Kaiser

VP- President Business Development, Frankfurt Book Fair
  Claudia Kaiser was trained as bookseller, and then proceeded to graduate with a MA degree in Chinese Studies. She lived in China for more than 10 years, as editor for China Foreign Literature Publishing House, started an agency and, in 1998, set up the  German Book Information Centre by Frankfurt Book Fair in Beijing, and was  its first director.   She moved on to United Nations Publishing in New... Read More →
avatar for Vinutha Mallya

Vinutha Mallya

Managing Partner, Kaavi Literary Agency
Vinutha Mallya is an editor, publishing-industy journalist and consultant based in Bangalore, India. She has recently co-founded the Kaavi Literary Agency to represent writers in Indian languages. An advisor to the Publishing Next conference annually held in Goa, she is also contributing editor to Publishing Perspectives. Mallya was a fellow of the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship program in  2010. She has a Master's in Journalism from... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Tawasul

14:00

Art in a commodified society - finance & creativity in the 21st century
Limited Capacity seats available

Artists have always had a complicated relationship with finance and the need to protect their work from commercial influence has been seen as critical to their integrity. Today every emerging artist is also an entrepreneur and finance is a key aspect of their creative landscape. How is this change effecting the work which is being produced and where will it take us?

Speakers
avatar for Caroline McCormick

Caroline McCormick

Founder & Director, Achates Philanthropy
Caroline McCormick was the first Director of the world writers' association, PEN International, overseeing 145 Centers in 105 countries worldwide. During her tenure ( 2005-2010) she founded the world literature festival, Free the Word! which took place in seven countries. Caroline is the Founder & Director of Achates Philanthropy and has led and advised on many major UK cultural projects; including the development of the Darwin Centre... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 14:00 - 14:45
Ibtikar

14:00

Panel Discussion : The growing threat of piracy in the Arab world
Limited Capacity seats available

Book Piracy has not only expanded significantlyt across the Arab world in print form but has found new territory online through the proliferation of tablets and smartphones. As the Arab world continues to go through turmoil, enforcing piracy is not a priority for Arab goverments. Consequently, piracy now poses an existential threat to the Arab publishing industry. In this context, a group of publishers have now formed a bloc to fight piracy with a host of tactics.

Speakers
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Hassan Yaghi

Dar Altanweer
Mr. Hassan Yaghi has more than thirty years experience in publishing and distribution in the Arab world. Recently he has joined to manage Dar Altanweer where he has published a wide range of key titles including  " The Italian" by Chockri Mabkhut which won the International Prize for Arab fiction in 2015 (commonly referred to as the Arabic Booker ). He has led and participated in numerous conferences and symposia on a wide range of... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
Tawasul

15:45

Using Business to change the world
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk will focus on the strength of social enterprise models-including First Book - to deliver ground-breaking social change

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Zimmer

Kyle Zimmer

Co- Founder, Firstbook
In 1992, Kyle Zimmer set out with two friends to build a market-driven solution to ensure that children in need have access to books and resources. More than 20 years and 140 million brand-new books later, Kyle continues to lead First Book (www.firstbook.org), the nonprofit social enterprise she co-founded to ensure that schools and community programs serving children from low-income families have a steady supply of brand-new, high-quality... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 15:45 - 16:30
Tawasul

17:15

Classical Music and Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

How harnessing the latest technology can bring a new audience to classical music and deliver a world class experience at home. What are the challenges of new platform? Why moving fast and operating lean can lead to big wins.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Head of Marketing, Touchpress
Tom is Head of Marketing at Touchpress. He manages our day-to-day marketing,ensuring our brand voice and values are reflected in our products and that our apps find their audience. Previously Tom worked in publishing and he is the biographer of Raymond Chandler.


Sunday May 1, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar

17:15

The imapct of western publishing models in Asian countries
Limited Capacity seats available

Modern book publishing models, termed ‘global’ are decidedly Western in their orientation. Global publishing business determines this alignment. When adopted in Asian countries, these models, which are primarily monolingual and corporate, are not in sync with the deep-rooted diversity that is characteristic of Asian countries. Taking subcontinental India as a case in point, this segment will discuss the impact of Western models in Asian countries, as well as the unique opportunities that these countries have in the production and distribution of their books.


Speakers
avatar for Vinutha Mallya

Vinutha Mallya

Managing Partner, Kaavi Literary Agency
Vinutha Mallya is an editor, publishing-industy journalist and consultant based in Bangalore, India. She has recently co-founded the Kaavi Literary Agency to represent writers in Indian languages. An advisor to the Publishing Next conference annually held in Goa, she is also contributing editor to Publishing Perspectives. Mallya was a fellow of the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship program in  2010. She has a Master's in Journalism from... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul

18:15

A new frontier
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of where digital publishing has come across Europe and the US and where it is going now. A guide to what has worked, what hasn't and what are the lessons learned using examples from my Penguin career and now into Mofibo at the forefront of ebook subscription models.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Hull

Nathan Hull

Chief Bussiness Development Officer, Mofibo
As Chief Business Developemt Officer at Denmark's Mofibo, europ's success story in the world of ebook & audiobook subscription models, Nathan's role is to identify the markets in which Mofibo will roll out as well as establishing relationships with media, telco & hardware partners, and negotiating terms with publishers and authors. Mofibo currently operates in the Netherland's, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium and proudly represents all... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar

18:15

Literary festivals and Book Fairs
Limited Capacity seats available

Literary festivals and book fairs in the promotion of the editorial sector

Speakers
avatar for Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Ferreira

Founder, Booktailors
Paulo Ferreira ( Lisbon, 1980 ) holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations ( ISCSP, 2002) and a postgradute degree in Publishing: Books and New Digital Media ( Universidade Catolica de Lisboa, 2006 ) In 2006, he founded Booktailors, leaving behind him a career in advertising. He is a guest speaker in the MA in Publishing at the University of Aveiro, where he teaches the course on Book Marketing. He is the founder and CEO of... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul
 
Monday, May 2
 

10:15

Reading in Arabic, Reading in English
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading in English and reading in Arabic have a lot of differences. The teaching of reading in Arabic will be compared to the teaching in English. Word recognition studies done in Englsih and Arabic show that L1 Arabic Learners use clearly identifiable L1 processing devices such as whole word recognition strategies and have difficulties in pre-lexical ESL word recognition. Classroom implications for how to teach reading to Arab students will be discussed in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Helene Demirci

Helene Demirci

Academic Coordinator - English Foundations Program, HCT
Helene Demirici is an academic coordinator in the English Foundations Program at the Abu Dhabi Men's College. She has taught EFL at primary, secondary and tertiary levels over the last 22 years in England, Turkey and the UAE. Her interests lie in engaging students in extensive reading and technology intergration. She has been instrumental in the implementation of an extensive reading program in Abu Dhabi Men's College and beyond and presenting... Read More →
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Dr. Melanie Gobert

EFL Instructor مدرسة مدربة, HCT
Dr. Melanie Gobert is the past director of TESOL Arabia. She was the editor of " Perspectives" , the TESOL Arabia peer-reviewed English Language Teaching journal, from 2009-2014. She has co-edited a book, Current issues in Reading, Writing & Visual Literacy: Research and Practice (2015). She has published and presented widely in the region, including. " Taboo Topics in the ESL/EFL Classroom in the Gulf Region , " in Intercultural... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar

10:15

Arab diaspora in east & south east Asia
Limited Capacity seats available

Arabs have migrated to many countries outside the Arab world for political and economic reasons. Arab diaspora communities in the Far East are lesser well known than those in Europe and Latin America. In this session i will discuss Arab and Arabic communities publishing in China and Soth East Asia.

Speakers
avatar for David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Librarian for ME & South Asian Studies, UCLA
David Hirsch served as the Librarian for Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Islamic Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1989. He holds the title of Distinguished Librarian and was named Librarian of the Year at UCLA in 2013.   Mr Hirsch received his MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a second MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1990. He had previously obtained a BA in Oriental... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
Tawasul

10:15

The digital game - what publishing really involves
Limited Capacity seats available

variables and constants

After the sprint to publication (the short game) and the marathon afterwards (the long game), it's time to step back and look at the new publishing world that's coming into being, from changes in the means of publication to changes in reading and learning habits, and to ask what if anything are the constants in a changing world.

 


Moderators
avatar for Ali Al Shaali

Ali Al Shaali

Hud Hud Publishing
Emirati poet, publisher of Hud Hud Publishing and engineer Ali Al Shaali is an active member of the Emirates Writers Union. He has published three anthologies of poetry. A Bee and a Rababa, Faces and Weary Others and Earth Has But One Soul. He was CEO of Dubai International Poetry Festival and has participated in many poetry soirees and literary events. As Senior Director of the Publishing and Translation Department at the Mohamed Bin Rashed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Swainson

Bill Swainson

Freelance Editor & Literary Consultant, n/a
Bill Swainson is a publisher and editor with over forty year's experience in independant and mainstream publishing, editing a wide range of writers including Mourid Barghouti, Javier Cercas, Paul Durcan, Al Gore, A.C Grayling, Dermot Healy, Rachel Holmes, Amin Maalouf, Laurie Penny, Jacqueline Rose, Boualem Sansal, W.G. Sebald, Will Self and Juan Gabriel Vásquez. He was until recently Senior Comissioning Editor at Bloomsbury ( 2000-15). He has... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 10:15 - 11:00
E-Stage

11:15

Festivals & Prizes - how to engage the reading public in literature today
Limited Capacity seats available

Literature has traditonally employed two key tools to enage the reading public; festivals and prizes. But these have depended on funding which is now in rapid decline. In this session, Caroline will explore what can be done to address this challenge, what alternatives might emerge and how audiences can be engaged in literature today.


Speakers
avatar for Caroline McCormick

Caroline McCormick

Founder & Director, Achates Philanthropy
Caroline McCormick was the first Director of the world writers' association, PEN International, overseeing 145 Centers in 105 countries worldwide. During her tenure ( 2005-2010) she founded the world literature festival, Free the Word! which took place in seven countries. Caroline is the Founder & Director of Achates Philanthropy and has led and advised on many major UK cultural projects; including the development of the Darwin Centre... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar

11:15

Jamalon - print on demand books for the region ( Panel discussion )
Limited Capacity seats available

Jamalon.com has been serving the publishing industry since its inception in October/2010. This year Jamalon is releasing print on demand at Abu Dhabi Book Fair to help Arab and English publishers targeting the Middle East in advancing their capabilities and offering for the region with the latest technologies and infrastructure tuned for the publishing industry.

 


Speakers
avatar for Alexander McNabb

Alexander McNabb

Alexander McNabb has been working, living in and travelling in the Middle East for 30 years. Formerly a journalist, editor and magazine publisher, today he is a consultant on media, publishing and digital communications. Alexander is a frequent conference speaker, chair and moderator - as well as commentator in broadcast and print media-particulaly around technology, media and online issues. When he's not writing books, he's posting half... Read More →
avatar for Ala Al Sallal

Ala Al Sallal

Founder & CEO المؤسس والرئيس التنفيذي, Jamalon.com
Ala' Alsallal is the founder and CEO of Jamalon.com, the largest online bookstore in the Middle East offering more than 10M titles of Arabic and English books with worldwide delivery. Ala' has a Masters degree in IT from Athens Information Technology. He has been running Jamalon for the past 5 years.


Monday May 2, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
E-Stage

11:15

New ways to sell rights
Limited Capacity seats available

New ways to sell rights - the digital means, communication tools, the festivals and book fairs.

Speakers
avatar for Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Ferreira

Founder, Booktailors
Paulo Ferreira ( Lisbon, 1980 ) holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations ( ISCSP, 2002) and a postgradute degree in Publishing: Books and New Digital Media ( Universidade Catolica de Lisboa, 2006 ) In 2006, he founded Booktailors, leaving behind him a career in advertising. He is a guest speaker in the MA in Publishing at the University of Aveiro, where he teaches the course on Book Marketing. He is the founder and CEO of... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
Tawasul

14:00

17:15

Is international business still important? New ways of making content travel.
Limited Capacity seats available

In Indonesia the national market is so important that only recently publishers started exporing international/overseas business; in the Middle Est., Arab language content is in demand in at least 22 countries. In Germany, app. 12 percent of new publications are translations from other languages. Many countries have initatives to support their publishers with their internationalisation, but we also see that in some countries these initatives are not so well used by local publishers. This presentation aims to discuss how important international business is in today's publishig markets and what new trends and measures are on the table.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Kaiser

Claudia Kaiser

VP- President Business Development, Frankfurt Book Fair
  Claudia Kaiser was trained as bookseller, and then proceeded to graduate with a MA degree in Chinese Studies. She lived in China for more than 10 years, as editor for China Foreign Literature Publishing House, started an agency and, in 1998, set up the  German Book Information Centre by Frankfurt Book Fair in Beijing, and was  its first director.   She moved on to United Nations Publishing in New... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar

18:15

How to teach anything through a story
Limited Capacity seats available

How to teach anything through a story: " If history were to be taught through stories, it would not be forgotten" - Rudyard Kipling. Stories are the best way to learn anything however the power of stories remain highly utilised in classrooms across schools. We largely use stories only in kindergarten and stop using them after that. But stories are the best way to teach math, science, language, life skills & relationship management. This workshop on storytelling covers

- Why use stories in the class

- What is a story

- How to teach a subject/concept through stories

- Stories for the classroom: For students of all ages

- How to create a story of your own

 

The workshop in storytelling is highly recommended for educators, teachers, principals, parents, storytellers ans aspiring storytellers. Ammen Haque is a highly acclaimed storyteller and story coach in India who works with the Edcuation sector as well as some of the largest Fortune 500 companies to help them leverage the power of stories - from classroom to boardroom. He has trained hundreds of educators from some of the best schools in India like The Shiriam School (Delhi), Riverside International School (Ahmedabad), Teach for India, The Indus International School( Bangalore) and Bodhi International School (Jodhpur). He has performed in storytelling festivals in Malaysia, Singapore and various venues in India.


Speakers
avatar for Ameen Ul Haque

Ameen Ul Haque

Founder, Storywallahs
A storyteller and story coach Ameen Haque is the Founder of Storywallahs - a company that trains people in the art of storytelling. No matter what you do, today's world revolves around stories and Ameen has coached leaders, teachers and children alike to be powerful storytellers. A graduate in Business Administration, Ameen has studied Advertising Media Planning at MICA. Formerly a Vice President at Ogilvy & Mather, Ameen has over 20 years... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar