International Book Fair @ ADNEC April 26th – May 2nd
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the most professionally organised, most ambitious and fastest growing book fair in the Middle East and North Africa.
Abu Dhabi is the motor driving the professional and commercial development of the regional publishing industry, and is financially and philosophically committed to the long-term expansion of the global book business.
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and KITAB
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is a major business initiative of KITAB, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and the Frankfurt Book Fair. KITAB’s aim is to develop the book and publishing industry and promote reading in Abu Dhabi and the neighbouring Arab Emirates. KITAB will focus on making the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair truly international and developing a long-term networking opportunity between the Arabic and international publishing communities.
About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
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Guest of honor
China is this year’s Guest of Honour at the 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2017.
The great philosopher and writer of the Age of Enlightenment, Voltaire, describes the Chinese culture saying: “The system of the Empire of China is in all honesty the finest system the world has ever seen.”
Additionally, 20th-century Baltic German philosopher, Count Keyserling, says: “Classical China turned the ideals of perfect humanity into everyday living and produced an unequalled culture of human being.”
In this regard, the opportunity to experience and understand the Chinese cultural paradigm is considered a vital addition in today’s times when the world needs a successful model that differs from the norm, and inhabits a traditional land that is safeguarded by heritage, traditions and customs.
The display of Chinese literary culture will cover publications, literature, arts and all cultural manifestations, highlighting the country’s success in fortifying its presence in the modern world. In addition, China’s impact on the Old World will be recalled through the Silk Road, a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean which received wide attention and an audience in Arab and international cultural circles. It has now been revived in a new cultural mold, in which Abu Dhabi is considered one of its most important hubs.
China’s participation in ADIBF 2017 will be the country’s largest in foreign book fairs to date. China’s large pavilion will reflect its cultural depth and weight, with special participation of Chinese publishers, elite authors, artists and others from all fields of creativity.
See the photos of the opening day on Abu Dhabi Events Blog Facebook page
WHEN & WHERE
26 April – 2 May, 2017
9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
For more info see the Book Fair website