Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

The 70th edition of Frankfurt Book fair

The Frankfort International Book Fair of 2018 celebrated the 70th anniversary of its launch, where Frankfurt was a cultural hustle from 10th to 14th of October, hosting a cultural event that served as a forum for global cultures and a platform for cultural dialogues.

The exhibition was attended by more than 7,000 exhibitors from 102 countries. The number of visitors to the exhibition was about 286,000. It also witnessed many discussion sessions and dialogues with leading publishing and bookmakers. The exhibition is described as the most prominent cultural event in the international publishing market by the attendance of more than 10000 journalists, bloggers and more than 4000 event.

Georgia was honored as the exhibition’s guest of honor for this year. Among the dignitaries who attended the opening was the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and also the presence of the Nigerian novelist and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the press conference of the opening ceremony.

Thanks Allah and convergence efforts, renewed experiment in the context of the Union effective presence in Frankfurt's cultural Forum in order to strengthen the partnership with institutions and cultural actors from all over the world, besides highlighting the Arab Publishers Association and its members and its definition and turn on Level of the region and the world, convergence equipment all efforts and was a distinct suites.


On Thursday, Arab Publishers Association organized a reception party, where it attended by a number of Arab participants, as well as representatives of foreign publishing houses, where they were welcomed by the President and Board members. The party was well organized and also successful.

The Association's pavilion is also visited by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah in the presence of Mohammed Rashad, the President of the Association, Bashar Shabaro, the General Secretary, Mohammed al-Sibai , Ahmed Fahad Al-Hamdan Vice-Presidents, Dr.Mohammed Chairman of the Exhibitions Committee and  Nasser Assi the chairman and chairman of the media committee along with a group of fellow publishers.

The President of the Union presented a series of medals for the honor of the ruler, which is a gold medal bearing the name of His Highness and silver on the occasion of the Sharjah World Capital of Book 2019 and bronze on the occasion of the Arab capital of Sharjah as well as Islamic culture.

The president also discussed with him the conditions of the Sharjah exhibition and the facilities that can be granted to the publishers. The cancellation of the agency fees was discussed and the publisher was assisted to pay the subscription fee at the beginning of the exhibition without any fines.

On the sidelines of the Frankfurt Book Fair, a meeting was held with the director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Abdullah Majid Al Ali, to discuss the participation of Arab publishers in the upcoming Abu Dhabi exhibition ….In the presence of the President of the Association, Mohamed Rashad, the Secretary-General, Mr. Bashar Shabaro, and the Chairman of the Exhibition Committee Dr. Mohammed, the processor and Chairman of the Media Committee, Mr. Nasser Assi.

 The Association has also held meetings with a number of publishers from around the world, as well as the distribution of identification forms about the Union to create a partnership with foreign publishers.

The pavilion also visited the most prominent publishers and leading publishing professionals from the Arab region and the world participating in the Frankfurt International Book Fair and professionals from authors, painters, typists and software companies.

On the sidelines of the Frankfurt International Book Fair, HE Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi was elected Vice President of the International Association of Publishers, as the first Arab woman to hold this position and the second at the global level, The representative of Mexico, Sezer Hugu, was elected as the new President of this large Assembly.

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