IPA president Bodour Al Qasimi, caps a year of international meetings with publishers with a call for protection of the freedom to publish.
‘Sometimes we can become prisoners of our preconceptions,’ the International Publishers Association’s Bodour Al Qasimi tells colleagues in Sharjah.
‘Cultural globalization and digitization trends have accelerated the publishing industry’s own globalization,’ says IPA’s president.
The new release is ‘World Book Capital’ and proceeds from is sales go to damaged bookshops and libraries in Gaza.
The IPA president has made trips to four African markets, meeting with publishing leaders on challenges in the pandemic’s lessons.
This week, Bodour Al Qasimi begins her term as the second woman president of the International Publishers Association in more than 50 years.
A first in its 124 years, the IPA votes women executives into both roles, the UAE’s Bodour president, Brazil’s Karine Pansa vice-president.
Looking to ‘safeguard publishers’ in the COVID-19 crisis, Bodour Al Qasimi and the Emirates Publishers Association announce new aid for the UAE industry.
At its March 9 PublisHer Summit at the British Library, the initiative will review its first year of progress and look to what’s next for women in publishing.
The World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary week of meetings at Davos included a session on international philanthropy’s support for sustainability goals.