Bodour Al Qasimi spoke at São Paulo’s professional program about the IPA’s Inspire plan and the book industry’s important issues.
Stops in mid-February for the IPA president Al Qasimi included meetings with publishers in Tunisia and Morocco.
Two trips, to Slovenia and Egypt, have opened the IPA president’s publishing-market travels this year.
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.