The 2019 edition of Sharjah International Book Fair’s Publishers Conference is being expanded to three days and broadening the scope of its discussions.
Seated at Frankfurter Buchmesse, the International Publishers Association’s general assembly has approved developments in its member-organizations list.
The International Publishers Association this year opens several targeted informational programs to Frankfurt’s trade visitors this week.
At the IPA seminar in Jordan, IPA vice-president Bodour Al Qasimi called on the book industry to celebrate its achievements and embrace new solutions for publishing in the Arab world.
As an international community, Hugo Setzer tells delegates in Amman, ‘We have a shared duty to educate, to inform, and to entertain.’
As delegates gather in Jordan, speakers are talking technology, literacy in areas of violent conflict, and challenges to the freedom to publish.
‘The international publishing community stands with Khaled Lotfy’ says IPA Freedom to Publish chair Kristenn Einarsson at the 2019 Prix Voltaire ceremony.
In opening the second International Publishers Association Africa Seminar event in Kenya, IPA president Hugo Setzer quotes Desmond Tutu on ubuntu: ‘You can’t exist as a human being in isolation.’
The 21st annual Tbilisi International Book Fair’s focus country is Finland, and the International Publishers Association will help open the event on May 30.
Following her engagement in the development of the European copyright directive, Jessica Sänger now will helm the IPA’s important copyright committee.