The 10th edition of the SIBF Publishers conference will begin today at the Sharjah Expo Centre. The three day conference held prior to the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair will host 317 publishers and 33 speakers from across the world. Carrying the theme ‘The World Reads from Sharjah’ the eleven day bibliophilic extravaganza will begin on November 4 and will go digital this year with safety as the top priority.
The three day conference will discuss the challenges faced by the global publishing industry. Ravi Deecee, the CEO of DC Books will be speaking at the conference today on Global publishing spotlight: Surviving and thriving during a pandemic. This will be held in the lead up to the book fair and DC Books Dubai is a part of the event with 12 stalls in the book fair.
While its cultural programmes will go fully digital, publishers will be present on site at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Throughout the 11-day event, safety protocols and Covid-19 precautions will be in place, including organised visits at specific times.