DUBAI, 29th October, 2016 (WAM) — The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, MBRF, will take part in the 35th Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF, November 2-12, 2016, at the Sharjah Expo Centre.
The Foundation, part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will be represented by its affiliate, Qindeel Printing, Publishing, and Distribution, which seeks to promote co-operation and partnership with knowledge-oriented organisations and institutions, as well as with leading Arab and international publishing houses, in order to distribute the works of the most prominent Arab and international authors.
Commenting on their participation, Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF, said, “Our participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair underlines our belief in the importance of investing in knowledge to bolster communications with other cultures and create opportunities for future generations. This resonates with the vision of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the directives of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation .”
Throughout the Book Fair, Qindeel will seek opportunities for collaborations and partnerships with local, regional, and international printing and publishing houses, bin Huwaireb explained, adding that the MBRF affiliate will host prominent authors and representatives from top-tier publishing houses, in addition to organising a number of seminars and workshops that will serve to add further momentum to the Foundation’s participation in the exhibition.
Qindeel’s planned activities include the release of several books written during the “Dubai International Programme for Writing”; a “Writing Workshop” with authors of renowned books; a daily “Storyteller” event for children; a “Meet the Writer” event with prominent Emirati writers who will talk about their works and the future of the Emirati novel; and the “What to Read” event, which aims to educate the public on how to integrate reading into their everyday lives.