Emirates News Agency – Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center holds training workshops for local and Arabic editors

ABU DHABI, 25th October, 2022 (WAM) — The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is organizing a series of training for Emirati and Arab publishers, as part of ALC’s partnership and collaboration agreement with the Frankfurt Book Fair and with the aim of supporting the publishing industry in the United Arab Emirates.

Organized in coordination with the Emirates Publishers Association, the Arab Publishers Association and the International Publishers Association (IPA), the sessions aim to provide professional training to Emirati and Arab publishers and update them on the latest developments in the publishing industry and international best practices in the field. field.

The workshops are also part of the role that the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) plays as a key partner of the publishing sector contributing effectively to its development, and as a host and facilitator of the sessions. , in collaboration with the Frankfurt Book Fair, with the aim of supporting the publishing sector and the book industry in the UAE.

Saeed Al Tunaji, Acting Executive Director of the ALC and Director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), said: “The Frankfurt Book Fair is undoubtedly one of our most important partners. important, playing an important role in supporting the strategic vision of the ALC to strengthen the position of the Arabic language among the languages ​​of the world and to push its expansion even further.

“The series of training workshops that the ALC is organizing for Emirati and Arab publishers marks another important step in the process of developing the book and publishing industry in accordance with international best practices and meeting the requirements of the contemporary reader.

The series will include 12 training workshops to be held between October 2022 and May 2023, providing Emirati and Arab publishers with advanced professional training in the publishing and book industry, highlighting scientific and practical content, as well as international best practices in the field. Sessions will be led by publishing and book industry experts, as well as exhibition organization specialists from around the world.

The training courses will also contribute to the development of the UAE publishing industry, providing world-class expertise in this field, while shedding light on copyright topics and ways to open houses. publishing in other countries.