Sheikha Bodour welcomed Mary Simon who is visiting the UAE for the first time, and took a tour of the iconic cultural centre.
The IPA President called on both Tunisian and Moroccan publishers to take full advantage of the publishing opportunities offered by the IPA to fuel their growth.
International Publishers Association President highlights importance of collaboration amongst ecosystem players to take industry into the future
In response to the important issues raised and valuable insights shared at the panel, Sheikha Bodour spoke of the many consultations and initiatives undertaken by the IPA to support women..
Sheikha Bodour paid a visit to the Al Heera Beach, a newly opened beachfront destination located in the Al Fisht area of Sharjah, which was officially opened in December 2022.
On her first official visit, Sheikha Bodour met with the Chancellor, Chief Operating Officer, Provost, Deans, University Librarian, and Chief of Protocol to learn about the various portfolios and departments of the university.
Bodour Al Qasimi, Chair of the Sharjah World Book Capital, said, "When I heard about the fire at Giannino Stoppani, I knew that we as a publishing community needed to rally around the store in order for it to take up its important work once again."
This meeting marked Sheikha Bodour’s first official engagement since she was conferred her new position at IPA. At the meeting, she stressed that challenges and opportunities in the Arab publishing landscape will remain key points on IPA agenda for the next couple of years.
"I reiterate my congratulations to the Arab and Islamic nation for the launching of the first eight volumes of the dictionary, covering only the first two letters of the Arabic alphabet," the Ruler of Sharjah said in his speech.