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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Al Musaffah Road
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Fair

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is the most diverse book fair in the region, where it has gained a global reputation as a leading literary trade and cultural event. ADIBF gained its professional orientation during a joint venture with Frankfurter Buchmesse in the years 2007-2012.  

Hall 8 B 05

Location

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Al Musaffah Road
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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German Collective Stand/Guest of Honour Presentation

  • No.: Hall 8 B 05
  • Collective Stand

Germany’s Guest of Honour Pavilion  

Germany opens its 2022 Guest of Honour (GOH) program at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) this year with a 400 sqm booth where 34 German publishers will showcase their titles. Some highlights at the pavilion include the Guest of Honour Stage, a VR installation on Goethe's Faust and beacons where visitors can engage in creative activity.  

Cultural Programme 

Ten German authors are being invited to participate in Germany’s cultural programmt as Guest of Honour at ADIBF. Confirmed thus far are Moritz Rinke, Olga Grjasnowa, and Judith Schalansky who will be in discussion with counterparts from the Arab Region. The cultural programme will be focusing on these main topics: Futurelab, Inspiration, Soccer, Translation and (Un)certainties. Artists from Labor Ateliergemeinschaft, an association of freelance designers and illustrators in Frankfurt, will also enliven the programme. These include Anke Kuhl, Kirsten Fabinski and Jörg Mühle who will hold workshops for children and young adults, each morning of the fair from 10-12 am. 

Professional Programme

As a complement to the ADIBF trade programme, Germany will also hold its own professional programme at the German Pavilion, this one aimed at addressing topics relevant to the Arab market and intending to encourage greater exchange through the matchmaking of international publishers with potential business partners in the Arab world. Twenty or more publishers and authors will participate, including such names as Jo Lendle (Hanser) and Dr Nadja Kneissler (Delius Klasing). The programme will be discussing topics like educational publishing, sustainability in publishing, digitisation etc..  

About the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair  

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair was established in the 1980s. From 2007 until 2013 it was organized by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage in cooperation with the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and grew to be the most international fair in the Arab World. Now run by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, ADIBF is both an important gateway to the region's publishing market and a platform for important cultural policy issues and debates. Germany has been present at ADIBF every year since 2008. 

GOH Partners 

Germany’s Guest of Honour presentation at ADIBF is presented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in cooperation with AUMA – Association of the German Trade Fair Industry and supported by Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Guest of Honour presentation is organised by LMI – Leipziger Messe International. This year’s cultural programme, jointly organised and implemented by Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, and the German Embassy in Abu Dhabi, is made possible with support from the German Federal Foreign Office. 

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Opening Ceremony at the German Pavilion

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Publishing in the Arab World and in the UAE: An Overview

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Abu Dhabi’s Intitiatives to Drive Publishing and Culture

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Be an Artist: Every Day at the German Pavilion!

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The Survival of Beauty is Universal

Languages: English-Arabic simultaneous interpretation
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Translation Funding Programmes in the Arab World/Middle East

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The Market for Art and Architecture Publishing and What to Watch Out For

Languages: Arabic and English
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Ecology of the Book: Sustainability in Publishing

Languages: Arabic and English
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Digital Education: Engaging Teachers

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Children’s Books Rights during the Pandemic and in the Future

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The German Experience

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Digitisation and the Future of Publishing – Lessons from the Pandemic

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Company Presentation: Ueberreuter Publishing House

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The Future of Language Learning

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Building and Growing Lists

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Kick It Like the Girls

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The Architecture Guide for the UAE: Challenges in Translating Architecture Titles

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Company Presentation: Mueller & Schindler

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Educational and Language Textbooks in Abu Dhabi and the UAE

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Still Growing Strong: New Trends in Audio Book Publishing in the Arab World

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Labor Ateliergemeinschaft, Frankfurt

Languages: English-Arabic simultaneous interpretation
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Facsimile Publishing in Europe and the Arab World

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Book Design

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Content without Borders

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Antiquarian Books in the Arab World and Europe

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Bringing the Arab Language to Europe

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Historical Novels between Reality and Imagination

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Rights Selling: New Trends and Initiatives

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Being On Fire

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Future of City Architecture in the UAE and Europe

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New Trends in Publishing for Children in Europe and the Middle East

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Theatre Today - A Space for Reflection and Transformation

Languages: English-Arabic simultaneous interpretation
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Brigitte Schiffer: A Modern Woman in Cosmopolitan Egypt. Letters from Cairo 1935-1963

Languages: Arabic simultaneous interpretation
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Women in Publishing: Europe and Middle East

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When Loss Becomes Discovery

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When Comics and Cultural Heritage meet

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The Power of Words

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Herzzeit– Let the heart speak

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Books to Film in the Arab World

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Language as Document

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From Idea to Business: the Journey of Content for Children

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Soccer meets Culture

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Artificial Intelligence and the Art of Literary Translations

Languages: In German and Arabic with Arabic translation
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Live Drawing with Jörg Mühle and Simar Halwany

Languages: Arabic and English
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Paul Maar: How it all came about

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