Professional Programme at Sharjah International Book Fair 2012

Monday 5 November
Transport for registered attendees to Expo Centre leaving hotel at 9.00am
09.30 – 10.00: Tea & Coffee
10.00 – 10.15: Welcome speech
10.15 – 10.45: Keynote speech – Overview of Publishing in the UAE and across the Arab world
10.45 – 11.30: Seminar 1 – Distribution in the Middle East
11.30 – 12.15: Seminar 2 – Author Panel – “Writing through Emirati eyes”
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 16.00: Sharjah International Book Fair International Rights Centre scheduled appointments
16.00 – 17.00: Networking, followed by return to hotel
19.30: Welcome dinner

Tuesday 6 November
Transport for registered attendees to Expo Centre leaving hotel at 9.00am
09.30 – 10.00: Tea & Coffee
10.00 – 10.45: Seminar 3 – Literature in translation – authors and translators in discussion
10.45 – 11.30: Seminar 4 – Author Panel – International Prize for Arabic Fiction authors in discussion
11.30 – 13.00: Sharjah International Book Fair International Rights Centre scheduled appointments
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch
14.00 – 17.00: Sharjah International Book Fair International Rights Centre scheduled appointments
17.00: Registered attendees return to hotel
19.30: Welcome dinner

Wednesday 7 November
Transport leaving hotel at 8.00am – time is subject to change, please see welcome packs on arrival
09.00 – 11.00: Opening ceremony of the Sharjah International Book Fair
11.30 – 13.00: Seminar 5 – Lessons learned from the digital revolution
13.00: Return to hotel for lunch (No scheduled afternoon activities)
Timing tbc: Dinner

Please note: Each registered delegate will receive a schedule of appointments in advance of the programme
Monday 5 November, Between 13.30 – 16.00, 5 slots of 30 minutes
Tuesday 6 November, Between 11.30 – 13.00, 3 slots of 30 minutes
Tuesday 6 November, Between 14.00 – 17.00, 6 slots of 30 minutes

FAIR OPENING TIMES
Daily from 10am to 10pm
Except Friday when hours are 4pm to 10pm

CONTACT
Sheerin Aswat: [email protected]
Nicola Green: [email protected]

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