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Thursday, May 7
 

09:15

Touring the Fair


We'll meet at the entrance to hall #11 and Mr. Andreas Hagglund, who's been organising the professional programme, will take you on a quick tour covering all important areas of the Fair before finally stopping at the Business Club.

Please note that all networking sessions only are availble for paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Nabeel Khalfan Al Mehairibi

Nabeel Khalfan Al Mehairibi

Program Manager, KITAB
| Nabeel is the Program Manager - (Illustrator's Corner, E-Zone and SOR, and Professional Program) for the ADIBF.


Thursday May 7, 2015 09:15 - 10:00
#Hall 11 ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:15

Promoting Effective Learning Through Mime, Storyboarding, and Drama
Limited Capacity full



Dr. Maher Bahloul and English teacher Wafa Mezghani will show you how to vary your teaching by using mime, storyboarding, drama and storytelling in your classroom through a series of hands-on activities.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Maher Bahloul

Maher Bahloul

Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah
Dr. Maher Bahloul is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and TESOl at the American University of Sharjah. He received a PhD in linguistics from Cornell University, New York, USA.
avatar for Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Children\'s literature critic, storyteller & Researcher وباحثة في ثقافة الطفل، وراوية قصص للأطفال, Sfax Higher Institute of Technological Studies- Tunisia
Wafa Thabet Mezghani, an English teacher with special training in Manchester and Oregon University and a long experience in teaching in primary and secondary schools (UAE and Tunisia) and higher education (ISET Sfax) and training in storytelling with ACUMEN and leadership with Iowa State University. Wafa has always combined teaching with her art of telling stories. In fact she has been telling stories since her childhood. She was born and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Thursday May 7, 2015 09:15 - 14:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Spotlight on Rights subsidy programme
Limited Capacity seats available


Lynette Owen is responsible for the Spotlight on Rights programme during ADIBF. It’s a subsidy programme where publishers can get a subsidy of up to US $4000 for translating and publishing a book. The programme also helps in writing a rights contract. In this talk Lynette will introduce SOR and some key points on the buying and selling of rights.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Copyright and rights consultant مستشارة في الحقوق وحقوق النشر
| Lynette Owen is a copyright and rights consultant, based in the United Kingdom. She has worked in the area of rights for Cambridge University Press, Pitman Publishing, Marshall Cavendish and Pearson Education, where she held the post of Copyright Director. She lectures regularly about rights on publishing degree courses in the UK, and also runs training courses, most recently in Brazil, India, Malaysia and the Middle East. She is the General... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Introducing the MENA market
Limited Capacity seats available



Join this session to get an understandning of the publishing industry in the region, differences and similarities between different parts of the region.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Hassane Bennamane حسان بن نامان

Hassane Bennamane حسان بن نامان

Director and owner مدير ومالك الدار, Dar El Oumma دار الأمة
| Hassane Bennamane is the editor, director and owner of DAR EL OUMMA edition since 1991. He is also a founding member of SNEL (2001) and ONEL (2014), member of Arab Publisher Association since 2000 and member of the Executive Board of the Arab-PA (session 2007/2010)
avatar for Emma House إيما هاوس

Emma House إيما هاوس

Director for Publishers Relations مديرة علاقات الناشرين, UK Publishing Association جمعية الناشرين في المملكة المتحدة
| | | Emma House is the Director for Publisher Relations for the Publishers Association joining the PA in January 2009. Prior to the PA Emma headed up International Development for 7 years at The London Book Fair and gained 6 years’ experience in international business to business magazine publishing. Emma runs the PA's Boards on all aspects of publishing - Academic/STM, Education, Trade/Consumer and International, liaises with external... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Matchmaking Distributors & Service Providers
Limited Capacity seats available


Bring your business cards and your English catalogues, text proposals and excerpts to this matchmaking session. This session will be focused on Distributors & Service Providers, but all interested publishers and agents are welcome.

Please note that all networking sessions only are availble for paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Nabeel Khalfan Al Mehairibi

Nabeel Khalfan Al Mehairibi

Program Manager, KITAB
| Nabeel is the Program Manager - (Illustrator's Corner, E-Zone and SOR, and Professional Program) for the ADIBF.


Thursday May 7, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

East meets West - Learning from differences
Limited Capacity seats available


Join Jacob Dalborg, Head of Bonnier Books, one of the biggest publishers in Europe, and Eric Yang, head of Random House Korea, Tabon Books and President of the Asia Pacific Publishers Association, in a learning discussion on similarites and differences between book markets and the publishing industries in Europe, Asia and Middle East.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Jacob Dalborg جاكوب دالبورغ

Jacob Dalborg جاكوب دالبورغ

CEO الرئيس التنفيذي, Bonnier Books بونييه بوكس
| | Jacob Dalborg, born in 1970 in Sweden, holds a M. Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (1996). He is the CEO and head of Bonnier Books (a group of publishing houses, internet book and e-commerce store and retailers) since 2014; as such, he is also the Chairman of the board of the companies within the group: Bonnierförlagen, Adlibris Group, Bonnier Books Finland, Pocket Shop, Bonnier... Read More →
avatar for Eric Yang إيريك يانغ

Eric Yang إيريك يانغ

CEO المدير التنفيذي, RH Korea آر إتش كوريا
| | Eric Yang is the current President of the Asia Pacific Publishers Association. He previously served as the Vice-President of the Korean Publishers Association, the trade association. Based in Seoul, Eric is currently C.E.O of RH Korea (Formerly Random House Korea), RHK JAPAN and Tabon Books which is a joint venture between RHK and the GS Home Shopping of Korea specialising in e-Publishing, file conversion and content creation. In... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 14:15 - 15:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15

Introducing EPA and the UAE Book Market
Limited Capacity seats available


Mr. Jamal Al Shehhi is a former president of Emirates Publishing Association (http://epa.org.ae) and founder of Kuttab Publishing House. EPA was established on February 25, 2009, and is a public entity that serves the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by working to develop the UAE’s publishing industry. In this informative session he will tell you about EPA and the UAE Book Market.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Jamal Al Shehhi جمال الشحي

Jamal Al Shehhi جمال الشحي

CEO المدير التنفيذي, Kuttab Publishing دار كتّاب
| | Jamal Al Shehhi is a writer and publisher from the UAE and the founder of Kuttab Publishing House. which seeks to promote a culture of reading and writing in the community. He is Executive Director for children’s activities at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. He publishes a weekly column in Al Ittihad newspaper and also writes for Gulf News.


Thursday May 7, 2015 15:15 - 16:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

A light touch on a heavy subject
Limited Capacity seats available


How to simplify, explain and present a serious subject in a way that makes an environmental book a bestseller. How to encourage rather than condemn, bring out the willingness to be involved instead of pacify by blaming, while constantly reminding the reader that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Johan Tell يوهان تل

Johan Tell يوهان تل

Writer, Tellusmore
Former travel journalist who now mostly writes non-fiction books. Has published over 30 titles in the most diverse topics as Sweden's first astronaut, summerhouses, Swedishness, boring sights, walking as exercise as well as two books on environmental issues - the third, on the Baltic Sea, will be published this summer.Many of the books have won awards, including one about Sweden’s four seasons which received the WWF:s Panda Book price.Tell's... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

Subscription based services
Limited Capacity seats available


From the land of Spotify and Skype comes the next digital reading revolution. A year after the launch in his native Sweden, Kåre Halldén will tell the story of how a vision of a reading revolution has come to life with a touch of a fingertip.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Kåre Halldén كيريه هالدين

Kåre Halldén كيريه هالدين

CEO مدير تنفيذي, Readly Books
Kåre Halldén is the CEO and co-founder of Readly Books, Sweden’s leading digital book subscription service. Kåre Halldén has a long and successful entrepreneurial track record from digital business industries. He is also a well-renowned and award-winning Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction literature. The last few years he has written several critically acclaimed crime novels, published by Sweden’s... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

How to survive on a small market
Limited Capacity seats available



Being a small publisher or running a small bookstore is not easy. Egill Örn Jóhannsson runs publishing house Forlagid, on Iceland. With a total population of 330 000 people, Egill has learned a great deal on what you can and can’t do if you want to make it as a small publisher and bookseller. In this interactive session Egill Örn Jóhannsson will share his experiences and advice.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Egill Örn Jóhannsson إيجيل أورن يوهانسون

Egill Örn Jóhannsson إيجيل أورن يوهانسون

General Manager مدير عام, Forlagid Publishing فورلاجيد للنشر
| Egill is general manager at Forlagid Publishing, the biggest publishing house in Iceland, publishing around 200 titles each year. Forlagid has an annual turnover of 8-10 million Euros, 40 employees and publishes over 1000 icelandic and foreign authors. Egill oversaw the merger of JPV Publishing and Edda Publishing in 2007 and has made Forlagid's annual turnover grow 15 fold since starting, and from publishing 19 titles the first year to... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Selling e-books in Mena
Limited Capacity seats available

Salah Chebaro from Neelwafurat, is one of the largest eBook stores in the region. He'll discuss and his experiences from selling eBooks. The conversation is moderated by Jihad Hudaib, cultural journalist from Al Ittihad newspaper in Abu Dhabi.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Jihad Hudaib جهاد هديب

Jihad Hudaib جهاد هديب

Journalist صحافي, Al-Ittihad newspaper جريدة الاتحاد
| | Jihad Hudaib is a journalist in the cultural field at Al-Ittihad newspaper, with several years of experience.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Salah Chebaro صلاح شبارو

Salah Chebaro صلاح شبارو

CEO الرئيس التنفيذي, Neel wa Furat شركة "نيل وفرات"
| | Salah Chebaro is CEO of Neel wa Furat (nwf.com), the Arabic online shop for books, music, and DVDs. He is a pioneer in the field of digital publishing.


Thursday May 7, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Anyone can learn to draw in 5 days
Limited Capacity filling up


In this talk Deborah Mends, a classically - trained artist and visual thinking specialist, will discuss how neuroscience has helped identify the five cognitive skills to acquire realistic drawing skills. In a matter of only five days, anyone can therefore learn to draw. Deborah will demonstrate how quickly a change in skills can occur with a volunteer from the audience.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Deborah Mends

Deborah Mends

Owner, Viz Think Lab
After an international career in operational marketing and communication, Deborah Mends- also a classically trained artist - is the owner and general manager of Viz Think Lab, a twofour54 visual thinking consultancy based in Abu Dhabi. Viz Think Lab offers graphic recording services to businesses: capturing the big ideas in words and pictures drawn in real time at meetings and events. This engages participants and stimulates discussion, while... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Thursday May 7, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Challenging the Advanced Learner
Limited Capacity seats available


Translating the potential into achievement of the advanced learner in ordinary classroom settings. Insights trough teacher stories.

 


Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Linda Rush ليندا راش

Linda Rush ليندا راش

Director of Teacher Training مديرة تدريب المعلمين, Gems Education جيمس إديوكيشن
| | As a teacher, headteacher, university academic, educational consultant and researcher Dr Linda Rush worked with a wide range of learners in a wide variety of contexts. Her research in the areas of teacher education and public / private partnerships has led to presentation at international conferences and publication in books and journals. More recently in her role as Director of Teacher Training for GEMS Education, a vital part for her is... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Thursday May 7, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

The business of Literature and Culture
Limited Capacity seats available


Richard Nash will explore the development of publishing as an industrial enterprise. An enterprise that has been central to the development of capitalism and democracies. Richard will continue to explore the changes from the industrial revolution to todays networked economy and what will come after that, and how this has and will affect marketing, using examples and comparisons from Amazon to Netflix and beyond.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Richard Nash ريتشارد ناش

Richard Nash ريتشارد ناش

CEO, Cursor
Richard Nash is a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media. He led partnerships and content at the culture discovery start-up Small Demons and the story app/aggregator Byliner. Previously he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers' Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005—the last book he edited there, Lydia Millet’s Love in Infant Monkeys, was... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

Showcasing LeanPub.com
Limited Capacity seats available


In this talk, Peter Armstrong will explain why he cofounded Leanpub, and demo how easy it is to use by creating and publishing 4 books on Leanpub in 45 minutes. Peter will create books.... 

  1. Using the normal Leanpub workflow, writing in Markdown in a Dropbox folder, clicking one button to preview the book, and then a different button to publish it 

  2. Entirely in-browser editor

  3. Using GitHub to integrate with Leanpub, and previewing automatically with a git push 

  4. Using Microsoft Word to save a PDF and then upload it.  


If there is any time left after creating these 4 books, Peter will even create and publish a bundle of the books as a marketing bonus!

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Co-Founder مؤسس مشارك, Leanpub.com لين باب دوت كوم
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of 4 books: Programming for Kids, Lean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer, with 8 years of experience doing software development at Silicon Valley startups. Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. He has written a manifesto about lean publishing; Leanpub... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 19:15 - 20:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
Friday, May 8
 

16:15

Gulf Arab Students’ Reading Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available


The standard methodology for TESOL (teaching reading to English as a Second Language) is based on students having reached a degree of literacy in their own language. However, teachers arriving in the Gulf region soon realise that students face challenges when learning to read in English. Some of the challenges are home literacy practices, the impact of Arabic diglossia, how students are taught to read in Arabic, and the differing phonological access routes in English and Arabic. Dr. Gobert, president of Tesol Arabia, will shed some light on possible solutions to the challenges that our students face.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Dr. Melanie Gobert

Dr. Melanie Gobert

EFL Instructor مدرسة مدربة, HCT
Dr. Melanie Gobert is the past director of TESOL Arabia. She was the editor of " Perspectives" , the TESOL Arabia peer-reviewed English Language Teaching journal, from 2009-2014. She has co-edited a book, Current issues in Reading, Writing & Visual Literacy: Research and Practice (2015). She has published and presented widely in the region, including. " Taboo Topics in the ESL/EFL Classroom in the Gulf Region , " in Intercultural... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Friday May 8, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

Sharing experiences with Bachar Chebaro and Mohamad Rashad
Limited Capacity seats available


Join Mohammad Rashad and Bachar Chebaro sharing their experiences from the publishing industry. The conversation is moderated by Jihad Hudaib, cultural journalist from Al Ittihad newspaper in Abu Dhabi.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Jihad Hudaib جهاد هديب

Jihad Hudaib جهاد هديب

Journalist صحافي, Al-Ittihad newspaper جريدة الاتحاد
| | Jihad Hudaib is a journalist in the cultural field at Al-Ittihad newspaper, with several years of experience.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Bachar Chebaro

Bachar Chebaro

Partner شريك, Arab Scientific Publishers شركة الدار العربية للعلوم ناشرون
| Bachar Chebaro is a partner in Arab Scientific Publishers, Arabisation and Software Centre, neelfurat.com, Arab Scientific Publishers Incorporation and Thaqafa Publishing and Distribution since 1986, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008 respectively. He was born in Beirut in 1956 and graduated from the Lebanese University with a social studies MA degree in 1987. Mr Chebaro has served as President of the Arab and International Relations Committee... Read More →
avatar for Mohamad Rashad محمد رشاد

Mohamad Rashad محمد رشاد

Chairman رئيس مجلس الإدارة, Al Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah الدار المصرية اللبنانية


Friday May 8, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Finland – on top of learning skills!
Limited Capacity seats available


What are the reasons that Finland has done so well in the PISA tests? Pedagogical use of ICT is one of the corner stones of the future school. How does Finland manage to put together it’s strengths from the past and the new challenges of digitalisation of education. The presentation will enlighten the basics of the Finnish educational system, but it will also give view on how to restructure the system to maintain good results in the future as well.
Riku Alkio is a co-founder and CEO in Finnish company SmartFeet, which promotes new ways to motivate students with game based learning and pedagogical use of mobile technology.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Riku Alkio ريكو آكيو

Riku Alkio ريكو آكيو

CEO رئيس تنفيذي, Lentävä Liitutaulu Oy لينتافا للتاويوي
| Riku Alkio, Master of Philosophy, has a long experience in teaching and counselling. He has been involved in many inovative pedagogical projects during the years. He is co-founder and  CEO in SmartFeet Company, which promotes new ways to motivate students with game based learning and pedagogical use of mobile technology. He is also an author and experienced teacher trainer. He has trained teachers in several countries. Mr. Alkio has a board of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Friday May 8, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Sharing experiences: Running a book store
Limited Capacity seats available



Karam Youssef will share her experiences from running the small book store Al Khotob Khan in Cairo.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Karam Youseff كرم يوسف

Karam Youseff كرم يوسف

Owner مالكة, Kotob Khan Bookstore مكتبة الكتب خان
Karam Youssef founded Al Kotob Khan book shop and publishing house in 2006. From day one, Al Kotob Khan works as a cultural center -Enlightening point- engaged in its social cultural environment through several activities e.g. creative writing workshops that give the creative writing scene in Egypt many refined writers who won prestigious local literary prizes (Sawiris). Al Kotob Khan, also commences lectures of musical and cinema education... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

The process of digitisation
Limited Capacity filling up



Digitisation is the process of turning “analogue” books into digital ones. In this talk Eric Yang will share his experiences and advice on this, for publishers, critical process.
Eric is C.E.O of RH Korea (Formerly Random House Korea), RHK JAPAN and ePublisher Tabon Books and founder of Everbook.com the first E-book company in Korea. Eric is one of the most influential business developers in publishing of Korea, and he always tries to “Think” and “Link” all the world publishing industries.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Eric Yang إيريك يانغ

Eric Yang إيريك يانغ

CEO المدير التنفيذي, RH Korea آر إتش كوريا
| | Eric Yang is the current President of the Asia Pacific Publishers Association. He previously served as the Vice-President of the Korean Publishers Association, the trade association. Based in Seoul, Eric is currently C.E.O of RH Korea (Formerly Random House Korea), RHK JAPAN and Tabon Books which is a joint venture between RHK and the GS Home Shopping of Korea specialising in e-Publishing, file conversion and content creation. In... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

A pedagogical approach to playful learning
Limited Capacity seats available



In this session we will discuss what is playful learning in technology-enhanced learning environments and how can we implement this kind of approach to the classroom. Some examples about “learning by playing” will be presented, which every teacher can apply to his/her classroom. Learning can be motivating and learning can be fun!

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl كاتي ماكيتالو – سيغل

Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl كاتي ماكيتالو – سيغل

Professor of Education أستاذة في التربية, University of Eastern Finland جامعة شرق فنلندا
| PhD Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl is Professor of Education, especially focusing teaching and learning environments at the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland. She is a consortium leader of the research project entitled PREP21 - Preparing teacher students for 21st century learning practices: Ways of thinking and working funded by the Academy of Finland (TULOS-programme, 2014-2017). Professor... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Friday May 8, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

How technology can transform teaching and learning
Limited Capacity full


David will show educational aids Microsoft has developed in partnership with Broadclyst Primary School in Devon, UK using BBC Earth film's 3D spectacular, Enchanted Kingdom. These introduces 'project based learning' into the classroom - a method of teaching that encourages students to improve their management in the curriculum by exploring the world around them, developing solutions to challenges in a creative and collaborative learning environment.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for David Langridge

David Langridge

WW Education Senior director Content Partner Strategy, Microsoft مايكروسوفت
As the Senior Director of Content Partner Strategy, David is primarily responsible for developing Microsoft's strategy with Education Publishers and Content Solution Partners WW.He is part of Chris Bunio's Strategic Partnerships Team in the WW Education Indusrty Group. David works with Publishers focused on Schools, Continuing and Higher Education to ensure Microsoft provide the Education sector with what it needs. This is further enhanced by... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Friday May 8, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Sharing experiences with Rana Idriss & Assia Moussei
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Rana Idriss, Dar Al Adab, Lebanon and Assia Moussei, Dar El Ikhtilaf, Algeria sharing their experiences from the publishing industry. The conversation is moderated by Jihad Hudaib, cultural journalist from Al Ittihad newspaper in Abu Dhabi.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
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Jihad Hudaib جهاد هديب

Journalist صحافي, Al-Ittihad newspaper جريدة الاتحاد
| | Jihad Hudaib is a journalist in the cultural field at Al-Ittihad newspaper, with several years of experience.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Rana Idriss رنا إدريس

Rana Idriss رنا إدريس

Director مديرة, Dar Al Adab دار الآداب
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Assia Moussei آسيا موساي

Co-Founder مؤسسة مشاركة, Al-Ikhtilef الخليفة
| Assia Moussei, an Algerian doctor and publisher, began her career in cultural work in 1996 when, with a group of Algerian intellectuals, she co-founded the cultural association “Al-Ikhtilef” (The Difference), initiating a large number of workshops and intellectual and literary forums and sponsoring the publication of creative works by talented writers of the younger generation. She also oversaw the publication of a new literary... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

ADEC on the vision for education in the UAE
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Abu Dhabi Education Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programmes that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards. Join Dr. Najwa Al Housani in this talk to hear about the future of education in your city!

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Najwa Al Housani

Abu Dhabi Education Council مجلس أبو ظبي للتعليم

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Friday May 8, 2015 19:15 - 20:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

Where Interactive Books make a difference
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It is a well-known fact that Digital books can interact with the reader in many different ways. But in what way does this interaction add value, espicially for children? Why PubCoder built a software service to easily create ebooks with interactivity inside? We will provide the answers through some case studies showcasing ebook-games, ebooks for children with special needs and most importantly ebooks for education. Pubcoder also built in a regional feature for fonts and page reading.

Speakers/المتحدث
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Paolo Albert

Founder & CTO, Pubcoder
| Paolo Albert is Founder and CTO at Pubcoder, a multi - platform desktop software designed to enable authors, publishers and anyone without coding skills with a solution to create highly interactive and engaging ebooks and apps. Conceived specifically for children's books, e-textbooks and non - fiction content creation, Pubcoder has a strong commitment to EPUB3 fixed - layout standards. Paolo is responsible for overall development workflow and... Read More →
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Paolo Giovine

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Pubcoder
Born in Turin, Paolo Giovine collaborates with many cultural initiatives in his home town. As well as serving as a Partner at publishing house, Lindau, Paolo also held several positions within the publishing group, “L’Espresso”. From 2005 to 2011 he was General Manager of Radio&TV Area, a leading operator in the Italian private radio sector. Since 2010, he has invested in the creation of PubCoder, a new publishing platform for digital... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Friday May 8, 2015 19:15 - 20:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

Disruptive business models
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The publishing industry is fighting for relevancy, being challenged from all sides with large web sites dedicated to pirated material, new competetitors from movie-, games- and music industries as well as new technology lowering the barriers to entry on the market and also changing the rules of marketing . Join Peter Armstrong, Richard Nash and Kare Hallden in a vibrant discussion on disruptive business models and how publishers can survive and prosper. Peter Armstrong is the author of the "manifesto for Lean Publishing" who some say will make the biggest change to the publishing work flow in centuries and in the process will change the definition of books. Richard Nash has been named as one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World as well as the #1 Twitter User Changing the Face of Publishing and one of the Five Most Inspiring People in Digital Publishing. Kare Hallden who is at the forefront of using new technology and fighting digital piracy with the help of subscription based services.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
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Emma House إيما هاوس

Director for Publishers Relations مديرة علاقات الناشرين, UK Publishing Association جمعية الناشرين في المملكة المتحدة
| | | Emma House is the Director for Publisher Relations for the Publishers Association joining the PA in January 2009. Prior to the PA Emma headed up International Development for 7 years at The London Book Fair and gained 6 years’ experience in international business to business magazine publishing. Emma runs the PA's Boards on all aspects of publishing - Academic/STM, Education, Trade/Consumer and International, liaises with external... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
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Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Co-Founder مؤسس مشارك, Leanpub.com لين باب دوت كوم
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of 4 books: Programming for Kids, Lean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer, with 8 years of experience doing software development at Silicon Valley startups. Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. He has written a manifesto about lean publishing; Leanpub... Read More →
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Richard Nash ريتشارد ناش

CEO, Cursor
Richard Nash is a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media. He led partnerships and content at the culture discovery start-up Small Demons and the story app/aggregator Byliner. Previously he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers' Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005—the last book he edited there, Lydia Millet’s Love in Infant Monkeys, was... Read More →
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Kåre Halldén كيريه هالدين

CEO مدير تنفيذي, Readly Books
Kåre Halldén is the CEO and co-founder of Readly Books, Sweden’s leading digital book subscription service. Kåre Halldén has a long and successful entrepreneurial track record from digital business industries. He is also a well-renowned and award-winning Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction literature. The last few years he has written several critically acclaimed crime novels, published by Sweden’s... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 19:15 - 20:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

20:15

Matchmaking Non Fiction
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Bring your business cards and your English catalogues, text proposals and excerpts to this matchmaking session. This session will be focused on Non Fiction, but all interested publishers and agents are welcome.

Please note that all networking sessions only are available for paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Speakers/المتحدث
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Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 20:15 - 21:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
Saturday, May 9
 

10:15

Showcasing SmartBook
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Showcasing the Smartbook by McGraw Hill

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Ali Al Haddad

Regional Learning Solutions Manager for the GCC, McGraw Hill Education
| Ali Al-Haddad is the Regional Learning Solutions Manager for the GCC at McGraw-Hill Education. Based in Dubai, Ali has been providing innovative and industry leading learning solutions with an emphasis on digital solutions as a point of difference in a rapidly evolving and competitive market. Since joining McGraw-Hill Education several years back, Ali has worked with institutions such as “The Higher Colleges of Technology&rdquo... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.



Saturday May 9, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

How IT trends are shaping Education and Businesses today and into the future – what impact will it have on jobs
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The “cloud” and “devices” are influencing the way enterprises are looking to optimise costs, improve efficiency, spur growth, better compete, and innovate for strategic advantage – and management knows that these two trends are shaping their future, quickly. The questions then becomes, what does the specific landscape look like for Educators? Are all students digitally literate? What are the key concerns we face going forward? How do these influence Education and, most importantly, what does this shift to the cloud and devices mean for you? This session explores these questions and look at the trends impacting IT in Education today and into the future.

Speakers/المتحدث
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David Langridge

WW Education Senior director Content Partner Strategy, Microsoft مايكروسوفت
As the Senior Director of Content Partner Strategy, David is primarily responsible for developing Microsoft's strategy with Education Publishers and Content Solution Partners WW.He is part of Chris Bunio's Strategic Partnerships Team in the WW Education Indusrty Group. David works with Publishers focused on Schools, Continuing and Higher Education to ensure Microsoft provide the Education sector with what it needs. This is further enhanced by... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Saturday May 9, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Introducing the digital publishing of Light Novel
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A light novel is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting middle- and high-school students. It’s an evolution of pulp magazines and usually illustrated, quite short and comes with a dense publishing schedules.

Speakers/المتحدث
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Takeshi Nomura

Chief-in editor of Business and Life Books, Shueisha Company Ltd
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Eric Yang إيريك يانغ

CEO المدير التنفيذي, RH Korea آر إتش كوريا
| | Eric Yang is the current President of the Asia Pacific Publishers Association. He previously served as the Vice-President of the Korean Publishers Association, the trade association. Based in Seoul, Eric is currently C.E.O of RH Korea (Formerly Random House Korea), RHK JAPAN and Tabon Books which is a joint venture between RHK and the GS Home Shopping of Korea specialising in e-Publishing, file conversion and content creation. In... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Introducing 'Scratch' a programming language specifically designed to make it fun and easy to learn programming
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Dr. Hind Zantout, from Heriot WattUniversity Dubai Campus introduces "Scratch" by demonstrating games and animations, and walking the audience through a few simple exercises, covering important concepts and features. Scratch is designed for children between 8-16 and is provided for free by MIT Media Labs. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Please note that to benefit the most from this session, consider bringing along your laptops with Scratch installed. Scratch can be downloaded here.

 


Speakers/المتحدث
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Hind Zantout هند زنتوت

School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences. كلية الرياضيات وعلوم الحاسوب, Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus جامعة هيريوت وات دبي
Dr. Zantout teaches undergraduate and postgraduate degree program courses in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. She is a member of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, active in the Middle East Section. Her academic interests include teaching and learning, business information systems, knowledge economy, e-government, Internet governance and user interaction, She is a strong believer in life-long learning, and keen on... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Saturday May 9, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Culture is King (not content)
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Richard Nash will examine the role of culture when networking and making business in general, and online and on social media in particular. Richard will also explore revenue models for the publishing industry inspired by the music industry, where a publisher/agent/writer creates many product extensions. The extensions can arise from variable formats and pricing, but also by exploring and finding inspirations from completely different businesses like food, travel & education and more.

Speakers/المتحدث
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Richard Nash ريتشارد ناش

CEO, Cursor
Richard Nash is a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media. He led partnerships and content at the culture discovery start-up Small Demons and the story app/aggregator Byliner. Previously he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers' Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005—the last book he edited there, Lydia Millet’s Love in Infant Monkeys, was... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

How writers, authors and publishers can use blogging and social media to build a legion of fans and followers
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Farrukh Naeem, an award-winning writer, blogger and social media trainer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, shows with real life examples how writers, authors and publishers can use social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and online content publishing avenues like blogging to reach out to a global readership, promote their content, build loyal fans and followers and give their valuable content and publications the true exposure and appreciation they deserve. Farrukh Naeem is an award-winning copywriter, tech blogger and social media trainer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, and is read across more than 100 countries.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Farrukh Naeem فروخ نعيم

Farrukh Naeem فروخ نعيم

Digital strategist, Social Media Trainer and Blogger استراتيجي رقمي وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي nمدرب ومدون
| Farrukh Naeem is an award-winning copywriter, tech blogger and social media trainer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands from Microsoft to Adidas, Samsung, Canon, the United Nations and more. | On Twitter, Farrukh’s updates on creativity, writing and social media at @farrukhnaeem are followed by more than 14,000 people. In the world of blogging, Farrukh is one of the first business bloggers... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

ISBN and eBooks
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Arabic e-books are getting ever more present in the world of publishing; this is the future, and it starts now. However, things get more complicated without a clear identification. We have more Arabic e-books but less metadata. The key metadata element is the ISBN. Give your e-book an ISBN and let it be seen everywhere.
Kassem Al Tarras has been a bookseller for 25 years, and is the director of Pioneers (Al Rowad) Publishers since 2005. He is also the director of the ISBN Agency in Syria

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Kassem Al Tarras قاسم التراس

Director مدير, Rowad Publishing دار الرواد للنشر والتوزيع
Kassem Al Tarras was born in Damascus, Syria in 1968. He has a BA in English Literature from Damascus University and he is certified as a Teacher Trainer from the University of Delaware, USA. He has been a bookseller since 1990 and has been the director of Pioneers (Al Rowad) Publishers since 2005. He is the director of the ISBN Agency in Syria,(Syrian Publishers Association) and has done several presentations about ISBN system. He also trained... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Matchmaking Academic & STM
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Bring your business cards and your English catalogues, text proposals and excerpts to this matchmaking session. This session will be focused on Academic and STM, but all interested publishers and agents are welcome.

Please note that all networking sessions only are available for paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

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avatar for Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Copyright and rights consultant مستشارة في الحقوق وحقوق النشر
| Lynette Owen is a copyright and rights consultant, based in the United Kingdom. She has worked in the area of rights for Cambridge University Press, Pitman Publishing, Marshall Cavendish and Pearson Education, where she held the post of Copyright Director. She lectures regularly about rights on publishing degree courses in the UK, and also runs training courses, most recently in Brazil, India, Malaysia and the Middle East. She is the General... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

Promoting reading and literacy
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Join Emma House, Magnus Ljunggren and Wafa Menghazi when they compares approaches to promoting reading and literacy among children.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
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Shaikha Al Mehairi

Head of Cultural Resources Centre, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Shaikha Al Muhairi is a librarian and educator. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi for 11 years. Then she moved to Zayed University where she worked as a librarian and instructor for 7 years. She worked for a development agency where she was responsible for community development, adult education, higher education... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Children\'s literature critic, storyteller & Researcher وباحثة في ثقافة الطفل، وراوية قصص للأطفال, Sfax Higher Institute of Technological Studies- Tunisia
Wafa Thabet Mezghani, an English teacher with special training in Manchester and Oregon University and a long experience in teaching in primary and secondary schools (UAE and Tunisia) and higher education (ISET Sfax) and training in storytelling with ACUMEN and leadership with Iowa State University. Wafa has always combined teaching with her art of telling stories. In fact she has been telling stories since her childhood. She was born and... Read More →
avatar for Magnus Ljunggren ماغنوس ليونغرين

Magnus Ljunggren ماغنوس ليونغرين

Writer, Teacher كاتب ومدرس
Magnus Ljunggren is a 54 years old published author from Sweden. With more then 20 titles targeting such a wide age range of readers as 5 to 20 years. He writes all kind of books: picture books, adventurer’s, novels for young adults, and easy to read books for the early readers. Mr Ljunggren is a graduated drama teacher with ten years of experience in the Swedish school system – as a drama teacher as well as in charge of all of the schools... Read More →
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Emma House إيما هاوس

Director for Publishers Relations مديرة علاقات الناشرين, UK Publishing Association جمعية الناشرين في المملكة المتحدة
| | | Emma House is the Director for Publisher Relations for the Publishers Association joining the PA in January 2009. Prior to the PA Emma headed up International Development for 7 years at The London Book Fair and gained 6 years’ experience in international business to business magazine publishing. Emma runs the PA's Boards on all aspects of publishing - Academic/STM, Education, Trade/Consumer and International, liaises with external... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Saturday May 9, 2015 14:15 - 15:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

Translation as part of intercultural dialogue
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Translation is the main channel of intercultural dialogue between countries and nations. Often taken for granted, translation of literature is an activity that involves a number of players, from the writer and the original publisher, to literary agent, publisher of the translation, booksellers, reviewers and literary promoters. The panel discusses the challenges of taking literature across cultural and linguistic boundaries between cultures as diverse as Europe, the Arab World and India.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Vinutha Mallya فينوثا مالايا

Vinutha Mallya فينوثا مالايا

Principal مديرة, LineSpace Consulting لاين سبيس كونسلتينغ
Vinutha Mallya is the Principal at LineSpace Consulting, a publishing advisory based in Bangalore. She is a consulting editor to Mapin Publishing, a contributing editor to Publishing Perspectives, and an advisor to the Publishing Next conference. Vinutha has a keen interest in documenting and reporting on the Indian book-publishing industry. She manages and edits Booksy.In, a web resource for the publishing industry in India.Vinutha has a... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Alexandra Buchler

Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →
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Sinan Antoon سنان أنطون

Poet, Novelist & Translator شاعر وروائي ومترجم
| | Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist, translator and scholar, born and raised in Baghdad. After the 1991 Gulf War, he left to the United States where he obtained a doctorate in Arabic Literature in 2006 at Harvard. He has published two collections of poetry in Arabic: Mawshur Muballal bil-Hurub (Cairo, 2003) and Laylun Wahidun fi Kull al-Mudun (Dar al-Jamal, 2010). His first novel, I`jaam (2003) was translated into English as I`jaam: An Iraqi... Read More →
avatar for Gauti Kristmannsson غايتي كريستمانسون

Gauti Kristmannsson غايتي كريستمانسون

Professor of Translation أستاذ مادة الترجمة, University of Iceland جامعة آيسلندا
Gauti Kristmannsson is professor of translation and interpreting studies at the University of Iceland. He completed his BA in English at the same university, an M.Sc. in Scottish literature at the University of Edinburgh and his doctorate at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz/Germersheim with a dissertation entitled Literary Diplomacy: The Role of Translation in the Construction of National Literatures in Britain and Germany 1750-1830... Read More →
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Marcia Lynx Qualey مارشا لينكس كوايلي

Founder, Journalist, ArabLit آراب ليت
Marcia Lynx Qualey founded the site "Arabic Literature (in English)," popularly known as ArabLit, in 2009. Since then, she has been the main force behind editing the site, which provides reviews, events listings, and daily coverage of issues that affect writers across the region. She also writes about Arabic literature and Arab writers for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, and Qantara, among other publications.


Saturday May 9, 2015 14:15 - 15:30
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

The Editor in the Arab World
Limited Capacity seats available


The Arab publishing houses suffer from a lack of editors which has great consequences. In fact, most publishers rely on the author himself to achieve the duty of the editor which reflects a negative trend in the Arab world. Indeed, what contributes in the dissemination of this phenomenon is that many publishers in the Arab word publish books at the expense of the author, like they are just printing houses. An editor plays a critical role in choosing the right works to publish and shape the language for P&R of the book. This discussion will adress the important issues from different perspectives.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
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Chip Rossetti

Managing Editor, Library of Arabic Literature
Born in Boston, he is the managing editor for the Library of Arabic Literature, a series of classical Arabic works in facing-page translation, established by New York University Abu Dhabi and NYU Press. He writes on book publishing in the Middle East for Publishing Perspectives, and translates Arabic fiction, including novels and stories by Sonallah Ibrahim, Bahaa Abdelmegid, Mohamed Makhzangi and Egyptian science-fiction author Ahmed Khaled... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Nazli Berivan AK نازلي بريفان آك

Nazli Berivan AK نازلي بريفان آك

Editor and Manager محررة ومديرة, April Publishing House دار نشر ابريل
| Nazli Berivan AK received her BA degree at Ankara University, Department of Classical Philology, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Latin and Ancient Greek. Ak has been working as the editorial coordinator and the foreign rights manager of April Publishing house for the last 3 years. She received her MA degree in classical philology. At the moment she is working on her PhD thesis in Ankara University, Faculty of Theology, Department of History... Read More →
avatar for Fakhri Saleh فخري صالح

Fakhri Saleh فخري صالح

Writer, translator and Editor كاتب، ومترجم، ومحرر
| Fakhri Saleh has published many books in Arabic about Arabic Literature. He also edited many books about Modern Arabic Poetry, including a book about the foreign influences on contemporary Arabic Poetry. Fakhri Saleh translated a lot of works in literary theory from English into Arabic including: Terry Eagleton’s Criticism and Ideology, Tzvetan Todorov’s Mikhail Bakhtin: the Dialogical Principle. His area of research includes many... Read More →
avatar for Abdo Wazen عبده وازن

Abdo Wazen عبده وازن

Cultural Journalist صحفي ثقافي, Al Hayat الحياة
| Wazen was born in 1957 in Dekwaneh, Beirut. He finished his secondary education at the "Institute of the Apostles" in Jounieh and his university study at Saint Joseph's University. Wazen has been working in the field of cultural journalism since 1979, and pursues the cultural and literary life as a critic. He won the “Cultural Journalism Award” from Dubai Media Office in 2005, and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Children’s... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 14:15 - 15:30
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15

MENA-market for Teen Literature
Limited Capacity seats available



Haissam Fadel brought the Twilight-saga, and many others, to the Arab World and is in a unique position to talk about the MENA market for Teen Literature. Come, listen and learn from his experiences

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Haissam Fadel هيثم فاضل

Haissam Fadel هيثم فاضل

Managing Director المدير العام, Arab Cultural Center and Sama Publishing المركز الثقافي العربي وسما للنشر
| Haissam has a French baccalaureate in Morocco and a Bachelor of science in international marketing from Oregon state university. He started working as a sales manager and was then promoted to managing director. He has published best sellers to the Arabic language such as the twilight saga and the Millenium trilogy and also keen to promote young talents to an Arabic audience


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

How do Millenials learn
Limited Capacity filling up



As more and more Millenials, a.k.a. the Net Generation, reaches schools it becomes apparent that teacher faces a different type of students than previously generations. Join Professor Kati Makitalo, Linda Rush from Gems Education and David Langridge from Microsoft in a discussion on how best to meet this challenge.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Elin Jones

Elin Jones

Professor at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
| Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones is Professor at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University, (Wales, UK), Director of the Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture and of the newly created Centre for Cultural Translation. She has presented papers at international conferences and published widely on media, languages, creative translation and the cultural industries, co-edited with Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed... Read More →

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avatar for David Langridge

David Langridge

WW Education Senior director Content Partner Strategy, Microsoft مايكروسوفت
As the Senior Director of Content Partner Strategy, David is primarily responsible for developing Microsoft's strategy with Education Publishers and Content Solution Partners WW.He is part of Chris Bunio's Strategic Partnerships Team in the WW Education Indusrty Group. David works with Publishers focused on Schools, Continuing and Higher Education to ensure Microsoft provide the Education sector with what it needs. This is further enhanced by... Read More →
avatar for Linda Rush ليندا راش

Linda Rush ليندا راش

Director of Teacher Training مديرة تدريب المعلمين, Gems Education جيمس إديوكيشن
| | As a teacher, headteacher, university academic, educational consultant and researcher Dr Linda Rush worked with a wide range of learners in a wide variety of contexts. Her research in the areas of teacher education and public / private partnerships has led to presentation at international conferences and publication in books and journals. More recently in her role as Director of Teacher Training for GEMS Education, a vital part for her is... Read More →
avatar for Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl كاتي ماكيتالو – سيغل

Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl كاتي ماكيتالو – سيغل

Professor of Education أستاذة في التربية, University of Eastern Finland جامعة شرق فنلندا
| PhD Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl is Professor of Education, especially focusing teaching and learning environments at the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland. She is a consortium leader of the research project entitled PREP21 - Preparing teacher students for 21st century learning practices: Ways of thinking and working funded by the Academy of Finland (TULOS-programme, 2014-2017). Professor... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Saturday May 9, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

The future of educational publishing
Limited Capacity seats available


Join Emma House from UK Publishing Association and Thanos Blinztios from McGraw Hill Education in a simulating discussion on the past, present and future of educational publishing in a global perspective as well as a regional one.

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avatar for Thanos Blintzios ثانوس بلينتزيوس

Thanos Blintzios ثانوس بلينتزيوس

Managing Director Greece, Middle East and Africa مدير تنفيذي في اليونان والشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا, McGraw Hill Education ماكجرو هيل للتربية
| Thanos Blintzios is the Managing Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at McGraw-Hill Education for the past 16 years. He has travelled extensively in the region and has grown the business many times over in that time period. Leading a team of highly skilled professionals he has been tasked with driving the company’s transition in the geographical area he manages, from its traditional model of print publishing to the new digital... Read More →
avatar for Emma House إيما هاوس

Emma House إيما هاوس

Director for Publishers Relations مديرة علاقات الناشرين, UK Publishing Association جمعية الناشرين في المملكة المتحدة
| | | Emma House is the Director for Publisher Relations for the Publishers Association joining the PA in January 2009. Prior to the PA Emma headed up International Development for 7 years at The London Book Fair and gained 6 years’ experience in international business to business magazine publishing. Emma runs the PA's Boards on all aspects of publishing - Academic/STM, Education, Trade/Consumer and International, liaises with external... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Adaptive Learning - and how it can transform blended learning
Limited Capacity seats available


Adaptive learning - which is a new high tech type of e-learning - has the potential to fundamentally change how teachers teach and students learn. The big difference compared to previous learning interventions is that adaptive learning can deliver individualised learning in a scaleable way. Obviously not everything can be taught through adaptive learning, but through addressing a significant number of learning needs efficiently and effectively, the role and the focus of the teacher can be supported greatly.
Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen has given numerous keynote lectures worldwide and is recognised as an expert in learning technology and has pioneered advancements in adaptive learning and personalised learning.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Ulrik Juul Christensen أولريك جول كريستنسن

Ulrik Juul Christensen أولريك جول كريستنسن

Senior Fellow كبير الزملاء, McGraw Hill Education ماك جرو هيل إيديوكيشين
Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen is a Senior Fellow, Digital Learning, at McGraw-Hill Education. He is a key member of the team striving to reimagine learning through adaptive and personalised learning. Dr. Christensen has given numerous keynote lectures worldwide and is recognised as an expert in learning technology, having pioneered advancements in adaptive learning, data-driven content development, computer simulation, and debriefing technologies... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Saturday May 9, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Advice from an experienced TESOL teacher
Limited Capacity seats available


English is a popular language spoken in many parts of the world. Many schools, both public and private, use English as a medium of instruction. But for some students, English is a second (or third) language. Is learning a second language the same as how we learn our native language? What impact does this have on how schools teach second languages? In this presentation, some best practices for promoting bilingualism and teaching English will be explored.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Garlfar Andrews غالفار أندروز

Garlfar Andrews غالفار أندروز

Head of Faculty, ADEC
| Garlfar Andrews is an instructional coach and consultant based in the United Arab Emirates. He specializes in ELT strategies and gifted education. His experience includes teaching elementary and middle school ESL students in the U.S. and UAE, writing ESL curriculum, teacher training, and presenting at numerous state and international conferences on the topics of teaching English language learners and differentiated instruction.

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Saturday May 9, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Building Smart Bridges
Limited Capacity seats available


In an innovative project with Foyles of London from the United Kingdom, Neal Hoskins lead  producer will look at how digital consumer services can provide virtual bridges to real world bookshops and in turn give writers, publishers and booksellers the chance to retune their lifelong relationships.

Publishers, booksellers, readers and writers are welcome to this fascinating look into the world of books today.


Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Neal Hoskins نيل هوسكينز

Neal Hoskins نيل هوسكينز

Producer, Winged Chariot
| Neal Hoskins is a producer at WingedChariot, a cultural agency working to bridge print and digital communities, and will be an organizer for the E-Zone / ADIBF 2015.


Saturday May 9, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Technology in the future classrom
Limited Capacity full


The meaningful use of technology in the classroom means that we should change our thinking about the traditional teacher role and let pupils take responsibility for their own learning processes. Taking into account the 21st century skills, such as collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and the ways of using ICT – This presentation will discuss what we should consider when designing the future classroom.
PhD Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl is a Professor of Education, focusing on teaching and learning environments at the University of Eastern Finland.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl كاتي ماكيتالو – سيغل

Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl كاتي ماكيتالو – سيغل

Professor of Education أستاذة في التربية, University of Eastern Finland جامعة شرق فنلندا
| PhD Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl is Professor of Education, especially focusing teaching and learning environments at the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland. She is a consortium leader of the research project entitled PREP21 - Preparing teacher students for 21st century learning practices: Ways of thinking and working funded by the Academy of Finland (TULOS-programme, 2014-2017). Professor... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Saturday May 9, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Lean Publishing
Limited Capacity seats available



Lean Publishing is the act of publishing an in-progress ebook using lightweight tools and many iterations to get reader feedback, pivot until you have the right book and build traction once you do. This talk delves into each of the elements of that definition, understanding the origin and meaning of all its parts. Influences on Lean Publishing include open source software, Lean Startup theory, customer development, blogs and more. The talk also includes a discussion of the historical origin of Lean Publishing, focusing on the serial fiction of the 1800s. The impact of more recent developments, such as fan fiction and the rise of mobile are also discussed.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Co-Founder مؤسس مشارك, Leanpub.com لين باب دوت كوم
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of 4 books: Programming for Kids, Lean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer, with 8 years of experience doing software development at Silicon Valley startups. Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. He has written a manifesto about lean publishing; Leanpub... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Sharing experiences with Jamal Al Shehhi and Hassane Bennamane
Limited Capacity seats available



Jamal Al Shehhi, founder of Kuttab publishing in the UAE & Hassane Bennamane from Dar El Oumma in Algeria sharing experiences from the publishing industry. The conversation is moderated by Jihad Hudaib, cultural journalist from Al Ittihad newspaper in Abu Dhabi.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Jihad Hudaib جهاد هديب

Jihad Hudaib جهاد هديب

Journalist صحافي, Al-Ittihad newspaper جريدة الاتحاد
| | Jihad Hudaib is a journalist in the cultural field at Al-Ittihad newspaper, with several years of experience.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Jamal Al Shehhi جمال الشحي

Jamal Al Shehhi جمال الشحي

CEO المدير التنفيذي, Kuttab Publishing دار كتّاب
| | Jamal Al Shehhi is a writer and publisher from the UAE and the founder of Kuttab Publishing House. which seeks to promote a culture of reading and writing in the community. He is Executive Director for children’s activities at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. He publishes a weekly column in Al Ittihad newspaper and also writes for Gulf News.
avatar for Hassane Bennamane حسان بن نامان

Hassane Bennamane حسان بن نامان

Director and owner مدير ومالك الدار, Dar El Oumma دار الأمة
| Hassane Bennamane is the editor, director and owner of DAR EL OUMMA edition since 1991. He is also a founding member of SNEL (2001) and ONEL (2014), member of Arab Publisher Association since 2000 and member of the Executive Board of the Arab-PA (session 2007/2010)


Saturday May 9, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
Sunday, May 10
 

09:15

Touring the Fair


We'll meet at the entrance to hall #11 and Mr. Andreas Hagglund, who's been organising the professional programme, will take you on a quick tour covering all important areas of the Fair before finally stopping at the Business Club.

Please note that all networking sessions only are available for paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Nabeel Khalfan Al Mehairibi

Nabeel Khalfan Al Mehairibi

Program Manager, KITAB
| Nabeel is the Program Manager - (Illustrator's Corner, E-Zone and SOR, and Professional Program) for the ADIBF.


Sunday May 10, 2015 09:15 - 10:00
#Hall 11 ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Online resemblance between music and Literature
Limited Capacity seats available


While the online music business has stabilised globally the e-book business is still at it's early stages in smaller markets. Do these two industries bear any similarities? What can the publishing industry learn from the music industry? Stefan Hjorleifsson from eBaekur will be sharing his experience and future vision.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Stefan Hjorleifsson

Stefan Hjorleifsson

CEO, eBaekur.is
| Stephan Hjorleifsson is the CEO and founder of eBaekur.is, the leading e-book store and online service for e-books and online service for e-books in Iceland, launched in 2012. Stefan has extensive experience in the digital sphere as the founder of Tonlist.is, one of the very first online music services in Europe, launched in April 2003. Previously he was a professional musician and composer and is still playing music locally. Stephan holds an... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Digital Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available


Publishers in all sectors are developing new products and services which are radically changing the ways in which readers and authors connect. This presentation will showcase some of the best examples of Innovation with Impact from the UK.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Richard Mollet ريتشارد موليت

Richard Mollet ريتشارد موليت

Chief Executive رئيس تنفيذي, UK Publishing Association جمعية الناشرين في المملكة المتحدة
| | | Richard Mollet became Chief Executive of the Publishers Association in October 2010. In this role he is responsible for leading political engagement with government and parliament at a national and EU level and representing the publishing sector in the broadcast and print media. He is also tasked with co-ordinating the work of The PA in its main areas of activity including promoting reading for pleasure, workforce development and... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Discussing childrens literature
Limited Capacity seats available


This session will explore childres literature and ask questions like what is a "good" childrens book, what is that make some book travel the world and stay for ages, while other books come and go in isolated places.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Children\'s literature critic, storyteller & Researcher وباحثة في ثقافة الطفل، وراوية قصص للأطفال, Sfax Higher Institute of Technological Studies- Tunisia
Wafa Thabet Mezghani, an English teacher with special training in Manchester and Oregon University and a long experience in teaching in primary and secondary schools (UAE and Tunisia) and higher education (ISET Sfax) and training in storytelling with ACUMEN and leadership with Iowa State University. Wafa has always combined teaching with her art of telling stories. In fact she has been telling stories since her childhood. She was born and... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Amina Hachimi Alaoui

Amina Hachimi Alaoui

Director مديرة, Yanbow Al Kitab Publishing House دار نشر ينبوع الكتاب
| | Amina Hachimi Alaoui obtained a degree in Political Science from the College of Law, Mohammed V University, in Casablanca. She is the founder of two libraries: the Book Forum (1984) and the Arts Forum (1995). These two libraries have encouraged reading and cultural awareness as well as organising a number of festivals and cultural symposiums. She is also a founding member of the Moroccan Association for Book Professionals and director of... Read More →
avatar for Linah Awad

Linah Awad

Assistant Professor, University of Jordan
 Linah Awad is Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Jordan with a specialization in modern literary criticism and post-colonial studies. She teaches a course on children's literature. She has been a consulting specialist for the  Diakonia regional programmes on Arabic children’s literature. She has also served as a jury member for a variety of Arabic children’s literature awards.
avatar for Nabiha Mheidly نبيهة محيدلي

Nabiha Mheidly نبيهة محيدلي

Writer كاتبة, Dar Al Hadaek
| Nabiha Mheidly is a Lebanese writer and member of Al-Hadaek publishing house, which specializes in Arabic children’s literature since 1987. Nabiha has written more than 80 books for children from different age groups. Her works has received many awards, including the Etisalat prize (in 2014 and 2012) and the Kuwait Book Bair prize (in 2011). She conducts reading sessions and lectures at several universities in Lebanon and runs workshops... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Book and eBook: Same same but different
Limited Capacity full


Mahmoud AboulFotoh & Eng. Hisham El Feky, walks through the differences and similarities between paperback and eBooks.
Hisham El Feky has worked as art director in one of the most popular publishing house in Arab world "Shourok Publishing House" for over 10 years, and currently works as a Publishing consultant, and a freelance art designer. Mahmoud AboulFotoh is an Egyptian eCommerce Expert that focuses on mobile application development and eBooks.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Mahmoud AboulFotoh محمود أبو الفتوح

Mahmoud AboulFotoh محمود أبو الفتوح

eCommerce Expert خبير في التجارة الإلكترونية
| | An Egyptian eCommerce Expert, Mahmoud AboulFotoh started focusing in the last couple of years on ICT for development, and emerging technologies such as mobile applications development, eBooks, Digital archiving, and social media. He has also been lecturing in various respectful institutions such as: The Swedish institute in Alexandria, The Townhouse Gallery, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the Arab League, and held multiple workshops in The... Read More →
avatar for Hisham El Feky هشام الفقي

Hisham El Feky هشام الفقي

Publishing Consultant, Art Designer مستشار في شؤون النشر، ومصمم فنون
Eng. Hisham El Feky, Worked as an art director in one of the most popular publishing house in Arab world "Shourok Publishing House" for over 10 years, and currently works as a Publishing consultant, and a free lance art designer. Hisham's area of expertise is mainly books and publications design and production, graphic design with focus on oriental designs and Arabic calligraphy.


Sunday May 10, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Spotlight on Rights subsidy programme
Limited Capacity seats available


Lynette Owen is responsible for the Spotlight on Rights programme during ADIBF. It’s a subsidy programme where publishers can get a subsidy of up to US $4000 for translating and publishing a book. The programme also helps in writing a rights contract. In this talk Lynette will introduce SOR and some key points on the buying and selling of rights.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Copyright and rights consultant مستشارة في الحقوق وحقوق النشر
| Lynette Owen is a copyright and rights consultant, based in the United Kingdom. She has worked in the area of rights for Cambridge University Press, Pitman Publishing, Marshall Cavendish and Pearson Education, where she held the post of Copyright Director. She lectures regularly about rights on publishing degree courses in the UK, and also runs training courses, most recently in Brazil, India, Malaysia and the Middle East. She is the General... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Experiences from Manga Comics
Limited Capacity seats available



Manga are comics made in a distinctly Japanese style and they are hugely popular in Japan, but also in many other parts of the world, including UAE. Join this session by Takeshi Nomura to learn about how mangas are created and sold.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Takeshi Nomura

Takeshi Nomura

Chief-in editor of Business and Life Books, Shueisha Company Ltd


Sunday May 10, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Matchmaking Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available


Bring your business cards and your English catalogues, text proposals and excerpts to this matchmaking session. This session will be focused on Fiction, but all interested publishers and agents are welcome.

Please note that all networking sessions only are available to paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Copyright and rights consultant مستشارة في الحقوق وحقوق النشر
| Lynette Owen is a copyright and rights consultant, based in the United Kingdom. She has worked in the area of rights for Cambridge University Press, Pitman Publishing, Marshall Cavendish and Pearson Education, where she held the post of Copyright Director. She lectures regularly about rights on publishing degree courses in the UK, and also runs training courses, most recently in Brazil, India, Malaysia and the Middle East. She is the General... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

Introducing the Montessori Method and Philosophy
Limited Capacity seats available



The Montessori method of education is tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world including here in the UAE. It’s an educational approach developed by Maria Montessori that is used in many nursery schools around the world and provides a unique and stimulating educational experience for young learners. It enables the child to develop self-confidence, security, a sense of order and social relationships, creative intelligence and imagination. It also sharpens the ability to discriminate, make judgments and build up a child’s concentration span. In this session, trained Montessori Instructor and head of Redwood Montessori Nursery Ms. Geraldine Hill will introduce this method and discuss its advantages.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Asima Bhatti

Asima Bhatti

Centre Supervisor, Redwood Montessori Nursery
| Centre Supervisor at Redwood Montessori Nursery, Khalifa City A. She holds an honours in Psychology and Political Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She completed her Montessori Diploma through the American Montessori Internationale in 2003. Since then, she has worked with various reputable schools in Toronto whilst also providing shadow teaching and in house staff training based on the Montessori method. She has had over 10 years... Read More →
avatar for Geraldine Hill جيرالدين هيل

Geraldine Hill جيرالدين هيل

Montessori Instructor, Director مدرسة منهج مونتيسوري، ومديرة, The Redwood Nursery حضانة ريد وود
| With over 15 years experience in the field of Early Years and Montessori Education, my vocation is to enable each child to achieve their full potential through the provision of the highest standards of education and care and working in close partnership with Parents and the Community.

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 14:15 - 15:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

The power of book covers
Limited Capacity seats available


Selecting and designing a book cover is an easily forgotten detail when publishing a book, but it can greatly affect the reading experience by setting the expectations of the reader. Join Hisham El Feky in this talk on cover design and find out why some images are better suited for facts while others are better for adults or children literature and also how you can alter the readers expectations by altering the illustration.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Hisham El Feky هشام الفقي

Hisham El Feky هشام الفقي

Publishing Consultant, Art Designer مستشار في شؤون النشر، ومصمم فنون
Eng. Hisham El Feky, Worked as an art director in one of the most popular publishing house in Arab world "Shourok Publishing House" for over 10 years, and currently works as a Publishing consultant, and a free lance art designer. Hisham's area of expertise is mainly books and publications design and production, graphic design with focus on oriental designs and Arabic calligraphy.


Sunday May 10, 2015 14:15 - 15:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15

Creating bestsellers in MENA
Limited Capacity seats available


There are some motivations for readers all over the world and if you identify them you can always find the right work to translate and publish. Nazli Berivan will share her experiences of doing this and selling more than a million copies of her book in Turkey.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Nazli Berivan AK نازلي بريفان آك

Nazli Berivan AK نازلي بريفان آك

Editor and Manager محررة ومديرة, April Publishing House دار نشر ابريل
| Nazli Berivan AK received her BA degree at Ankara University, Department of Classical Philology, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Latin and Ancient Greek. Ak has been working as the editorial coordinator and the foreign rights manager of April Publishing house for the last 3 years. She received her MA degree in classical philology. At the moment she is working on her PhD thesis in Ankara University, Faculty of Theology, Department of History... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 15:15 - 16:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15

Literary Agents in MENA
Limited Capacity seats available


Join some of the region's most experienced Literary Agents in a stimulating discussion of the role of the Agent and the added benefit of having one.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Alexandra Buchler

Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Zeynep Sevde Paksu زينب سيفدي باكسو

Zeynep Sevde Paksu زينب سيفدي باكسو

Editor, Writer, Manager, Taze Kitap تايز كيتاب
| | Zeynep Sevde Paksu was born at 20 August 1983 in İstanbul. She studied physics in Yildiz Technical University. Since 2001 she is working in the publishing sector as an editor, writer and manager. She has 11 children books published in Turkish. Her “super kid’s diary” series became bestseller in Turkey when they published. She published 7 different children magazines until today. She owns an agency called Taze Kitap... Read More →
avatar for Yasmina Jraissati ياسمينة جريصاتي

Yasmina Jraissati ياسمينة جريصاتي

Founder وكالة رايا, Raya Agency مؤسسة رايا
Yasmina Jraissati is a literary agent who specialises in Arabic literature. She created RAYA, the first agency dedicated to Arabic literature translation rights in 2004. Authors she represents have been successfully placed in houses such as Actes Sud, Buchet-Chastel (France), Hanser (Germany), Bompiani, Feltrinelli (Italy), Transworld, Haus, Ebury Rider Books (Penguin Random House) (UK), Seven Stories Press (USA), De Geus (Netherlands... Read More →
avatar for Monica Gram مونيكا غرام

Monica Gram مونيكا غرام

Managing Director مدير إداري, Leonhardt & Høier Literary Agency وكالة ليونهاردت وهوار الأدبية
Monica Gram is the Managing Director of the Leonhardt & Høier Literary Agency in Copenhagen and has been in the business for twenty years. She runs the agency in collaboration with Anneli Høier, and represents a growing list of Scandinavian authors worldwide, while also looking after the German publishers that the agency represents in Scandinavia. The list includes authors of literary, commercial and non-fiction. The agency was founded in... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 15:15 - 16:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

Enhancing Maths Teaching and Learning using ALEKS
Limited Capacity seats available



The session will address the following:
• Key goals of Foundations Math programmes at HCT
• How the blended learning environment has been enhanced to student-centered mobile learning environment in partnership with faculty
• The role of ALEKS in achieving the above transformation
• The paradigm shift of faculty and student roles in the teaching and learning process

ALEKS stands for Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces and is a web-based artificial intelligent assessment and learning system.


Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Johnson Thomas جونسون توماس

Johnson Thomas جونسون توماس

Regional Programme Chairs of Foundations Math Programme البرنامج الإقليمي- الرياضيات الأساسية, Higher Colleges of Technology كليات التقنية العليا
avatar for Dimitri Chami ديمتري شامي

Dimitri Chami ديمتري شامي

Regional Programme Chairs of Foundations Math Programme البرنامج الإقليمي- الرياضيات الأساسية, Higher Colleges of Technology كليات التقنية العليا

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

How to teach kids to program
Limited Capacity seats available



As computers become ever more and more present in our world knowing how to make them obey our commands become increasingly important. Join Peter Armstrong LeanPub.com founder, author of "Programming for Kids" and former software developer, Santeri Koivisto, former teacher and creator of MinecraftEdu which has been used to teach thousands of kids how to program and Dr. Hind Zantout expert in "Scratch", a programming language explicitly designed to make it easy to learn how to program in a discussion on challenges and opportunities, tips and techniques for how to teach children to program.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Santeri Koivisto

Santeri Koivisto

CEO مدير تنفيذي, TeacherGaming LLC تيتشر غيمينغ محدودة المسؤولية
| Santeri Koivisto is CEO of TeacherGaming LLC, the company that is developing MinecraftEdu and is about to change how the world is looking at games in education. Santeri, the son of a teacher and an entrepreneur, was one of the small percentage of applicants accepted into teacher training at University of Eastern Finland and got a Master in Applied Education. As an avid gamer he was disappointed by the quality of educational games on the market... Read More →
avatar for Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Co-Founder مؤسس مشارك, Leanpub.com لين باب دوت كوم
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of 4 books: Programming for Kids, Lean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer, with 8 years of experience doing software development at Silicon Valley startups. Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. He has written a manifesto about lean publishing; Leanpub... Read More →
avatar for Hind Zantout  هند زنتوت

Hind Zantout هند زنتوت

School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences. كلية الرياضيات وعلوم الحاسوب, Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus جامعة هيريوت وات دبي
Dr. Zantout teaches undergraduate and postgraduate degree program courses in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. She is a member of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, active in the Middle East Section. Her academic interests include teaching and learning, business information systems, knowledge economy, e-government, Internet governance and user interaction, She is a strong believer in life-long learning, and keen on... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

How Visuals get your Audience to Listen Up and Remember Your Message: A Practical Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available



In this two-hour session Deborah Mends, a classically-trained artist and visual thinking specialist, will explain why visuals are taking the world of business and education by storm, and how they help your target retain up to 60% more of your message while feeling much more interested and engaged. This workshop offers participants a step-by-step introduction to drawing simple graphics so they may incorporate visuals into their presentations, lectures and day-to-day communication.
Deborah Mends is the founder of VizThink Labs and member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners as well as International Association of Facilitators.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Deborah Mends

Deborah Mends

Owner, Viz Think Lab
After an international career in operational marketing and communication, Deborah Mends- also a classically trained artist - is the owner and general manager of Viz Think Lab, a twofour54 visual thinking consultancy based in Abu Dhabi. Viz Think Lab offers graphic recording services to businesses: capturing the big ideas in words and pictures drawn in real time at meetings and events. This engages participants and stimulates discussion, while... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 16:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Finnish perspective on eLearning
Limited Capacity seats available


How do you motivate students of the digital ara? The crucial thing to sucess is to find the right ways to use ICT so that it supports learning in a meaningful way. Media literacy, creativity and collabrative learning skills help students to face 21st Century challenges.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Riku Alkio ريكو آكيو

Riku Alkio ريكو آكيو

CEO رئيس تنفيذي, Lentävä Liitutaulu Oy لينتافا للتاويوي
| Riku Alkio, Master of Philosophy, has a long experience in teaching and counselling. He has been involved in many inovative pedagogical projects during the years. He is co-founder and  CEO in SmartFeet Company, which promotes new ways to motivate students with game based learning and pedagogical use of mobile technology. He is also an author and experienced teacher trainer. He has trained teachers in several countries. Mr. Alkio has a board of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

The evolution of pedagogy around games in education - case studies: MinecraftEdu and KerbalEdu
Limited Capacity seats available



How can a teacher without prior knowledge of educational games get started? And how can we break the presumptions that teachers have about what they need to know, and do before the power of gaming is unleashed? Those questions are behind the design of MinecraftEdu. Santeri Koivisto will walk you through the evolution of Minecraft pedagogy and how TeacherGaming have found the model where a teacher's work hours are minimised yet the result is the most effective and engaging for students.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Santeri Koivisto

Santeri Koivisto

CEO مدير تنفيذي, TeacherGaming LLC تيتشر غيمينغ محدودة المسؤولية
| Santeri Koivisto is CEO of TeacherGaming LLC, the company that is developing MinecraftEdu and is about to change how the world is looking at games in education. Santeri, the son of a teacher and an entrepreneur, was one of the small percentage of applicants accepted into teacher training at University of Eastern Finland and got a Master in Applied Education. As an avid gamer he was disappointed by the quality of educational games on the market... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

How to teach creativity and generate ideas for writing in class
Limited Capacity seats available



Creativity is in some sense making decisions and to be able to create, you must make decisions as simple as possible. Magnus Ljunggren has successfully designed a “story generator” that can help any child generate 1000 story embryos in just 10 minutes time. In this session Magnus will show you how the story generator works so that you can start applying it yourself as soon as you’re leaving the session, and he will share his experiences on creativity and story writing from using “the generator” during the last 10 years. Magnus Ljunggren has published 24 books and has more than 10 years of experience as a teacher.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Magnus Ljunggren ماغنوس ليونغرين

Magnus Ljunggren ماغنوس ليونغرين

Writer, Teacher كاتب ومدرس
Magnus Ljunggren is a 54 years old published author from Sweden. With more then 20 titles targeting such a wide age range of readers as 5 to 20 years. He writes all kind of books: picture books, adventurer’s, novels for young adults, and easy to read books for the early readers. Mr Ljunggren is a graduated drama teacher with ten years of experience in the Swedish school system – as a drama teacher as well as in charge of all of the schools... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

ePublishing
Limited Capacity filling up


Discussion panel on ePublishing where the participants will cover many aspects on ePublishing both from the perspective of individual writers and publishing houses as well as the technology. Hopefully you will get a lot of good to know-ideas and practical do’s and don’ts whether you’re a writer thinking about self-publishing or a publisher wanting to enter ePublishing.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Neal Hoskins نيل هوسكينز

Neal Hoskins نيل هوسكينز

Producer, Winged Chariot
| Neal Hoskins is a producer at WingedChariot, a cultural agency working to bridge print and digital communities, and will be an organizer for the E-Zone / ADIBF 2015.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Co-Founder مؤسس مشارك, Leanpub.com لين باب دوت كوم
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of 4 books: Programming for Kids, Lean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer, with 8 years of experience doing software development at Silicon Valley startups. Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. He has written a manifesto about lean publishing; Leanpub... Read More →
avatar for Yekta Kopan يكتا كوبان

Yekta Kopan يكتا كوبان

Founder مؤسس, Alkitap.com
| | Born in 1968, Kopan graduated from Hacettepe University’s School of Business Administration. As one of the founders of altkitap.com, the first e-publishing house of Turkey, Kopan maintains his literary activities through the active and interactive use of the Internet. | In addition to short stories and a novel, he has also written critical essays on cinema, music, plastic arts and literature. His short stories and essays are... Read More →
avatar for Egill Örn Jóhannsson إيجيل أورن يوهانسون

Egill Örn Jóhannsson إيجيل أورن يوهانسون

General Manager مدير عام, Forlagid Publishing فورلاجيد للنشر
| Egill is general manager at Forlagid Publishing, the biggest publishing house in Iceland, publishing around 200 titles each year. Forlagid has an annual turnover of 8-10 million Euros, 40 employees and publishes over 1000 icelandic and foreign authors. Egill oversaw the merger of JPV Publishing and Edda Publishing in 2007 and has made Forlagid's annual turnover grow 15 fold since starting, and from publishing 19 titles the first year to... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Publishing in a new digital era for Education
Limited Capacity seats available


Digital mandates are happening across the globe, which is driving technology into schools. How can a partnership with technology companies ensure the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and this drive for technology aids learning? How can we not just improve the reading experience but jointly really transform learning in a digital age and therefore improve learning outcomes? David Langridge is responsible for developing Microsoft’s strategy with Education Publishers worldwide to ensure Microsoft provide the teachers with what they need and is recognised as a world class speaker on the topic of education.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for David Langridge

David Langridge

WW Education Senior director Content Partner Strategy, Microsoft مايكروسوفت
As the Senior Director of Content Partner Strategy, David is primarily responsible for developing Microsoft's strategy with Education Publishers and Content Solution Partners WW.He is part of Chris Bunio's Strategic Partnerships Team in the WW Education Indusrty Group. David works with Publishers focused on Schools, Continuing and Higher Education to ensure Microsoft provide the Education sector with what it needs. This is further enhanced by... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

Learning Science - and the impact on high tech developments in education
Limited Capacity seats available



Learning Science - not to be confused with the learning OF science - has a profound impact on how modern technology in education is being developed. The ability to do science faster and more targeted is improved through large data sets and advanced technology. This session will give a number of concrete examples of how learning science (and adjacent sciences) have been implemented successfully in the newest generations of high tech learning products.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Ulrik Juul Christensen أولريك جول كريستنسن

Ulrik Juul Christensen أولريك جول كريستنسن

Senior Fellow كبير الزملاء, McGraw Hill Education ماك جرو هيل إيديوكيشين
Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen is a Senior Fellow, Digital Learning, at McGraw-Hill Education. He is a key member of the team striving to reimagine learning through adaptive and personalised learning. Dr. Christensen has given numerous keynote lectures worldwide and is recognised as an expert in learning technology, having pioneered advancements in adaptive learning, data-driven content development, computer simulation, and debriefing technologies... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 19:15 - 20:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

MinecraftEdu - What's all the buzz about
Limited Capacity seats available


In a nutshell: " A couple of Finnish students and an American teacher set up a company called TeacherGaming LLC [TG] and started making MinecraftEdu 2011. Since then games ' repurposed' for education by them have spread to thousands of schools around the world with increasing pace. TeacherGaming's CEO Santeri Koivisto [MoE] is here to tell about what type of change they want to make, how their business works, good examples from around the world and what TG has learnt during their experience in the field.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Santeri Koivisto

Santeri Koivisto

CEO مدير تنفيذي, TeacherGaming LLC تيتشر غيمينغ محدودة المسؤولية
| Santeri Koivisto is CEO of TeacherGaming LLC, the company that is developing MinecraftEdu and is about to change how the world is looking at games in education. Santeri, the son of a teacher and an entrepreneur, was one of the small percentage of applicants accepted into teacher training at University of Eastern Finland and got a Master in Applied Education. As an avid gamer he was disappointed by the quality of educational games on the market... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Sunday May 10, 2015 19:15 - 20:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
Monday, May 11
 

10:15

Copyrights
Limited Capacity seats available


Copyright is the life-blood of publishing, ensuring that authors are rewarded and the companies which invest them incentivised. Yet the copyright framework is under threat from a range of political and commercial interests. This presentation will look at those challenges and consider how they can be countered.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Gigi James

Gigi James

President, The Ismael Tree
| Gigi James is the President of The Ishmael Tree, a boutique publishing house in New York City. Prior to becoming a book publishing and media marketing professional, Ms. James was a litigation paralegal (often focusing on copyrights and intellectual property) which led to authoring and television writing. She is currently a member of Association of American Publishers’ Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee whose primary responsibility is... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 10:15 - 10:45
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Introducing Wordpress.com
Limited Capacity seats available


The Internet becomes more and more important not only for selling eBooks but also for advertising store locations, opening hours and general information like phone numbers for book stores. This session will help bookstores without homepages to get online for free by using wordpress.com, the biggest website provider in the world.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:45

Copyright issues in MENA
Limited Capacity seats available


Join this session to continue the discussion previously started by Gigi James and explore what effects copyright issues is having on the business and also what is and can be done to combat copyright challenges in the region.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Gigi James

Gigi James

President, The Ismael Tree
| Gigi James is the President of The Ishmael Tree, a boutique publishing house in New York City. Prior to becoming a book publishing and media marketing professional, Ms. James was a litigation paralegal (often focusing on copyrights and intellectual property) which led to authoring and television writing. She is currently a member of Association of American Publishers’ Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee whose primary responsibility is... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Hasan Salem

Hasan Salem

Executive Director مدير تنفيذي, Dar Al Fikr دار الفكر
Hasan Salem has been the Executive Director of Dar Al-Fikr from 2006-2015.
avatar for Emile Tyan إميل تيان

Emile Tyan إميل تيان

Chairman & CEO رئيس مجلس الإدارة والرئيس التنفيذي, Hachette Antoine هاتشيت-أنطوان
avatar for Richard Mollet ريتشارد موليت

Richard Mollet ريتشارد موليت

Chief Executive رئيس تنفيذي, UK Publishing Association جمعية الناشرين في المملكة المتحدة
| | | Richard Mollet became Chief Executive of the Publishers Association in October 2010. In this role he is responsible for leading political engagement with government and parliament at a national and EU level and representing the publishing sector in the broadcast and print media. He is also tasked with co-ordinating the work of The PA in its main areas of activity including promoting reading for pleasure, workforce development and... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 10:45 - 12:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Language preservation and digital technology
Limited Capacity seats available


Language is our identity and our unique vision of the world. UNESCO estimate's that of the world's remaining 7,000 languages, up to half will no longer be in regular use by the end of the century. In our digital age, the keyboard, touch, screen and web will play a decisive role in shaping the future linguistic and cultural diversity of our world.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Rhonda Kite

Rhonda Kite

Director, Kiwa Digital
| Rhonda Kite is the founder of KIWA® New Zealand and is now based in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. An award-winning film and television producer with more than 20 years’ experience in the post- production industry, Rhonda has pioneered and advanced patented technology for foreign-language dubbing solutions. Rhonda saw the opportunity of the disruption new technology was bringing to the publishing industry and Kiwa Digital... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Markua: A New Markdown-Inspired Text Format for Authoring Books and Documentation
Limited Capacity seats available


Markdown is a way of writing text that can generate HTML suitable for ePublishing. Markua is inspired by Markdown and is intended to be the best way in the world to write everything from fact and education to fiction.
Peter Armstrong is the lead author of Markua and will explain the rationale for creating Markua, comparing it to alternatives such as writing in MS. Word, TeX, DocBook, AsciiDoc and Markdown. Peter will also explain the design and philosophy of Markua when introducing the latest version.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Peter Armstrong بيتر آرمسترونج

Co-Founder مؤسس مشارك, Leanpub.com لين باب دوت كوم
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder of Leanpub and the author of 4 books: Programming for Kids, Lean Publishing, Flexible Rails and Hello! Flex 4. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer, with 8 years of experience doing software development at Silicon Valley startups. Peter coined the term "lean publishing" to describe the act of self-publishing an in-progress ebook. He has written a manifesto about lean publishing; Leanpub... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

How to work with Arabic fonts in ePub
Limited Capacity seats available


In this session we walk the audience through the process of converting Arabic content into eBooks, what are the potential problems and how to avoid it.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Mahmoud AboulFotoh محمود أبو الفتوح

Mahmoud AboulFotoh محمود أبو الفتوح

eCommerce Expert خبير في التجارة الإلكترونية
| | An Egyptian eCommerce Expert, Mahmoud AboulFotoh started focusing in the last couple of years on ICT for development, and emerging technologies such as mobile applications development, eBooks, Digital archiving, and social media. He has also been lecturing in various respectful institutions such as: The Swedish institute in Alexandria, The Townhouse Gallery, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the Arab League, and held multiple workshops in The... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Matchmaking Childrens Literature
Limited Capacity seats available



Bring your business cards and your English catalogues, text proposals and excerpts to this matchmaking session. This session will be focused on Childrens' Literature, but all interested publishers and agents are welcome.

Please note that all networking sessions only are available for paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Copyright and rights consultant مستشارة في الحقوق وحقوق النشر
| Lynette Owen is a copyright and rights consultant, based in the United Kingdom. She has worked in the area of rights for Cambridge University Press, Pitman Publishing, Marshall Cavendish and Pearson Education, where she held the post of Copyright Director. She lectures regularly about rights on publishing degree courses in the UK, and also runs training courses, most recently in Brazil, India, Malaysia and the Middle East. She is the General... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

Selecting, translating and editing childrens literature
Limited Capacity seats available


Translation of children’s books between different markets requires particular cross-cultural sensitivities intrinsic to the combined purpose of stimulating creativity and active engagement with storytelling, encouraging reading habits and educating. What are the challenges of making children’s books travel between cultures?

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Children\'s literature critic, storyteller & Researcher وباحثة في ثقافة الطفل، وراوية قصص للأطفال, Sfax Higher Institute of Technological Studies- Tunisia
Wafa Thabet Mezghani, an English teacher with special training in Manchester and Oregon University and a long experience in teaching in primary and secondary schools (UAE and Tunisia) and higher education (ISET Sfax) and training in storytelling with ACUMEN and leadership with Iowa State University. Wafa has always combined teaching with her art of telling stories. In fact she has been telling stories since her childhood. She was born and... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Alexandra Buchler

Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →
avatar for Fatima Sharafeddine فاطمة شرف الدين

Fatima Sharafeddine فاطمة شرف الدين

Writer
| Fatima Sharafeddine is an award-winning Arabic children’s author living between Beirut and Brussels. Over the past 10 years, she has worked on over 120 books from various publishers from Lebanon, UAE, Egypt and Belgium. Her stories have been translated into French, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish, Turkish, English and Korean. Fatima participates in major international children’s book fairs and has been a popular guest... Read More →
avatar for Zeynep Sevde Paksu زينب سيفدي باكسو

Zeynep Sevde Paksu زينب سيفدي باكسو

Editor, Writer, Manager, Taze Kitap تايز كيتاب
| | Zeynep Sevde Paksu was born at 20 August 1983 in İstanbul. She studied physics in Yildiz Technical University. Since 2001 she is working in the publishing sector as an editor, writer and manager. She has 11 children books published in Turkish. Her “super kid’s diary” series became bestseller in Turkey when they published. She published 7 different children magazines until today. She owns an agency called Taze Kitap... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 14:15 - 15:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

7 habits of highly effective teachers
Limited Capacity seats available




Dr. Ghassoub will provide teachers with strategies and techniques that will enrich their teaching career and strengthen their immune system to protect them from burn-out and decline. To achieve success and effectiveness in our career, whether we are CEO’s, executives, or teachers, we are in constant need for personal change and for a deep look into our paradigms. Dr. Ghassoub Mustafa is the Head of the Research Committee at Dubai Women’s College and have been teaching many years at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Ghassoub Mustafa غصوب مصطفى

Ghassoub Mustafa غصوب مصطفى

EFL Instructor, HCT
| Dr. Ghassoub Mustafa holds an Ed.D from Exeter University with many years of teaching ESL and various General Studies courses at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai. In addition to his teaching assignments, Ghassoub acts as the Head of the Research Committee at Dubai Women’s College. Ghassoub has several publications into the area of ESL teaching, with more focus on reading. He has been a regular presenter at TESOL Arabia and has... Read More →

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avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Monday May 11, 2015 14:15 - 16:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15

The role of illustrators in the life cycle of a book
Limited Capacity seats available


Adding illustrations to a text can make a book both more accessible and attractive, but adding illustrations also requires adding more people into the publishing project. In this talk Gofreddo Puccetti will discuss the role of illustrators in the life cycle of the book and how they relate to all the others actors like authors, designers, and publishers.
Goffredo Puccetti is Assistant Professor of Practice of Visual Arts at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Gofreddo Puccetti غوفريدو بوكيتي

Gofreddo Puccetti غوفريدو بوكيتي

Assistant Professor of Practice of Visual Arts أستاذ مساعد في الفنون البصرية, NYU AD جامعة نيويورك أبو ظبي
| | Goffredo Puccetti is a graphic designer and visual communications consultant. His areas of expertise are corporate identity and branding. His main interests are in the interactions of visual communications with policy and decision making processes. He is Assistant Professor of Practice of Visual Arts at New York University Abu Dhabi, where he has taught classes on graphic design, typography, calligraphy and wayfinding. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Anna Kurkova آنا كوراكوفا

Anna Kurkova آنا كوراكوفا

NYU AD جامعة نيويورك أبوظبي
| | | Anna Kurkova is an artist of Belorussian heritage. She studied in Scotland before moving to the Middle East and she is currently a student at New York University in Abu Dhabi, graduating in May 2015. Her senior project consists of a series of illustrations of three Russian folk tales. She works with acrylic paint on canvas, as well as watercolors on paper. In the summer of 2013 she funded the project 'Forty from Afar", using the... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 15:15 - 16:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

How to cultivate a language
Limited Capacity seats available



The Icelandic language is considered the cornerstone of the Icelandic culture, and it’s development since the 18th century can be characterised by purism. Icelandic does not usually adopt foreign words for new concepts, opting instead to coin new words, or give old words new meaning, to keep the language free of outside influence. Join Prof. Gauti Kristmannsson, in a discussion on language revitalisation and cultivation that may offer new perspectives on how to deal with the growing bilingualism of the GCC-region.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Gauti Kristmannsson غايتي كريستمانسون

Gauti Kristmannsson غايتي كريستمانسون

Professor of Translation أستاذ مادة الترجمة, University of Iceland جامعة آيسلندا
Gauti Kristmannsson is professor of translation and interpreting studies at the University of Iceland. He completed his BA in English at the same university, an M.Sc. in Scottish literature at the University of Edinburgh and his doctorate at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz/Germersheim with a dissertation entitled Literary Diplomacy: The Role of Translation in the Construction of National Literatures in Britain and Germany 1750-1830... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

Teaching with MinecraftEdu
Limited Capacity seats available



The workshop will give you a basic understanding of 'Minecraft' and the added features of 'MinecratEdu'. You will get to play the game understanding not only how the game works, but also how you can use it in education, and for what subjects. Leaving the workshop you’ll know how to get started and what challenges and opportunities to expect? There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. The workshop is suitable for all teachers, tech savvy or not.
More than 5,000 schools in 40+ countries have used MinecraftEdu to teach subjects from STEM to Language, History, Art and more.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Santeri Koivisto

Santeri Koivisto

CEO مدير تنفيذي, TeacherGaming LLC تيتشر غيمينغ محدودة المسؤولية
| Santeri Koivisto is CEO of TeacherGaming LLC, the company that is developing MinecraftEdu and is about to change how the world is looking at games in education. Santeri, the son of a teacher and an entrepreneur, was one of the small percentage of applicants accepted into teacher training at University of Eastern Finland and got a Master in Applied Education. As an avid gamer he was disappointed by the quality of educational games on the market... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Monday May 11, 2015 16:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

What it's like to grow up with dyslexia and how to overcome it
Limited Capacity seats available


Magnus Ljunggren a dyslectic and an author, will tell his own story of what it was like to grow up with dyslexia and how he overcame it. Being dyslectic is being at war with the alphabet. At first Magnus was losing this war. He didn’t want to write at all. It made him feel stupid and humiliated. He got scolded and laughed at a lot. Then Magnus discovered the joy of telling stories, and the words became nothing more than a tool to use - and dyslexia lost its grip over him. Today Magnus has written 24 books.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Magnus Ljunggren ماغنوس ليونغرين

Magnus Ljunggren ماغنوس ليونغرين

Writer, Teacher كاتب ومدرس
Magnus Ljunggren is a 54 years old published author from Sweden. With more then 20 titles targeting such a wide age range of readers as 5 to 20 years. He writes all kind of books: picture books, adventurer’s, novels for young adults, and easy to read books for the early readers. Mr Ljunggren is a graduated drama teacher with ten years of experience in the Swedish school system – as a drama teacher as well as in charge of all of the schools... Read More →

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avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Monday May 11, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

The evolution of eBooks
Limited Capacity full


In this session Mahmoud AboulFotoh will show a couple of very good inspirational eBook, which will expand the horizon of the audience and also show that eBooks, are more than just solid text blocks.
Mahmoud AboulFotoh is an Egyptian eCommerce expert focusing on ICT for development, and emerging technologies such as mobile applications development, eBooks, Digital archiving, and social media.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Mahmoud AboulFotoh محمود أبو الفتوح

Mahmoud AboulFotoh محمود أبو الفتوح

eCommerce Expert خبير في التجارة الإلكترونية
| | An Egyptian eCommerce Expert, Mahmoud AboulFotoh started focusing in the last couple of years on ICT for development, and emerging technologies such as mobile applications development, eBooks, Digital archiving, and social media. He has also been lecturing in various respectful institutions such as: The Swedish institute in Alexandria, The Townhouse Gallery, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the Arab League, and held multiple workshops in The... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Showcasing the Learning Souq
Limited Capacity seats available


Learning Souq is the first web - based interface offering quality, culturally appropriate, locally produced bilingual resources that meet the unique needs of educators in the MENA region. This presentation takes a look a the Learnign Souq website, a sample of products and how to access and share digital resources.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Lindy Lockett

Lindy Lockett

Managing Director, Learning Souq
| Lindy is Learning Souk Managing Director based in Abu Dhabi where she has been living since 2011. She has more than 20 years of education experience in New Zealand, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. This includes classroom teaching from pre-school to university, curriculum leadership, teacher professional development, and school advisory. She has co-authored 3 books for a numeracy curriculum for students with special needs. Lindy... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Monday May 11, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Maximus Musicus, the tale of the musical mouse and it's educational effect
Limited Capacity seats available



Join Hallfridur Olafsdottir when she tells the story of Maximus Musicus, the musical mouse. A multi-layered project reaching out to children across the globe and across different cultures through the universal language of music using different medias. Hallfridur tells the story of her musical mission, and results and discusses why it was so successful in touching both children and parents.
Hallfridur Olafsdottir, is an Icelandic educator and principal flute at the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Hallfridur Olafsdottir هاليفرودر أولافسدوتير

Hallfridur Olafsdottir هاليفرودر أولافسدوتير

Teacher مدرس, Teacher
| | Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir is the author of the music education project "Maximus Musicus", which has been published in 7 languages. The family concerts based on the books have been performed by 15 distinguished orchestras in 9 countries, around 100 concerts in total. Hallfridur is also the principal flute of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She studied music in Iceland, England and France before returning to her home country. Hallfríður... Read More →

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avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Monday May 11, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Sharing experiences with Nazli Berivan Ak
Limited Capacity seats available


Join Azza Tawil and Nazli Berivan AK sharing their long experience from the publishing industry.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Roger Tagholm

Roger Tagholm

Journalist
| Roger Tagholm is a freelance journalist and author who has been writing about the book industry for nearly 30 years. He contributes regularly to Publishing Perspectives and The Bookseller, and writes a weekly industry roundup for the London Book Fair website. He has visited and written features on the book industry in China, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, and he is the author of Poems NOT on the Underground (Windrush Press) and... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Nazli Berivan AK نازلي بريفان آك

Nazli Berivan AK نازلي بريفان آك

Editor and Manager محررة ومديرة, April Publishing House دار نشر ابريل
| Nazli Berivan AK received her BA degree at Ankara University, Department of Classical Philology, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Latin and Ancient Greek. Ak has been working as the editorial coordinator and the foreign rights manager of April Publishing house for the last 3 years. She received her MA degree in classical philology. At the moment she is working on her PhD thesis in Ankara University, Faculty of Theology, Department of History... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

Insights on education
Limited Capacity seats available


Sara Sabry Hassan is a journalist at Gulf News covering the education sector. She will share her insights gained during years of journalistic work in the UAE.

Sponsors
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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Monday May 11, 2015 19:15 - 20:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

Interactive books with ease
Limited Capacity seats available

Writers, illustrators and publishers are invited to attend a workshop with PubCoder at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to find out more about how to easily animate illustrated children's stories. PubCoder will introduce ePub3 and digital publishing's new environment, the basic concepts on how to approach a new project with PubCoder and some tips and tricks on how to easily enrich your stories with animations, interactions, sounds, video, read aloud etc. Then there will be a short networking break to find out more about fellow attendees and the final part of the open workshop will be an open Q&A-session.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Paolo Giovine

Paolo Giovine

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Pubcoder
Born in Turin, Paolo Giovine collaborates with many cultural initiatives in his home town. As well as serving as a Partner at publishing house, Lindau, Paolo also held several positions within the publishing group, “L’Espresso”. From 2005 to 2011 he was General Manager of Radio&TV Area, a leading operator in the Italian private radio sector. Since 2010, he has invested in the creation of PubCoder, a new publishing platform for digital... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 19:15 - 21:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
Tuesday, May 12
 

09:15

Storytelling for promoting reading (2 day workshop)
Limited Capacity full



This two-day workshop will change the way people think about stories and their values in their life. Stories bring out emotions; they are powerful and empowering, energising and memorable. They equip us with tools that connect us with the hearts and minds of our audience, whether in a classroom, library or work.
The workshop will equip the attendees with the skills and techniques to shape the story as well as to present it

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Children\'s literature critic, storyteller & Researcher وباحثة في ثقافة الطفل، وراوية قصص للأطفال, Sfax Higher Institute of Technological Studies- Tunisia
Wafa Thabet Mezghani, an English teacher with special training in Manchester and Oregon University and a long experience in teaching in primary and secondary schools (UAE and Tunisia) and higher education (ISET Sfax) and training in storytelling with ACUMEN and leadership with Iowa State University. Wafa has always combined teaching with her art of telling stories. In fact she has been telling stories since her childhood. She was born and... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 09:15 - 14:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

Adaptive education using the Connect platform
Limited Capacity seats available


Talking about adaptive education using their Connect platform.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Ali Al Haddad

Ali Al Haddad

Regional Learning Solutions Manager for the GCC, McGraw Hill Education
| Ali Al-Haddad is the Regional Learning Solutions Manager for the GCC at McGraw-Hill Education. Based in Dubai, Ali has been providing innovative and industry leading learning solutions with an emphasis on digital solutions as a point of difference in a rapidly evolving and competitive market. Since joining McGraw-Hill Education several years back, Ali has worked with institutions such as “The Higher Colleges of Technology&rdquo... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:15

The challenges for multi-language libraries
Limited Capacity seats available



The international library in Sweden is a unique public library holding literature in 120 different languages, staff speaking 30 different languages, a web page in 8 different languages and a catalogue with original scripts in Arabic, Persian, Chinese and Korean.

Elisabeth Risberg is a librarian, cataloguer and web administrator at The International Library in Stockholm. As a librarian and a cataloguer she has addressed the importance of including original script in library catalogues to make them more accessible and userfriendly

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Librarian for ME & South Asian Studies, UCLA
David Hirsch served as the Librarian for Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Islamic Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1989. He holds the title of Distinguished Librarian and was named Librarian of the Year at UCLA in 2013.   Mr Hirsch received his MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a second MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1990. He had previously obtained a BA in Oriental... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 10:15 - 11:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

International trends and the future of publishing
Limited Capacity filling up


How much of the future is digital; are subscription services the future; is the publishing economy distorted by imbalanced competition? The talk will look at some of the big questions facing global publishing and how they might play out.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Richard Mollet ريتشارد موليت

Richard Mollet ريتشارد موليت

Chief Executive رئيس تنفيذي, UK Publishing Association جمعية الناشرين في المملكة المتحدة
| | | Richard Mollet became Chief Executive of the Publishers Association in October 2010. In this role he is responsible for leading political engagement with government and parliament at a national and EU level and representing the publishing sector in the broadcast and print media. He is also tasked with co-ordinating the work of The PA in its main areas of activity including promoting reading for pleasure, workforce development and... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:15

Middle East Collection Development at UCLA
Limited Capacity seats available



This talk will cover collection development practices at the UCLA libraries as they apply to Middle Eastern Collections. The acquisition of materials about the Middle East in Western languages as well as the acquisition of Middle Eastern vernacular language materials in all formats from the Middle East as well as Diaspora publications will be discussed.
David Hirsch has been the Librarian for Middle Eastern Studies at UCLA since 1989 and has lived, worked, traveled and studied throughout the Arab world. 2009-2011 He worked as Advisor to the Abu Dhabi National Library.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Librarian for ME & South Asian Studies, UCLA
David Hirsch served as the Librarian for Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Islamic Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1989. He holds the title of Distinguished Librarian and was named Librarian of the Year at UCLA in 2013.   Mr Hirsch received his MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a second MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1990. He had previously obtained a BA in Oriental... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:15 - 12:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15

Matchmaking Digital
Limited Capacity seats available



Bring your business cards and your products to this matchmaking session. This session will be focused on everything digital, but all interested publishers and agents are equally welcome.

Please note that all networking sessions only are available for paying trade visitors and exhibitors at the Fair.


Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Lynette Owen لينيت أوين

Copyright and rights consultant مستشارة في الحقوق وحقوق النشر
| Lynette Owen is a copyright and rights consultant, based in the United Kingdom. She has worked in the area of rights for Cambridge University Press, Pitman Publishing, Marshall Cavendish and Pearson Education, where she held the post of Copyright Director. She lectures regularly about rights on publishing degree courses in the UK, and also runs training courses, most recently in Brazil, India, Malaysia and the Middle East. She is the General... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15

The future library
Limited Capacity seats available



Join this interactive discussion to learn about challenges and opportunities that are ahead of future libraries and librarians.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Shaikha Al Mehairi

Shaikha Al Mehairi

Head of Cultural Resources Centre, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Shaikha Al Muhairi is a librarian and educator. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi for 11 years. Then she moved to Zayed University where she worked as a librarian and instructor for 7 years. She worked for a development agency where she was responsible for community development, adult education, higher education... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
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Dorothy Furber Byers

Head of Libraries, Khalifa University
Dr. Dorothy Byers heads the libraries at Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research. Before 2009 she headed the Engineering Library at University of Cincinnati (Ohio) serving 3,000 engineering students. | Dorothy serves on the Executive Committee of eFADA, a UAE library consortium formed in 2012 under the auspices of Ankabut, and is active in the UAE Library Directors group. | She earned her PhD in Information Studies from Syracuse... Read More →
avatar for David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Librarian for ME & South Asian Studies, UCLA
David Hirsch served as the Librarian for Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Islamic Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1989. He holds the title of Distinguished Librarian and was named Librarian of the Year at UCLA in 2013.   Mr Hirsch received his MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a second MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1990. He had previously obtained a BA in Oriental... Read More →
avatar for Jane Hayes جين هايز

Jane Hayes جين هايز

Senior School Librarian كبيرة أمناء مكتبة المدرسة, Raha International School مدرسة الراحة الدولية
Jane Hayes has been an educator for over three decades and is currently the Senior School Librarian at Raha International School here in Abu Dhabi. Prior to taking up her position here in the UAE three and a half years ago, Jane was a Senior Education Officer responsible for retraining teachers for the New South Wales Department of Education. Before this, Jane was a Teacher Librarian in Australia (and for a short time in the US) for over 20... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 14:15 - 15:30
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

The Benefit of Learning Music
Limited Capacity seats available



Making music helps children learn and grow as individuals. It can even improve social skills. Join this sessions to learn about this and much more on the benefit of learning music.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Hallfridur Olafsdottir هاليفرودر أولافسدوتير

Hallfridur Olafsdottir هاليفرودر أولافسدوتير

Teacher مدرس, Teacher
| | Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir is the author of the music education project "Maximus Musicus", which has been published in 7 languages. The family concerts based on the books have been performed by 15 distinguished orchestras in 9 countries, around 100 concerts in total. Hallfridur is also the principal flute of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She studied music in Iceland, England and France before returning to her home country. Hallfríður... Read More →
avatar for Karen Hobbs كارين هوبز

Karen Hobbs كارين هوبز

Head of Music Academy رئيسة القسم الموسيقي, Gems Education جيمس إديوكيشن
| | Karen began her career as a teacher of Music and Drama at Gravesend Grammar School for Boys (Kent, UK) in 1998. She moved to Wilmington Grammar School for Boys in 2001 to become Head of Music and Drama and also became Head of Darwin House after undertaking a project to restructure the House System. At Wilmington, Karen led the development and growth of Music, Music Technology and Drama, directing several shows and concerts, and recording... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:15

Arabic Collections Online (ACO)
Limited Capacity seats available



Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. Funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, this mass digitisation project aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years. NYU and the partner institutions are contributing all types of material — literature, business, science, and more — from their Arabic language collections. ACO will provide digital access to printed books drawn from rich Arabic collections of prominent libraries.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Virginia Danielsson فرجينيا دانيلسون

Virginia Danielsson فرجينيا دانيلسون

Associate Director of the NYUAD Library for Collections and Public Services, Interim Director of the Library معاونة مدير مكتبة جامعة نيويورك أبوظبي للمجموعات والخدمات العامة، مديرة المكتبة بالوكالة, NYU AD جامعة نيويورك أبو ظبي


Tuesday May 12, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Lean Management - What can schools and publishers learn from other industries.
Limited Capacity seats available


Lean Management is rapidly becoming the norm for industries that requires high quality result as well as efficient operations. Lean has proven to be successful in manufacturing as well as in service industries like health care and education. In this talk Andreas will help you understand what Lean Management is, and how you can get started already today, without any major investments.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Andreas Hägglund أندرياس هاغلند

Founder مؤسس, Systemvaruhuset & Agile Middle East أجايل الشرق الأوسط
| | Andreas is an experienced Change Agent that is helping companies and organizations to become more efficient and productive using Lean Management. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as a certified Facilitator and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. He combines consulting with teaching classes in Lean and Agile Management. | He's passionate about Continuous Improvement and believes most problems in businesses originates from... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15

Distribution – Challenges and Solutions
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Ala Alsallal from Jamalon.com is intent on creating the Amazon of the Arab world and will in this talk share his experiences of distribution challenges in the MENA-region and tell us of some tried solutions.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Ala Al Sallal

Ala Al Sallal

Founder & CEO المؤسس والرئيس التنفيذي, Jamalon.com
Ala' Alsallal is the founder and CEO of Jamalon.com, the largest online bookstore in the Middle East offering more than 10M titles of Arabic and English books with worldwide delivery. Ala' has a Masters degree in IT from Athens Information Technology. He has been running Jamalon for the past 5 years.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 17:15 - 18:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:15

Zeta Library Scanning System
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The Zeta Library scanning and copying system is used to copy and digitalise books as well as bound and unbound originals.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Mr Ali Iqbal

Mr Ali Iqbal

Sales Manager, Library Technology
Mr. Ali Iqbal is an experienced professional with hands-on-experience on: | - Sales | - Project implementation | - Operations | - Human Resources | Currently Mr. Ali Iqbal is associated with Library Technology LLC Sharjah, UAE as Sales Manager assisting the company to attain major heights in the maerket. He is responsible to lead the sales team and to ensure quality service maintenance to the end user. He has a good experience in... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 18:15 - 19:00
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

19:15

The Changing Face of Publishing Today
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Neal Hoskins, consultant and E-zone promoter will lead a group round table on issues and opportunities facing publishers and developers today.

This discussion will look at a wide variety of issues facing companies and present a varied group of speakers from this year's eZone who will offer their expertise and answers to some of the burning questions that companies face today.

 A public Q & A will follow the first part of talk and we welcome questions from the floor in order to engage in a vibrant debate on this topic.


Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Neal Hoskins نيل هوسكينز

Neal Hoskins نيل هوسكينز

Producer, Winged Chariot
| Neal Hoskins is a producer at WingedChariot, a cultural agency working to bridge print and digital communities, and will be an organizer for the E-Zone / ADIBF 2015.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 19:15 - 20:30
eZone ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
Wednesday, May 13
 

09:15

Storytelling for promoting reading (2 day workshop - continued)
Limited Capacity full

Attending this session requires attending the previous day.

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Children\'s literature critic, storyteller & Researcher وباحثة في ثقافة الطفل، وراوية قصص للأطفال, Sfax Higher Institute of Technological Studies- Tunisia
Wafa Thabet Mezghani, an English teacher with special training in Manchester and Oregon University and a long experience in teaching in primary and secondary schools (UAE and Tunisia) and higher education (ISET Sfax) and training in storytelling with ACUMEN and leadership with Iowa State University. Wafa has always combined teaching with her art of telling stories. In fact she has been telling stories since her childhood. She was born and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Wednesday May 13, 2015 09:15 - 14:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE