Saturday 05 February 2022
Journalist Ibrahim Issa apologized for attending the intellectual meeting scheduled to be held today, Saturday, at the International Book Fair, without giving reasons.
It is noteworthy that the 53rd session of the Cairo International Book Fair is held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, inaugurated by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and will be held at the Egypt Center for International Conferences and Exhibitions in the Fifth Settlement, and will continue until February 7, 2022, under the slogan “Egypt’s Identity.. Culture.” And the question of the future.” It is considered one of the largest actual gatherings of publishers in the world, with 1063 Egyptian, Arab and foreign publishers participating and agencies from 51 countries, and Greece being the guest of honor.
It witnessed the launch of the digital book project at the Egyptian General Book Authority, which begins with the “Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt” by the late famous archaeologist Dr. Methods of technological development and artificial intelligence, where the character of the writer Yahya Haqqi, “the character of the current session”, appears with hologram technology in an interactive presentation with the audience, through a touch screen, and children and children’s hall-goers can watch one of the stories of the late writer Abdel-Tawab Youssef, “the character of the current session” is anthropomorphic. By default using 3D glasses.
It also witnesses the creation of an award for the best Arab publisher and an increase in the value of the exhibition’s prizes in every cultural field, in cooperation with the National Bank, the leading Egyptian financial institution in supporting and nurturing Egyptian talents in all fields, including culture and thought.
The events also include a professional program that aims to advance the development of the publishing industry and speed it up with the times, and to provide a professional and specialized platform for publishers and those working in the book industry that elevates the Arab cultural product, in addition to making available the online sale of books on the exhibition’s digital platform, and providing delivery services in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications represented by Egyptian Post to any place inside Egypt, and this session, and the number of pavilions in the exhibition is 879 pavilions.