_: The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) sponsored Yale Publishing Course, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, which concluded recently attracted a large number of professionals in the publishing sector from all around the world, in addition to a number of owners and directors of international publishing houses from various cultural, scientific and intellectual backgrounds.
The Emirati delegation participating in the course acquainted itself with the latest systems and studies on the development of effective leadership skills and strategies as well as with the skills they need to prosper in a time of unprecedented change and opportunity.
Speaking on the occasion Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Amri, Director of the Sharjah International Book Fair, extended his profound thanks to H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, for the unlimited support he extends to the SIBF.
He also thanked Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) for her close follow up of the course as well as for sending the EPA delegation to participate in the course, as their presence was greatly welcomed and appreciated by the organizers due to the delegation’s cultural input vast experience in the publishing field.
The SIBF Director said: “The Yale Publishing course is one of courses that we always aspire to sponsor. We also aim to organize similar courses throughout the year, in line with our commitment to the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, to extend bridges of cultural communication and enhance exchange of knowledge with the other.
Our sponsorship of the Yale publishing course stems from our belief in the importance of benefiting from international expertise in honing existing skills and learning new skills that will help publishing professionals adapt to changing environment around them.”
In line with the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, SIBF coordinated to sponsor the Yale Publishing Course during the SIBF’s participation in Book Expo America which was held from 3-7 June in New York with the participation of more than 1,100 publishers.