The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) held a meeting with its member publishers to prepare a clear strategy for improving the UAE’s publishing industry and advance the role of publishing industry professionals.
Held as one in a series of meetings, the session was moderated by EPA’s VP, Ali Al Sha’ali. It examined a range of ideas and proposals that would contribute to developing the publishing sector in the nation in a way that will be conducive to the birth of such creative and intellectual works that will boost the UAE’s knowledge production.
The efforts of Shaikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, president of EPA, in leading the association, and her clear direction that has resulted in the accomplishment of several milestones were highlighted during the meeting.
“We, at EPA, believe in the importance of the written word, its role in achieving cultural development, and creating a knowledge-based society. Our development strategy is perfectly aligned with the UAE’s goal to make reading a way of life here within the next decade,” said Al Sha’ali.
The EPA will submit memos to competent authorities to find solutions to the several challenges facing the publishing industry.