Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s Festival Director Isobel Abulhoul and Assistant Director Yvette Judge have been chosen to speak at the Host Cities Summit to be held in Dubai from 25-27 November, 2014. Abulhoul and Judge will be joining 30 international speakers, including Peter Griffiths, Director of Operations, IMG, United Kingdom, Olivier Pascal, Founder of the FISE World Series, France, Charmaine Crooks C. M., President of NGU Consultant, Canada, among others.
Isobel Abulhoul said, “We are looking forward to participating in the Summit. With Dubai hosting the Expo 2020, it is the ideal place and time to discuss the changing global impression of this city. It will be an educational experience for us and a great opportunity to exchange ideas with our peers in the field from across the globe.”
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature was established in 2009 and has since grown into a world-class literary festival with best-selling authors like Lord Jeffrey Archer, Margaret Atwood, Mourid Barghouti, Nawal El-Saadawi, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Ibrahim Nasrallah in attendance over the years.
The Festival was also instrumental in the founding of the Emirates Literature Foundation, decreed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and helped establish the recently-launched Dubai International Writers’ Centre.
Abulhoul will discuss the Festival’s growth and subsequent success at a panel entitled “How Do You Create and Incubate Home Grown Events that Fit Your City Strategy?”. Yvette Judge will conduct a workshop, along with other host cities, on creating events to attract international audiences while benefiting the local community.
The Host Cities Summit is a three-day event that brings together heads of sporting bodies and events groups from past, present and future host cities. Speakers dispense advice on several topics concerning large scale events.
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