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Publishing Programme

Join us for the Festival’s popular Publishing Programme, where speakers from across the Arab world and further afield will present lively and interactive sessions aimed at publishing professionals, writers and all those with an interest in the industry.

The Programme focuses on the book industry, with topics this year ranging from dynamics of translation, through digital changes to the value of editorial, and what literary agents can bring to our region. There will be valuable discussions on crafting a meaningful author-publisher contract, and new and engaging ideas for publishers to make the most of their book sales, and opportunities to network with other industry professionals.

The Programme

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The Publishing Programme features five panel sessions and a masterclass, and takes place in the InterContinental Event Centre, Dubai Festival City on Sunday 3 and Thursday 7 March.

We’re pleased to offer a discounted package price of AED275 if you purchase tickets to all five panel sessions, which can be booked below:

Publishing Programme Networking Lunch

All Publishing Programme session ticket holders can apply for the complimentary networking lunch at 12:30-14:00pm on Sunday 3 March. Once you have purchased one or more Publishing Programme tickets you can use your order number to apply for the lunch in the form below. Please note that spaces are limited and pre-registration is essential, and we will contact you to confirm your place.

Application Form

  • After making the payment, you will receive an order number. Please enter it in the box above.


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