Trade exhibition – Metrolina Expo Trade Show http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 09:41:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-28T164353.459.png Trade exhibition – Metrolina Expo Trade Show http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/ 32 32 Nigeria to attract $ 150 billion investment from Halal trade show – http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/nigeria-to-attract-150-billion-investment-from-halal-trade-show/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 12:46:57 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/nigeria-to-attract-150-billion-investment-from-halal-trade-show/ The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) said Nigeria is expected to attract more than $ 150 billion in investment from the Halal Trade Show. This was revealed by ACCI President Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar during a virtual press conference to announce the exhibition scheduled for September 14-16, 2021 at the Abuja Trade and Convention […]]]>

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) said Nigeria is expected to attract more than $ 150 billion in investment from the Halal Trade Show.

This was revealed by ACCI President Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar during a virtual press conference to announce the exhibition scheduled for September 14-16, 2021 at the Abuja Trade and Convention Center, Abuja.

He said the exhibition would also attract more than $ 150 billion in investment from Middle Eastern countries to Nigeria.

According to him, the halal trade is worth more than $ 4 trillion, claiming that Nigeria currently trades around $ 50 billion in the halal industry.

He explained that the investment would target Nigeria’s cosmetics, pharmaceutical and tourism sectors, adding that the exhibition would also serve as a launching pad to attract new businesses to Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

“We have been working on the exhibit for the past four months as the plans are underway as we are giving everything we need to make the exhibit successful.”

He further pointed out that the Halal activity also covers all the assets of trade, banking, production that Nigerian companies can take advantage of to set up new businesses.

“The event, which is jointly organized by the Abuja Trade Center (ATC), has so far attracted interest from different countries in Africa and the Middle East.

“We are already in contact with so many organizations in Taiwan, Malaysia, Jordan, Morocco and Algeria. In the future, we will organize this exhibition every year and we will be supported in our activities. “

Abuja Trade Center (ATC) Executive Director Jude Chime said that many foreign companies in the Middle East are looking for ways to enter the Nigerian market not only to import their products but also to expand their businesses. manufacturing in the country. .

“We will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the borders of trade in the halal industry. We target the tourism, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. Nigeria will benefit a lot from this exposure in terms of investment. “

He said that Nigerian companies’ $ 50 billion trade was primarily in the food and beverage industry, calling on Nigerian companies to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the platform.

“The exhibition would also give Nigerian exporters the opportunity to break even in Middle Eastern markets through Halal certification.”

“The MoU would go a long way to increasing the level of acceptability of Nigerian products. “

“Most importantly, the products must have Halal certification. It’s a very nice platform to help promote exports, especially for our exporters and manufacturers, ”he said.

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) First Vice President Dele Oye said the Halal Expo aims to promote trade and investment by holding account of religion to reach a wider market.

He urged members of the business community to take advantage of the opportunity while reaffirming NACCIMA’s commitment to support the exhibition.

The current chairman of the Halal Certification Authority, Dr Ibrahim Oreagba, said the halal fair aims to promote authorized and healthy products for food safety and quality.

“We are excited about this show as it will promote Halal certified products and it is important that we understand the concept of Halal which means authorized. It just means that you participate in Allah’s activities of eating clean things to promote good health.


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China holds world trade in services exhibition in September http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/china-holds-world-trade-in-services-exhibition-in-september/ Wed, 14 Jul 2021 10:16:11 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/china-holds-world-trade-in-services-exhibition-in-september/ (MENAFN) Authorities said Tuesday (July 13) that the China International Trade in Services Fair (CIFTIS), the main platform for trade in services in the country, will be held in early September in Beijing. Ministry of Commerce official Chen Chunjiang told a press conference that China would increase the openness of the services sector and further […]]]>

(MENAFN) Authorities said Tuesday (July 13) that the China International Trade in Services Fair (CIFTIS), the main platform for trade in services in the country, will be held in early September in Beijing.

Ministry of Commerce official Chen Chunjiang told a press conference that China would increase the openness of the services sector and further ease the constraints on entry to the market.

Yan Ligang, head of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce, said, highlighting openness, collaboration and global economic recovery, CIFTIS 2021 will focus on hot topics such as digital economy and carbon neutrality.

Besides the traditional venue of the National Convention Center of China, some CIFTIS events will be held in Shougang Park, a new landmark in the city, once a vacant industrial site in Shijingshan District, Yan added.

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Editorial comment: Malawi trade exhibition a good showcase for reform http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/editorial-comment-malawi-trade-exhibition-a-good-showcase-for-reform/ Thu, 08 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/editorial-comment-malawi-trade-exhibition-a-good-showcase-for-reform/ The herald Holding a Zimbabwean trade fair in Malawi next week is an important development for both countries as the region and Africa in general move towards accelerated economic growth based in part on national expansion but also on gains from increased trade and trade liberalization. ZimTrade planned the process correctly, helping businesses that can […]]]>

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Holding a Zimbabwean trade fair in Malawi next week is an important development for both countries as the region and Africa in general move towards accelerated economic growth based in part on national expansion but also on gains from increased trade and trade liberalization.

ZimTrade planned the process correctly, helping businesses that can find new markets in Malawi if they have the right products at the right price, but also highlighting what Zimbabwean businesses can buy in Malawi. Trade cannot be a one-way street.

There may still be vestiges of the “old days”, the Decade of Federation of No Regrets, when Malawi was seen as an underdeveloped country ripe for exploitation. This attitude will not attract any Zimbabwean business, even on the doorstep.

What is needed is to understand that Malawi has grown rapidly, especially over the past quarter of a century after the country has gone through major economic reforms, and has a lot to offer both in the markets and in its own products. It might be worth noting that one of Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest banks is headquartered in Malawi if you want an indication of the sophistication of this market.

Zimbabwean exporters are going to have to work for customers. But they start with a number of advantages. They presumably developed products for very similar customers operating under very similar conditions in Zimbabwe, so they have something that is salable.

Second, with fairly short production runs, they can tailor a product to any special requirements and conditions, working with their customers on those requirements. For this and other reasons, some exhibitors may need a production person on their sales team as well as pure members of sales and finance. It’s easy to predict a potential customer by saying something like “this is a great product but…”.

They might even find a Malawian company that wants to partner with local content and assembly and they need to be able to work through those issues at the show.

Third, they will have to offer the best after-sales service. Zimbabwe is just a stone’s throw from Malawian customers. Zimbabwean businesses therefore start their calculations with near-same-day or two-day delivery, which is important when reviewing rush orders and even more so when discussing after-sales service. service and things like spare parts, which are usually wanted yesterday.

As always, sales require the right product, at the right price, and with first-class support, pretty much what the best Zimbabwean companies have already developed for their own local markets.

There is, even in this modern era of free trade, a lingering mercantilist background rumor that more trade for one country means someone else loses and, therefore, trade is a matter of business. zero sum. This assumes that markets do not develop, but all evidence of trade liberalization shows that this process helps accelerate market growth.

Equally important is the other half of the ZimTrade program, aimed at expanding Malawi’s exports to Zimbabwe. Malawi is already a major supplier of agro-industrial raw materials and could potentially provide more.

One factor to consider in any inter-African trade is the effects of climate change. Switching between stronger seasons of El Ninos and stronger La Nina is one where more trade can solve a lot of problems. During an El Niño, Southern Africa tends to experience drought, while Eastern Africa tends to have above average rainfall. During the Nina it is reversed. Malawi tends to win on both sides.

It doesn’t take much more than very good cooperation at all levels, national and business, to create the partnerships that can at least ensure regional self-reliance.

Either way, buying products from a close neighbor, rather than from South America, for example, keeps our money in the area and that means we have customers with money they might want to spend. here, rather than selling and buying from us in their own area.

With all the economic changes that have taken place in the region in recent years, Zimbabwe unfortunately being a laggard in reform but now one of its most enthusiastic converts, regional markets have grown strongly and regional suppliers have become better and more prolific.

This opens up more and more opportunities for companies that are aware of what is going on and can work profitably under the growing development, as well as the growing development as a whole.

Political leaders can help set the conditions and make integrated development faster and better. The Malawi-Zimbabwe trade deal in 1995, never really exploited by either partner, is one example and the hard work of converting all those little local trade deals and agreements into the new African free trade is largely a political process.

But politicians cannot take the next step. More trade, more production, more sales is the function of companies that take advantage of political openings.

National leadership can help companies walk through the door, but then companies have to knock and have something to sell, and once again we have gone back to the old principle of the right product at the right price with, as we point out, a good after-sales service and an ability to keep all the promises made by the sales team.


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Iranian trade exhibition kicks off in Sulaimani, Kurdistan region http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/iranian-trade-exhibition-kicks-off-in-sulaimani-kurdistan-region/ Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/iranian-trade-exhibition-kicks-off-in-sulaimani-kurdistan-region/ ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Representatives of around 100 Iranian companies started displaying their products on Tuesday, the first day of the second annual Iranian trade fair held in the city of Sulaimani, in the Kurdistan region. . In addition to the visiting merchants at the fair, the dignitaries in attendance included the Minister of Commerce […]]]>

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Representatives of around 100 Iranian companies started displaying their products on Tuesday, the first day of the second annual Iranian trade fair held in the city of Sulaimani, in the Kurdistan region. .

In addition to the visiting merchants at the fair, the dignitaries in attendance included the Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iranian Consul General in the Autonomous Region of Iraq.

Photo: Kurdistan 24
Photo: Kurdistan 24

Participating Iranian companies showcased thousands of items on and around the brightly colored display tables across the venue. Organizers told Kurdistan 24 that more than 400 investors were also attending the five-day event.

Photo: Kurdistan 24
Photo: Kurdistan 24

The Kurdistan region has strong economic ties with Iran and imports many products from its eastern neighbor, including food, agricultural products, household appliances, auto parts and hundreds of other items.

The volume of trade between Iran and Iraq has increased in recent years to some $ 7 billion per year, much of it with the Kurdistan region. Tehran has announced plans to increase the market share of Iranian companies operating in Iraq to $ 20 billion in the coming years.

Edited by John J. Catherine

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Zimbabwe-Malawi Trade Show to be Held This Month | Malawi 24 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/zimbabwe-malawi-trade-show-to-be-held-this-month-malawi-24/ Mon, 07 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/zimbabwe-malawi-trade-show-to-be-held-this-month-malawi-24/ Thirty Zimbabwean companies will participate in a trade show to be held in Malawi this month which aims to increase trade between Zimbabwe and Malawi. According to Zimtrade – Zimbabwe’s National Trade Promotion and Development Organization – the exhibition will be held at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe from June 21-24, 2021 under the theme “Zimbabwe-Malawi […]]]>

Thirty Zimbabwean companies will participate in a trade show to be held in Malawi this month which aims to increase trade between Zimbabwe and Malawi.

According to Zimtrade – Zimbabwe’s National Trade Promotion and Development Organization – the exhibition will be held at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe from June 21-24, 2021 under the theme “Zimbabwe-Malawi Trade Exhibition: kulimbikitsa ubale pamalonda”.

The exhibition aims to diversify Zimbabwe’s exports to the Malawian market, generate new business opportunities and transactions, and ultimately increase trade between Zimbabwe and Malawi.

“Malawi is also experiencing stable growth, and ‘now’ is a good time for exporters to engage with the country. The socio-cultural landscape of the country is relatively similar to that of Zimbabwe. Consumer preferences, buying habits and buying trends are also compatible. It is therefore likely that Zimbabwean exporters will easily adapt to the Malawi market, ”Zimtrade said in a statement.

Participants in the solo exhibition will be from companies in the fast-moving consumer goods sectors (confectionery, canned goods, processed foods and dairy products), agricultural inputs and tools, home and office furniture and construction and construction. Participating companies will present their products and services and participate in organized B2B meetings with potential buyers or business partners.

On the opening day of the exhibition, attendees will seek to discuss bilateral trade issues. On June 23, 2021, one of the exhibitors will also host an agricultural conference that will address issues related to irrigation development.

Zimbabwe’s top exports to Malawi in 2019 included corrugated board; cement; iron and steel structures; packaging containers of paper, cardboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibers; raw wood; agrochemicals, seeds, corn and fish.

Zimbabwe’s imports from Malawi include soybean by-products, unmanufactured tobacco, soybeans, peanuts, maize, fiberboard, manufactured tobacco, and plastic household items.


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Occupational exhibition Plowing 2021 postponed to 2022 due to lack of clarity on Covid http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/occupational-exhibition-plowing-2021-postponed-to-2022-due-to-lack-of-clarity-on-covid/ Wed, 19 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/occupational-exhibition-plowing-2021-postponed-to-2022-due-to-lack-of-clarity-on-covid/ The NPA executive made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 trade show after months of monitoring Covid-19 status and taking into account the government’s updated roadmap for the coming months. Given the scale of Labor with 297,000 attendees in 2019 and the lack of clarity on what the Covid-19 restrictions and regulations will look […]]]>

The NPA executive made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 trade show after months of monitoring Covid-19 status and taking into account the government’s updated roadmap for the coming months.

Given the scale of Labor with 297,000 attendees in 2019 and the lack of clarity on what the Covid-19 restrictions and regulations will look like in September for outdoor events, it has been estimated that the cancellation of the trade exhibitor event of 1700 was the only option.

Public health and safety is of paramount importance to the Association and unless the NPA is satisfied that the trade show could proceed without causing risk to exhibitors, competitors and visitors, it would not be. not achievable.

As the schedule for starting work on the site is imminent, the NPA simply could not wait to make a decision.
The world plowing competition scheduled to be held in Ireland to celebrate the NPA’s 90th anniversary, attracting visitors from 30 countries, has also been canceled given the extent of current international travel restrictions.

NPA Executive Director Anna May McHugh said: “It is a huge disappointment for the Association to have to cancel the trade show two years in a row, especially considering the estimated annual economic impact. of 50 million euros which will be lost to the Irish. economy. We are very aware of the loss of income of our exhibitors and of the disappointment of the patrons.

“However, the NPA is a solid establishment, we have a massively committed team behind the event, our exhibitors and patrons have been very loyal over the years and we look forward to bringing the exhibition back to its full potential in 2022. We are going to organize our national plowing competitions this year and I hope we can welcome visitors (regulations pending).

Labor will return to Ratheniska in 2022.


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National Plowing Championships trade show canceled for 2021 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/national-plowing-championships-trade-show-canceled-for-2021/ Sat, 15 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/national-plowing-championships-trade-show-canceled-for-2021/ The National Plowing Association executive said it “made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 trade show after months of monitoring Covid-19 status and taking into account the government’s updated roadmap for the next months”. The event was scheduled to take place in Ratheniska, Co Laois, in September. In a statement released on Friday, the […]]]>

The National Plowing Association executive said it “made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 trade show after months of monitoring Covid-19 status and taking into account the government’s updated roadmap for the next months”. The event was scheduled to take place in Ratheniska, Co Laois, in September.

In a statement released on Friday, the NPA said: “Given the scale of Labor with 297,000 participants in 2019 and the lack of clarity on what the restrictions and regulations of Covid-19 will look like in September for events outdoors, it was felt that canceling the 1700 exhibitors’ trade event was the only option.

“Public health and safety is of paramount importance to the Association and unless the NPA is convinced that the trade show could proceed without causing risk to exhibitors, competitors and visitors, it does not would not be feasible. As the schedule for starting work on the site is imminent – the NPA could not wait to make a decision.

“The world plowing competition to be held in Ireland to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the NPA attracting visitors from 30 countries has also been canceled given the extent of current international travel restrictions.”

NPA Executive Director Anna May McHugh said: “It is a huge disappointment for the Association to have to cancel the trade show two years in a row, especially considering the estimated annual economic impact. of 50 million euros which will be lost to the Irish. Economy.

“We are very aware of the loss of income from our exhibitors and the disappointment of patrons. However, the NPA is a solid establishment, we have a massively committed team behind the event, our exhibitors and patrons have been very loyal over the years. and we look forward to bringing the show back to its full potential in 2022. We will be holding our national plowing competitions this year and hope to be able to welcome visitors (pending regulation).

The plan will be to develop a program of activities around ‘Plowing competitions’ that will keep the focus on ‘Rural Ireland’ during Plowing Week (September 15-17) – this will include virtual content promoting exhibitors combined with a week of interactive and immersive digital activations # Labourage2021 to get everyone involved.

The NPA also confirmed that the event will return to Ratheniska in 2022 from September 20-22, as they look forward to enjoying plowing as usual.


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Trade show at national plowing championships canceled due to pandemic fears http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/trade-show-at-national-plowing-championships-canceled-due-to-pandemic-fears/ Fri, 14 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/trade-show-at-national-plowing-championships-canceled-due-to-pandemic-fears/ THE ORGANIZERS OF THE National Plowing Championships have confirmed that the trade show at this year’s National Plowing Championships has been canceled. The exhibition was scheduled to take place September 15-18 in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Anna May McHugh, chief executive of the NPA, said the loss to the Irish economy would be € 50m. McHugh […]]]>

THE ORGANIZERS OF THE National Plowing Championships have confirmed that the trade show at this year’s National Plowing Championships has been canceled.

The exhibition was scheduled to take place September 15-18 in Ratheniska, Co Laois.

Anna May McHugh, chief executive of the NPA, said the loss to the Irish economy would be € 50m.

McHugh said that given the scale of Labor, with 297,000 attendees in 2019, and the lack of clarity on what September’s Covid-19 restrictions and regulations will look like for outdoor events, it was felt that canceling the 1,700 trade exhibitor event was the only option.

“Public health and safety is of paramount importance to the Association and unless the NPA is convinced that the trade show could proceed without causing risk to exhibitors, competitors and visitors, it does not. would not be possible.

“As the schedule to start work on the site is looming – the NPA just couldn’t wait any longer to make a decision,” she said.

“The world plowing competition to be held in Ireland to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the NPA and attracting visitors from 30 countries has also been canceled given the extent of current international travel restrictions.

“It is a huge disappointment for the Association to have to cancel the trade show two years in a row, especially considering the estimated annual economic impact of 50 million euros that will be lost to the Irish economy .

“We are very aware of the loss of income from our exhibitors and the disappointment of patrons.

“However, the NPA is a solid establishment, we have a massively committed team behind the event, our exhibitors and patrons have been very loyal over the years and we look forward to bringing the exhibition back to its full potential in 2022.

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“We will be hosting our national plowing competitions this year and hopefully we can accommodate visitors (regulations pending),” added McHugh.

The NPA said it is now planning a program of activities around “plowing competitions” which will keep the focus on “rural Ireland” during plowing week.

This will include virtual content promoting exhibitors combined with a week of highly interactive and immersive # Plowing2021 digital activations for everyone to get involved.

The association also confirmed that the event will return to Ratheniska in 2022 from September 20 to 22.


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Sharjah Book Fair Concludes With Successful Global Field Trade Exhibition Amid COVID-19 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/sharjah-book-fair-concludes-with-successful-global-field-trade-exhibition-amid-covid-19/ Sun, 15 Nov 2020 08:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/sharjah-book-fair-concludes-with-successful-global-field-trade-exhibition-amid-covid-19/ The 39th Sharjah International Book Fair received 382,000 visitors under COVID-19 restrictions. Image Credit: Dubai: The resilience and capacity of the Sharjah Cultural Project received unprecedented attestation with the 11-day success of the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which took place November 4-15. Turning the challenges posed by the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic into […]]]>

The 39th Sharjah International Book Fair received 382,000 visitors under COVID-19 restrictions.
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Dubai: The resilience and capacity of the Sharjah Cultural Project received unprecedented attestation with the 11-day success of the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which took place November 4-15.

Turning the challenges posed by the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has taken another step forward in designing and delivering SIBF 2020 as the first successful global event in person and on -Format on the ground since major events and fairs across the world have been canceled since March to contain the pandemic.

Hybrid Book Fair

SIBF 2020’s hybrid offline – online model on the theme ‘The World Reads From Sharjah’, organized by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), provided 1,024 publishers from 73 countries with a much needed opportunity to showcase millions titles, including 80,000 new versions to a physical audience of 382,000 people who visited the book fair.

On the other hand, the diverse cultural agenda of SIBF 2020 was fully picked up on the SBA’s “Sharjah Reads” virtual platform and attracted a global turnout of 63,500 participants who joined virtually from all over the world to hear. renowned authors, intellectuals, poets and politicians. , and participate in key discussions moderated by social media and digital experts.

Among the literary luminaries and world cultural figures who participated in the 11-day fair were Wasini al-A’raj, Ahmed Murad, Lina Khoury, Dr Mohsen Al Ramli Mishel Hamad, in addition to Prince Ea, Robert Kiyosaki, Lang Leav, Ian Rankin, Najwa Zebian, Neil Pasricha and Elisabetta Dami, and many more.

More than 100 Emirati, Arab and foreign writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, science, academics, heritage and other genres, signed their works for fans at the special Book Signing Corner featured. place at SIBF 2020.

Covid-19 security protocols

To ensure the safety of guests, visitors and exhibitors, strict precautionary measures were applied throughout the 11-day cultural event, in line with the UAE government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 .

Ahmed ben Rakkad Al Ameri

Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, chairman of the SBA, said the event delivers a message that cultural appreciation forms the basis of Sharjah’s vision for development and fuels all of its programs, adding that books are the stone. Angular of Sharjah Society. He further noted that the SIBF 2020 was intended to renew the optimism of the industry and aimed to restore a sense of normalcy in people’s lives, amid the sweeping disruptions caused by Covid-19.

New edition

“As one chapter of SIBF ends, a new one begins. This cultural event doesn’t end when visitors leave and the Expo gates are closed. We are continuing our efforts to design the next edition and decorate it with a whole new cultural vision. We are preparing for the 40th edition of the fair next year – an issue that will embody four decades of knowledge and creative development undertaken by the Emirate Cultural Project initiated by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme and Sovereign Council of Sharjah. The SIBF is the crown jewel of this cultural journey and a key event that we are committed to growing, improving and advancing year after year.

The president of the ASB underlined that the success of this special edition is the fruit of the hard work of each person who made it possible to organize and deliver the event, as well as the eagerness of visitors, editors and scholars to support the SIBF. Al Ameri asserted that the success and achievements of SIBF 2020 will go into the pages of cultural history – locally, regionally and internationally.

10th SIBF Editors’ Conference

SIBF hosted the 10th Publishers’ Conference with the participation of over 317 publishing professionals and 33 speakers, including traditional publishers and electronic publishers from around the world. The three-day event saw professionals, publishing consultants, lawyers and other industry experts discuss the main issues and challenges facing the publishing industry in the region and globally.

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Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) gave 1,024 publishers in 73 countries a well-deserved opportunity to showcase millions of titles, including 80,000 new releases

Sharjah International Library Conference

The SBA, in collaboration with the American Library Association, ALA, organized the seventh edition of the Sharjah International Library Conference on the sidelines of the SIBF. media members from over 51 countries including 11 nations making their debut in the event.

Under the theme “Libraries and Librarians Meeting the Challenges of the New Normal”, the experts discussed the challenges as well as the opportunities that libraries face in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Translation scholarship

During the book fair, the SBA announced that it had received applications from 1,014 publishers for the Translation Fellowship which annually funds the translation of books by publishers participating in the annual professional program, which takes place before the start of the SIBF in November of each year. Worth between $ 1,500 and $ 4,000, each grant helps a publisher cover the cost of translation, in part or in full. The SBA has announced that registrations to apply for the fund will remain open until February 2021.


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World Virtual Trade Fair for the Loom from October 17 to November 15, 2020 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/world-virtual-trade-fair-for-the-loom-from-october-17-to-november-15-2020/ Fri, 09 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0000 http://metrolinaexpotradeshow.com/world-virtual-trade-fair-for-the-loom-from-october-17-to-november-15-2020/ World Virtual Trade Fair for the Loom from October 17 to November 15, 2020 New Delhi, October 9 (KNN) To promote MSMEs, start-ups and women entrepreneurs in the fields of textiles, fabrics and yarns, engineering, looms and crafts, khadi and looms, the World Trade Center Mumbai, in association with the IAMKHADI foundation, is organizing the […]]]>

World Virtual Trade Fair for the Loom from October 17 to November 15, 2020

New Delhi, October 9 (KNN) To promote MSMEs, start-ups and women entrepreneurs in the fields of textiles, fabrics and yarns, engineering, looms and crafts, khadi and looms, the World Trade Center Mumbai, in association with the IAMKHADI foundation, is organizing the first virtual exhibition under the worldtradeexpo.org platform titled – ‘c’.

The exhibition will feature Khadi and Handloom products and is scheduled to go live from October 17 to November 15, 2020, coinciding with Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday.

India’s loom industry plays a crucial role in economic development as it employs over 4.3 million people both directly and indirectly, making it the second largest generator of employment among the rural population. , after agriculture.

The handloom sector also promotes the empowerment of women, as 77% of the workforce in this sector is made up of women. India’s exports of hand-woven products were valued at $ 343.69 million in FY19, compared to $ 226.05 million (through November 2019) in FY20. The United States was the main importer of Indian hand-woven products, with an estimated purchase of $ 93.94 million, followed by the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany with $ 17.77 million, 16 , $ 47 and $ 14.65 million, respectively.

While elaborating on the online handloom festival, Vijay Kalantri, vice president of MVIRDC WTC Mumbai, said, “India has a distinct competitive advantage in the field of looms as evidenced by the fact that the country is the second largest exporter of these products in the world.

However, the pandemic has severely crippled the ability of artisans to produce, market, display and sell hand-woven products. The resulting commercial crash has serious consequences for the survival of these artists, weavers and their ancestral techniques. This online exhibition is part of our efforts to create opportunities for these weavers in the international market as well as to help sustain and revive this timeless art.

This virtual exhibition will provide the opportunity for artists, weavers, micro-entrepreneurs, including women from self-help groups, clusters and village industries to present khadi and hand-woven products.

More than 100 exhibitors will present saris, fabrics, shawls, stoles, clothing, mats, rugs, rugs as well as home furnishings and other accessories from several Indian and foreign states. A large number of buyers from nearly 330 World Trade Centers in 90 countries will interact with these exhibitors at this virtual exhibition to forge successful collaborations.


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