SIBF 2024 26-30 June, 2024 l COEX Halls C&D1


Rights Seminar

Global Issue Conference

Books & Politics: Voices Raised through Books

The session questions what it means to read and publish books where voices are suppressed.

ㅣSpeakers: Fernanda Gomes Garcia (São Paulo International Book Fair), Sandra Pulido Urrea (Bogota International Book Fair), David Unger (Guadalajara International Book Fair), Marifé Boix García (Frankfurter Buchmesse)
ㅣModerator: Kim Myung-hwan (Professor of English Language and Literature, Seoul Natioanl University, IPA Freedom to Publish Committee Member)

- Date/Time: June 19 (Wed) 13:00–15:30
- Location: Event Hall3

The Emergence of E-books & Audiobooks

The session focuses on e-books and audiobooks, which have become a natural part of the reading culture. The discussion will also deal with the changes in the publishing market since their emergence.

ㅣSpeakers: Sheikh Faisal Sheikh Mansor (Malaysian Book Publishers Association), Rex How (Taipei International Book Exhibition), Marisol Schulz Manaut (Guadalajara International Book Fair), Ayoub Dehghan Kar (Tehran International Book Fair)
ㅣModerator: Lee Seung-hwan (Professor at Hallym University & Former Vice President of KDIPS (Korean Digital Publishing Society))

- Date/Time: June 19 (Wed) 16:00–18:30
- Location: Event Hall3

Young Generation and Reading I: Reading Habits

The session takes a moment to listen to the reading habits of young generations across the world.

ㅣSpeakers: Abiodun Omotubi (Nigeria International Book Fair), Yoel Makov (Jerusalem International Book Forum), Radovan Auer (Book World Prague), Elena Pasoli (Bologna Children’s Book Fair)
ㅣModerator: Kim Ji-eun (Critic of children’s literature)

- Date/Time: June 20 (Tur) 13:00–15:30
- Location: Event Hall3

Young Generation and Reading II: Reading Promotion

A discussion will be held on each country’s policies on promoting reading in the young generation.

ㅣSpeakers: Frida Edman (Göteborg Book Fair), Nopi Chatzigeorgiou (Thessaloniki Internatioanl Book Fair), Sébastien Fresneau (Paris Book Fair)
ㅣModerator: Lee Ji-eun (Ministry of Education)

- Date/Time: June 20 (Tur) 16:00–18:30
- Location: Event Hall3