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Bodour Al Qasimi

Bodour Al Qasimi

President
International Publishers Association (IPA)

A trailblazer in the global publishing scene, Bodour Al Qasimi is creating a positive impact on the world by pushing IPA’s agenda on freedom to publish and intellectual property rights. In 2019, Bodour Al Qasimi’s work in the field of women’s empowerment crossed a unique milestone as she established PublisHer – an informal networking body that seeks to increase the number of women in leadership roles within the publishing industry. As the CEO and founder of Kalimat Publishing Group, she has been an avid advocate of the role of books and literacy to enlighten children, and has led, through her own Kalimat Foundation, a number of campaigns to provide thousands of books for refugees and children affected by conflicts and hardship worldwide. Her exemplary work over decades to further Sharjah’s contributions as a hub for reading, literacy and culture culminated in a global recognition for the emirate recently as it was named World Book Capital 2019 – 2020 by UNESCO. Bodour has a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology from University College London.

Participation in event(s):

13.10.2020
#fbm20 media library
COVID-19, Copyright and the Creative Economy - Publishing’s Global Leadership Takes on the Crisis
16.10.2020
#fbm20 livestream
COVID-19, Copyright and the Creative Economy – Publishing’s Global Leadership Takes on the Crisis
18.10.2021
The Hof
Celebrating 125 years of IPA / Presentation of InSPIRe, the International Sustainable Publishing and Industry Resilience plan
20.10.2021
Agora
The impact of COVID-19 on the global publishing industry
20.10.2021
Livestream
The launch of the WIPO Publishing Industry Report and a discussion on the economic impact of COVID on the global publishing industry
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