Saturday, August 18, 2007

The 28th Manila International Bookfair

The Manila International Bookfair is one of the annual events that I always try to go to buy more often I could not due to schedule conflicts. This year, by hook or by crook, I must go.

This is taken from the website:

This Year's Theme

All eyes are focused on reading... when all roads lead to the Philippines’ biggest and most prestigious book event... We take pride in presenting to you The 28th Manila International Book Fair -- the undisputed book exhibition in the country for almost three decades.

The Philippines’ bullish economy as attested by international economic and financial institutions recently is just one of the key measures for the sudden growth of foreign investors in the country. Even existing multinational and Filipino-owned firms confirm the exciting business prospects ahead. This encouraging business climate further entices more local and foreign individuals and companies to test the Philippine market especially through locally-staged international exhibitions, and one of the major exhibitions in the country today that is recognized internationally is The 28th Manila International Book Fair.

With more than three hundred local and foreign exhibitors featuring hundreds and thousands of book titles, the most number in any book exhibition in the country, the event promises once again to bring together both foreign and local players in book publishing and its allied industries who are expected to rake in millions in outright sales and orders from their target markets.

Last year’s staging had more than fifty thousand visitors. Indeed, the figures are viewed to increase every year as more exhibitors, more great deals and buys, and more exciting and educational special events are expected to fill the halls of the country’s premiere exhibition venue located at the heart of Metropolitan Manila-- the World Trade Center Metro Manila.

We call on our partners in the book industry to re-echo what books and other educational materials can do to us individually and collectively for the growth and development of the country. So let us INSPIRE ourselves and each other... ASPIRE to reach greater heights for ourselves and ultimately for the country... by READing... at The 28th Manila International Book Fair!

The bookfair would open from August 29 to September 2. Jesuit Communications would probably have an MPT there (hi Roma!) and comics people will surely have a booth to sell their merchandise. There would be lots of book launches for sure (calling Dean Alfar and Elbert Or!)

Click this link for the schedule of events:

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