Ms Bodour Al Qasimi

Bodour Al Qasimi is Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, the first publishing house in the United Arab Emirates dedicated to publishing high quality children’s books and educational content. As President of the Emirates Publishers Association, she plays a key role in supporting national efforts to transform the publishing and digital content industries to contribute to innovation and cultural exchange.

Bodour has been pivotal in driving many of the Arab region’s initiatives to grow the publishing industry, including Sharjah Publishing City, the first free zone in the world to focus exclusively on the publishing industry. She chairs the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 Committee which successfully bid for the title awarded to cities by UNESCO. She is the first Arab woman to serve on the International Publishers Association Executive Committee and leads a number of national and international initiatives to promote youth and gender empowerment, economic development, and cross cultural exchange.

Mr N Ram