Abdel Dayem during the inspection tour - ET
CAIRO - 21 January 2020: Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem inspected the final arrangements for the opening of the 51st Cairo International Book Fair scheduled to kick off on Jan. 22 at Egypt International Exhibitions Center.
Abdel Dayem inspected the progress of the preparations in the different halls and stands of the exhibition, in addition to the locations specialized for cultural and artistic events, workshops and more.
The Minister of Culture praised the organization of halls and the specific classification of pavilions and publishing houses, stressing the need for constant communication with visitors and exhibitors, which will reflect positively on one of the most important international cultural forums.
It is noteworthy that the 51st Cairo International Book Fair is held under the slogan: “Egypt - Africa, A Culture Of Diversity” with the participation of 40 countries. Senegal is the guest of honor of the fair’s 51st edition. Gamal Hemdan is the book fair’s main personality.
The number of pavilions at the fair is 808, with an increase of 86 pavilions. The number of publishers, as well as Egyptian and Foreign entities participating are 900, with an increase of 153 publishers and entities compared to the fair’s 50th edition.
Furthermore, the number of Egyptian publishers is 398 and the number of Egyptian publishers of children's books is 75.
Egyptian publishers of Islamic heritage books total up to 121 and the number of participating Azbakeya wall libraries is 41.
Moreover, seven publishers of audio and electronic books will be participating in addition to 255 Arab publishing houses.
Thus, the total number is 900 publishing houses, 99 agencies, 925 activities, the number of participants in the activities is 3502 participants and 38 participating countries.