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Indonesia International Book Fair to return in September

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, August 20, 2017  /  03:18 pm
Indonesia International Book Fair to return in September

Initiated by Indonesian Publishers Association (IKAPI), the event is targeting to feature 20 participating countries.  (Shutterstock/Galyna Motizova)

Indonesia International Book Fair (IIBF) is set to return on Sept. 6-10 at the Assembly Hall of the Jakarta Convention Center.

Initiated by Indonesian Publishers Association (IKAPI), the event is targeting to feature 20 participating countries. 

"Currently 15 countries have confirmed to participate at the event," said IIBF 2017 committee head Husni Syawie on Friday as quoted by kompas.com.

Among the countries that have confirmed their attendance are the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Netherlands, Bosnia, India, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Vietnam reportedly would join in as buyers.

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"We want IIBF to become an international market hub, where international publishers from participating countries consider Jakarta as a meet-up place, as well as a destination to interact and promote literature," added Husni.

In addition to business matchmaking, the event will also highlight script fair, literature community festival, and book launch and discussion with famous writers like Sapardi Djoko Darmono, Maman Suherman, Pidi Baiq, Wahyu Aditya, Ernest Prakarsa, Faza Meonk, Lala Bohang and many more. (kes)

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