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Exhibit at Sharjah International Book Fair

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Join this exhibition organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) London Region and ERDF’s Global Growth Project in partnership with British Council, Publishers Association and London Book Fair and discover new export opportunities in the Arab world.


Why attend?

The Sharjah International Book Fair is the largest book exhibition in the Arab world and provides an excellent opportunity for publishers to meet business partners from the entire Arab region, find new export and translation rights trading opportunities. Exhibiting at the fair gives you access to a broad range of potential customers including publishers, librarians, teachers, Government officials, international booksellers and distributors who also attend the fair. This exhibition, delivered in partnership with the Publishers Association and British Council, will help you raise awareness of your authors and titles and grow your export opportunities.

Who should attend?

London based publishing companies looking to break into this region or increase their exports and rights trading to the UAE.

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Stand at the heart of the fair for two dedicated trade days
  • Individual pod for meetings. Pods include WIFI, bespoke company branding and amenities
  • Entry in the UK promotional brochure
  • Reception hosted by the British Ambassador and other networking events
  • Opportunity to have your books sold through a local bookseller at the fair
  • Pre-show social media and marketing campaign

When will the exhibition take place?

1 to 11 November 2017

What is the cost of participating?

Administration fee is £500 (+VAT)

Additional costs for flights and accommodation to be covered by the companies

Eligibility criteria

  • Eligibility will be assessed on the basis of your application
  • London SMEs who have been trading for a minimum of 12 months
  • Priority will be given to companies that do not have a significant commercial presence in this market

Registrations close on 31st August 2017

Are you an Independent Small or Medium Enterprise (SME)?

Your business is defined as an independent ‘small’ or ‘medium’ enterprise if:

  • It employs fewer than 250 persons; AND
  • Its annual turnover is below €50m (approx. £40m); AND
  • Its balance sheet is below €43m (approx. £37m); AND
  • Its is not a subsidiary and/or under the control of a larger SME entity (25% threshold)

For further guidance see below link to the EU’s website on SME definition

http://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition/.

This exhibition is part-funded by the ERDF’s Global Growth Project.


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