Manila International Bookfair 2010 is going to be held from September 15 to 19 at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Judging from the schedule of activities and list of participants, it’s going to be a better and more exciting book fair for bibliophiles, students and other interest groups this year.
Here’s a list of interesting activities to guide you, should you decide to visit:
“Read, Connect and Innovate” forum by the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), P150 entrance fee for members, and P75 for students, Sept. 15, 8:30- 11:30 am, Meeting Rooms 5&6;
Motivational talk by Lloyd Luna, Sept. 15 1:00-2:30 pm, Sept. 16 4:00- 5:30 pm, Stage Area;
“Information Ethics and Copyright Lawyering of Information Professionals” forum by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL), Sept. 15, 1:00- 5:00 pm, Meeting Rooms 5 and 6;
“Caring for your Health: Ergonomics in the Workplace” forum by the Medical & Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP), P150 for members, P200 for non-members, P100 for students, Sept. 16, 8:00-10:30 am, Meeting Room 4;
“Working for Better Benefits: Forum on Magna Carta for Library Workers” by the Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL), P100 for members and students, P150 for librarians and others, Sept. 16, 11am -1:00 pm, Meeting Room 4;
“Matching Students with Books” seminar by Grolier International, Sept. 16 1:00-3:00 pm and Sept. 17 1:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room 5;
“Environmental Academy On-line” presentation by Felta Multimedia and Haribon Foundation, Sept. 16, 2:00- 3:30 pm, Stage Area;
“Using Media for Evangelization” seminar by the Jesuit Communications Foundation, P50 fee, Sept. 16, 3:30-4:30 pm, Meeting Room 4;
“Knowledge Management Strategies that Create Value” seminar by the University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA), P100 for members, P200 for non-members, P50 for students; Sept. 17, 8:00-10:30 am, Meeting Room 5;
“Direct Instruction” forum by Abiva Publishing House, Sept. 17, 1:30- 2pm, Meeting Rooms 4 & 5;
“Write a Book as a Gift to your Loved One” forum by Dr. Isagani Cruz, Sept. 18, 2:00-4:00 pm, Meeting Room 5;
“The 21st Century Interactive Classroom” presentation by Microdata Systems and Management, Sept. 18, 3:00-5:00 pm, Meeting Room 4.
Fun and Festivities
Book launch by Rex Book Store, Sept. 15, 1:00-5:00 pm, Meeting Rooms 2 &3;
“100 Storybook School Tour” by Adarna House, Sept. 15, 3:00- 5:00 pm by Adarna House;
“Jesus Vol. I & II Coloring Book and WOG Vol. I-IV book launch, by Word & Life Publications, Sept. 16, 3:30 -4:40 pm, Meeting Room 5;
“Tagalog Bible” launch by Biblica Publishing and Distribution Foundation, Inc., Sept. 16, 6:00-8:00 pm, Stage Area;
“Bible Quiz Championship” by MIBF & St. Pauls, Sept. 17, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, Stage Area;
Vee Press Launch by Vibal Publishing House, Sept. 17, 5:00- 7:00 pm, Meeting Room 4;
“Unveiling of New Resources” by Church Strengthening Ministry, Sept. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm, Stage Area;
Adarna House 30th Anniversary and Book Launch, Sept. 18, 10 am – 12:00 nn, Stage Area
Storytelling & Coloring Activity, Meet and Greet Little Genius by Precious Pages, Sept. 18, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Stage Area;
“Philippine Almanac” (Newly Revised 2010 Edition) by Filway Marketing, Sept. 18, 5:00-8:00 pm, Meeting Room 6;
Robotics Demonstration by Felta Multimedia, Sept. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, Stage Area;
Book Launch by St. Pauls, Sept. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, Meeting Rooms 4 & 5;
Storytelling by Vibal Publishing House, Sept. 19, 10:30 am – 12 nn, Stage Area;
Lampara’s 2nd Children’s Storytelling Competition Grand Finals, Sept. 19, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Stage Area.
Co-located at the MIBF is Edu.Shop, a trade fair for school materials, supplies, equipment, and facilities. Other co-located events include SuperKids 2010 (Sept. 17-18, Function Room 3), an early childhood educational fair that will showcase focused discussions, learning sessions and workshops that will equip parents, guardians, educators and adults with the latest in child care and development, parenting and education, and cool activities for children; JobFest 2010 (Sept. 16-17, Function Room 4), a career fair that gathers the country’s leading employers in search for the best additions to their rapidly growing teams; ACCESS: The 2nd Philippine English Language Conference (Sept. 16-17, Function Rooms 1 and 2); and The Best of Anime (Sept. 19, Function Room 5), a festival featuring anime exhibits, gaming, cosplay,concert and special activities that will thrill anime and manga enthusiasts.
MIBF runs from Sept. 15-19 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. MIBF is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines. For details, call 896-0661 or 896-0682.