Tuesday, September 11, 2012

33rd Manila International Book Fair: September 12-16

It's real a great time for us to enter the world of books, interesting and rare books!  Sometimes, bookstores aren’t supposed to be places where people whisper, where people laugh and gasp but book fairs where people get excited.  They are what book fairs are for. Books are the best friends one can ever have and reading habit gives us a refreshing experience and we come to learn a lot about achievers, great leaders and admirable people.

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the country’s biggest and longest-running book fair, heads back to the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on Sept. 12-16, once again celebrating the power of the written word.

For 33 years now, the MIBF has certainly stood the test of time.  Weathering economic fluctuations, political scenarios, the changing Filipino lifestyle, and the advent of new technologies, the MIBF has successfully evolved from an event for the industry and the academe into an attraction that draws readers of all ages, from all walks of life. And after three decades, its objective has remained the same: to bring books closer to the Filipino people by promoting good reading habits and providing a venue for the exchange of ideas among the players in the industry.

One of the most anticipated events for students, librarians, the academe, professionals, and bookworms of all persuasions, the MIBF showcases the largest and most varied collection of literature for both leisure and academic reading -- from textbooks, education supplements, general reference, religious and inspirational titles, self-help books, management books, Filipiniana, coffee table books, popular novels, children’s books, art books, graphic novels, rare and hard-to-find titles, magazines, audio and e-books, multimedia, teaching supplies and services, publishers’ technology, and travel materials.

Teachers and school administrators flock to the book fair to scope out new acquisitions for school libraries, as the event is a good venue to compare offerings from various exhibitors and get the best prices for bulk purchases. Book buyers smile from ear to ear as they peruse endless shelves of reading materials, loading up on books to last them well into the coming months. Avid readers make their way through the booths, checking out publishers’ new offerings, and queueing up to get books signed by authors and illustrators.

DAY 1 - Wednesday, September 12, 2012
8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. / Meeting Rooms 4 to 6
Publishers, Booksellers and Librarians: A Renewed Partnership Forum
Fees: Members – P200.00, Non-Members – P250.00, Students – P100.00
Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI)

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. / Stage Area
Eucharistic Celebration

1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. / Meeting Rooms 4 to 6
CANI (Continuous And Never Ending Improvement) on Library Profession and Services Forum
Fees: Members – P300.00, Non-Members – P350.00, Students – 200.00
Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL)

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. / Stage Area
Vibal – LG & M Chikiting Books Storytelling Session
Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. / Function Room 1
Opening Ceremonies

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. / Meeting Rooms 4 to 6
Gintong Aklat Awards

DAY 2 - Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. / Stage Area
Library Equipment and Supplies
Speaker: Ms. Thony Ann Javier
LPI Rack Range Phils. Corp.

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NN / Meeting Rooms 2 to 3
Look Good Feel Great Always: Empowering Tips for Librarians and Information Specialists Forum
Speaker: Hon. Lucy Torres-Gomez, Representative, Leyte, 4th District
Fees: Members – P200.00, Non-Members – P300.00, Students – P100.00
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

12:00 NN – 3:30 P.M. / Stage Area
3rd Goodwill Bookstore Inter-School Quiz
Goodwill Trading, Inc. (Goodwill Bookstore)

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. / Meeting Rooms 2 to 3
Party-List for Librarians and Information Professionals Forum
Speakers: Hon. Teddy A. CasiƱo, Congressman, Bayan Muna Party-List and
Michael A. Pinto, Director of Libraries, Saint Louis University, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Fees: Members – P150.00, Non-Members – P200.00, Students – P100.00
Philippine Group of Law Librarian (PGLL)
1:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. / Meeting Rooms 4 to 6
DIWA Technology Forum
DIWA Learning Sytems, Inc.

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. / Stage Area
Philippine Robotics Team Robot Demonstration
Felta Multi Media, Inc.

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. / Stage Area
The Unveiling of CSM’s New Resources
Speakers: Leah Darwin, Bessie Rios, Ed Lapiz, Joey Umali, Maloi Salumbides and more
Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc.

DAY 3 - Friday, September 14, 2012
8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. / Meeting Room 2
Food, Diet and Health: A Forum on Healthy Eating Without Depriving Yourself
Speaker: Dr. Maria Christina Kristin S. Reyes, Medical Nutritionist, Department of Medicine, The Medical City
Fees: Members – P150.00, Non-Members – P200.00, Students – P100.00
Medical & Health Librarians Association of t
he Philippines (MAHLAP)

8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. / Meeting Room 3
The Effects of Baby Boomers Retirements and the Skills Needed for the Next Generation of Librarians Forum
Speakers: Dr. Juan C. Buenrostro, Jr., Baliuag University and Dean Johenn F. Cabbab, University of the Philippines
Fees: Members – P150.00, Non-Members – P200.00, Students – P50.00
Philippine Association of Teachers of Library Science (PATLS)

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NN / Stage Area
Adarna House New Titles Launch
Adarna House, Inc.

10:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 2
Project Management for Librarians and Information Professionals
Speaker: Mr. Napoleon A. Apolinario, Jr., PMP, Project Manager and Business Process Consultant, Greenlight Consulting
Fee: Members – P100.00, Non-Members – P200.00, Students – P50.00
U.P. Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA)

12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. / Stage Area
Family Matters
Speakers: Dr. Bessie Rios (Author of Nanay Kong Titser and Memo Ni Mommy) and Clem Guillermo
702 DZAS / Far East Broadcast Company Phils.

1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. / Meeting Room 3
Lecture and Open Forum for “Laughter Behind Reading: A Book Talk of A New Kind Towards Developing the
Culture of Booktalking, Series No. 1”
Speaker: Prof. Eros Atalia
Book Talk Society of the Philippines, Inc. (BTSPI)

2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 4
Best Practices in Int’l. Distributions of Renumeration for Rightsholders
Speaker: Mr. Bruce Funkhouser, International Distributions Director Copyright Clearance Center
Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society (FILCOLS)

2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. / Stage Area
Precious Pages and Lampara Presentation in cooperation with PETA
Precious Pages Corp.

3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 4
Distribution Guidelines for Music Rightsholders
Speaker: Atty. Mark Thursday Alciso, OIC, Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP)
Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society (FILCOLS)

3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. / Meeting Room 3
Blended Learning for the Language Teachers Seminar
Abiva Publishing House, Inc. and Edupower Publishing Corp.

4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 4
FILCOLS Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers
Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society (FILCOLS)

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. / Meeting Rooms 7 to 9
St Pauls Book Launching
St Pauls

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. / Stage Area
Bible Launching
Biblica Publishing & Distribution Foundation, Inc.

DAY 4 - Saturday, September 15, 2012
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 NN / Meeting Rooms 2 to 3
Lessons Learned from our Heroes
Speaker: Mr. Ambeth Ocampo
Manila International Book Fair and Anvil Publishing, Inc.

10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. / Stage Area
3rd St Pauls Bible Quiz Championship
St Pauls and Manila International Book Fair

1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 10
Targetting Reading Growth thru Thoughtful Testing and Meaningful Teaching
Grolier – Scholastic

1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 2
Klasrum Adarna: Emergent Literacy Workshop
Adarna House, Inc.

2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. / Meeting Rooms 4 to 5
A Precious Party (by invitation only)
Precious Pages Corp./Lampara Publishing House, Inc.

3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 3
OMF Lit Authors’ Fellowship
OMF Literature, Inc.

4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 10
Book Launch
Katha Publishing Co., Inc. & Goodwill Bookstore, Inc.

5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. / Stage Area
Eucharistic Celebration

DAY 5 - Sunday, September 16, 2012
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 NN / Meeting Rooms 4 to 6
Forum on “Charismatic Personality: The Secret to Good Customer Service”
Speaker: Jeremiah P. Resurreccion
Fees: Member – P150.00, Non-Members - P200.00, Undergraduate students - P100.00
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC)

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 NN / Stage Area
Student Newsmaker Contest Awarding Ceremonies
Abiva Publishing House, Inc. and Edupower Publishing Corporation

1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. / Stage Area
2012 Lampara Children’s Storytelling Competition
Precious Pages Corp.

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. / Meeting Room 4
Write Your Own Book
Speaker: Dr. Isagani Cruz
Central Books Supply, Inc.

5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. / Stage Area
Magkape at Magkantahan kasama ang mga host ng Kape't Pandasal at Bukas Palad
Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.

The 33rd Manila International Book Fair runs from Sept. 12-16 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, or e-mail bookfair@primetradeasia.com

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