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TRENDS concludes its participation at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024

TRENDS concludes its participation at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024
7 May 2024 09:18


TRENDS Research and Advisory concluded its successful participation in the 33rd edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF). The Centre held a wide range of events over seven days including seminars, lectures, panel discussions, and released new publications.

The TRENDS pavilion received high profile visits and saw the signing of cooperation agreements with peer institutions.

On the last day, His Excellency Saqr Ghobash, President of the UAE Federal National Council, visited the TRENDS pavilion where he was briefed on the Centre’s research output. He appreciated the employment of artificial intelligence in TRENDS’ research work. Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa bin Saif Al Nahyan, and His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ACL), the organiser of ADIBF, visited TRENDS’ pavilion.

Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of TRENDS, said that its annual participation provides the book fair with cultural research output of high quality. Participation in Aqdar Cultural Salon TRENDS participated in a dialogue session titled “Sustaining the Cultural Insights of Emirati Youth”, organised by Aqdar Cultural Salon.

Dr. Al-Ali stressed the importance of culture in shaping public awareness and referred to the role of cultural sustainability in preserving the historical, cultural heritage and identity of societies. He indicated that the UAE values the concept of sustainability in its various dimensions, including cultural sustainability, which has become a key pillar of sustainable development strategies.

He noted that cultural sustainability is a key priority in empowering youth as young people are a fundamental pillar of developing Emirati society. TRENDS also participated in the professional programme of the ADIBF, organised by the ACL, through a working paper presented by Dr. Fattouh Heykal, Scientific Advisor of Trends, titled “Publishing in Research Centres, What Is Different?”.

The paper addressed the main points that distinguish publishing in research centres from publishing in scientific journals.

Dr. Heykal stressed that study centres have unique advantages that make them more able to deliver accurate and objective research output, due to their commitment to strict scientific methodology, their use of reliable sources of information, and cross vetting and academic refereeing.

He noted that the research work in the research centres combines the academic nature and the applied dimension, which makes them more able to deliver advisory studies to different entities and institutions.

Effective Engagement

During the book fair, TRENDS’ pavilion received visits by senior officials. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence visited the pavilion, which is enhanced by artificial intelligence. Also, a Trends delegation, headed by Dr. Al-Ali, visited a number of other pavilions.

They discussed cooperation and ways to enhance research and knowledge exchange and establish partnerships.

TRENDS released five new books, most notably a study on “Global Trends in Artificial Intelligence”, and the 12th book of the Encyclopaedia of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Centre has organised panel discussions that were attended by a group of intellectuals, researchers, and the book fair visitors. Furthermore, TRENDS signed cooperation agreements with peer institutions to promote coordination that enhances the dissemination of balanced knowledge, based on well-documented scientific research.

TRENDS and Pyramedia Group Partnership

TRENDS and Pyramedia Group signed a research partnership agreement to enhance cooperation between the two sides in the field of research and strategic studies, training and consultancy. The agreement was signed by Dr. Al-Ali and Nashwa Al Ruwaini, the CEO of Pyramedia Group.

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