Program

Date

Events

Wednesday, 14 June
Opening Ceremony
11:00 - 12:00
The opening ceremony of the SIBF 2017
- Location: At the main entrance of the SIBF 2017
Opening Ceremony
12:00 - 12:30
The Opening of Turkish National Stand / Mini Concert and Cocktail
- Location: D1, Hall A
Opening Ceremony
12:30 - 13:00
Opening of Exhibition “Ankara School Exhibition of Brotherhood Saga”
- Location: D1, Hall A
Authors Events
13:30 - 14:30
Meet the Author: GIPI, Gian Alfonso Pacinotti
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Host: Italian Cultural Institute
Professional Conferences
15:00 - 16:00
Turkish Soldiers Fighting On and Behind the Frontlines In the Korean War
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speakers: Erhan Afyoncu, Coşkun Yılmaz, Muzaffer Albayrak, Necmettin Özçelik
Authors Events
16:30 - 17:30
Aladdin's Cave of Books
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Mira Publishing House cic - UK, The Publishers Association
- Speaker: Mira Fadel 40 minute long PowerPoint presentation about new innovative publishing technology that may end the monopoly in books industry.
Professional Conferences
18:00 - 19:00
How to face the China market and the World market without it
– the possible cooperation between Korea and Taiwan
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Organization: Taipei Book Fair Foundation
- Sponsor: Ministry of Culture(Taiwan)
- Speakers:
  Mr. Rex HOW, Chairman of Locus Publishing Company
  Mr. SK Liu, President of E*Public Korea Korea Co., Ltd.
  Ms. Eun-young Baek, President of Carrot Korea Agency
Thursday, 15 June
Professional Conferences
10:00 - 12:00
Life and Work Experience of an International Literary Agent
- Location: Conference Room #300, 3F., COEX
- Host: Korean Publishers Association
- Speakers:
  Ms. Carina Brandt, Brandt New World Agency
  Ms. Teresa Pinto, Carmen Balcells
  Ms. Ekin Oklap, The Wylie Agency (UK) Ltd.
  Ms. Anneli Høier, Copenhagen Literary Agency"
Professional Conferences
10:00 - 13:00
The Seminar on 『Book Copyright Export Guidebook For Latin America』
- Location: Conference Room #402(4F), COEX
- Host: KPIPA(Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea)
- Speakers:
  Kang Seok Kim, ATLAS Research & Consulting Team Manager
  Eduardo Hojman, The Spanish BookStage Advisor
  Insub Lim, The ChoiceMaker Korea President
  Joseph Lee, KL management President
  Namho Kim, Topaz Agency President
Authors Events
11:00 - 12:00
Interviews on Children’s Literature
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speakers: Melike Günyüz
Authors Events
12:30 - 13:30
Meet the author: Federico Bertolucci
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Italian Cultural Institute
Authors Events
14:00 - 15:00
Reading: Istanbul Bir Masaldi
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speaker: Mario Levi
Professional Conferences
15:00 - 17:00
Round-table on Korea-Turkey Publishing opportunities
- Host: Korean Publishers Association, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Location: Conference Room #300, 3F., COEX
- Speakers: Münir Üstün, Kenan Kocatürk, Melike Günyüz, Ahmet Kot
Professional Conferences
15:30 - 16:30
Round-table on the Korean and the French Comics Market
- Host : BIEF(Bureau Internationale de I'Edition Francaise)
- Location: Event Hall 1, Hall B1
- Speakers : Emilie Védis, Jérôme Baron, Olivier Galli, Yeo Young-Ah, Rho Eui-Sung
Round table around the production and markets for comics and graphic novels. Three topics will be dealt with during this round table:

1) Digital products and markets
2) Production and markets, with a focus on the specific promotion aimed at adults
3) Production and markets, with a focus on the specific promotion aimed at children
Authors Events
15:30 - 16:30
Meet the Canadian Author, Sylvia McNicoll
- Host: Embassy of Canada
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
Canadian children’s writer Sylvia McNicoll will meet with her readers in Korea at the Seoul International Book Fair. She will talk about her works, those which present various themes including honesty, justice, racism, self-awareness, generation gaps, school violence and altruism through fun, lively stories, to deliver her message of optimism for young readers in Korea. She will also be engaged in book signing events and give away free gifts for children through a raffle.
Authors Events
17:00 - 18:00
Writing Workshop by Canadian Author, Sylvia McNicoll
- Host: Embassy of Canada
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
Friday, 16 June
Authors Events
11:00 - 12:00
"Brand yourself as a writer" in the Chinese Market
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Run Universe Inc.
- Speaker: Kuang-yu Cheng, Wei-Chun Lee(Dancer)
Professional Conferences
12:30 - 13:30
French and german books in Korean translation and the role of Korean translators in promoting foreign works
- Host: French Embassy in Korea, Goethe-Institut Korea
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Speakers:
Yingxin Gong, Director of German Book Information Centre (BIZ) Beijing
Jean-Guy Boin, Director of International Bureau of French Publishing
Kyuho Park, German-Korean Translator
Ho-Kyung Im, French-Korean Translator

Round table aiming to show the audience how books travel through their translations into different languages (among which Korean) and to highlight the role played by translators in this propagation of foreign ideas/thoughts/customs, etc. in an alien culture.
Cultural Events
13:00 - 14:00
Karagöz
- Location: D1, Hall A
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speaker: Suat Veral
Authors Events
14:00 - 15:00
Meet the Canadian Author, Kathy Stinson
- Host: Embassy of Canada
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
Canadian children’s writer Kathy Stinson visits Seoul International Book Fair to meet young readers in Korea. Her work Red is Best was published in 1982 and is still loved all across the world. Stinson will meet with her readers to talk about her works and read her books to the young readers. She will also be engaged in book signing events and give away free gifts for children through a raffle.
Professional Conferences
16:00 - 17:00
Panel: Children’s Literature
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speaker: Mevlâna İdris Zengin
Saturday, 17 June
Cultural Events
11:00 - 12:00
Turkish coffee
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speaker: Sabri Koz
Authors Events
12:30 - 14:00
Conversations in Verse: A Meeting of Poets from Iran and Korea
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: literature Translation Institution of Korea
- Speakers: Jang Seoknam, Alireza Ghazveh, Mohsen Rahjerdi
In celebration of the publication of “I Have Seen the Crazy Blue Sky” (Iranian Contemporary Poems) in Korean language and the publication of Korean Contemporary Poems in Persian language, Jang Seok-nam and Alireza Ghazveh, the two poets from Korea and Iran, will come together to talk about their works and read the translated versions of their poems. Moreover, the translators will present their episodes from the translation processes.
Authors Events
14:30 - 15:30
Meet the Author: Roberto Recchioni
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Italian Cultural Institute
Cultural Events
16:00 - 17:00
Ottoman cuisine
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speaker: Yunus Emre Akkor
Authors Events
17:30 - 18:30
Meet the Author:Syaman Rapongan - Cold Sea, Deep Feelin
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Association of Taiwan Publishing & Digital Contents Research
Sunday, 18 June
Professional Conferences
10:00 - 11:00
Comics as an efficient way of dealing with serious/grave topics
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: French Embassy in Korea
- Speakers: Mademoiselle Caroline, Keum-Suk Gendry-Kim, Han Sang-Jeong
Round table aiming to discuss the suitability and efficiency of comics when it comes to dealing with serious/grave topics.
Authors Events
11:30 - 12:30
Meet the Canadian Author, Joy Crysdale
- Host: Embassy of Canada
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
Professional Conferences
11:30 - 12:30
Travel USA & Study USA
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: U.S. Embassy Seoul
Professional Conferences
13:00 - 14:00
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Speakers: Abdullah Uçman
Cultural Events
14:30 - 16:00
Screening of the Canadian Animation “The Nut Job”
- Location: Event Hall 2, Hall B1
- Host: Embassy of Canada