JAKARTA FOR THE IPA
WORLD CONGRESS 2022
Indonesia was the most productive publishing industry in Southeast Asia in 2019 and for decades, Jakarta has been at the center of Indonesia’s literary scene. As of 2020, Jakarta has contributed 25% of the nation’s digital collection and registered 14,906 ISBNs.
Indonesian literature and its publishing industry have received international recognition for their market potential. Since being named Guest of Honour at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair and being the market focus at the 2019 London Book Fair, Indonesia has striven to elevate its position in the global literary scene. The proliferation of national and international literary festivals and publishing activities aimed at promoting reading, improving literacy, and creating networking opportunities within the creative industry demonstrates this commitment.
Indonesia - represented by the Indonesian Association of Publishers (IKAPI) - is one of the four Southeast Asian countries will a full membership at the International Publishers Association (IPA).
In 2022, Jakarta will host the International Seminar on Librarianship by the Indonesian Library Association (ILA) as well as the 33rd International Publishers Congress (IPA World Congress). This congress is expected to lift spirits, exchange ideas, and generate creative innovations in a post-pandemic world. Following the IPA World Congress, Jakarta hopes to continue its pursuit of becoming a hub for literacy, culture, and the arts in the region