The IFLA World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC) is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector. It brings together over 3,500 participants from 135 countries. It sets the international agenda for the profession and offers opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates.
It is an opportunity for the host country to showcase the status of libraries and information science in their country and region as well as to have their professionals experience international librarianship and international relations in a unique way.
The congress also offers an international trade exhibition with over 70 exhibitors and an exhibition of approximately 1000 m2. The combined buying power of all delegates carries a sizable impact on the local economy of the host and can be estimated at more than 1.2 billion dollars.
The 2019 WLIC is expected to again bring together thousands of participants from all regions in the world. Between 24 and 30 August 2019, more than 260 individual sessions covering the broad spectrum of Library and Information Science and its many related fields (copyright, access to information, safeguarding of cultural heritage, development, etc.) will be held in Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC).
A number of high-level officials will also be participating throughout the conference week. In addition, dozens of satellite meetings and offsite sessions will take place in various locations throughout Athens and Greece.
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