On November 5, 2019, the XIII International Book Fair and the conference "The Book is the Way of Cooperation and Progress" held within its framework opened at the exhibition center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.

The ceremony was attended by the members of the Government, heads of the Mejlis, ministries and departments, public organizations, heads of diplomatic missions and representative offices of international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, scientists and cultural figures, publishing specialists, students, mass media, as well as numerous participants in the industry review.

This year, the forum is attended by representatives of publishing houses and printing enterprises, business and literary circles, scientific and educational centers, famous writers, scientists, translators, librarians, IT-specialists, and journalists from 16 countries of the world. Among 58 domestic exhibitors - ministries and departments, universities and research institutes, libraries and museums, public organizations.

Originally designed pavilions introduce new books and printing products, innovations in the field of book publishing and library science. The stands of manufacturers of various printing equipment and auxiliary materials were also located here.

In the afternoon, in the conference hall of the CCI, the scientific conference “The Book is the Way of Cooperation and Progress” was opened, which brought together representatives of publishing circles, higher educational institutions, libraries, specialists in the field of printing production, writers and journalists. The focus of the discussions was on the achievements of world book publishing and aspects of digitalization of the information environment.

The meeting also discussed the establishment of close partnerships between specialized structures, including in the field of training of specialists in publishing and librarianship, translation.

On November 6, at the official closing ceremony of the XIII International Book Fair and Conference “The Book is the Way of Cooperation and Progress”, diplomas will be presented to participants and winners of the competitions held in its framework.