Manbat, the social and commercial platform founded by UAE master developer Arada to facilitate stronger ties between Emirati farmers and local consumers and businesses, will be participating in the 23rd edition of Sharjah International Narrator Forum (SINF) at Expo Centre Sharjah from 18-20 September.
Held under the theme ‘Plant Tales’, this year’s forum celebrates the popular heritage of narrators, storytellers, cultural heritage researchers and specialists,and features several workshops, seminars and training.
During the two-day forum, Manbat will be showcasing it’s popular fresh produce market offering a variety of products sourced from Emirati farms. Manbat will also lead on a number of gardening workshops as part of the forum, which aim to encourage more sustainable growing practices in the household, along with learning exercises about sustainable farming, starting kitchen gardens and encouraging fresh local produce for the family.
Dr Ray Tinston, Managing Director of Manbat, said: “This year’s ‘Plant Tales’ theme is perfectly aligned with Manbat’s goals and we’re looking forward to our participation and contribution to the knowledge and culture exchange that SINF brings. Our teams will be onsite to offer a variety of high quality produce from Emirati farms, in addition to helping participants acquire gardening skills for everyday sustainability practices at home that make a big difference.”
More than 120 experts, academics, and pioneers from more than 47 countries, as well as storytellers and media professionals, will attend this year’s forum. There will be a total of 50 workshops spread out during the course of the event.