Services for Journalists

Whether you are one of the more than 10,000 accredited journalists, including 2,400 bloggers, who will come to the Book Fair in October, or if you just want to inform yourself in advance online about the many activities of the Frankfurt Book Fair, we have a lot to offer you.

Preview Press Conference France -
Guest of Honour 2017

When: Tuesday, 20 June, 11:30am
Location: Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Please register here buchcontact@buchcontact

Opening press conference for Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.3
Room: Illusion 2+3
Admission starts at 10.00 am
Speakers:

  • Juergen Boos - President/CEO Frankfurter Buchmesse
  • Heinrich Riethmüller – President of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association
Further speakers will be announced in September.

PLEASE NOTE: Waiting times cannot be ruled out due to security checks and procedures. Please ensure that your plans for the day take account of potential delays.

Following the press conference, there will be a press tour of the Guest of Honour France Pavilion at approx. 12.30 pm (meeting point: Pavilion entrance, Forum Level 1).

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 opening ceremony

Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 5:00 to approx. 6:30 pm
Location: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.2
Room: Harmonie
Speakers:

  • Juergen Boos – President/CEO Frankfurter Buchmesse
  • Heinrich Riethmüller - President of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association

Guest of Honour 2018 Georgia press conference

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:00 -12:00 am
Location: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.2
Room: Room: Harmonie
Speakers: will be announced in September.

Please register: press@book-fair.com.
Invitation for one person only, non transferable.
Controlled entrance, please come earlier with a proof of identity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Waiting times, however, cannot be ruled out due to security checks and procedures. Please ensure that your plans for the day take account of potential delays. Please bring a valid official document (ID card, passport, drivers licence) with you and leave any luggage not needed for your work at one of the cloakrooms (hall 5.1. or CMF, level C0).

Handover Ceremony: Guest of Honour France 2017 -
Georgia 2018

Date: Sunday, 15 October 2017, 3:30 to approx. 4:30 pm
Location: Forum, Level 1
Room: Forum, Level 1

No registration required to participate.

Press Centre

Location and opening hours

The Press Centre will be located in the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), level C3. Starting from Wednesday there will also be a press counter in level C0 of Congress Center Messe Frankfurt.

OPENING HOURS:
Tuesday: 9.30 am - 7 pm
Wednesday until Saturday: 9 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 5.30 pm

Visitor Information

  • By public transport:
    The CMF is easy to reach by tram from Frankfurt central station. Take line 16 (direction Ginnheim) or 17 (direction Rebstockbad), and get out at the fourth stop (Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage).

  • By car:
    Accredited journalists and bloggers can use the Rebstock car park free of charge from 11-15 October 2017 (address: Messeparkhaus Rebstock, Am Römerhof). The car park has a direct access route from the Frankfurt West motorway exit (follow signposts). There is a complimentary transfer shuttle from Wednesday to Sunday that takes you directly to the Hall 3 entrance. The car park pay station is manned until approx. 8.00 pm.

  • Cloakroom and luggage:
    The Press Centre has lockers but not cloakroom services. Media representatives can show their press pass to use cloakrooms free of charge in any of the halls part of the Book Fair. The nearest cloakroom can be found in the "Via Mobile" covered walkway in front of Hall 5.1.

Special note for Tuesday (opening day)

Please be aware that on Tuesday (opening day), press passes are required to access the Press Centre. You can get accredited online at www.book-fair.com/accreditation and, pending review, you will be able to print out your press pass. This helps to avoid waiting times at the press counter in the Ludwid-Erhard-Anlage entrance area. Waiting times, however, cannot be ruled out due to security checks and procedures. Please ensure that your plans for the day take account of potential delays.

All services at a glance

Press Team

Head of PR & Communications

Kathrin Grün
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Kathrin Grün
t: +49 (0) 69 2102170
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46170
gruen@book-fair.com
PR Manager (Guest of Honour, Gourmet Gallery)
Jördis Hille
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Jördis Hille
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 271
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46271
hille@book-fair.com
Trainee Marketing & Communications

Ines Bachor
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Ines Bachor
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 189
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46189
bachor@book-fair.com
PR Manager (Social Media, Digitalisation, Self-Publishing)
Frank Krings
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Frank Krings
t: +49 (0) 69 2102107
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46107
krings@book-fair.com
Press conferences / press accreditation

Kathrin Ankermüller
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Kathrin Ankermüller
t: +49 (0) 69 2102212
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 212
ankermueller@book-fair.com
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Katja Böhne
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne
t: +49 (0) 69 2102138
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46138
boehne@book-fair.com
PR Manager (Press Centre)
Norbert Interwies
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Norbert Interwies
t: +49 (0) 69 2102272
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46272
interwies@book-fair.com