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Frankfurter Buchmesse 14 - 18 October 2020

Business Club

Business Ticket: Plan your fair visit now

Your ticket to conferences, networking sessions and premium service.

You’ve made an excellent decision to experience Frankfurter Buchmesse with a Business Ticket. It provides you with automatic access to all the matchmaking and networking sessions in the Business Club and the premium lounge atmosphere of the club with VIP services.

On this page, you can register for all the matchmaking events and services that interest you. This provides you with an overview of what to expect in October. With the Business Ticket, you will enjoy access to the full range of events and services at Frankfurter Buchmesse. So start planning!

With the Business Ticket, you can access:

1. Conferences

The Business & Conferences Ticket lets you get the most out the fair – with no restrictions. Visit the Frankfurt Audio Summit learn more about the latest innovations and market developments in rights and licences at the Frankfurt Rights Meeting. And that's only on 15 October, the day before the fair actually starts.

2. Networking

The Business Club is also the perfect location to meet new business partners. Join one of our Ask the Expert sessions, Business Breakfasts, Networking Sessions and Get-Together at the bar to exchange ideas, learn about different industries and meet with colleagues across the world.

Business Club Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert Sessions

What's better than meeting experts? Learning from them. One of the best ways to do so is to have a personal talk in the Business Club meeting area, on Wednesday and Thursday (16-17 Oct).

Interested in this format? You will be able to book your slots on site at the Business Club.

Session overview

Our experts will be available for 15-minute, personal consultations covering diverse publishing topics. Please note that registration is required at the Business Club Counter (individual appointments can be made on-site depending on availability).

Benefit from these Ask the Expert Sessions in the Business Club:

  • Marty Brochstein - Licensing: Expanding Content Beyond the Book (16/10/2019, 3.00 - 4.30 pm)
  • Richard Nash - Strategy: Innovation Processes (16/10/2019, 3.00 - 4.30 pm
  • Vinutha Mallya - Market Entry: India (16/10/2019, 3 - 4.30 pm)
  • Alex Hardy and Zoey Forbes - The new legal landscape (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Jo Shaw - Metadata (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Lynette Owen - Rights & Licences (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Malcolm Neil - Reaching Readers: B2C-Marketing (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Steve Breault - Blockchain for Publishing (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Martin Johs. Møller - Audiobook Production (18/10/2019, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm)
  • Marty Brochstein - Licensing: Expanding Content Beyond the Book (18/10/2019, 10.30 am - 12 pm)

Register now for our organised matchmaking events

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Networking

Away from the crowds, you can make new contacts and get in touch with relevant market players in a calm and professional atmosphere.

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Matchmaking Hong Kong

Would you like to internationalise your business and meet publishers and printing companies from Hong Kong? Then get in touch with experts at our Matchmaking Hong Kong Session.

Matchmaking Hong Kong: Thursday, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Business Club Restaurant

Please note that a (pre-) registration on site at the Business Club is required for these sessions.

Would you like to internationalise your business and meet publishers and printing companies from Hong Kong? Then get in touch with experts at our Matchmaking Hong Kong Session.

Matchmaking Hong Kong: Thursday, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Business Club Restaurant

Please note that a (pre-) registration on site at the Business Club is required for these sessions.

Make new business contacts with representatives from the following companies:

  • ASIA ONE PRINTING LIMITED

  • C&C Offset Printing Co., Ltd

  • Golden Cup Printing Company Ltd.

  • Sheck Wah Tong Printing Press Ltd.

  • Wai Man Book Binding (China) Ltd

  • WING KING TONG PRINTING LTD

  • Asia One Product & Publishing Limited

  • The Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Hong Kong Open Page Publishing Company Limited

  • Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co., Ltd.

  • Mottologues Co Ltd.

  • RASS Language Ltd.

  • Spicy Fish Cultural Production Ltd.

  • SUP Publishing Logistics (HK) Limited

Business Club Podest

3rd Publishing Distribution Forum

The B2B networking event on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10 am to 11:30 am aims to promote commercial opportunities between publishers and distributors worldwide.

Please note that a (pre-) registration on site at the Business Club is required for these sessions.

The B2B networking event on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10 am to 11:30 am aims to promote commercial opportunities between publishers and distributors worldwide.

Please note that a (pre-) registration on site at the Business Club is required for these sessions.

After a keynote on “POD Distribution: 100% Opportunities / 0% Risk - The example of the BoD and Logista Libros collaboration” the floor will be open for matchmaking.

Kelly Luegenbiehl CEO Talk 2019

Global 50 CEO Talk

Meet Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President International Originals, Netflix, at this year's Global 50 CEO Talk on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 2-3 pm, in the Frankfurt Pavilion.

Please note: A pre-registration for this event is required, as space on site will be limited. There will also be a livestream of the Global 50 CEO Talk on our Frankfurter Buchmesse Facebook page

Global 50 Ranking: Results and Learnings

Who are the leading publishers in Europe, North America, in China and in Latin America? Which forces drive industry consolidation? What shapes the global rights market? Why are educational markets both in trouble, and yet offering transformative opportunities? Why are "emerging economies", once overhyped, then downgraded, and now showing most diverse developments. A tour d'horizon with the editors of leading international trade publications.

Panel disc ussion on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 3-4 pm, in the Business Club Restaurant

Participants: Sanguo Cheng (Bookdao, China), Rachel Deahl (Publishers' Weekly, USA), Fabrice Piault (Livres Hebdo, France)

Moderation: Rüdiger Wischenbart

3. VIP Services

The Business Club offers the perfect environment for meetings and networking sessions with premium services, such as a private cloakroom, concierge service and a selection of free beverages, breakfast, lunch and happy hour events every day. You can also use the workspaces to get things done in a quiet area away from the crowds.

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Meeting area.

As a Business Ticket holder you benefit from the opportunity to reserve tables in the meeting area of the Business Club for your appointments. There are tables for four or six people available. You can reserve slots for a period of 30 to max. 90 minutes.

If you are interested in reserving a table on site, please ask our staff at the Meeting Counter. They will be pleased to help you further.

Buchmesse Eröffnungsfeier

Opening ceremony

Be in the front row and meet publishing key players and stars when Frankfurter Buchmesse holds its opening ceremony on Tuesday, 15 October 2019. 

Business Club Restaurant

Club restaurant and restaurant vouchers

A fresh, balanced meal at the lunch buffet puts you in the right frame of mind for success. Get your vouchers in Hall 4.0 and enjoy your meal. Drinks are available all day long.

Buchmesse Katalog 2018

Fair Catalogue

In Hall 4.0, you can get a free copy of the Fair Catalogue.

Business Club Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Bring a successful day at the fair to a close with a drink at the Business Club bar. Here your network can grow without any restrictions. In fact, the relaxed atmosphere makes it easy to meet new people.

Additional information

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All events and programmes

Mega readings and poetry slams, performances and discussions, concerts and parties - many events take place at and around the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Create your own trade fair highlights so you do not miss out on anything.

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