Business Club Conference / THE MARKETS

Prepare for Success!

THE MARKETS – is the pre-fair conference of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, providing publishing professionals with unique, first-hand knowledge of new and emerging areas and regions of business in publishing. It is where top market performers meet and exchange their secrets to success.

At The Business Club Conference / THE MARKETS, you’ll meet …

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Connect yourself with key market players and influencers! Learn about global trends, new business models and upcoming innovations, to get ahead of your competitors. Get deep insights into international growth markets and network with potential business partners, exchange experiences with colleagues.

  • Leaders
  • Pioneers
  • Innovators
  • Founders
  • Top level professionals from global publishing
  • … and a whole bunch of new colleagues and friends of the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s international network
October 9

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Business Club Conference / The MARKETS

When: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Where: Frankfurt Book Fair
Hall: Hall 4.0, Room Europa

Any questions?

+49 (0) 69 2102-0


THE MARKETS programme 2017: Change – a 360-degree view

THE MARKETS 2017 turned its attention to five markets: France, India, Southeast Asia, UK and the USA. Renowned representatives from these countries and regions reported on current changes and analyzed trends and developments.

The New York literary agent Andrew Wylie opened the conference. In his keynote, Wylie examed, among other questions, what effect Donald Trump’s style of governance could have on the publishing industry.

Further speakers were:

  • Jean Mattern, Head literary editor for international literature, Éditions Grasset
  • Katie Espiner, Managing Director Orion Publishing Group
  • Arief Hakim, Managing Director, PTS Media Group
  • Haemin Sunim, Zen monk and international bestselling author
  • André Breedt, Managing Director, Nielsen Book Research International
  • Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO HarperCollins India
  • and many more

A panel discussion on the topic of “Shifting perspectives” with participants from a number of markets rounded off the morning with a glance beyond the horizon of the publishing sector.

Conference visitors who had individual questions regarding the presented markets could ask these in personal conversations directly at the Book Fair: Three market players from each of the respective markets were available for matchmaking appointments and to provide information about various areas including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, distribution, co-editions and many others.

You can find the complete programme here:

Interview with Andrew Wylie

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With his keynote the New York literary agent Andrew Wylie opened last year's conference.
To the interview with Andrew Wylie