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The professional programme was live streamed on this site from 12 - 16 October 2020.

More than 70 hours of curated events

B2B events with international publishing and content experts are at the heart of Frankfurter Buchmesse. Our digital curated B2B events on a wide range of publishing topics offer you discussions, Q&A sessions, and brief presentations featuring international experts, along with many chances to interact and make contacts.

More ideas, contacts, inspiration and new business: Our programme offers profound knowledge and contacts related to your branch in the industry – and helps you to think bigger and outside of the box. 

And the best: Participation in our events is free of charge. Simply register or create your My Book Fair profile - and you will be able to watch the #fbm20 livestream right here on this site.

It's 2020, do you know what rights you own? Best Practices for Fully Exploiting Intellectual Property Across Multiple Platforms

Live EN

20-20 Vision: Selling Political and Social Justice Books in the U.S - An event by Books Across Borders (formerly Bookselling Without Borders)

Live EN
Speaker: Cristina Rodriguez, General Manager and head buyer
Deep Vellum Books
and 5 more speakers

Meet the editors- Inside the acquisitions process in the UK

Live EN
Speaker: Federico Andornino, ‎Editorial Director
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
and 4 more speakers

Meet the Editors: An Hour with US Editors

Live EN
Speaker: Juan Milà, Executive Editor
HarperVia
and 9 more speakers

The Arab World: There is a lot to discover. Fiction from the Arab World and how to get a better overview – with news from Publishing from Beirut

Live EN
Speaker: Abier Megahed , Head of the library of the Goethe-Institut Cairo
and 10 more speakers

Digitalevents! Denn Sie wissen nicht, was Sie tun ...

Live DE
Speaker: Steffen Meier, Herausgeber
DIGITAL PUBLISHING REPORT
and 4 more speakers

Publishing Perspectives Talk: Digital Format Adoption and the Pandemic

Live EN
Speaker: Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rakuten Kobo
and 4 more speakers

Global EdTech Start-ups Awards European Semi-finals 2020

Live EN
Speaker: Beth Havinga, Founder at Connect EdTech | Managing Director German Alliance for Education

European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF): Towards a greener book sector

Live EN
Speaker: Neil Springall , Head of Operations
Penguin Random House UK
and 4 more speakers

Building Bridges With Books - Pitches by Cecile Barendsma

Live EN
Speaker: Cecile Barendsma,
Cecile B Literary Agency

IPA & FBM: Improving Diversity in Publishing: Who Can Lead the Change Process?

Live EN
Speaker: Sharmaine Lovegrove , Publisher
Dialogue Books
and 4 more speakers

Publishing Services & Retail: Gestärkt aus der Krise

Live DE
Speaker: Theresa Bolkart, Senior Consultant / Dozentin für Marketing und Produktentwicklung
Publisher Consultants
and 3 more speakers

Princeton University Press 2020 Rights List – Pitches by Rebecca Bengoechea (Registration necessary)

Live EN
Speaker: Rebecca Bengoechea , Senior International Rights Manager
Princeton University Press’ European office

THE ARTS+: How New Technologies Can Drive Narratives and Communities Forward (Presented by Telefilm Canada)

Live EN
Speaker: Pietro Gagliano
and 4 more speakers

THE ARTS+: CONTENTshift Accelerator Finals and Awards 2020

Live EN
Speaker: Felix Rolf, Co-Founder und CEO
artificial connect
and 6 more speakers

WIPO and Frankfurter Buchmesse present: An international outlook on publishing, creative content and IP

Live EN
Speaker: Daren Tang, Director General
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
and 5 more speakers

THE ARTS+: Meet The Makers: The New Business of Storytelling (Presented by SODEC)

Live EN
Speaker: Stephanie Riggs
and 4 more speakers

Publishing Perspectives Talks: Academic Publishing Leaders

Live EN
Speaker: Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing and Solutions Officer
Springer Nature
and 3 more speakers

THE ARTS+: Little Stories, Big Economics: Taiwanese Stories Growing into All Forms (presented by TAICCA)

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Speaker: C. F. Hu, President of Taiwan Creative Content Agency
and 3 more speakers

Have a Look at Spain

Live EN
Speaker: María José Gálvez , Direktorin Books and Reading Promotion
Spanish Ministry for Culture and Sports
and 3 more speakers

IPA Prix Voltaire 2020: Guerilla Publishing and International Support

Live EN
Speaker: Kristenn Einarsson, Chair of the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee
and 3 more speakers

Gallimard Fall 2020 Rights List: A Selection – Pitches by Judith Rosenzweig (Registration necessary)

Live EN
Speaker: Judith Rosenzweig, Rights Director
Editions Gallimard

Publishing Perspectives Talk: Promoting a Nation's Literature Worldwide

Live EN
Speaker: Fernanda Dantas, Manager
Brazilian Publishers
and 3 more speakers

THE ARTS+: Creativity Matters!

Live EN
Speaker: Andreas Spechtler, CEO Silicon Castles
and 5 more speakers

THE ARTS+: Sharing Is Caring? Digital Dilemmas for the Cultural Sector (Presented in cooperation with MUNCH)

Live EN
Speaker: Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director
MUNCH
and 5 more speakers

The Future of Sustainable Publishing

Live EN
Speaker: Anke Oxenfarth, Head of Sustainability Department
oekom verlag
and 5 more speakers

Scholarly Kitchen at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Live EN
Speaker: Siân Harris, Communications Specialist
INASP
and 4 more speakers

Where Publishing and the Pandemic Meet – The Future of Science and the Path to Digital Transformation Starts with Researchers

Live EN
Speaker: Jennifer Goodrich, Director Product Management and Publisher Solutions
CCC
and 5 more speakers

Reaching New Readers: How to Expand Your Audience to New Markets

Live EN
Speaker: Maria B. Campbell, President
Maria B. Campbell Associates, Inc. / Maria B. Campbell Associates UK Ltd.
and 3 more speakers

Socially critical and environmentally aware - the "New Sobriety" Generation

Live EN
Speaker: Cornelia Funke
and 10 more speakers

European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF): Towards a greener book sector

Live EN
Speaker: Neil Springall , Head of Operations
Penguin Random House UK
and 4 more speakers

THE ARTS+: Masterclass: Brand Licensing for Publishers

Live EN
Speaker: Martin Brochstein, SVP Industry Relations and Information
Licensing International
and one more speaker

THE ARTS+: Meet The Makers: Brands, Characters, and New Stories

Live EN
Speaker: Keita Hasegawa, Editor/Brand marketing division
POPLAR publishing, Japan.
and 2 more speakers

We are in this together: Women and publishing in Africa

Live EN
Speaker: Anwuli Ojogwu, Editor and Co- Founder
Narrative Landscape Press
and 4 more speakers

Imagination-Creativitiy-Resilience: South East Asia’s Creative Industries

Live EN
Speaker: Ayu Utami, Writer
and 5 more speakers

IBBY’s Engagement with children

Live EN
Speaker: Jacqueline Woodson, Author
and 6 more speakers

Charleston Library Conference Meets Frankfurter Buchmesse

Live EN
Speaker: Jill Heinze, Senior Product Researcher
WillowTree
and 10 more speakers

THE ARTS+: Maja Lunde and Annette Ore in Fireside Chat on Adaptation

Live EN
Speaker: Maja Lunde, Bestselling Author and Screenwriter
Norway
and 2 more speakers

THE ARTS+: Masterclass: Books Beyond their Covers: Adaptation and the Role of the Book in the 21st-century Media Industries

Live EN
Speaker: Simone Murray

FEP & IPA & FBM: European Accessibility Act (EAA): A Chance for Publishing

Live EN
Speaker: Luc Audrain, Expert on e-book accessibility
and 9 more speakers

THE ARTS+: A Conversation on Book-to-Film Adaptations

Live EN
Speaker: Camilla Gibb, Author
and 2 more speakers

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS YOUR NONFICTION - How Small Publishers of Serious Nonfiction Are Coping in these Difficult Times. A Virtual Discussion and Networking Event

Live EN
Speaker: Colleen Higgs, Founder and publisher
Modjaji Books, South Africa
and 4 more speakers

COVID-19, Copyright and the Creative Economy – Publishing’s Global Leadership Takes on the Crisis

Live EN
Speaker: Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO, CCC & 2nd Vice President IFFRO
Copyright Clearance Center
and 3 more speakers

THE ARTS+ x Digital Cross Over: Driving Discoverability through Metadata: Panel

Live EN
Speaker: Luc Moser, Head of Label & New Business
EuroArts Music
and 5 more speakers

Brand Licensing – Opportunities for Publishers

Live EN
Speaker: Marty Brochstein, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Information
Licensing International
and 2 more speakers

Have a Look at Canada

Live EN
Speaker: Simon de Jocas, President and Owner
Éditions Les 400 coups
and 2 more speakers

PFD's Meet the Author: Mark Carney (Registration necessary)

Live EN
Speaker: Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance
and one more speaker

Publishing Perspectives Talk: Digital Format Adoption and the Pandemic

Live EN
Speaker: Michele Cobb, Executive Director
Audio Publishers Association (USA)
and 4 more speakers

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Event format What to expect Date
The Hof Live music, interesting discussions, networking with the community and the occasional drink - registration is now possible! 24.09. – 15.12.2020
Curated Networking Meet as many relevant contacts as possible in our thematically oriented networking sessions. 12.10. – 16.10.2020
Frankfurt Conference Experience concentrated knowledge over four days and be there when international experts share trends and developments within your industry. 12.10. – 15.10.2020
Market Insights Discover international publishing markets: you will learn how the publishing markets have developed during the pandemic and what highlight initiatives have emerged. 05.10. – 15.10.2020

 

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