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Networking events by Frankfurter Buchmesse

Stay connected – with Frankfurter Buchmesse’s digital networking offers

Networking Events

Get ready for it – overview of networking event formats

Event What to expect Date
The Hof Live music, interesting discussions, networking with the community and the occasional drink 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

 

Registration for all The Hof sessions is now open. Join us on 24 September 2020 for the first session - we look forward to seeing you!

Informal encounters and inspiring discussions – what our networking events hold in store for you

What would a successful day at the fair be without chance encounters, spontaneous meetings, and stimulating conversations outside the formal setting? The "Frankfurt Factor" is a vital part of Frankfurter Buchmesse. With our curated networking events and the new format The Hof, this year's Special Edition will do its part to recreate the Frankfurt feeling.

The Hof

The hotel Frankfurter Hof has always served as an unofficial networking hub during the fair. Publishing professionals from all fields and countries meet there in the evenings to wind down from a busy day at the exhibition site. There is a relaxed atmosphere there and always some old acquaintances, as well as new people to meet.

The Hof transports this informal experience to the digital space: with live music and digital breakout sessions that bring you into small groups, and may introduce you to new people by chance. You will also have the opportunity to listen to discussions on different topics, and interact with the respective speakers as well as other publishing professionals.

To get everyone in the mood for the book fair, The Hof will already kick off on 24 September. On 1 October, everyone is invited to the meet & greet session “October – Frankfurt is in the air” with Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse. The climax of The Hof will be during the book fair week, with individual events continuing on through November and December.

Frankfurter Hof

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Frankfurter Hof

Get ready for The Hof sessions with wallpapers of Frankfurter Hof and its Author's bar which are available for free download.

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Session overview

The Hof events in September
2 of 2
Thursday

24 September 2020

60 min

Life of an agent: Hype, secrets & the post-covid book trade

Speaker: Michael Gaeb, Literary Agent & Owner
Literarische Agentur Michael Gaeb
Tuesday

29 September 2020

60 min

Audio futures: How to own your audience and forge your own path

Speaker: Njål Hansen Wilberg, CEO & Co-Founder
Beat Technology
and one more speaker
The Hof events in October - before the start of the book fair week
3 of 3
Thursday

01 October 2020

60 min

When October I feel Frankfurt

Speaker: Jenny Kühne, Project Lead Digital Book Fair
Frankfurter Buchmesse
and one more speaker
Tuesday

06 October 2020

60 min

Educational technology – an amplifier of inequity?

Speaker: Jannie Jeppesen, CEO
Swedish EdTech Industry
Friday

09 October 2020

60 min

Asia Calling

Speaker: Andrea Pasion-Flores , Publisher
Milflores Publishing
The Hof events during the book fair week
4 of 5
Monday

12 October 2020

60 min

My Frankfurt Blues Edition

Tuesday

13 October 2020

60 min

THE ARTS+ community meet-up

Speaker: Maÿlis Vauterin, Rights Director
Éditions Stock
Wednesday

14 October 2020

60 min

New York Calling

Speaker: Amy Hundley, Senior Editor & Subsidiary Rights Director
Grove Atlantic
Thursday

15 October 2020

60 min

Grauburgunder meets Ebbelwoi

Speaker: to be announced shortly
Friday

16 October 2020

60 min

Trends and news in international publishing

Speaker: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
Publishing Perspectives
The Hof events after the book fair
2 of 2
Friday

20 November 2020

60 min

Africa calling

Speaker: to be announced shortly
Tuesday

15 December 2020

60 min

Christmas edition - rights & licensing wrap-up 2020

Speaker: to be announced shortly

Content and schedule of The Hof sessions

Timeline in Min. Content
0-3

THE SHOW BEGINS. ARRIVE TO LIVE MUSIC.

4-8

WELCOME! MEET THE HOST & COMMUNITY.

9-12

DIFFERENT INTERACTIVE FORMATS.

13

THE HOF JINGLE. WELCOME OUR GUEST!

14-32 FIRESIDE. GET INSPIRED & ENGAGE IN A HIGH-QUALITY INTERVIEW WITH A FBM CHAMPION.
33-41

BREAKOUTS PT.1. MEET YOUR PEERS!

 

42-50

BREAKOUTS PT 2. MEET MORE OF YOUR PEERS!

51-54

PLENARY SHARE GET BACK TOGETHER.

55-58

CLOSING. LEARN ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT AND ENJOY THE MUSIC FINALE.

 

Felix Zeltner

Your moderator

Felix Zeltner

(Work Awesome)

Felix Zeltner is an award-winning journalist and author based in New York City. As co-founder of the New York and Berlin-based company Work Awesome, he organizes conferences and workshops on the future of work. He is the host of Remote Daily, a daily talkshow on Zoom and Linkedin Live; and Wunderbar Together, a bi-weekly podcast featuring the coolest Germans in the U.S. Zeltner was born and raised in Nuremberg and attended the German Journalism School in Munich. He was invited to Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 as co-author of the German bestseller „Stadtnomaden“.

THE Hof Musiker

Music

Jazz & More

Virtuosic Argentine guitarist Dario Acosta Teich and multilingual vocalist/songwriter Eleanor Dubinsky bring audiences together around the world with fresh interpretations of jazz, Latin, French, popular and original songs. Their music has been described as joyous, uplifting and deeply generous. Be it on the physical or virtual stage, this NYC-based duo inspires with elegant performances that transcend genre and geography to celebrate the healing power of music.

More: Http://jazzandmoreconcerts.com

Remote Daily

Remote Daily - Partner of The Hof

Remote Daily is a unique daily talk show on Zoom hosted by Felix Zeltner, an award-winning journalist and global keynote speaker on the future of work. Remote Daily became an overnight success in the midst of the pandemic lockdown in March 2020.

Remote Daily is a unique daily talk show on Zoom hosted by Felix Zeltner, an award-winning journalist and global keynote speaker on the future of work. Remote Daily became an overnight success in the midst of the pandemic lockdown in March 2020.

The 1,000+ subscribers log on with Zoom and find a safe space to connect, learn together, and foster understanding for each other’s experiences. Attendees meet world class innovators, attend workshops, enjoy live music and connect individually through breakout rooms.

More information

Frankfurt International Translators

Curated networking events

Frankfurter Buchmesse's curated networking takes place during the week of the fair to enable you to make as many relevant contacts within a community as possible. During the digital event, various break-out sessions with different participants give you the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with your peers.

Networking in the week of the book fair

Get an overview of all events
4 of 4
Monday

12 October 2020

60 min

Meet the publishers of the Invitation Programme 2020

Speaker: Marifé Boix-Garcia, Vice President Business Development Southern Europe & Latin America
Frankfurter Buchmesse
and one more speaker
Tuesday

13 October 2020

60 min

The Future of Book Fairs

Speaker: Luis Gonzales
and 2 more speakers
60 min

Latin American University Presses in Dialogue with the World

Speaker: Dieter Schmidt , Manager International Projects
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Thursday

15 October 2020

60 min

4th International Publishing Distribution Forum

Speaker: José Manuel Anta, Managing Director
International Publishing Distribution Association (IPDA)
and one more speaker
60 min

Get-Together Guests of Honour

Friday

16 October 2020

60 min

Children's books networking session: Germany - France