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The Hof by Frankfurter Buchmesse

Stimulating talks and exciting discussions in a relaxed atmosphere: The Hof digitalises the Frankfurt factor.

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Frankfurter Hof

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 friends and colleagues, 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 introduce you to new people by chance. Take part and join discussions on different topics, and interact with the respective speakers as well as other publishing professionals.

 

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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What international publishing experts say about The Hof

Networking at most virtual events is difficult at best. With "The Hof" the Frankfurter Buchmesse team has found the holy grail of networking.

Paul P. Gerbino President, Triumvirate Content Consultants

Session overview

The Hof events in 2021
4 of 5
Thursday

22 April 2021

60 min

Diversity in publishing - who gets to tell their story?

EN
Speaker: Nanjala Nyabola, Author & Researcher
and one more speaker
Thursday

20 May 2020

60 min

Juergen Boos on how Frankfurter Buchmesse is gearing up for 2021

Speaker: Juergen Boos, Director
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Thursday

04 March 2021

60 min

The liberation of content (I): audio innovation – when books turn to sound

EN
Speaker: Cornelia Funke, Author
and one more speaker
Thursday

11 February 2021

60 min

Young Talents (I): how gen z is transforming the publishing industry

EN
Speaker: Indira Birnie, Senior Manager Audience Marketing
Penguin Random House UK
Friday

22 January 2021

60 min

How to enhance your local business through global collaboration

EN
Speaker: Anuj Agarwal, Publishing Director
Suryastra
and 2 more speakers
The Hof events in 2020 after #fbm20
3 of 3
Friday

20 November 2020

60 min

Found in translation: African literature without borders

EN
Speaker: Zukiswa Wanner, Writer, Editor and Publisher
Tuesday

24 November 2020

60 min

creativeSHIFT – Bring your content to the next level!

EN
Speaker: Cornelia Funke, Author
Tuesday

15 December 2020

60 min

The Hof End of Year Gala

EN
Speaker: Amy Hundley, Senior Editor & Subsidiary Rights Director
Grove Atlantic
and 3 more speakers
The Hof events during #fbm20
4 of 5
Monday

12 October 2020

60 min

My Frankfurt Blues Edition

EN
Speaker: Stefan Lange, Assistant Bar Manager
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Tuesday

13 October 2020

60 min

The great adaptation: Reinventing the book trade

EN
Speaker: Maÿlis Vauterin, Rights Director
Éditions Stock
and one more speaker
Wednesday

14 October 2020

60 min

New York Calling

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

15 October 2020

60 min

Grauburgunder meets Ebbelwoi

DE
Speaker: Ilija Trojanow, Schriftsteller
Friday

16 October 2020

60 min

Trends and news in international publishing

EN
Speaker: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
Publishing Perspectives
The Hof events in October - before the start of #fbm20
3 of 3
Tuesday

06 October 2020

60 min

Educational technology – an amplifier of inequity?

EN
Speaker: Jannie Jeppesen, CEO
Swedish EdTech Industry
Friday

09 October 2020

60 min

Asia Calling

EN
Speaker: Andrea Pasion-Flores , Publisher
Milflores Publishing

Speakers at The Hof

Get ready for The Hof with the trailer from Work Awesome

The Hof Video

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“.

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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

 

Partner of The Hof

Remote Daily

Remote Daily

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.

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