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International Markets

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international hub of the global publishing industry. Its programmes offer exhibitors a unique platform for international exchange – this year worldwide through a range of digital offerings.

International Markets

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world's foremost marketplace for creative intellectual property (CIP). If you want to gain deeper insights into the global trade of print and digital content, this is the right place. Nowhere else can publishing professionals experience such a wealth of diversity and exhibitors from so many nations, along with numerous events and highlights. In October, the #fbm20 Special Edition will play host to the whole world.

Frankfurter Hof

The Hof: International markets sessions

What would a successful day at the fair be without chance encounters, spontaneous meetings, and stimulating conversations outside the formal setting? On 24 September our new digital format The Hof will start and focus on diverse publishing trends and markets. Expect live music, great conversations and networking with peers!

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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Frankfurt Conference

Frankfurt Conference

Four days of concentrated professional expertise: our digital conference programme offers you discussions, Q&A sessions and short presentations from the areas of Academic & Scholarly, Rights & Licensing, Publishing Insights and Audio. Exchange ideas with international publishing experts and make new contacts.


Moderated specialist programme

In addition to the Frankfurt Conference, you will find a broad range of moderated B2B events including THE ARTS+ and Frankfurt EDU. Our specialist programme gives you the opportunity to gain deep knowledge of select topics and to network with expert specialists and industry representatives.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Rights and Licensing

Rights & Licensing

Frankfurter Buchmesse: international networking, personal contacts and an excellent place to do business. If there is one place where the global rights and licensing trade for all kinds of creative intellectual property is at home, it’s here. This is a not-to-be missed event for literary agents and rights managers from all over the world. This year, the wide range of opportunities at the fair will be expanded to include many new digital B2B formats for the rights and licensing segment.


Further international highlights

Discover the B2B highlights at our Business Insights and find #fbm20 events, spotlighted speakers and relevant contents for your area of interest all in one place.

Save the Date: new digital event series about publishing markets worldwide

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Market Insights Events

Discover international publishing markets in our exciting Market Insights series! In 50-minute sessions with panel discussions and video snapshots from all over the world you will learn how the publishing markets have developed during the pandemic and what highlight initiatives have emerged.

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Calendar of Events

The Calendar of Events contains a detailed overview of all of the physical and virtual presentations taking place worldwide.

Exhibitor Directory

The Exhibitor Directory lists all #fbm20 Special Edition digital exhibitors.

Digitally present worldwide

Be there worldwide: with our extensive digital offering for international audiences.