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Our #fbm23 event stages

Experience exciting talks and live events on the fair’s stages

Diskussion auf einer Bühne

The book fair’s anniversary will feature a wide variety of specialist events with renowned speakers on the fair stages.

Exchange views on cultural and socio-political topics in the Frankfurt Pavilion. Gain valuable expertise to advance your business at Frankfurt Studio. The Translation Centre once again offers a comprehensive stage programme for translators this year. Also returning: the Publishing Perspectives Forum from 18 to 20 October 2023. The first two days will cover the latest trends and market data from global book markets, followed by mini-conferences on Audiobooks (18 October) and Children's and Young Adult Books (19 October). On the final day (20 October), the Forum will offer an in-depth academic publishing programme.

This year, we introduce three new event venues: the Frankfurt International Stage, the Aldus Up Stage and the Education Forum. Experience an exciting range of specialist events with valuable networking opportunities from Wednesday to Friday.

The fair stages: a reflection of a diverse industry

Publishing Perspectives Forum

Gain business insights and expand your network: Join our international programme (18. – 20. October) – with conferences on Children's Books, Youth Media and Audio and our Scholary Publishing Programme. Experience executive talks and discussions with leading industry insiders and connect with other publishing experts from all over the world.

Frankfurt Pavilion

Get perspectives on tomorrow’s world: find out what’s moving the industry as you dive into exciting talks and lectures on current cultural policy issues – with renowned speakers from the publishing world, literature, society and politics. Discover the professional programme at the Frankfurt Pavilion.

Frankfurt Studio for trade visitors

Frankfurt Studio also offers an exciting programme for trade visitors: experience top speakers at lectures and talks – and gain valuable insights into the international publishing industry.

International Translation Centre

From translating books for children and young adults, comics and non-fiction, to postcolonial translation and sensitivity reading - the International Translation Centre focuses on what translation is all about.

Congress Center Event Forum

At this year's fair, you will be meeting industry insiders, gaining valuable insights into the international publishing trade and getting informed about the topics that are moving the publishing world at stimulating talks by renowned speakers.

Frankfurt International Stage

Gain insights into global book markets on the International Stage, featuring international publishing experts and authors.

Aldus Up Stage

Discover our new Aldus Up Stage – with a multi-facetted professional programme covering education, translation funding, inclusion, digitalisation, licensing, sustainability, AI and VR. And don’t miss the weekend programme with a focus on education and book presentations!

Discover our special topics and the digital formats

Industry-specific know-how in our thematic areas

Are you looking for events aimed precisely at your community, such as Audiobooks, Children's Books or Academic Publishing? Get an overview of what’s happening for your community on our #fbm23 topic pages.

Our digital formats: even before the fair begins

Deepen your publishing know-how at our Masterclasses from 9 to 13 October 2023 and join the #fbm23 community at “The Hof” networking events on 31 August and 5 October 2023.

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