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Stages and Venues at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Do you want to reach a wide audience and present yourself to customers from around the world? Exhibitors at Frankfurt Buchmesse have the opportunity to present their authors, books and products on our stages. Last year, there were around 800 events on the stages. Take advantage of this affordable opportunity for a powerful visibility boost. We provide a fully equipped stage and you present your highlights. Seize the chance to reach 10,000 press agents, 278,000 visitors and interested customers from all over the world.

 

Agora

Ein Pavillon der Frankfurter Buchmesse aus der Vogelperspektive

Frankfurt Pavilion (1)

Use the new landmark at Frankfurter Buchmesse to tell your story!

Use the new landmark at Frankfurter Buchmesse to tell your story!

The 500-square-metre  Frankfurt Pavilion is the main stage for award ceremonies, book presentations and press conferences at the heart of the exhibition grounds. Apply for the Frankfurt Pavilion: submit your event idea by April 30, 2019 using the Call for Participation. As part of the BOOKFEST 2019, you can brand the Frankfurt Pavilion with your advertising measures, products or services.

YOGITee_Lesezelt

YOGI TEA® Lesezelt (Reading Marquee) (2)

The large literary stage of the book fair is where readings, discussions with authors and award ceremonies take place. The special flair of the historic reading Marquee and the tea bar by YOGI TEA® invite you to linger.

The large literary stage of the book fair is where readings, discussions with authors and award ceremonies take place. The special flair of the historic reading Marquee and the tea bar by YOGI TEA® invite you to linger.

The Lesezelt (Reading Marquee) offers space for up to 300 people, with seating niches on the periphery and seating in front of the stage. Organisers will be provided with a niche during their event. After your event, you can reserve a signing box for your author in the middle of the Agora.

Stage: 16 sq m

Capacity: max. 4 speakers, approx. 200 chairs, 100 niche seat

Signierbox

Signing Boxes (3)

Our signing boxes are located at the heart of the fair in the Agora, allowing signing authors to get even closer to their audience.

Our signing boxes are located at the heart of the fair in the Agora, allowing signing authors to get even closer to their audience.

Equipment: a table for signing and book sales, two chairs, a shelf for the book presentation, a book display, a service staff member as a contact person and for visitor control. Starting in September, free spaces in the signing boxes will also be available for our exhibitors to reserve for autographing sessions by authors who do not have a previous event at one of the Agora stages.

The signing box can be reserved by our exhibitors for autograph sessions by authors without previous event on one of the Agora stages.

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Event Area

Agora- Open-Stage

Open Air Stage 2019 (4)

Our new Open Air Stage is THE stage for fan events, special campaigns and larger author events at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Our new Open Air Stage is THE stage for fan events, special campaigns and larger author events at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

It’s located in the event area near Hall 1 and features an elevated, covered stage with plenty of space and sound equipment.

There’s more than enough room for a large audience in an open air space. This stage is the perfect platform for your stars and offers ample space for other special events.

Surprise the audience and us with your ideas!

It’s only bookable on the weekend, and no projection screen is provided.

 

Stage: 6x5 m

Capacity: max 8-10 speakers / actors on the stage

 

  

Hall 3.0

3020 Bühnen Self-Publishing Area

Frankfurt Authors: Stage and Lounge (5)

Frankfurt Authors (formerly self-publishing area) offers room for workshops, readings, discussions, panels and presentations on the topic of self- publishing.

Frankfurt Authors (formerly self-publishing area) offers room for workshops, readings, discussions, panels and presentations on the topic of self- publishing.

In addition to valuable tips on marketing, book-selling or questions about rights, (independent) authors have the opportunity to network with each other and their readership. Register for the Frankfurt Authors stage or lounge in Hall 3.0. Its up to you to decide if you want to organise a networking event or a reading. Additional format ideas can be brought up. Just approach us!

Each day is assigned to a different main topic.

Wednesday + Thursday: professional topics

Friday: Crime + Thriller

Saturday: Romance

Sunday: Fantasy

Stage: 5,00m (width) x 3,00 m (depth)

Capacity: max. 5 speakers, ca. 70 seats + 100 standing spots

Further information: Lara Hertz

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Frankfurt Kids- Stege Foyer 5.1/6.1

Frankfurt Kids- Stage 3.0 (6)

The Frankfurt Kids Area in the popular Hall 3.0 offers the German-speaking children’s books community a place to network and talk about everything regarding sales, trade, marketing and the latest industry topics.

The Frankfurt Kids Area in the popular Hall 3.0 offers the German-speaking children’s books community a place to network and talk about everything regarding sales, trade, marketing and the latest industry topics.

In addition to curated professional events, you can also use the stage to present your business models, projects and products. On the weekend, the stage is the perfect spot for German-language readings before an enthusiastic family audience. Join our programme and organise your stage.

Stage: 3 x 4 m

Capacity: max. 4 speakers, ca. 70 seats + 50 standing spots

Hall 3.1

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Frankfurt Audio Stage (7)

The stage in the new international centre for spoken media, Frankfurt Audio, will be the new meeting point for digital and haptic audio content at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

The stage in the new international centre for spoken media, Frankfurt Audio, will be the new meeting point for digital and haptic audio content at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Here you put the spotlight on the speakers and technologies behind the audio books and podcasts. In the middle of international exhibitors and the Collective Stand for Audiobooks, the Audio Stage is perfect for diverse audio format promotion, professional lectures, podium discussions, as well as product presentations, readings and live podcasts. The meeting area in the nearby café provides additional room for networking among the audio community and beyond.

Stage: 13 sq m

Capacity: max. 5 speakers, approx. 70 seats + 100 standing spots

4210-Gourmet Gallery-Impressionen

Gourmet Gallery: Gourmet & Travel Salon (8)

Travel and cuisine are very popular topics with their own special home in the Gourmet & Travel Salon at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Travel and cuisine are very popular topics with their own special home in the Gourmet & Travel Salon at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Do you have a product from one of these areas that you would like to promote with a reading, sampling, press conference or a talk? Then the Gourmet & Travel Salon is the place for you.

Stage:  5 x 1,5 m

Capacity: max 3 speakers, ca. 30 seats + 50 standing spots

Please note the different scheduling required for the events at the Gourmet Gallery.

For more information go to: buchmesse.de/en/service/faq

3020 Bühnen Gourmet Gallery

Gourmet Gallery: Show kitchen (9)

The media- effective Show kitchen is the very heart of the Gourmet Gallery and very popular with professionals and the general public.

The media- effective Show kitchen is the very heart of the Gourmet Gallery and very popular with professionals and the general public.

Use this attractive stage for your cooking show and inspire the public with new ideas and culinary creations.

Show Kitchen: 6 x 3.5 m, fully-equipped kitchen

Capacity: max 4 people in the kitchen, ca. 50 seats + 300 standing spots

Please note the different scheduling required for the events at the Gourmet Gallery.

For more information, go here: buchmesse.de/en/service/faq

 

 

 

4130 Frankfurt EDU - LitCam Kulturstadion

LitCam Stage (10)

Education, movement, books – and football: in the Culture Station, you can present your football titles or invite others to join in on an educational- political talk about your product.

Education, movement, books – and football: in the Culture Station, you can present your football titles or invite others to join in on an educational- political talk about your product.

LitCam is a non-profit organisation dedicated to educational justice. It conducts its own projects supporting disadvantaged children and young adults, passing on to them skills to use in life.

Stage: ca. 6 x 3 m

Capacity: max. 5 speakers, ca. 50 seats + 100 standing spots

Further information:  Antonia Stock

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Hall 4.0

Bühnen Speech at the Business Club

Business Club (11)

This centrally-located top location offers you and your guests everything you need for a successful event.

This centrally-located top location offers you and your guests everything you need for a successful event.

Whether its an exclusive reception, a casual get-together or a presentation: we take care of the equipment, technology, catering and personnel.

Stage: 2.4 m (wide) x 1.70 m (deep)

Capacity: max. 2 people seated / 3 people standing on the stage, ca. 80 seats + 40 standing spots

Further information: Louisa Fabry

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Frankfurt Cosplay Stage (12)

Auf der Frankfurt Cosplay Stage finden Veranstaltungen, Workshops, Panels und Wettbewerbe zum Thema „Cosplay“ statt.

Auf der Frankfurt Cosplay Stage finden Veranstaltungen, Workshops, Panels und Wettbewerbe zum Thema „Cosplay“ statt.

Nutzen Sie die Chance und präsentieren Sie sich der wachsenden Zahl der Cosplay Fans, die jedes Jahr die Frankfurter Buchmesse besuchen.

Diese Bühne kann nur am Wochenende gebucht werden.

Bühne: 15 qm

Kapazität: Max. 6 Personen, 50 Sitzplätze, 100 Stehplätze

Publishing Services & Retail Stage

Publishing Services & Retail Stage (13)

The Publishing Services & Retail Stage is the central meeting point for organisation developers, change managers and innovation pioneers.

The Publishing Services & Retail Stage is the central meeting point for organisation developers, change managers and innovation pioneers.

Around 50 experts discuss the latest and future topics like strategies, processes, production and technology. Plus, trends and developments in book-selling are on the programme. Visitors profit from professional know-how, insights, and valuable experiences of the 12 high-powered members of the panel. In the times when no programme is planned, the slots can be booked by exhibitors from Wednesday to Friday.

Stage: ca. 15 sq m

Capacity: max. 6 speakers, ca. 50 seats or 100 standing spots

Asia Stage

ASEAN Stage (14)

„During trade-visitor days, the ASEAN Stage presents the publishing and content markets of South East Asia, – from academic and children’s book publishing to translation funding programmes.

„During trade-visitor days, the ASEAN Stage presents the publishing and content markets of South East Asia, – from academic and children’s book publishing to translation funding programmes.

Authors from South East Asia will take the stage and present trends in the literary markets.”

Stage: 12 qm

Capacity: Max. 4 Sprecher, ca. 35 Sitzplätze + 50 Stehplätze

Hall 4.1

3020 Bühnen The Arts

THE ARTS+: Runway and Salon (15)

THE ARTS+ Future of Culture Festival is an international show room of the future that brings together the creative heads and pioneers of the digital ecosystem.

THE ARTS+ Future of Culture Festival is an international show room of the future that brings together the creative heads and pioneers of the digital ecosystem.

The programme on the runway offers packed performances, inspiring conferences, interactive presentations and surprising pitching sessions. At the Salon, players from the creative and culture industries come together. It is the perfect stage for interviews, talks or receptions. During the times when there is no programme, the open-plan and interactive runway stages and the partially-open Salon can be booked for exhibitors event.

Salon: 100 seats, stage (without lectern) 2 x 5 m, 5 speakers

Runway: 50 seats, stage (L-shaped) total of 16 sq m, 5 speakers

Further information: Johanna Salomon

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Stages Reading Zone

Reading Zone of Independent Publishers (16)

The Kurt Wolff Foundation for the promotion of diversity in the publishing and literature world stands for literary quality and exciting experiments.

The Kurt Wolff Foundation for the promotion of diversity in the publishing and literature world stands for literary quality and exciting experiments.

The Reading Zone is where the foundation presents a fittingly diverse and eye-opening series of readings from often unknown authors, who can be discovered right here.

Not available for direct reservation, as the programme is curated

Further information: Karsten Dehler

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Five persons sitting on stage and discuss a topic.

Weltempfang (Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation) (17)

The Weltempfang is the centre for politics, literature and conversations with international authors, intellectuals and translators.

The Weltempfang is the centre for politics, literature and conversations with international authors, intellectuals and translators.

Not available for direct booking.

The programme is curated

Further information: Joscha Hekele

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Hall 4.2

Academic & Business Informtation Stage

Academic & Business Information Stage (18)

The stage for the latest topics in the scientific publishing field. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data intelligence in publishing are all centre stage as well as industry trends and market developments in areas of finance, economics and law.

The stage for the latest topics in the scientific publishing field. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data intelligence in publishing are all centre stage as well as industry trends and market developments in areas of finance, economics and law.

On Wednesday, the events will focus on innovations in academic publishing. New technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) will take centre stage on Thursday, whereas Friday will be the event day for librarians at this stage. The Campus Weekend will offer event formats not only for students, but for the whole family and everyone interested in science and education.

Stage: 15 sq m

Capacity: max. 5 speakers, ca. 50 seats + 50 standing spots

Education Stage

Frankfurt EDU Stage (19)

Present your company and products with targeted precision on a stage in the middle of more than 1.000 international publishers.

Present your company and products with targeted precision on a stage in the middle of more than 1.000 international publishers.

EdTech companies, service providers and start-ups from the educational sector. The Frankfurt EDU stage offers you the perfect setting for all kinds of formats: author readings, professional talks, podium discussions and product presentations can be organised here as well as award ceremonies, start-up pitches or mediation courses in the morning. The adjoining café in the start-up area also offers enough room and opportunity to build contacts and do business.

Stage: 15 sq m

Capacity: max. 5 speakers, ca. 50 seats + standing spots

Workshop Area

Frankfurt EDU Workshop Area (20)

The Frankfurt EDU Workshop Area is especially suited for smaller event formats on education. Here you can organise hands-on formats, workshops and presentations - all which thrive on direct contact with the public.

The Frankfurt EDU Workshop Area is especially suited for smaller event formats on education. Here you can organise hands-on formats, workshops and presentations - all which thrive on direct contact with the public.

Centrally located in the start-up area and surrounded by international start-ups and EdTech companies like the Education Collective Stand, the Workshop Area offers you the chance build up your international contacts in the education industry.

Stage: no stage lectern, 1 sofa, 1 flip chart, 1 screen and 1 small sound system

Capacity: 1-2 speakers, 20 seating cubes. The area is 45 sq m.

More information: Martina Wolff de Carrasco, wolffdecarrasco@book-fair.com

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Hall 5.1

Bühnen International Stage

International Stage (21)

The stage in Hall 5 is located among exhibitors from around the world.

The stage in Hall 5 is located among exhibitors from around the world.

This area is especially suited for a lively exchange with the trade audience about the latest developments in the book industry as well as literary and cultural political topics in Germany and around the world. Launches and readings by international authors also find a suitable home here.

Stage: 12 sq m

Capacity: max. 4 speakers, ca. 35 seats + 50 standing spots

 

Foyer 5.1/6.1

3020 Bühnen Kids Stage

Frankfurt Kids- Stage Foyer 5.1/5.6 (22)

The International Children’s Books Centre of FBF in the foyer between halls 5 and 6 is the central meeting point for international publishers of children’s and young adult literature, the hub for inspirations, rights, content and networking.

The International Children’s Books Centre of FBF in the foyer between halls 5 and 6 is the central meeting point for international publishers of children’s and young adult literature, the hub for inspirations, rights, content and networking.

On the stage, you can present your international markets, business models and authors, organise readings in your native language or take part in a professional talk. This is where awards are given, contacts made and business done. International illustrators, inspiring exhibitions as well as individual exhibitors in the hub nicely round off the offers at the Kids Community. Be a part of the community and organise your own stage.

Stage: 4 x 4 m

Capacity: max. 4 speakers, ca. 70 seats + 50 standing spots

Evening events

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Evening events

Create your own evening programme directly on the exhibition grounds.

Create your own evening programme directly on the exhibition grounds.

We are offering you the stage with sound and video technology. You can order catering for your guests from the renowned trade fair caterer Accente or a catering service provider of your choice. Choose an ambiance suitable for your event and let your guests enjoy the Book Fair in a completely unique evening light.

In the halls
6.00 pm-8.00 pm including assembly and dismantling

Agora stages
6.00 pm-9.00 pm including assembly and dismantling

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