Experience Africa and Southeast Asia in Frankfurt

This year, visitors can expect two new international highlights: The ASEAN Forum and the Pavillon des Lettres d'Afrique make their debut at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse will become even more international: For the first time, you can experience the ASEAN Forum and the Pavillon des Lettres d'Afrique putting the spotlight on Southeast Asian and African book markets.

ASEAN Forum: 10 Countries, 20 Events

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ASEAN Forum

Myriad countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be present at the new ASEAN Forum sponsored by REX Publishing at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Hall 4.0 B 106

Myriad countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be present at the new ASEAN Forum sponsored by REX Publishing at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Hall 4.0 B 106

In the new ASEAN Forum visitors will experience diverse events and panel discussions with a focus on the following Southeast Asian markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Myriad topics – from academic and children’s book publishing to rights-selling and translation programmes – will be discussed during the fair’s trade-visitor days (10-12 October).

Do you want to know what’s going on in the children’s media industry in the Philippines or how academic publishing is faring in Singapore? Get first-hand information about the book markets and publishing scenes of Southeast Asian markets in the ASEAN Forum during the trade-visitor days. 

Get inspired by the variety of events, gain new insights, and connect with experts from the publishing industries in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Read the Programme

Historical links since 1980 between Frankfurter Buchmesse and the African publishing industry

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Pavillon des Lettres d'Afrique

From Ethiopia to Togo – exhibitors coming from more than 100 countries are present at the 70th edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse and showcase their literature and culture in Frankfurt.

Hall 5.1 / Booth B125

From Ethiopia to Togo – exhibitors coming from more than 100 countries are present at the 70th edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse and showcase their literature and culture in Frankfurt.

Hall 5.1 / Booth B125

Authors and publishing houses - 34 exhibitors coming from 19 African countries will be present in Frankfurt this year: Ethiopia, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Gabun, Ghana, Guinea, Cameroun, Congo, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Ruanda, Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Togo. During the trade visitor days (10 -14 October 2018) more than 20 events will take place at different locations. An own stage, organised by the Alliance Culturelle Africaine (ACA), with a programme adressing trade visitors as well as visitors during the weekend, fosters the international networking and aims at reaching new readers with African literature. 

The programme starts on Wednesday, 10 October 2018, with an event which evokes the historical links between Frankfurter Buchmesse and the African literature industry since 1980. In 1980, the event „Africa, a continent asserts its identity“ took place at Frankfurter Buchmesse and substantially led to the foundation of the association Litprom. Further contributors are international organisations which support the African publishing industry, e.g. the Association pour le Développement de l'Education en Afrique (ADEA)/World Book Alliance, the International Publishers Association and the African Publishers Network (Apnet). Further events put the spotlight on international funding and promotion programmes for the African publishing industry, the Afrikanischen child book market, e-commerce for African publishers and the postcolonial heritage. All events can be found in the online event calendar of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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