Elena Pasoli is Exhibition Manager of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Centre for Book and Reading and of the Executive Committee of Ibby - International Board on Books for Young People. In the last years her work at the BolognaFiere has focused on the international development of the Fair: she has contributed to the creation of the New York Rights Fair (NYRF), to the co-organization of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), regularly collaborates with the Moscow International Book Fair for the children’s professional programme and coordinates the tours of various children’s illustrations exhibitions organized by BolognaFiere in more than 20 countries. Her activity has brought the Bologna book fair to win in 2018 the international Eric Carle Honor prize in the Bridge Category. Before her current position, she had been events manager at BolognaFiere and directed the Communications department of the University of Bologna Foundation. She has a degree in Classic Literature.