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Frankfurt, 28 September 2017 – Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, will give the keynote speech at the opening press conference of the Frankfurter Buchmesse on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Also speaking at the press conference will be Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Heinrich Riethmüller, President of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher, with more than 250 imprints on five continents. Its book brands include storied imprints such as Doubleday, Viking and Alfred A. Knopf (United States); Ebury, Hamish Hamilton and Jonathan Cape (UK); Plaza & Janés and Alfaguara (Spain); Sudamericana (Argentina); and the international imprint DK.

When: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.3
Room: Illusion 2+3

Register in advance for the press conference, which will be in German and English, through Xing Events: in a new window). Following the press conference, at approximately 12.30 pm there will be a guided tour of the Guest of Honour Pavilion (France) for members of the press (meeting point at the Pavilion entrance, Forum Level 1). Advance registration for the tour in German and English at in a new window); deadline: 5 October 2017.

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About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,150 exhibitors from 106 countries, around 278,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists of which 2,400 are bloggers – in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. Founded in 2016, THE ARTS+ is a business festival for creatives, investors, publishers, museums, tech companies, that takes place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. in a new window)

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138, in a new window)
Kathrin Grün, Head of Press & Communications, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170, in a new window)
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