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Frankfurt, 24 July 2018 - On 1 August, Matthäus Cygan, currently Senior Manager Digital Development at Verlagsgruppe Random House in Munich, will take on new responsibilities at Frankfurter Buchmesse (10-14 October 2018): As Director Business Development Trade International, he will develop strategies for international publishers and devise new products and services for this customer group. He will also supervise rights and licensing activities for the Frankfurt Rights Meeting and Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg). Matthäus Cygan reports to Holger Volland, Vice President Business Development & Sales at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Matthäus Cygan holds a degree in economics. Since 2013, he has held various positions at Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, where he most recently oversaw the strategic development of the group’s digital business. This included managing operational in-house consulting in the areas of e-commerce, e-books and digital audio books as well as developing new business models and expanding distribution channels.


About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,300 exhibitors from 102 countries, around 286,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and some 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It also brings together key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair 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. THE ARTS+ was launched in 2016 as a fair, business festival and international meeting place for the culture and creative industries. It aims to exploit the potential of digitalisation for creative content and to develop new business areas. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association).

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

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