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Frankfurt, 27 September 2018 – Frankfurter Buchmesse, the global platform for the future of the content business, will be going through some changes in the coming years:

In 2019, Messe Frankfurt, the host of Frankfurter Buchmesse, will convert Hall 6.3 into a technical control centre, inaccessible to customers. The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg), Frankfurt’s centre for international rights and licences trading, will therefore find a new home at “Festhalle”, a historic hall, located close to the “City” entrance.

In 2020, the international exhibitors from Hall 5 will move to Hall 4, as Hall 5 will be taken down and rebuilt until 2023. Hall 1 will be added in 2020 with a striking new glass front facing the city. The new hall will become part of an attractive area that includes special interest formats geared towards the general public on the weekend. This will also encompass the Agora, the Forum, and Hall 3.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019: 16-20 October 2019
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020: 14-18 October 2020

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About Frankfurter Buchmesse
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 the fields of education, film, games, STEM, academic publishing, and business information. 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. 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. Access to the Business Club, with its premium services, networking events, and conferences, such as THE MARKETS, is available exclusively with a Business Ticket – the premium option for B2B visitors. 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. Frankfurt EDU, the international education platform of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, presents innovative concepts, content and technologies for the future of learning. Campus Weekend at Frankfurter Buchmesse is dedicated to university students. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association).  (opens in a new window)

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