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Frankfurt, 8 October 2018 - The Frankfurter Buchmesse (10-14 October 2018) brings together the international publishing industry. This is where trainees and students as well as young professionals and junior employees from every part of the book industry can gather interesting information about training and professional development opportunities and connect with HR managers, industry leaders and creative lateral thinkers.

Vocational training at the Börsenverein
The vocational training department of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) will offer various events at its stand (3.1 H 65), primarily for German-speaking trainees, staff and junior employees. On Saturday, mediacampus Frankfurt, the Börsenverein and Bommersheim Consulting will dedicate the entire day to the topic of how to get a foot in the door and career opportunities in the book and media industry (Hall 4.0 J 37).

Discounted and free tickets for young industry professionals
Booksellers and media managers who are still in training, along with students in related fields such as book sciences, production or publishing, receive free tickets for the full duration of the book fair. In addition, the Frankfurter Buchmesse offers registered students in all fields of study discounted tickets. By presenting a valid student ID card at the ticket counter, they can purchase a day ticket for just 19 euros on trade visitor days. At the weekend, admission costs just 14 euros.

International professional development programmes of Frankfurter Buchmesse
This year, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Frankfurt Fellowship Programme is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To date, the international professional development programme launched in 1998 has brought together more than 350 participants from over 60 countries in Frankfurt. This year, 105 editors, rights managers and literary agents from 42 countries applied for the fellowship. The two-week programme offers 16 of these publishing professionals from various countries (including, for the first time, industry representatives from Armenia and Singapore) the opportunity to learn more about the German book sector and to expand their international professional network. in a new window)

In addition, the Frankfurter Buchmesse sponsors seven development programmes for young professionals in Germany, the Netherlands, UK, USA, China, Brazil and Switzerland. In cooperation with leading trade magazines of the international publishing industry and the Dutch publishers association, the initiatives honour exceptional young talent from the international publishing industry. Winners are invited to the Frankfurter Buchmesse, have access to the Business Club and participate in a wide-ranging programme of events during the fair. This year, the Young Talents will also be part of the trade conference THE MARKETS on Tuesday, 9 October, in the Business Club of Frankfurter Buchmesse. The partners of the professional development programmes are: The Bookseller (UK), Publishers Weekly (USA), Börsenblatt (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), China Publishers Magazine (China), Schweizer Buchhandel (Switzerland) and Groep Algemene Uitgevers and Stichting Elspeet (Netherlands).

Franco-German exchange
The Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt Programme supports young literary translators from Switzerland, France and Germany. The programme is organised by the Frankfurter Buchmesse in cooperation with the German French Youth Office (DFJW/OFAJ), Bureau International de l’Édition Française (BIEF) and Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia. Under the auspices of translator Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, ten young translators (five German-language and five French-language) visit publishing houses in France, Germany and Switzerland and work on their own projects together with experienced mentors. in a new window)

The Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship is aimed at young people from France and Germany who have found their vocation in the publishing or bookselling industry and are enriching the sector with new ideas and exceptional dedication. The fellowship gives them a chance to make connections, get to know the German and French book markets and deepen their knowledge of the sector. (opens in a new window)

Other initiatives for young professionals
The “Poster Competition for Young Designers” has existed for a few years now and is becoming increasingly popular in the media and with design schools. In addition, there are tours of the Guest of Honour Pavilion aimed directly at students. in a new window)

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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 the fields of education, film, games, STM, 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. 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. 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 the Frankfurter Buchmesse is dedicated to university students. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association). 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, gruen@book-fair(opens in a new window)
Julia Biermann, Trainee Marketing & Communications, +49 (0) 69 2102-165, (opens in a new window)