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2019

5 November 2019

THE ARTS+ Innovation Day 2019

On Thursday, 17 October 2019, the German Publishers & Booksellers Group organised THE ARTS+ Innovation Day at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The most important item on the agenda: the founding of the Content Innovation Council (CIC), designed to actively support Europe’s cultural and creative sectors as they respond to the challenges resulting from digital transformation.

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23 October 2019

THE ARTS+/B3 Future of Culture Festival 2019: Inspiring trade event and crowd-puller

On Sunday, 20 October 2019, the premiere of THE ARTS+/B3 came to a successful conclusion in Frankfurt/Main. Some 147,000 visitors experienced a compelling combination of creative media projects, groundbreaking digital art, inspiring conference programme and international network meeting for the creative sector.

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21 October 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse ends with significant increase in visitors

The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse ended today, with a significant increase in the number of visitors of 8.3 percent at the weekend and a rise of 3.7 percent on the trade visitor days. In 2019, the fair welcomed a total of 302,267 visitors, an increase of 6.0 percent compared to last year.

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19 October 2019

And the winners are … The Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards and the B3 BEN Awards

Tomorrow, 19 October at 8 pm, the Award Show of the B3 BEN & Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019 will take place. State Secretary Ayse Asar (HMWK), Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Prof Bernd Kracke (HfG/B3) are expecting Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen to attend the award gala. Artist Lena Chena, director Hans Petter Moland and many other guests will also be there to receive their awards.

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19 October 2019

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2020: Here are the nominees

Next year, 237 candidates from 67 countries will be in the running for the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. This was announced today by the ALMA jury member Mats Kempe on the Frankfurt Kids Stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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17 October 2019

"Life is about making a difference" – Successful start of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION campaign

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom”, appealed Gina Belafonte at the opening panel of the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION Talks. Along with many other outstanding speakers – such as Memory Banda, Jennifer Clement, Lena Chen, Phyllis Omido, Tea Uglow, Jochen Sandig and Adrian Wooton – she set an impressive tone for the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION campaign.

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16 October 2019

Netflix announces three new Original series based on books at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Anxious People by Swedish author Fredrik Backman / Tyll by German novelist Daniel Kehlmann / The Forty Rules of Love by Turkish writer Elif Shafak

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15 October 2019

Security at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

Small bags – be prepared: tips for a safe visit to the fair.

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15 October 2019

71st Frankfurter Buchmesse in times of fundamental change

The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) will take place against the background of global political and social upheaval. Read here the press release for the Opening Press Conference with Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Laureate in Literature, and Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO.

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14 October 2019

Nobel Laureate in Literature to speak at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Olga Tokarczuk, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature only announced last week, will talk about the political responsibility of authors at the Opening Press Conference of Frankfurter Buchmesse on 15 October 2019. The Polish writer is one of the most important contemporary European authors. Her work has been translated into 37 languages and has received numerous awards.

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14 October 2019

Frankfurt Kids: Children’s and young adult media at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Over 1500 international publishers, awards ceremonies, authors and many other events / Frankfurt New Generation – a new area for young people.

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11 October 2019

Anthropocene – the last age?

Umweltaktivistin Luisa Neubauer und Robert Habeck, Bundesvorsitzender von BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN, gehören zu den Gästen des Weltempfangs, die politische Veränderung und Aktivismus im Lichte des menschlichen Einflusses auf Umweltprozesse diskutieren werden. Unter dem Motto "Anthropozän – das letzte Zeitalter?" steht im Weltempfang, dem Zentrum für Politik, Literatur und Übersetzung der Frankfurter Buchmesse (16.-20. Oktober 2019), das Verhältnis von Kultur und Natur im Fokus.

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10 October 2019

Artificial intelligence in publishing: Frankfurter Buchmesse and Gould Finch publish White Paper

The publishing industry is very aware of the importance and above all the potential of AI – 25% of the publishing houses surveyed have already invested in AI, and there is a clear upward trend. That is one fact Frankfurter Buchmesse and Gould Finch found out in their study "Artificial Intelligence in publishing".

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10 October 2019

THE ARTS+/B3 Future of Culture Festival 2019: the highlights!

The programme of THE ARTS+/B3 takes an exciting look into the future of culture.

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9 October 2019

Invitation to preview press conference: Canada as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

Canada will be the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (14-18 October). We invite you to take part in Canada's preview press conference on Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11 am.

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8 October 2019

Education, science and business information at Frankfurter Buchmesse

A packed programme, with an Academic Tech Start-up Area, EDU Conference, Global EdTech Start-up Awards and Business Breakfast with the “chefs” of the successful scholarly blog The Scholarly Kitchen.

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7 October 2019

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry to speak at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Opening Press Conference

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Francis Gurry, is the keytnote speaker at the opening press conference of the Frankfurter Buchmesse on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 11.00 am.

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7 October 2019

A spotlight on Frankfurter Buchmesse’s new Frankfurt Audio area: audiobooks, podcasts, and voice assistants

High-class speakers are expected: Michael Krause from Spotify, Stacy Creamer from Audible, Helena Gustafsson from Storytel and Axel Reichmann from Google amongst others, will give insights into areas such as audio content production, marketing and distribution and voice technologies.

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4 October 2019

Programmes and events for young publishing professionals at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

At Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) junior employees and young professionals from all parts of the book industry come together. With its international programmes and initiatives Frankfurter Buchmesse promotes the exchange of information and the development of international networks among up and coming talents of the industry.

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1 October 2019

Joachim Kindler named Director Business Development Science & Business Information and Education

On 16 September, Joachim Kindler took on new duties at Frankfurter Buchmesse. As Director Business Development Science & Business Information and Education he will – in close cooperation with customers and partners – work out strategies in these areas, build on existing products and services, and develop new events.

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23 September 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019: The Shortlist

The shortlist for the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019 is announced. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, 19 October, at the Frankfurt Pavilion.

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19 September 2019

Indoor-market look: the new Gourmet Gallery

A meeting point for FoodTubers, celebrity chefs, travel bloggers and nutrition experts

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18 September 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 partners with Copyright Clearance Center to highlight ideas that move the world

Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) has once again partnered with Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge and powering innovation. At Frankfurter Buchmesse, CCC will put a spotlight on topics such as the EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive and transformative agreements for Open Access publishing.

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3 September 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse: New hall layout for 2020

The largest leading international trade fair for commercial content is changing: The Frankfurter Buchmesse Team is currently developing a new hall layout that will take effect in 2020 (14–18 October 2020).

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2 September 2019

All about writing: the new Frankfurt Authors Area

With the new Frankfurt Authors Area in Hall 3.0, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) has created a new space dedicated to writing. Frankfurt Authors is an extension of the previous Self-Publishing Area – with a new stage, signing area and lounge as well as a professional programme and networking events.

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27 August 2019

THE ARTS+/B3 Future of Culture Festival 2019: The festival with a view to the future of culture

THE ARTS+ 2019 (16 to 20 October 2019) takes place in Hall 4.1. Once again this year, our Future of Culture Festival will offer plenty of inspiration to visitors. Please find more information in our press release below.

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22 August 2019

BOOKFEST 2019 – Programme Highlights

In its second year, BOOKFEST once again has exceptional readings, concerts, parties and performances planned that will create a week-long festival atmosphere in Frankfurt - with Margaret Atwood, Ken Follett, Maja Lunde, Jo Nesbø, Elif Shafak, Colson Whitehead and many more.

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16 August 2019

CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION-Talks: Creative minds will share their thoughts on the future of culture

With CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION-Talks (Wednesday, 16 October 2019) Frankfurter Buchmesse is giving the stage to a kaleidoscope of global change makers whose powerful ideas are shaping a bright and hopeful future. Tickets are available now.

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13 August 2019

Call for Participation: Books on Revolution

For the fourth time, the Focus: Film Networking Day “A Book is a Film is a Game” will take place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. On Friday, 18 October 2019, the spotlight at THE ARTS+ Salon in Hall 4.1. will be on adapting literary material for the screen as well as on current trends in the field of moving images. Experts from the publishing and film world, gaming and new media sectors will come together at exciting workshops and talks.

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9 July 2019

The 2019 Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse to feature Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP International Originals at Netflix

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s Vice President International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2pm to 3pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion.

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