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Opening Ceremony of the Frankfurter Buchmesse “Special Edition”

13.10.2020

Prof. Monika Grütters, David Grossman and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will open the book fair’s “Special Edition”

Signals of Hope – that’s what Frankfurter Buchmesse wants to send out – in this year of crises that have provoked concern and uncertainty among people all around world. Above all, the changes wrought by Covid-19 will keep us preoccupied for a long time to come – changes that need to be analysed, commented upon and discussed by the authors and journalists writing today. With the power of their ideas, it is they who can imagine new ways of doing things.

The following guests will speak at the Opening Ceremony of the Frankfurter Buchmesse “Special Edition”
on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 6.00 pm:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (video message)
German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Prof. Monika Grütters
Hessian Minister of Economics Tarek Al-Wazir
Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main Peter Feldmann
Chairwoman of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association Karin Schmidt-Friderichs
Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse Juergen Boos
Author and Peace Activist David Grossman (video message)

This year, the Opening Ceremony of Frankfurter Buchmesse will take place in Frankfurt’s Festhalle and will be streamed live at buchmesse.de/opening2020.