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Frankfurter Buchmesse conferences

Make new business contacts, gain insights into trends, business models and markets.

Conference programme 2019: our highlights

Benefit from latest insights from our international speakers.  Extend your network, gain new market insights, scout new ideas and be inspired at diverse panel discussions, keynote speeches and networking sessions. The conferences are the perfect opportunity to get the most out of your visit at the fair!

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Topics in the spotlight

The Frankfurt Rights Meeting

The leading conference for the international rights and licensing industry.

International Convention of University Presses

(Open) Access and social responsibility - which developments and trends are relevant to academic publishers nowadays?

Frankfurt Audio Summit

Get exclusive insights into one of the fastest growing segments of the publishing industry.

Frankfurt EDU Conference

Meet international decision makers and learn more about current education topics.


The conference for information professionals and data scientists on 17 October 2019 - with an international keynote this year!

Frankfurt Authors Conferences

For first-time and professional authors: Frankfurt Authors – Author Conferences on 18 und 19 October 2019.

First-hand insights and knowledge

Publishing experts, technology and service providers, as well as decision makers from creative industries: Extend your international network at our conferences and gain the latest market insights. At the Frankfurt Audio Summit (17 October 2019), the world of audiobooks, podcasts and smartspeakers comes together. New technologies in the rights and licensing business as well as China and the Czech Republic as trend markets will be put in the spotlight at the Frankfurt Rights Meeting (15 October 2019) and will be your perfect fair kick-off even before the fair starts on Wednesday. Join data scientists and information professionals at the Steilvorlagen Conference on 17 October and learn how to successfully integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and big data into your daily work. While the Frankfurt EDU Conference will bring together European decision makers from diverse fields of education, the International Convention of University Presses focuses on (open) access and the latest developments and changes in the academic publishing sector.

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5 days and longer opening hours – you can’t get more fair than that. The Business & Conferences Ticket offers you all the services and benefits of the Business Club and you can attend all of the conferences to meet opening ceremony star guests and the VIPs of the publishing and media industry.

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All events and programmes

Mega readings and poetry slams, performances and discussions, concerts and parties - many events take place at and around the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Create your own trade fair highlights so you do not miss out on anything.

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Meet high-level speakers at our conferences and learn more about trends which are moving the industry.