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Business Club Matchmaking

Networking and matchmaking sessions

Expand your network with the Business Ticket.

International experts, inspiring discussions

Meet new potential business partners during our networking sessions. Get in touch with industry key players at our Ask the Expert Sessions.

Please note you can only take part if you have the Business Ticket.

Event Highlights

Business-Frühstück

Business Breakfasts & Lunch

Meet other inspiring professionals from the publishing industry and extend your network at our daily breakfast and lunch in the Business Club Restaurant.

Meet other inspiring professionals from the publishing industry and extend your network at our daily breakfast and lunch in the Business Club Restaurant.

Take the opportunity to have a chat over coffee and croissants. Enjoy a fresh and daily changing lunch buffet.

Business Club Matchmaking

Matchmaking Hong Kong

Would you like to internationalise your business and meet publishers and printing companies from Hong Kong? Then get in touch with experts at our Matchmaking Hong Kong Session.

Matchmaking Hong Kong: Thursday, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Business Club Restaurant

Would you like to internationalise your business and meet publishers and printing companies from Hong Kong? Then get in touch with experts at our Matchmaking Hong Kong Session.

Matchmaking Hong Kong: Thursday, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Business Club Restaurant

Please note that a pre-registration is required for these sessions.

Make new business contacts and meet representatives of the following companies at this matchmaking session:

  • ASIA ONE PRINTING LIMITED
  • C&C Offset Printing Co., Ltd
  • Golden Cup Printing Company Ltd.
  • Sheck Wah Tong Printing Press Ltd.
  • Wai Man Book Binding (China) Ltd
  • WING KING TONG PRINTING LTD
  • Asia One Product & Publishing Limited
  • The Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Hong Kong Open Page Publishing Company Limited
  • Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co., Ltd.
  • Mottologues Co Ltd.
  • RASS Language Ltd.
  • Spicy Fish Cultural Production Ltd.
  • SUP Publishing Logistics (HK) Limited
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3rd Publishing Distribution Forum

The B2B networking event on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10 am to 11:30 am aims to promote commercial opportunities between publishers and distributors worldwide.

The B2B networking event on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10 am to 11:30 am aims to promote commercial opportunities between publishers and distributors worldwide.

After a keynote on “POD Distribution: 100% Opportunities / 0% Risk - The example of the BoD and Logista Libros collaboration” the floor will be open for matchmaking.

Please note that a pre-registration is required for this event.

2150-CEO Talk

Global 50 CEO Talk with Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President International Originals, Netflix

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s Vice President International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2pm to 3pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion. Please note that space is limited, therefore a free pre-registration is required. There will only be a limited contingency of free tickets available on site.
There will also be a livestream of the Global 50 CEO Talk on our Frankfurter Buchmesse Facebook page.

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s Vice President International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2pm to 3pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion. Please note that space is limited, therefore a free pre-registration is required. There will only be a limited contingency of free tickets available on site.
There will also be a livestream of the Global 50 CEO Talk on our Frankfurter Buchmesse Facebook page.

The Global 50 CEO Talk will be presented by Livres Hebdo (France), with Bookdao (China), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), Publishers Weekly (USA) and Frankfurter Buchmesse, featuring the Global 50 Ranking of the International Publishing Industry 2019.

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Global 50 Ranking: Results and Learnings

Who are the leading publishers in Europe, North America, in China and in Latin America? Which forces drive industry consolidation? What shapes the global rights market? Why are educational markets both in trouble, and yet offering transformative opportunities? Why are "emerging economies", once overhyped, then downgraded, and now showing most diverse developments. A tour d'horizon with the editors of leading international trade publications.

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 3-4 pm, Business Club Restaurant

Who are the leading publishers in Europe, North America, in China and in Latin America? Which forces drive industry consolidation? What shapes the global rights market? Why are educational markets both in trouble, and yet offering transformative opportunities? Why are "emerging economies", once overhyped, then downgraded, and now showing most diverse developments. A tour d'horizon with the editors of leading international trade publications.

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 3-4 pm, Business Club Restaurant

Speakers:

  • Sanguo Cheng (Bookdao, China)
  • Rachel Deahl (Publishers' Weekly, USA)
  • Fabrice Piault (Livres Hebdo, France)

Moderation: Rüdiger Wischenbart

Frankfurter Buchmesse Company Hub

Company Hubs

Meet publishing key players away from the hectic atmosphere at the fair.

Meet publishing key players away from the hectic atmosphere at the fair.

The following companies will be present at Business Club Company Hubs:

  • Neografia
  • Eurosoft
  • MS Software
  • Readbox
  • 3w+p GmbH
  • Callisto Media
  • Edel
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Happy Hour

After a long and successful day at Frankfurter Buchmesse, join us for a glass of wine and snacks. and an informal Get-Together. You can invite up to three guests to the Happy Hour.

Wednesday to Saturday, 5.30 – 6.30 pm, in the Business Club Meeting Area.

After a long and successful day at Frankfurter Buchmesse, join us for a glass of wine and snacks. and an informal Get-Together. You can invite up to three guests to the Happy Hour.

Wednesday to Saturday, 5.30 – 6.30 pm, in the Business Club Meeting Area.

Come network with colleagues, meet old and new friends and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Business Club Young Talents Reception

Young Talent Reception

In cooperation with leading magazines in the publishing industry, Frankfurter Buchmesse supports international Young Talent initiatives. Meet the rising young professionals at 6 pm on 16 October 2019 at the Young Talents Reception at the Business Club.

In cooperation with leading magazines in the publishing industry, Frankfurter Buchmesse supports international Young Talent initiatives. Meet the rising young professionals at 6 pm on 16 October 2019 at the Young Talents Reception at the Business Club.

The Young Talent initiatives aim to support young publishing professionals in diverse countries, such as Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, the United States, China and Brazil. The winners will be invited to Frankfurter Buchmesse and get access to the Business Club and other events at the fair. Please note that a registration for this event is required.

Business Club Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert

Our experts will be available for 15-minute, personal consultations covering diverse publishing topics. Please note that registration is required at the Business Club Counter (individual appointments can be made on-site depending on availability).

Our experts will be available for 15-minute, personal consultations covering diverse publishing topics. Please note that registration is required at the Business Club Counter (individual appointments can be made on-site depending on availability).

Benefit from these Ask the Expert Sessions in the Business Club:

  • Marty Brochstein - Licensing: Expanding Content Beyond the Book (16/10/2019, 3.00 - 4.30 pm)
  • Richard Nash - Strategy: Innovation Processes (16/10/2019, 3.00 - 4.30 pm
  • Vinutha Mallya - Market Entry: India (16/10/2019, 3 - 4.30 pm)
  • Alex Hardy and Zoey Forbes - The new legal landscape (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Jo Shaw - Metadata (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Lynette Owen - Rights & Licences (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Malcolm Neil - Reaching Readers: B2C-Marketing (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Steve Breault - Blockchain for Publishing (17/10/2019, 10.30 - 12.00 pm)
  • Martin Johs. Møller - Audiobook Production (18/10/2019, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
  • Marty Brochstein - Licensing: Expanding Content Beyond the Book (18/10/2019, 10.30 am - 12 pm)
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Our Business Club Ambassadors

Our five international ambassadors have a strong network, a passion for publishing and the latest industry trends.
Meet them in our Business Club, e.g. at our Ask The Expert Sessions.

Find out more

In the Business Club, you'll meet:

  • CEOs & publishers
  • Consultants & business strategists
  • Technology & software providers
  • Literary agents & scouts
  • Key account managers
  • Newcomers, Young Talents & start-ups
  • Digital managers & innovators
  • Analysts & market researchers
  • Film producers & game developers
  • Marketing experts
  • Manufacturers & suppliers

The Business Club is your shortcut to new business

Extend your network

Benefit from international networking formats in the Business Club!