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Highlights for Trade Visitors

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Gain insights into industry trends and international markets. Exchange ideas and meet new business partners. Discover our conferences, matchmaking and networking events for international trade visitors! 

Trade Conferences and Thought Leadership Events 2018

9.30 am - 1.00 pm 

The Business Club Conference / THE MARKETS

Hall 4.0 / Room Europa

Exclusive insights into 10 regional markets' respective business fields 

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2.00 - 5.00 pm

Frankfurt Rights Meeting

Hall 4.0 / Room Europa

Leading conference for international rights and licensing industry Free with Business Ticket more
2.00 - 3.00 pm 

CEO Talk

Frankfurt Pavilion

Leading CEOs discuss a wide range of key topics facing the industry right now

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Details will follow shortly
9.30 am - 1.00 pm 

Frankfurt Audiobook Conference 

Hall 4.2 / Room Dimension

Half-day programme exploring one of the fastest-growing segments in publishing: audiobooks Business Ticket only or € 99.‒ more
8.45 - 11.00 am

Food for Thought: Exploring Timely and Trending Topics in Scholarly and Academic Publishing

Hall 4.2 / Academic & Business Information Stage

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK) take a look at what’s trending in scholarly and academic publishing Trade Visitor Ticket, includes Business Breakfast more
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Weltempfang Stage

Hall 4.1 B 81

Panel discussions and talks with international authors, experts and translators    Trade Visitor Ticket more
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

International Stage

Hall 5.1

Exchange on current developments in the book industry as well as on literary and cultural policy topics Trade Visitor Ticket Details will follow shortly
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Weltempfang Stage

Hall 4.1 B 81

Panel discussions and talks with international authors, experts and translators    Trade Visitor Ticket more
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

International Stage

Hall 5.1

Exchange on current developments in the book industry as well as on literary and cultural policy topics Trade Visitor Ticket Details will follow shortly
10.00 am - 12.00 pm

The Frankfurt Creative AI Conference

THE ARTS+ Salon

A close look at various opportunities AI has to offer for the publishing industries Trade Visitor Ticket more
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Weltempfang Stage

Hall 4.1 B 81

Panel discussions and talks with international authors, experts and translators  Trade Visitor Ticket more
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

International Stage

Hall 5.1

Exchange on current developments in the book industry as well as on literary and cultural policy topics Trade Visitor Ticket Details will follow shortly
9.00 am - 2.00 pm

International Convention of University Presses

Hall 4.2 / Room Dimension

A networking initiative for academic publishers

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9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Weltempfang Stage

Hall 4.1 B 81

Panel discussions and talks with international authors, experts and translators  Trade Visitor Ticket more
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

International Stage

Hall 5.1

Exchange on current developments in the book industry as well as on literary and cultural policy topics Trade Visitor Ticket Details will follow shortly
9.00 am - 5.30 pm 

Weltempfang Stage

Hall 4.1 B 81

Panel discussions and talks with international authors, experts and translators   

Trade Visitor Ticket more
9.00 am - 5.30 pm

International Stage

Hall 5.1

Exchange on current developments in the book industry as well as on literary and cultural policy topics Trade Visitor Ticket Details will follow shortly

Get free Access to further Conferences with the Business Ticket.

  • THE MARKETS
  • Frankfurt Rights Meeting
  • International Convention of University Presses
  • Frankfurt Audiobook Conference

Meetups and Networking Events

5.00 pm 

Frankfurter Buchmesse Kickoff Run

“Frankfurter Ruderverein von 1865”, Alte Brücke, Frankfurt

5K fun run and meetup opportunity for exhibitors and trade visitors. Starting point: "Frankfurter Ruderverein von 1865". 

Registration required via e-mail by 30 September: rikystock@book-fair.com

Free, includes drinks and snacks more
9.30 am - 2.30 pm

International Bookseller Seminar (EIBF)

Hall 5.1 / Tulip Lounge

EIBF conference with Keynote speaker Fabian Paagman, owner of three bookshops in The Hague and Delft, and co-President of the EIBF Trade Visitor Ticket more 
9.00 - 10.30 am 

International Publishing Distribution Forum

Hall 4.0 / Business Club 

Free Matchmaking Session  Trade Visitor Ticket more 
12.30 pm 

Invitation Programme Get-Together 

Hall 5.1 / Stand A114

Meet the participants of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Invitation Programme  Trade Visitor Ticket, includes soup and drinks  more
9.00 pm 

Byte the Book Networking Event sponsored by FBM

Bar at Maritim Hotel, Frankfurt

Free Matchmaking Session  Trade Visitor Ticket, free drink for first guests more
10.00 am - 12.00 pm 

Divided we stand. Publishing in the Margins. Panel and Networking Event for Non-Fiction Editors

Level 4. C

Panel and discussion moderated by Sebastian Budgen, Senior Editor of Verso Books Trade Visitor Ticket, Register more 

Daily Matchmaking Formats at the Business Club

Expand your network even further at the Business Club

  • Business Breakfasts
  • Ask the Expert
  • Matchmaking Sessions
  • Happy Hour at the Business Club Bar

More Highlights for international Trade Visitors

4.00 - 6.00 pm 

BELMA: European Learning Materials Awards & Frankfurt EDU Reception

Hall 4.2 / Education Stage

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5.00 - 6.30 pm 

GESA: Global EdTech Startup Awards & Reception

Hall 4.2 / Education Stage

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4.00 pm 

Frankfurt EDU Start-up Pitches and Party

Hall 4.2 / Start-up Area & Education Stage

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International Stages

Fünf Menschen führen eine Podiumsdiskussion.

Internationale Stage

Hall 5.1 A 128
Our stage in Hall 5 is surrounded by exhibitors from all over the world.

Hall 5.1 A 128
Our stage in Hall 5 is surrounded by exhibitors from all over the world.

There is a lively exchange on current developments in the book industry as well as on literary and cultural policy topics. German publishers and institutions also present themselves internationally here. Readings by authors from all regions of the world take place as well.

Five persons sitting on stage and discuss a topic.

Weltempfang (Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation)

Hall 4.1 B 81
The Weltempfang is the centre for politics, literature and translation.

Hall 4.1 B 81
The Weltempfang is the centre for politics, literature and translation.

Panel discussions and talks with international authors, experts and translators will take place in the salon and on stage.

Eine Frau hält einen Vortrag.

ASEAN Stage

In the new ASEAN Forum (Hall 4.0 B 106) (Halle 4.0 B106) visitors will experience diverse events and panel discussions with a focus on Southeast Asian markets . Myriad topics – from academic and children’s book publishing to rights-selling and translation programmes – will be discussed during the fair’s trade-visitor days (10-12 October).

In the new ASEAN Forum (Hall 4.0 B 106) (Halle 4.0 B106) visitors will experience diverse events and panel discussions with a focus on Southeast Asian markets . Myriad topics – from academic and children’s book publishing to rights-selling and translation programmes – will be discussed during the fair’s trade-visitor days (10-12 October).

Do you want to know what’s going on in the children’s media industry in the Philippines and ASEAN, how academic publishing is faring in Singapore, what works well in the Thai and other South East Asian markets? Get first-hand information about the book markets and publishing scenes of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines in the ASEAN Forum.

Join us and get your Business Ticket now.

Ein Mann hält einen Vortrag und hält ein Notebook in die Luft.

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