Asia in Frankfurt

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The Frankfurt Book Fair offers ample opportunities for exhibitors from the Asian markets. In 2014, a total of 453 Asian exhibitors were present in Frankfurt. Every year, 644 agents are trading rights & licenses in the in the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg). Around 10.000 of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s visitors are from Asia. This year, Indonesia will present its rich and diverse culture as the Guest of Honour in Frankfurt, which will be another big impact on the awareness of Asia as a hotspot in the publishing world

Hall 4.0, home of the Asian world
In the future, the Book Fair will be structured more according to individual themes and market segments. At the same time, for you as exhibitor or trade visitor, the proximity to other areas will improve. Find the Asian world at one stage in Hall 4.0.
Plan Hall 4.0

Guest of Honour Indonesia
Indonesia - 17,000 Islands of Imagination: Meet a world between myths, mysticism and modernity in Forum Level 1
Plan Forum Level 1

Meet publishers from Indonesia both at the Indonesian Collective Stand and at their own stand in Hall 4.0:
Indonesian exhibitors at FBF

Four reasons why Asian Publishers need to come to the FBF:

  • 7,100 international exhibitors and 270,000 visitors are waiting to do business with you
  • 9,000 international journalists are reporting about the fair each year
  • Sell your rights in the Literary Agents & Scouts centre (LitAg), the biggest rights centre in the world
  • Upgrade your fair visit with a Business Club ticket for international conferences and seminars

How to exhibit

In 2015, the Frankfurt Book Fair will run from 14 to 18 October. The Guest of Honour will be Indonesia. Book now to take part so you don’t miss out on anything.
The Frankfurt Book Fair offers you a wide range of presentational options. Perhaps you’d like a system stand, or you want to take advantage of an all-inclusive package; you could put together your own customised presentation or reserve a table in one of the centres. Whichever route you choose, we are sure we’ve got the right deal for you.


How to visit

Either if you need a helping hand while planning your stand or the services of a translator, if you are looking for the reading of your favourite author, for new contacts, for a nice hotel or a cosy place to have a dinner after an exciting fair day: We try our best to support you with our services.
Your visit

How to be informed about other exhibitors

Do your research in the largest online-catalogues of the book and media industry all year round.

How to get a general idea of the fair

After the Fair is before the Fair: Make sure you’re here in Frankfurt from 14 to 18 October 2015. The world’s largest – often legendary – book fair is always exciting, innovative and very, very colourful.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

How to learn more about the markets - info and consulting

The Frankfurt Book Fair is present at many international book fairs. Thank to our international network and a team of regional publishing and media professional, we are in every major market. We analyse international trends and developments right there where they're happening.
We provide important background information and deliver practical recommendations for dealing with the latest changes and challenges facing the publishing and media industry.
International book markets

Ask our Asian colleagues in New Delhi and Beijing

The German Book Office New Delhi and the Book Information Centre Beijing will be happy to help you. The German Book Office New Delhi and the Book Information Centre Beijing will be happy to help you. German Book Office and Book Information Centre – our partners in foreign markets: Here our experts link up the international book industry in our partner countries with the German book market and in so doing, promote rights & licence sales and book exports. With funding from the Federal Foreign Office, the Frankfurt Book Fair operates information offices in important and interesting foreign markets.
Contact New Delhi

How to meet us abroad

Every year, the Frankfurt Book Fair organises German Collective Stands at many book fairs worldwide. Our colleagues at the stand inform you about the German publishing scene and can provide you with current trend reports. The German collective stands provide the right platform to network with various German publishers co-exhibiting at the stand. And if you are interested in participation at Frankfurt Book Fair, our colleagues on the spot will be happy to provide you all necessary information.
Frankfurt Book Fair abroad

Upgrade your fair visit - Business Club

With our Business Club Ticket, we’re introducing an exclusive service package designed to meet your individual needs. You will benefit from the greatest flexibility when putting together your personal schedule. It includes access to all our key conferences as well as many special club conveniences:
Meet the industry’s decision makers – at workshops, roundtables or in one-on-one meetings. Get to know future business partners at networking and pitching sessions. Discover the many different aspects of the Fair on our guided tours. Experience the exclusive working and discussion atmosphere of our lounges at the heart of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Business Club

Get all the insights at one conference: THE MARKETS

Buy your conference ticket for THE MARKETS - Global Publishing Summit!
International business opportunities for the publishing industry are growing at a fast pace. THE MARKETS showcases seven strong and vibrant publishing regions. To fast-track your international business expansion, we have selected the following markets and publishing segments for this year's summit:

  • China: International partnerships and joint ventures
  • Turkey: Whole publishing market
  • USA: Digital publishing and innovation
  • Germany: Scientific and business information
  • South Korea: Education and children's books
  • Mexico: Trade publishing
  • Indonesia: Trade publishing

Questions? We are happy to help:

Vice President East Asia
Holger Volland
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Holger Volland
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 297
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46297
Head of Department International Markets
Ruth  Kumpmann
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Ruth Kumpmann
t: +49 (0) 69 2102129
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46129
Cornelia Helle
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Cornelia Helle
t: +49 (0) 69 2102181
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46181
South Asia
Shabnam Sudha Srivastava
German Book Office New Delhi
Shabnam Sudha Srivastava
t: +91 (11) 40201100
f: +91 (11) 40201107
A-259, 2nd floor, Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024
Vice President, South and South East Asia
Claudia Kaiser
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Claudia Kaiser
t: +49 (0) 69 2102299
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46299
South Eastern Asia, Korea
Ursula Holpp
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Ursula Holpp
t: +49 (0) 69 2102238
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46238
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Pingping Kang
Buchinformationszentrum Peking
Pingping Kang
t: +86 (0) 10 85276467