STM & academic publishing, specialist information, education

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Everyone talks about progress, but the exhibitors at the Frankfurt Book Fair actually demonstrate it! Hall 4.2 is the home of specialist information, scientific publishing and education. As such, it’s the place for discourse about the dissemination and communication of knowledge and information – both today and in the future. The technologies and platforms used here are groundbreaking in the world of digital publishing and for its related business models. But the school classroom is also on the verge of a revolution, and is being increasingly digitised.

Hall 4.2: the meeting place for all those who turn questions into answers.

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A platform for discussions on common issues in academic publishing at international level
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Events during the Frankfurt Book Fair

Are you an exhibitor in the fields of STM & academic publishing, specialist information or education? Here we inform you about which of the stages you can book for your own events at the Frankfurt Book Fair. As a trade visitor, this is also where you’ll find out all about events that might interest you.

Forum STM & Specialist Information

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The Forum STM and Specialist Information plays host to, among other events, the Book Fair Talks. This is our very own talk show, which for three days of the Book Fair addresses the very latest issues through interviews with prestigious guests. Its main focal topics are politics, finance, economics and law.
Exhibitors can also hire the stage in order to present their own authors and products.

Programme in the Forum STM & Specialist Information

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Hot Spot Stage Professional & Scientific Information

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The Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information (Hall 4.2) offers a platform for content and service providers in the fields of specialist information, STM & academic publishing, and libraries. On the adjacent, fully equipped "Hot Spot Stage", exhibitors can book slots for 20 or 40 minute presentations – even if they and their products are not directly represented at the Hot Spot itself.

Programme at the Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information

Offers and prices

Each day, events are also held here in cooperation with B.I.T. online and Fachbuchjournal Just look for the B.I.T. Sofa.

Overview: All events in the field of education

Important knowledge-related topics take centre stage in the Forum Education, and the Frankfurt Hot Spot Education Stage provides the ideal space for product presentations. The Education Congress also takes place in Hall 4.2.

European Space Agency ( ESA) at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's Gateway to space and participates with three events in this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. How do you fly a spacecraft 10 years through the solar system? Why do humans want to fly into space? How about the critical climate evolution on our home planet? These and other questions will be discussed in the events of ESA. Curious?

Presentation areas for exhibitors

Are you an exhibitor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, or would you like to become one? If so, you’ll find a brief overview here of the presentational options and exhibition formats for your products and services in Hall 4.2. Please visit this site at regular intervals as the scope of our services is constantly growing.

Exhibitors with their own stands

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Hall 4.2 brings together exhibitors, suppliers and service providers from the following areas:

  • Law and business publishers
  • Scientific, technical, medical publishers (STM)
  • Academic publishers
  • University presses
  • Service providers in the fields of science, specialist information and libraries
  • Aggregators and subscription services

Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information

Hot Spots are a mix of multimedia stands with 'plug-and-play' equipment, exclusive meeting areas and platforms for live presentations. The Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information is a venue for content and service providers in the fields of STM & academic publishing, specialist information and libraries.

Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information

Hot Spot Education

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Hot Spots are a mix of multimedia stands with ‘plug-and-play’ equipment, exclusive meeting areas and platforms for live presentations. At the Hot Spot Education you will meet providers of innovative teaching and learning aids, serious and educational games, digital whiteboards, education software and e-learning solutions.
Hot Spot Education

International Education Exhibition

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The collective presentation is the right context and format for international providers of educational books and materials to make an appearance that gets noticed.
Educational publishers, packagers, distributors and service providers from all around the world do deals here, and launch new projects – all in the vicinity of many other interested co-exhibitors. The neighbouring Forum Education also offers an exciting programme of lectures and discussions.

Topics and products (selection):
adult education / classroom / didactic / e-books / education / hardware / language teaching / learning software / linguistics / non-fiction / pedagogy / print-on-demand / reference works / school books / self-help / services for libraries / specialist information / studying materials & learning aids / telecommunications / training / universities / web and mobile applications
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International Library Center (ILC)

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Das International Library Centre ILC The International Library Centre ILC is a working area for librarians and information scientists. It provides a discreet and quiet atmosphere in which registered agencies, librarians, publishers, information specialists and book industry service providers can meet and talk with clients.


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Industry young professionals

The trainee specialists for media and information services (‘FaMi’) have their place in Hall 4.2, as do the student librarians and information scientists.
Read more about them here soon.

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