The most important industry event of the year:
19-23 October 2016

There are many reasons to visit the Frankfurt Book Fair – whether as an exhibitor or as a trade or private visitor. Nowhere else does the industry show itself in a more multifaceted, innovative and international light. For these five days in October, it is THE PLACE TO BE.

  • Positive visitor numbers
    The 2015 Book Fair saw an increase in attendance of some 2.3 per cent over 2014, boasting a total of 275,791 visitors. The number of accredited journalists and bloggers also rose from 9,300 in 2014 to 9,900 in 2015. In terms of events, with over 4,000 in 2015, the fair also made gains compared to previous years.

  • The political book fair
    Since it was founded, the Frankfurt Book Fair has been characterised by international exchange. In 2015, the "Weltempfang" centre’s focus on the theme of “Borderlines” made it particularly topical as a key arena for political debate. Traditionally, the Book Fair is also a platform for repressed and persecuted voices from the fields of literature and journalism.

  • New fair concept
    Five halls, one Agora, countless topics: The new structure of the fair, which debuted in 2015, was a resounding success. International business opportunities were facilitated by shorter distances between halls, while the fair itself was even more international and lively than in previous years.

  • Business networking
    Since 2014, creative visionaries and key economic players from the media industry have been meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club. With its programme, the Business Club serves as a central meeting point. In addition to making it easier to make new business contacts and appointments, it above all highlights the international character of its speakers and participants, who come from more than 48 countries.

  • Conferences and industry dialogue
    In addition to its role as the world’s largest trade fair for content, the Frankfurt Book Fair is also an important platform for the future of the publishing and media industry. High-level conferences such as THE MARKETS and the INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS DIRECTORS MEETING round off the opportunities for advanced professional training offered by the various stages and events.

    A hub for business in the cultural und creative industries, THE ARTS+ will take place for the first time this year – a fair of its own within Frankfurt Book Fair. Hall 4.1 will be the place to be for professionals from the culture and creative scene, developers, publishers and media representatives to exchange ideas. The area offers exhibition space, a salon for exclusive talks, a lab for interactive formats, a catwalk-stage for presentations and performances. Kick-off event will be THE ARTS+ conference on 19 October.


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BOOK FAIR *365*: International activities all year long

The Frankfurt Book Fair is active internationally throughout the year. Find out more about collective stands at the most important fairs in the world, book collections and the Frankfurt Book Fair’s offices on three continents, and about opportunities for advanced professional training and networking.

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