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The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF)

source:CNPIEC | 2015-08-19

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The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) has been held for 21 times since its inception in 1986 while adhering to its mission of“introducing excellent books from around the world into China and leadingChinese books to the world”. Over the past 29 years, BIBF has been more and more strongly supported and actively participated in by peers in the publishing industry from home and abroad. The friends in book industry gather in Beijingevery year to cooperate with this grand event.

 

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The 22nd BIBF is scheduled tobe held from August 26 to 30, 2015, at China International Exhibition CenterNew Venue (Shunyi District). The fair covers an area of 66,000 square meters,with 2,400 stands of over 2,270 exhibitors from 82 countries and regions, among which 1,335 exhibitors from overseas (including Hong Kong and Taiwan).

 

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The United Arab Emirates will be the Country of Honor, with an exhibition area of 1,000 square meters. The UAE will organize its cultural institutions, publishers, and writers to attend the Fair,and hold activities to enhance communication in the publishing industry and among writers.

 

Compared with previous BIBF, 2015BIBF has two new characters. One is setting for the first time the Hall of International Children’s Publications to provide independent communication place for children’s publishers from home and abroad. Besides, for the first time BIBF Picture Book Exhibition and the Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition will beset in this hall. The other is conducting the “BIBF Literature Salon” serialactivities on the base of the brand activity BIBF Literature Night, such asholding “China-Sweden Poem Night” to promote reading. The Salon will invitewell-known Chinese and overseas writers and organize more than 20 wonderfulserial literary activities to promote Sino-foreign cultural and literary exchange and to foster an atmosphere encouraging all to read.

 

The annual BIBF is a grand gathering for publishing personnel from home and abroad to make communication and cooperation, and a significant platform for publishing houses around the world to display the latest publishing technologies, discuss the international publishing trends, seek solutions to common issues in publishing industry and predict the future international publishing trends. With experience saccumulated in holding the event during many years, this year BIBF will continueto organize brand activities such as 2015 Beijing International Publishing Forum, BIBF Advanced Seminaron International Copyright Trade, CLT-ELT Seminar,BIBF 10+10 Publishers’ Meetings, and IDPF@BIBF International Digital PublishingForum. Moreover, BIBF will launch the first International Children’s Publishing Forum and the International Translation Grant Presentation. These activities will contribute to communication between publishers from home and abroad and serve the China Book International.

 

The 22nd Beijing International Book Fair extends her sincere welcome to each and every exhibitor and visitor, and wishes all harvest new gains while enjoying this grand banquet of culture!

 

 

 

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