Please note the current information about the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020.
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Dear Ms. Arizcun,
Thank you very much for your trust and support.

Over the last few weeks, we all have been working on the preparations for the physical Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020, driven by the hope of sending a signal during these difficult times by creating a market place for personal exchange, new contacts and your business activities.

It is therefore with great regret that we have to inform you today that the physical Frankfurt Book Fair will not take place this year. Despite the approved hygiene concept for the exhibition grounds and the support provided by the Neustart Kultur programme, which we have passed on to many of you directly in the form of a stand rental waiver, the current travel restrictions due to Covid-19 make it impossible to ensure a sufficient presence of trade visitors and to carry out the exhibition operations within the halls as planned.

However, we also have been putting a lot of effort over the past few weeks into developing digital representations of the international market place for content and publishing. With Frankfurt Rights, we will be offering you a platform for your rights business that can be used all year round. At the Frankfurt Conference you will be able to experience four days packed with expertise: Our virtual conference programme will offer discussion panels, Q&A sessions and short presentations by international experts. And with the new matchmaking tool you can find and contact valuable business contacts worldwide.
Thanks to the generous support from the German government, all digital offerings and services are free of charge this year.

Last but not least, this year we are once again focusing on authors and their stories: whether at the first digital edition of the Weltempfang, at BOOKFEST digital or as part of the live programme at BOOKFEST city, or the ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle, which will remain in place: The Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition will again be a platform for socio-political topics, staging content and ideas in a media-effective and wide-reaching way.

We appreciate your continued loyalty and trust and look forward to seeing you again – in a few weeks at the Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Editio, and in a year from now again in Frankfurt.

Juergen Boos
Next steps
What do you need to do now?
  Nothing at the moment. The following provides answers to the most important questions you might have. Please do not hesitate to contact your customer representative if you need any additional information.  
Refund of 2020 stand fee
  In the coming weeks, we will automatically refund 100 percent of the fees you paid for your stand and for any additional services booked through Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH.
If you would like to leave these payments for your participation in Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 in place, we ask that you communicate this to your customer representative in writing by 15 September 2020.

We ask that you cancel on your own any agreements made with third parties.
Participating as a digital exhibitor in 2020
  In the coming days, we will automatically re-register you as a digital instead of a physical exhibitor at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020. You will automatically receive confirmation of this change.

How you benefit: free use of all digital services

  • Greater visibility thanks to your entry in our exhibitor directory and Calendar of Events: advertise your programme and events by adding a listing free of charge. The directory and calendar are accessible both at and through the Frankfurter Buchmesse app.
  • Book an Advertising Tile: present your titles, authors and products via Advertising Tiles on our Reader Delights and Business Insights webpages at .
  • Access Frankfurt Rights: this digital platform allows you to present your titles, rights catalogue and company to an international audience, share previews or sample content, discover new contacts and network with existing partners .
  • Participate in Frankfurt Conference and the B2B trade programme and use our matchmaking tool.

Thanks to support provided by the Neustart Kultur programme, participation as a digital exhibitor is completely free of charge this year.
If you do not wish to be registered as a digital exhibitor, please contact your customer representative.
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021
Dates and registration for 2021
  Please save the date for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021: from 20 to 24 October 2021, we will welcome Canada as Guest of Honour to our exhibition halls – and, hopefully, you as well.

We are currently planning to send you information in December 2020 about options for exhibiting and participating in next year’s book fair.
  If you have any questions, please contact us.

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