Highlights of the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017

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THE MARKETS: Change – a 360-degree view

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 9am-1pm, Hall 4.0, Room Europa

At the Business Club Conference this year, renowned representatives from across the world will talk about the latest changes, trends and developments in their respective markets. A highlight will be a panel discussion with five successful female leaders in publishing about the role of women in the industry. Speakers at THE MARKETS include Andrew Wylie, President of The Wylie Agency (USA), Katie Espiner, Managing Director of Orion Publishing Group (UK) and Sophie de Closets, CEO of Fayard (France).


31st Frankfurt Rights Meeting

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 2pm-5pm, Hall 4.0: Room Europa

Change is the new constant – with this topic in mind the Frankfurt Rights Meeting will explore the changes taking place in the Japanese publishing market and the audio market, and the influence of Social Media on the rights business. Speakers include Helena Gustafsson, CEO of Storyside (Sweden), Manami Tamaoki, General Manager of the Tuttle-Mori Agency (Japan) and Lisanne Matthijsen-van Hoorn, Acquiring Editor at Harper Collins (Netherlands).


THE ARTS+ – Voices for a united world of creativity

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 10:15am-11:15am, Hall 4.1: THE ARTS+ RUNWAY

At the opening of THE ARTS+, Holger Volland (Founder of THE ARTS+) will discuss the future of the creative industry with Chris Dercon (Artistic Director of the Volksbühne Berlin) and Prof. Peter Weibel (arts & media theorist, Centre for Art & Media).



CEO Talk

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2pm-3pm, Hall 4.2: Room Dimension

The CEO Talk is part of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Business Club programme. It will feature Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster, and Guillaume Dervieux, CEO of Albin Michel, who will discuss strategic developments in international publishing, in particular the intrinsic relevance of books and publishers in today’s global context of media competition, as well as the transformation of audiences and their cultural practices. Chaired by Rüdiger Wischenbart.



Opening of the Weltempfang: Can Culture save Europe?

Wednesday, 11 October 2017,4:30pm-5:30pm, Hall 3.1: Stage

How strong are the common cultural foundations of Europe? Can culture help to reconcile the interests of nation states and the logic of European cooperation? Panellists include Chris Dercon, Director of the Volksbühne, Berlin and former Director of the Tate Modern, London; Dr Asiem El Difraoui, author and filmmaker; Dr Andreas Görgen, Head of the Directorate-General for Culture and Communication of the German Federal Foreign Office; and Prof. Ulrike Guérot, lecturer in European politics.

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A Book is a Film is a Game #2

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 9:45am-7pm, Hall 3.C West, Hall 4.C, ARTS+ area

This networking day brings authors, script writers, producers, game developers, rights managers and literary agents together. A panel discussion will provide expert insights into the industry, a workshop will offer the opportunity to learn how to pitch for a film or VR project, and pitch sessions will present books with strong potential for film adaptations
Partners are the French Embassy, Unifrance, SCELF, and Filmfonds Netherlands.


German Children’s Literature Award – Award Presentation Ceremony 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017, 5:30pm-7pm, Congress Center Level 2: Room Harmonie

For children’s and young adults’ literature only! Prizes will be awarded in four categories by a jury of critics, while  an  independent young adult jury chooses its own winner. Admission to the event is only possible with a personalised entrance ticket. Partners are the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Frankfurter Buchmesse and WDR5.