The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the perfect place to make the right business contacts and to communicate about your products with the right target group. Whether online or on location: the Book Fair offers exhibitors many possibilities for exchanging ideas and details – before, during and after the Fair. In addition to a love for communicating, targeted organisation really helps here, so be sure to use the Calendar of Events to help you. Here you’ll also find receptions and stand parties. You’ll also get to know colleagues and others from the community on our theme-based orientation tours.
Use Social Media
The Frankfurter Buchmesse has real resonating power, and creates lots of traffic on the social networks. We have special offers for bloggers, and are also networked with important disseminators – plus, we are constantly expanding our network of supporters and fans.
Once you become a part of our Social Media Community, you can use our influence and link up your topics with our channels. Use the Hashtag #fbm17 on Twitter and Instagram, join publishing groups on Xing, LinkedIn or Facebook. On Facebook we offer a Newcomer Chat where the Book Fair team will answer your questions in real time on 12 September, 1:00-2:00 pm. Join our FB group: especially for newcomers!
You can find even more tips in our How-to-do-Social-Media-Guide.
Mobilise your network with your E-Mail signature
Create some extra but effective advertising for your stand on the side with your email signature. Announce your Fair presence by including your stand number and the link to the event. You’ll find our logo here.
Take advantage of our conferences
At our conferences you will find tips and learn more about the coming trends from prestigious speakers and industry thought leaders. Profit from the wide-ranging offers, learn from the professionals, make contacts with like-minded people and expand your network.
The conference to be at for rights and licensing: FRM (Frankfurt Rights Meeting)
Valuable tips from the top market performers: THE MARKETS
The business festival for the creative industry: The ARTS+
The Business Breakfast is – as part of the Business Club at the Frankfurter Buchmesse – an excellent networking opportunity. So join the community! You’ll find all the details in the Business Club Programme.
Trade visitors can take part in one of our thematic tours and get to know other exhibitors and media branches. Our tour guides are experts in the trade industry. Register for the expert tours free of charge.
Start a conversation with the innovators in the publishing industry: for many years our
Hot Spots have been the winning format for digital topics and services in the book industry. You can also discover the latest trends in our innovation centres.
The international offices of the Frankfurter Buchmesse (GBOs and BIZ) have a wide network in New York, New Delhi, Sao Paolo, Moscow and Beijing. They offer regular matchmaking sessions with national partners and support you in making contacts in these markets, in the run-up to the Fair. You will find more information in the area for International.
Parties & Evening Events
6:00 pm is the official closing time, but that doesn’t mean the working day is over for networkers who hit the publishers’ parties as well as the bars and restaurants in the city. A new, central after-fair meeting point is the BOOKFEST Every evening, young professionals come together in the BOOKFEST LOUNGE at the Bar AMP, while at the NM57. BISTRO, industry movers and shakers meet for tapas and drinks.
Go to After-Fair Events
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The following three measures are essential to your success at the fair: authentic networking, clever marketing and optimal presentation of your stand. By intelligently combining these three elements, you’ll ensure that your time at the Book Fair is a success. Find out more about these three areas. Get more information: