2 Seas in Beijing 2011

By Marleen Seegers – first posted in July 2011.

The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), now held seventeen times since its inception in 1986, continues to uphold its principle of “introducing excellent books from around the world into China and leading Chinese books to the world”. Over the past twenty years, the BIBF has been an event of the utmost importance to publishers, and has received major support and participation from domestic and overseas book and publishing industries, gradually confirming BIBF’s international brand status, and turning it into a major international publishing event incorporating copyright trade, book trade, cultural events, displays, consultation services and professional networking.

The 17th Beijing International Book Fair was held August 30- September 3, 2010, in the China International Exhibition Center. The exhibition area covered 43,000m2 with 2,150 stands. 1,841 exhibitors from 58 countries, regions and international organizations attended the fair and displayed more than 200,000 book titles. In terms of number of booths, attending countries and amount of books on display, it exceeded the previous year’s fair. India participated in the fair as the Country of Honor.
A total of 2,379 contracts were signed during the 2010 BIBF, an increase of 19.48% over the previous year.
The 18th Beijing International Book Fair will be held at the China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) from August 31 to September 4, 2011. The exhibition area will cover 53,600 square meters, and the Netherlands will take part as the Country of Honor. The new China International Exhibition Center is more advanced, modern and user-friendly, providing a brand new experience for visitors and clients. Besides expanding and improving on the General Publishing Zone, 2011 BIBF will expand last year’s innovative Digital Publishing Zone and will continue to run the Children’s Book, Cartoons & Animation Zone, Periodical Zone, Publishing on Demand Zone and the Rights Center. As the organizer of the BIBF, CNPIEC will continue to adhere to international concepts and professional standards, and to provide quick and efficient information management and fair services to Chinese and overseas publishing cooperation and coordination, with the goal of raising the 18th BIBF to new heights of quality.
More information on the BIBF here.

 

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