China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

17-19 November 2023

BolognaFiere/ Bologna Children's Book Fair has opened in 2018 a new important chapter of its international activities becoming co-organizer of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair  (CCBF)the the leading fair entirely dedicated to books and specific contents for children in Asia Pacific. CCBF is the only event that can be assimilated to the Bologna Children's Book Fair in being focused exclusively on children's publishing and with a predominantly professional format.

Launched in 2013, CCBF has quickly become an important event for the global publishing industry. Over its nine years of development, CCBF provides a leading copyright exchange hub for children’s books. It plays an important role in promoting quality children’s literature and encourages reading culture among young children. 

2023 CCBF 10th anniversary will take place on 17-19 November on the ground floor of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC).

 
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Why you need to be at CCBF

  • Enter one of the most dynamic book markets in the world
  • Discover new talents in China and Asia Pacific
  • Learn about the latest industry hotspots and trends
  • Explore the vibrant culture of Shanghai 

Get ready to meet the children's book and content community from Asia and across the world! Book your stand now and benefit from the early bird discount until 31 May.


CCBF International Book Showcase

An exhibition opportunity allowing overseas publishers to show their new titles at the fair even when they are not able to attend in person. Advanced technology also endows CCBF exhibitors with innovative services thanks to its online Matchmaking System. Besides the Book Showcase, CCBF offers a range of flexible exhibiting solutions such as the Literary Agents Centre, the Digital Hub, and exclusive lounges open to winners and shortlisted publishing houses of BCBF awards —Bologna Best Children’s Publishers (BOP) Lounge, Strega Prize Lounge and New Entry Lounge.


Featured Areas

CCBF offers a range of flexible solutions to make the best of your participation in all circumstances, including its exclusive lounges and featured areas where recognised international companies bring their cutting-edge contents to China. 

BOP – Bologna Prize Lounge

This area is dedicated to the worldwide winners and finalists of the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year. The BOP Prize annually acknowledges the most significant publishers in each of the six areas of the world: Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.


Strega Prize Lounge

The Strega Prize Lounge is open to winners and shortlisted publishing houses of the Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi—the children’s special section of the most important Italian literary Prize. The Strega Lounge is an open window on the best contemporary children’s literature in Italian.


Rights Centre

Literary Agents and Scouts will be welcomed at CCBF Rights Centre, which is located in the Copyright Zone, and a turn-key opportunity to experience CCBF at 360°.


International Book Showcase

An exhibition scheme allowing overseas publishers to show their new titles at the fair even when they are not able to attend in person. With the help of local staff recruited, the Book Showcase is a space where international printed books are on display for Chinese editors and copyright professionals in search for new contents.


ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMMES

Conferences and Seminars

CCBF professional seminars covers a wide array of topics and formats such as panels on business practices, reading promotion, and creative workshops with children’s book masters.

Speakers include experts on publishing, digital marketing, social media, and content creation. These events aspire to promote communication and cooperation between professionals and share the latest children’s literature industry trends with all attendees.


Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition

The Golden Pinwheel International Young Illustrators Competition is a comprehensive programme which includes exhibitions, an illustrated yearbook and a variety of promotional campaigns. In addition to the existing Book Publishing category, the 2023 Golden Pinwheel will launch a new category - Commercial. It aims to provide a high-quality platform for young illustrators around the world to show their talent and business value, and to build bridges between illustrators, children's publishers and branding companies, both locally and globally. It fosters an inspiring and nurturing environment where young illustrators and artists from around the world find a platform to realise their visions.

The call for entries will begin at the end of April 2023. 

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Illustrators Avenue

A small art fair within a book fair, the “Illustrators Avenue” is an innovative platform created especially for illustrators, artists and content creators seeking for business opportunities, professional training and industry networking.
It is also a place where novices and seasoned professionals of the visual communication world can share experiences, successes and concerns regarding the profession and the market.


Children Plus

CCBF launched “Children Plus” since2019, a new stream of events aiming to cast light on a trend, a topical subject, a book category or a theme of special relevance for the global publishing industry. Through exhibitions, lectures, round tables and books presentations, we will discover and rediscover the most fascinating titles published in that category, and hear the best publishers and authors who created them. 

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