The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world??s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors from around 80 countries.
The Bologna Children??s Book Fair is an industry-leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience thanks to over 50 years of experience. The result is the world??s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children??s stories, illustration, animation, and related areas.
Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls.
The world-famous Illustrators Exhibition and industry-recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of the key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children. The Guest of Honour Country for the 57th edition is the Emirate of Sharjah bringing new exhibitions and events to the busy program of BCBF
For 57 years BCBF has been THE event in the children??s publishing industry. Over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 professional visitors flock to the event each spring to experience the world of children??s books, illustration and multimedia content. BCBF is much more than just a trade fair, both a vibrant business hub and a creative workshop space, where the past and future happily meet the present. The fair has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience and is now an unmissable show where everyone can explore the changing and multi-layered children??s publishing landscape led by the printed book, which remains the most important agent of change and creates the forward motion for the whole world of children's media.
Venue Information - Fiera di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
The Bologna Exhibition Centre covers 375,000 square metres of indoor and external areas. Its exhibition services area covers 36,000 square metres. The venue has 18 halls which are fully wired, air-conditioned and equipped with state-of-the-art IT systems, and multiple events can be held simultaneously thanks to 5 separate entrances.
Flexibility and mobility are ensured by a network of moving walkways and by a system of carparks for a total of 14,500 covered parking spaces, vehicle owners can reserve their space in advance.
BolognaFiere is the first exhibition centre with its own motorway tollbooth, part of a plan ?C along with a dynamic third lane ?C that aims to reduce congestion by providing direct entrance to the venue, thereby avoiding the Bologna ring road. If you travel by helicopter, a heliport is located on the roof of Halls 16-18.
A ??BolognaFiere?? railway station handles special trains for exhibitions with a large number of visitors.