Canada will be the Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair
By: Gabrielle Etcheverry
The Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 Committee (CanadaFBM2020), formed by associations representing Canadian-owned book publishers, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL), and supported by export associations Livres Canada Books and Québec Edition, applauds Canada’s acceptance of the invitation to be Guest of Honour (GoH) of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.
The book industry is already focusing its efforts on planning a successful and impactful event, and has consolidated support across Canada for the project. The event represents an important and comprehensive opportunity for Canada’s publishing industry to demonstrate its vitality and show the world the considerable talent and great diversity of its creators.
“The Canadian publishing industry has worked together for the past three years on this project, so it is with great enthusiasm that we welcome this fantastic news. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international hub of the publishing world and being its GoH will provide extraordinary opportunities to showcase our world-class literature, books, and Canadian culture,” said Caroline Fortin, Québec-Amérique and President of the CanadaFBM2020 Committee, during the signing ceremony.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest event of its kind worldwide, showcasing technology and innovation as applied to the book publishing sector, with approximately 275,000 visitors and 10,000 media representatives attending each year. The GoH consistently becomes a magnet for participants and the general public for the duration of the Fair and throughout the entire year of its nomination.