By Omolara Adefila
Great ideas, unrelenting actions, unwavering focus and constant positivity are gateways to great and enduring accomplishments. This is the rousing story of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, an exemplary attainment worthy of emulation. Seven and half decades ago, about 205 German exhibitors gathered in St Paul Church (Paulskirche), Frankfurt for the first post-war book fair. These pioneers’ assemblage since 1949 has transformed into a leading and literary event that has stood for democracy, development and diversity and has been proudly celebrated over the years.
Frankfurter Buchmesse (FB) is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair and the most important international marketplace for content – from novels and children’s books to academic databases and stories for films, games and virtual reality experiences. It is considered to be a significant book fair in the world for international deals and trading.
FB has tremendously grown in leaps and bounds with unprecedented innovations, information, attractions, attentions and broad-range participation of relevant and related stakeholders. And, now due to its unprecedented popularity, all routes across Europe and beyond leads to Frankfurt, Germany in every October of the year to witness and partake in an informative, impactful and inspiring book fair that presents an unforgettable experience. High class guests’ invitation, exquisite booths/pavilions, electrifying ambience, exciting visitors and important media personnel amongst others are some of the highlights of the bookfair.
The much-celebrated event, which attracts several hundreds of thousands of people from more than 100 countries annually is also an avenue to gain vital understandings in the book industry with the inputs and involvements of world-class experts in various field of growths. And this year’s event is no exemption, as the prestigious fair is set to take place again in 18th -22nd October at the Frankfurt Messe in Germany.
The 2023 event, marking its 75th Edition, a special commemoration of continuity, integrity, perseverance and foresight is reverberating around the world, as intense preparations by its organisers are ongoing. Publishers, authors, literary giants, political leaders, businessmen/women, investors, organisations, visitors are set towards Germany, a country reputed as hospitable, peaceful and an investment friendly hub globally. This event is expected to be spectacular with attendees in the several thousands from more than 100 nations of the world,
As a progressive assemblage that is shaping the future and pushing the industry forward, the opening ceremony, a grand programme, will be taking place on the 17th October, 2023, and will witness dignitaries comprising German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Slovenian President Nataša Pirc Musar and other arrays distinguished guests.
The unique anniversary Guest Of Honour country is Slovenia. With the motto: “Honeycomb of Words”, 75 Slovenian authors, poets and translators are expected to appear in Frankfurt, and its opening ceremony will be unveiling the Slovenia Pavilion: a breath-taking sight and literary wonder. The commencement ceremony will be signalling the beginning of another unforgettable bookfair in modern history.
With interesting features worthy of attraction and attendance, including good stories, discourses, robust corporate and personal interactions, arrays of relevant books, games and reality experiences amidst others, 2023 Frankfurter Buchmesse offers nothing but the best. Qualitative speakers have also been selected for its thematic sessions and some of these includes: Juergen Boos Frankfurter Buchmesse Director, Karin Schmidt-Friderichs, Chairwoman of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association, and Mike Josef, Mayor of the city of Frankfurt am Main.
You are thus cordially invited to attend this event, visits its web for comprehensive information including registration and ticketing procedures- https://www.buchmesse.de/en.
Taking place under a safe, exciting and peaceful atmosphere, with global hygiene best practices available, and very warm organisers ready to meet with you, you are all cordially welcomed.
Acclaim Nigeria International Magazine will be attending and covering the event.
SEE YOU THERE!