Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 – A Melting Pot of the Global Publishing Industry


The greatest of all the publishing events in the world, Frankfurt Book Fair is around the corner. Running from October 10 to 14 this year at its usual venue, the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt, Germany, this event is the largest gathering of writing and publishing professionals in the world. Several thousand exhibitors representing book publishing, multimedia and technology companies, as well as content providers from all over the world gather in order to negotiate international publishing rights and license fees.

More than 7,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries and about 286425 visitors took part in 2017 edition of the fair. The fair which saw 4000 events take place in 2017 opens its gates for the general public in the final two days. The history of the fair goes 500 years when it was first held in 1454 after Johannes Gutenberg invented the printer. The modern version of the event is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018. The 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse will be attended by Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday, 10 Oct. The Federal President will speak with Croatian author Ivana Sajko, the recipient of this year’s International Literature Award – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and Belgian writer Stefan Hertmans of the War and Turpentine fame, on the topic “On Opining. How to Defend Freedom in Turbulent Times

Georgia, the East European nation is the Guest of Honour at FBF 2018, its richly diverse culture and literature will be showcased at the fair. Frankfurter Buchmesse is also the most important annual event for the digital content business and edtech industry. With the rapid digitization of content and tech enhanced publishing workflows, technology has become an intrinsic part of modern publishing. Impelsys, a leading provider of technology solutions and services for trade and academic publishers, education providers and enterprises, like every year, will be exhibiting at the 2018 edition of Frankfurt Book Fair, camped at booth J55 in Hall 4.2.

Impelsys’ rebranded and refurbished delivery technology iPC Scholar was launched last year at FBF and will be the highlight at Impelsys’ booth this year as well, its immense success and adoption in past months has been a reason for exuberance at Impelsys camp. The cloud hosted and microservices based solution enables publishers to integrate and securely deliver all their scholarly content and online courseware to researchers, professionals and students directly through their own branded portal. Another important showcase this year will be iPC Health, a digital content and learning delivery solution specifically designed for hospitals in Asia, to improve healthcare outcomes by fulfilling the training, development and compliance needs of healthcare professionals.

With numerous events and conferences Frankfurter Buchmesse is a major hub of knowledge and information. One such speaking session will be presented by Impelsys’ EVP and Head of Americas, Kotesh on the first day of the event, ie 10th Oct, at the Education Stage in Hall 4.2 between 5.30 to 6.00 pm. The topic of the talk is Boost member engagement and revenue growth by offering your consumers a wholesome digital experience”

The book fair is the most important international marketplace for content, as well as a key trendsetter for society and a major cultural festival. Nowhere else would we meet more number of professionals from the media and publishing industry than at Frankfurt Book Fair. Professionals use this opportunity to expand their network and open up new business opportunities, to market their products or hunt for the right suppliers. It’s the biggest gathering of the publishing world, a global melting pot of everything that happens in the industry, a place to be for publishing professionals from around the world.