China Shanghai International Childrens Book Fair
The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF)
The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is held under the guidance of the Press and Publication Administration, organized by the Shanghai Press & Publication Administration, China Education Publishing & Media Group Ltd., and China Universal Press & Publication Co., Ltd., co-organised by Ronbo BolognaFiere Shanghai Ltd. Launched in 2013, CCBF has quickly become an important event for the global publishing industry. It is the only fair fully dedicated to books and specific contents for children aged from 0 to 16 in the Asia Pacific.
During its seven years of development, CCBF has centered on the theme of “embracing the future.” The fair provides a leading copyright exchange hub for children’s books. It plays an important role in promoting Chinese children’s literature internationally and encourages reading culture among young children.CCBF opened a magnificent new chapter by collaborating with Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) organized by BolognaFiere. With a history of over 50 years, the BCBF is the largest children’s literature fair in the world. This exciting cooperation will better serve the current strategy of China’s publishing industry–disseminating original content worldwide and bringing the best international books to local readers–also known as the “go global, bring in” policy.
CCBF successfully brought together 367 exhibitors from 25 countries and territories, as 33,796 visitors from many professional backgrounds including illustrators, designers, publishing agencies, authors, literary agents, translators, content developers, packagers, printers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, education and training institutions, cultural institutions, librarians, teachers and children's book lovers.
Other than the exhibition itself, the fair offers a wide range of activities. Some of the notable activities are a series of Conferences & Seminars, the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, the Illustrators Survival Corner, the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award, the Authors Festival, the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers Programme (SHVIP) and other events to promote reading.