Culture and Publishing

2019-11-15 - 2019-11-17

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre


The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is held under the guidance of the Press and Publication Administration, organised 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 and after six successful editions, 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 Asia Pacific.

During its six years of development, CCBF has centred 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. In 2018, CCBF opened a magnificent new chapter by collaborating with Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) organised 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 2019 will take place during 15-17 November on the ground floor of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC). The fair will be extended to 25,000 square metres with the expectation of more than 400 domestic and international exhibitors as well as more than 35,000 visitors from many professional backgrounds including publishers, literary agents, authors, illustrators, translators, graphic designers, content developers, packagers, printers, distributors, booksellers, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, education and training institutions, cultural institutions, librarians, professional medias, 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.

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To attend this event, please contact:

Ms. Juju Zhu

Senior Project Manager

86-21-6190 7300*512


Ms. Catherine Chen

Account Manager

86-21-6190 7300*513


Ms. Vivian Jiang

Project Sales Manager

86-21-6095 0449


Ms. Yolanda Zhang

Assistant Sales Manager

86-21-6095 0514


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