China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is held under the guidance of State Administration of Press and Publication, organised by Shanghai Press & Publication Administration, China Education Publishing & Media Group Ltd., and China Universal Press & Publication Co., Ltd, co-organised by Ronbo BolognaFiere Shanghai Ltd.. After six successful editions, CCBF has quickly become an important event for the global publishing industry. It is the only book fair fully dedicated to books and other content for children aged from 0 to 16 in Asia Pacific.
During the six years of development, CCBF has closely embraced the theme of ‘embrace 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 reading culture among young children. From 2018, CCBF opens a magnificent new chapter by collaborating with Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) organised by BolognaFiere, the BCBF is the largest children’s literature fair in the world and has a history of over 50 years.
CCBF 2019 is scheduled to take place during 15-17 November on the ground floor of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.
CCBF 2018 had successfully brought together 367 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions, as well as 33,796 visitors from many professional backgrounds. It included 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 the 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 events to promote reading.