SHVIP is calling for application!

Don't miss your chance to be part of Asia's first fellowship programme designed exclusively for children’s book people.

Short for Shanghai Visiting International Children’s Publishers, SHVIP is one of CCBF’s most successful programmes now running for a seventh edition, which will take place from 11 to 16 November 2019.

Built on the conviction that mutual knowledge is the key to fruitful business and productive cultural exchange, SHVIP is an opportunity to learn about the Chinese children’s publishing market through valuable first-hand information, extend your network of international partners and discover CCBF from a privileged position.

To achieve its goals, SHVIP is shaped as a six-day programme with a diversified programme of public events and small group meetings.

SHVIP Agenda

Welcome and warm-up
Settle down, meet the other fellows and the team that will take care of you during your stay

Visit local publishing houses, bookstores and libraries
Meet the people who run them
Network at the SHVIP Book Pitch Party
In between a few walks to get a pulse of our thrilling city

Discover China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair
Speak at our professional seminars
Enjoy a lot of free time to arrange your own schedule of meetings at CCBF

SHVIP is a selective programme. It is designed for publishing managers, publishers and editors of all levels. However, a couple of vacancies are reserved for foreign rights people, literary agents, scouts and other specialists in children’s literature with a strong interest in the Chinese market.

SHVIP is now looking for its next generation of fellows. Applications are open online until 24 June.


- Air ticket allowance to travel to Shanghai
- 6 nights’ hotel accommodation
- A tailor-made tour to local publishing houses, bookstores and other places of importance around Shanghai
- 5 titles of your choice on display at the CCBF Copyright Great Wall
- Participation in many CCBF top events: SHVIP Book Pitch Party, professional conference programme etc.
- Access to all CCBF match-making and networking opportunities to boost your business networks
- Access to the CCBF-BCBF Fellowships Alumn

* The SHVIP travelling allowance is based on the average price for an economy ticket from your city of residence to Shanghai and return.

Deadline: 24 June 2019 (23:59 GMT+8, Beijing time).

Contact us:
Carolina Ballester, SHVIP programme manager