Join us in Shanghai! Book your stand at CCBF 2019. Get in touch with China and Asia Pacific children’s rights market!

CCBF 2019 will take place from 15th to 17th November at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Ronbo BolognaFiere Shanghai Ltd. is the co-organiser of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) from 2018, which is the only event formally linked to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and completely dedicated to books and content for children and young adults in Asia Pacific Region.

Why you need to be at CCBF

  • Setting against a compelling backdrop with perfect timing and location
    During November in Shanghai, commerce and art intersect to give rise to exhibition season–a time rich with culture and energy. The next CCBF is scheduled to take place during 15-17 November 2019 on the ground floor of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre. The fair will be extended to 25,000 square metres with the expectation of more than 400 domestic and international participants.
  • Accessing the Asia Pacific children’s rights market
    CCBF is the ONLY book fair in China and Asia Pacific fully dedicated to children’s content, which makes Shanghai your unparalleled destination for children’s rights market.
  • Engaging in the booming children’s book market in China
    China boasts one of the fastest growing children’s book markets in the world. The country already publishes the largest number of children’s books, releasing over 40,000 new titles every year. China’s appetite for children’s book is set to increase as well, with ever more middle-class families willing to buy books for their children and the potential of a growing readership due to the recently introduced two-child policy.
  • Connecting with publishing professionals from all over the world
    CCBF offers an excellent platform for you to meet international publishers, agents, and content developers. As the BCBF in Asia Pacific, CCBF will put you in contact with the professionals from this part of the world: the most exciting, booming and dynamic market for Children’s content.
  • Approaching a variety of services and tools
    CCBF will put you and your business at the center of the stage with a variety of services and tools. The fair will connect international publishers with Chinese distributors, printers, packagers, and book buyers. CCBF encourages an end-to-end business solution for international trade. Join CCBF to explore many ways of doing business, selling rights, co-publishing, finding suppliers and much more!
  • Entering the field of children's education and training
    The growing market for children's education and training in China has increased demand for high-quality educational books, educational books for all-round development and the associated teaching aids. These may include language learning and guidance for children's education practitioners. At CCBF there is a particularly high demand for copy-right trading and original book purchases.
  • Discovering new talents in China and Asia Pacific
    The fair will bring together both accomplished and emerging talents in China via dynamic programmes. It will be an exceptional opportunity to discover excellent translators, illustrators, authors, editors, and other content creators for potential collaboration.
  • Accompanying programmes
    Distinguished guests will participate in a variety of CCBF programmes. These include: conferences and seminars (aiming to promote the exchange of ideas and business cooperation); the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition and the Illustrators’ Survival Corner; the Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award (honouring those who make great contributions to children's literature around the world); the Authors Festival (bringing together renowned authors from China and overseas); the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers project (offering foreign publishers the opportunity to gain deeper insight into China’s publishing landscape via ancillary events including workshops, new book releases and book signings); and the “Connecting the City” events (spanning Shanghai’s entirety).
  • Exploring the vibrant culture of Shanghai
    During the fair, a selection of popular bookstores, libraries, early childhood institutions, and children's educational institutions in Shanghai will host CCBF’s extension events. A series of diverse cultural activities will be held all over Shanghai to showcase the city as a great attraction for children's books and children's literature lovers.

Facts and figures of CCBF 2018

CCBF 2018, which was successfully concluded two months ago, has achieved various historical achievements and won unanimous praise from exhibitors, audiences, guests and mainstream media at home and abroad.

A nearly 20,000 square metre exhibiting space. 367 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions, including 194 international exhibitors as well as 11 country or regional pavilions. Over the 3-days, 33,796 visitors from 48 countries and regions. 237 professional and public events attracted thousands of publishers, editors, illustrators and book lovers to participate. Most of positive quotes from different aspects came to show us what CCBF was from their perspectives.

Overall Performance of CCBF 2018

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* Data from CCBF 2018 exhibitor & visitor survey

Analysis of Exhibitors & Visitors

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* Data from CCBF 2018 exhibitor & visitor survey

CCBF teamed up with major mainstream media and public relations companies to conduct in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the show.

A total of 182 publication media were published, with a total of 517 articles. Among them, 28 newspaper and magazine, 25 social media, 152 online media and 10 TV/broadcast/video. The total media value reached 22.25 million RMB.

Book your stand now and benefit of the early bird discount until 15th May. Get ready to meet the children's book and content community from Asia and across the world!

Literary Agents and Scouts will be welcomed at CCBF Literary Agents Centre, which is located in the Copyright Zone.

For any more information, please feel free to get in touch with:

Ms. Mariaelena Schiavo
T: +39-051282298 | E: