BolognaFiere Spearheads a New Rights and Licensing Show in New York City

April 11, 2017

Italy-based BolognaFiere has launched a new copyright trade and licensing show dedicated to publishing, international rights and licensing.

The show will bring U.S. publishers and agents together with their global counterparts and will attract booksellers and librarians to both groups. ,

The new event is scheduled for May 30– June 1, 2018 and will be held in midtown Manhattan.

“BolognaFiere is dedicated to fostering cross-cultural cooperation and international trade among publishers,” said Franco Boni president of BolognaFiere. “With the debut of this new trade show, BolognaFiere extends its reach to cultivate new relationships and global business alliances among publishers.”

Key strategic U.S.-based partners will include: Publishers Weekly - PW is the international news platform of the book publishing industry.

It is the cosponsor, with BolognaFiere and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, of Global Kids Connect. The third annual Global Kids Connect conference takes place on Dec. 4 and will then move into the new event in 2018.

 In addition to the weekly magazine, website, e-newsletters and broadcast shows, PW publishes the PW Show Daily for book fairs in the U.S. and Europe; previews of major trade and consumer shows; and supplements devoted to international publishing.

The Combined Book Exhibit has been a marketing resource for publishers and agents at U.S. and International book fairs for almost 85 years.

With its sister company, The American Collective Stand, it also organizes the USA Pavilion at every major International book fair helping publishers and agents enter new markets easily.

The new event also will benefit from a strong cooperation with PubMatch, the leading online rights platform.

Bologna Children's Book Fair is the most important professional trade show dedicated to publishing and content for kids. The current edition in 2017 (3-6 April) is hosting 1,300 exhibitors from 75 countries.

Now celebrating its 54th edition, the fair welcomes the leading illustrators and authors of the moment and the winners of the most prestigious awards.

Children’s book professionals from all over the world come together in the pavilions of BolognaFiere to discuss the latest trends and developments in publishing and the digital sphere, take part in hundreds of workshops and conferences and visit exhibitions of the very best of international illustration. 

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