The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), now held eighteen times since its inception in 1986, continues to uphold its principle of “introducing excellent books from around the world into China and leading Chinese books to the world”. Over the past twenty years, the BIBF has been an event of the utmost importance to publishers, and has received major support and participation from domestic and overseas book and publishing industries, gradually confirming BIBF's international brand status, and turning it into a major international publishing event incorporating copyright trade, book trade, cultural events, displays, consultation services and professional networking.
The 18th Beijing International Book Fair was held August 31- September 4, 2011, in the China International Exhibition Center (New Venue). The exhibition area covered 53,600m2 with 2,155 stands. 1,841 exhibitors from 60 countries, regions and international organizations attended the fair and displayed more than 200,000 book titles. In terms of number of booths, attending countries and amount of books on display, it exceeded the previous year's fair. The Netherlands participated in the fair as the Country of Honor. A total of 2,953 contracts were signed during the 2011BIBF, an increase of 24.13% over the previous year.
During the 2011BIBF, more than 200 Chinese and overseas media were on hand to report from the fair, including Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television, Beijing Television, China National Radio, China Radio International, SOHU.com, Dutch Broadcasting Foundation, People's Daily, Guangming Daily, China Book Business Report, China Press and Publishing Journal and Beijing Youth Daily. Key Chinese TV and radio programs such as the CCTV News Broadcast, China News, Beijing News, News Roundup, Hourly News, China National Radio, and Story Radio covered the major events of the book fair as they took place.
The 19th Beijing International Book Fair will be held at the China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) from August 29 to September 2, 2012. The exhibition area will cover 53,600 square meters, and the Republic of Korea will take part as the Country of Honor. Besides expanding and improving on the General Publishing Zone, 2012BIBF will continue to run the innovative Digital Publishing Zone, the Children’s Book, Cartoons & Animation Zone, Periodical Zone, Publishing on Demand Zone, the Rights Center and the Library Acquisition Zone. As the organizer of the BIBF, CNPIEC will continue to adhere to international concepts and professional standards, and to provide quick and efficient information management and fair services to Chinese and overseas publishing cooperation and coordination, with the goal of raising the 19th BIBF to new heights of quality.
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