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Related Data of 2015BIBF 2015/9/9

The 22nd Beijing International Book Fair held from August 26 to 30, 2015 at the China International Exhibition Centre (New Venue) was proved to be a great success.

2015BIBF covered an exhibition area of 66,000 square meters and arranged 2,400 stands. 2,302 publishing houses from the mainland of China and 82 countries and regions attended the fair. Approximately 300,000 titles were on display, over 1,000 cultural events and seminars were held, and more than 260,000 visitors were present during the fair. The rights deals signed at the fair amounted to 4,721, an 8.6% increase from last year.

The United Arab Emirates was the Country of Honor for 2015BIBF, with an exhibition area of 1,000 square meters. The UAE organized its cultural institutions, publishers, and writers to attend the Fair, and held activities to enhance communication in the publishing industry and among writers. 
This year BIBF, for first time, organized the Hall of International Children’s Publications (over 14,000 square meters) for children’s publishers from home and abroad. Besides the rights trade zone, the 1500-square-meter BIBF Picture Book Exhibition and the Illustration Exhibition were set in this hall. The new hall attracted over 40,000 children and parents during public days.

This year BIBF continued to organize brand activities such as 2015 Beijing International Publishing Forum, BIBF Advanced Seminar on International Rights Trade, CLT-ELT Seminar, BIBF 10+10 Roundtable Meetings, and IDPF@BIBF International Digital Publishing Forum. Moreover, BIBF launched the first International Children’s Publishing Forum, Rights Managers’ Salon and the International Translation Grant Presentation. These activities contributed to enhancing communications between publishers from home and abroad.