Frankfurt Book Fair announces focus countries for THE MARKETS: Global Publishing Summit

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For the second year, Frankfurt Book Fair (October 19-23, 2016) and its show bulletin Publishing Perspectives will host ‘THE MARKETS: Global Publishing Summit’ to help publishers around the world better understand and build relationships in seven important current and future markets. On October 18, 2016, the pre-fair conference will showcase these seven markets: Brazil, Flanders & The Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Spain, UAE and UK.

At the summit, each region will be presented from three perspectives: analysis, vision, and players. The programme will also include sessions on important issues for the global community beyond these markets.

“In making our selection, it was important to us to present not just very established markets but also lesser-known ones with significant potential for growth”, says Holger Volland, VP – business development, Frankfurt Book Fair. “With THE MARKETS, we’re inviting our clients to discover the seven exciting markets and to discuss concrete business opportunities with partners immediately, on the spot. In just a few hours, participants in THE MARKETS will be able to expand their international networks and launch (new) business plans before the book fair has even begun”, he adds. The core idea of THE MARKETS is to provide a platform for taking the next steps into the digital future of publishing.

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