Frankfurt Book Fair again receives generous government support

Neustart Kultur support to help restart without cancellation fees

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Rights negotiations at Frankfurt Book Fair
Live rights negotiations at Frankfurt Book Fair © copyright: Peter Hirth / Frankfurter Buchmesse Presse- und Unternehmenskommunikation Reineckstrasse 3 60313 Frankfurt am Main press@book-fair.com

Thanks to additional funding from the German government’s Neustart Kultur program, the Frankfurt Book Fair has sent out communications to all previous exhibitors that there will be no cancellation fees if for some reason the fair must be canceled, or in case exhibitors must cancel their plans to attend at short notice to attend the fair due to circumstances relating to the pandemic. The fair is to take place from 20 to 24 October 2021.

The organizers nevertheless say, “We are confident that Frankfurter Buchmesse will take place this autumn and that together we can achieve a successful relaunch. So please join us! After such a long period without face-to-face meetings, we expect an immense media response. It’s already clear that many participants from the German-speaking world will attend, and we also anticipate a large turnout of international guests, above all from European countries.”

Frankfurt Book Fair registration deadline 31 May 2021

By registering to attend, exhibitors will help the organizers achieve a certain level of commitment and planning security on both sides. Therefore, they have requested that exhibitors submit their registration by the official deadline of 31 May 2021. After that, the planning of the layout of the halls will begin.

Safety and regulations

Frankfurt Book Fair says its top priority is ensuring the safety of visitors to the fair. It is in close contact with the authorities regarding current health regulations. Apart from adhering to all the health and safety requirements in effect in October, it will implement measures that are necessary and appropriate to ensure the well-being of visitors and exhibitors.

Visitors check the website buchmesse.de/corona-requirements at any time for the latest information.

The organizers add, “For those who are unable to travel or who cannot be present in Frankfurt for other reasons, we are developing digital formats that we will be presenting to you soon.” 

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