The Markets: Global Publishing Summit is an annual flagship event from the Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives that presents seven strong publishing regions and introduces publishing leaders from each of those places. This year’s focus countries are:

  1. Brazil
  2. Flanders & The Netherlands (2016 Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honor)
  3. Philippines
  4. Poland
  5. Spain
  6. United Arab Emirates
  7. United Kingdom

In addition, the program offers in-depth sessions and discussions about issues, opportunities and challenges that affect global book publishing.

For each of the seven markets featured at this summit, you’ll hear:

Analysis: Analysts from the seven different markets present the current market situation, providing the audience with key facts and exclusive insights, as well as presenting current developments and trends. The Analysts will explain why and for whom the particular market is of interest and estimates the business potential.

Vision: Each market will also be presented by a Visionary who presents the upcoming developments and trends. The Visionary will provide an overview about the next big thing worth investing in, will give a global perspective and will explain the extraordinariness of the market.

Players: Interactive sessions with publishing executives, industry experts, and representatives from local organizations and successful companies will allow you to break into smaller groups, to gain deeper insight into the markets, and to talk face-to-face with expert speakers about challenges and opportunities for your company.

The Markets: Global Publishing Summit is the leading event of the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair. The day before the fair starts, hundreds of top-level publishing professionals and trade journalists attend this summit to learn about new markets, network and discover new business opportunities. Be a part of this can’t-miss summit!

Sponsorship and Advertising: For more information about sponsorship opportunities and promotional options at The Markets, email Erin L. Cox at

Speaker Proposals: Do you want to be a speaker at The Markets, or would you like to suggest people you know? Email Katharina Ewald at

Essential Information

October 18, 2016, all day

Business Club, Hall 4.0,
Frankfurt Book Fair

Further program details available at

To suggest a speaker or topic, email Katharina Ewald,

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Further Reading

Browse the Publishing Perspectives archives to learn more about this year’s seven markets:

  1. Brazil »
  2. Flanders & The Netherlands »
  3. Philippines »
  4. Poland »
  5. Spain »
  6. United Arab Emirates »
  7. United Kingdom »