Free Wi-Fi For Exhibitors Debuts at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2010

In Frankfurt Tips by Thomas Minkus

By Thomas Minkus, VP, Frankfurt Book Fair

Good news! This year, for the first time ever, free Wi-Fi will be available in all hall levels of the Frankfurt Book Fair — for exhibitors only. Check your email, post your Frankfurt adventures to Twitter, and stay connected while you are running from meeting to meeting.

Thomas Minkus

We are excited about this new offering and believe this will enhance the Frankfurt experience for our exhibitors. However, this is new territory for us at the Fair, and with more people than ever carrying laptops and smartphones, we don’t know what to expect. It is possible that high demand for Wi-Fi could lead to downtime of the network, and we ask that you be patient with us while we work out the details.

For online presentations, uploading or downloading large files, and heavier Internet use at your stand, we recommend that exhibitors use the cable-based VDSL connections available through the Messe Frankfurt. To order Internet service at your stand, call the Messe Frankfurt at +49 (0) 69 7575 71173, email them at, or download the order form.

Visit the Frankfurt Book Fair online for more details about the Wi-Fi service in Frankfurt.

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About the Author

Thomas Minkus

Thomas Minkus is VP of English Language Markets for the Frankfurt Book Fair. Based in the Book Fair’s New York City office, he spearheads the company’s activities in the fields of digital and mobile publishing, as well as new rights initiatives. In addition, he is responsible for Fair’s exhibitors and customers in all English-languages markets and those from the STM and education sectors. Thomas is also one of the co-founders of Publishing Perspectives. An online publishing newsletter, Publishing Perspectives delivers daily international news and opinion about the industry from top members of the global publishing community. Prior to joining the Fair in 2003, he worked as VP of Sales & Marketing for Learn Technologies, an educational publishing and technology company in New York City.