BolognaFiere is one of the world’s leading Trade Fair centres. A business platform hosting major world Trade Fairs, each year BolognaFiere caters for some 21,000 exhibitors and nearly 1,300,000 international operators.
In the frame of the rich and wide programme of exhibitions included in the “Art and culture” area, BolognaFiere organises the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the world’s leading children’s publishing event. The Fair is held each Spring and reached its 50th edition in 2013. With 1.200 exhibitors from 77 countries over 20,000 square metres of exhibition area, the Fair is world-wide recognised as the most important business appointment for the children’s publishing. It also features the Illustrators Exhibition: a showcase for the latest trends in illustration and talent spotting, the exhibition displays a wide selection of artists from different countries, selected by an international jury among over 3,000 submissions.
The Fairs also hosts a Translators Centre and Bologna Digital Media, a pavilion including diverse activities focused on digital developments for the publishing industry.
Aldus Up builds upon the successful experience of Aldus - the European Book Fairs network - promoting the internationalization of the book sector and new opportunities for book professionals to develop their careers internationally through innovative events, networking and training activities.