According to IBNA
correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the event will bring together estimably 300 exhibitors from professional backgrounds. Over 30,000 people are expected to participate in the three-day event this year.
Participants of 2018 Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair
include illustrators, designers, publishing houses and agencies, authors, literary agents, translators, content developers, packagers, printers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, education and training institutions, cultural institutions, librarians, teachers and children’s book lovers.
Other than the exhibition itself, the fair offers a wide range of activities. Some of the notable activities are the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award, the Authors Festival, the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers Programme (SHVIP), other professional seminars and events to promote reading.
The first China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) was held in 2013 under the guidance of State Administration of Press and Publication, co-organised by Shanghai Press & Publication Administration, China Education Publishing & Media Group Ltd., and China Universal Press & Publication Co., Ltd.
After five successful editions, CCBF has quickly become an important event for the global publishing industry. It is the only book fair fully dedicated to books and other content for children aged from 0 to 16 in Asia Pacific.
During the five years of development, CCBF has closely embraced the theme of ‘Being with the World and the Future’. The fair provides a leading copyright exchange hub for children’s books from all over the world, carrying out the concept of the exhibition professionally and excellently.
The fair plays an important role in promoting Chinese children’s literature internationally and reading culture among young children. CCBF and its official website are fully operated and managed by BolognaFiere China Ltd.
The works of two Iranian illustrators Hassan Amehkan and Reza Dalvand are participating in the Shanghai Illustration Exhibition and the first artist is participating in the event.