Trade visitors days: 10 to 12 October 2018

This is where the whole industry gets together in one place: 7,100 exhibitors from over 100 countries; around 270,000 visitors and over 9,300 journalists and blogger.

  • Discover new trends and business areas.
  • Profit from the best opportunities for further training and networking.
  • Find there's no better place for learning and networking.
  • Get to know decision makers from across the book, creative and tech industries.
  • Gain new inspiration and tap into new target groups.

How to ensure the success of your Book Fair visit

1. Define your objectives
What do you want to achieve at the Frankfurt Book Fair? Are you buying or are you selling? Or building up your network? Plan your activities according and use our Exhibitor Catalogue.

2. Benefit from your trade visitor status
Register as a trade visitor before you travel to the Fair and you can save yourself valuable time. You can use our convenient online ticketing to buy your ticket in advance. In addition to our regular trade visitor ticket basic, we also have the trade visitor ticket BUSINESS, which allows you to get the maximum business benefit from your fair visit – and provides you with a full-service infrastructure in the Business Club.

3. Arrange appointments
Make your arrangements early to meet important contacts. When you plan your schedule, be sure to include enough extra time for moving around the exhibition halls. Get from one business partner to the next quickly and smoothly with our interactive hall plan. Use our online Calendar of Events to find the most interesting events from readings and book presentations to panel discussions and beyond.

4. Book travel and accommodation
We recommend using the train to get to the Fair. Remember to book your travel arrangements as soon as possible and don’t leave it too long to reserve a place to stay. Experienced Book Fair visitors make their travel arrangements no later than six months in advance. Follow this link for more information:
Travel and Accommodation

5. Apply for a visa
Please apply for your visa in good time. Our visa service sends out personal invitations to exhibitors, trade visitors and journalists from countries with a visa requirement. In order to request a letter of invitation, please follow this link:

6. Register for the expert tours
During the week trade visitors can take part in one of our free expert tours. Our tour guides are experts in the trade industry.
Register for one of our complimentary expert tours

Further information for trade visitors

Whether you are a librarian, a bookseller, a translator etc., our services will help you to make your business more efficient.