CCBF is well-known for its numerous professional seminars covering a wide array of topics and formats such as panels on business practices, reading promotion, and creative workshops with children’s book masters. Speakers include experts on publishing, digital marketing, social media, and content creation. These events aspire to promote communication and cooperation between professionals and share the latest children’s literature industry trends with all attendees.
If you are planning to visit the Fair, please pre-register here to get your free Professional Visitor Fair Pass, or purchase the Programme Pass that will allow you to attend the onsite Official Conference and Illustrators Survival Corner events.
Like every year, the 2020 CCBF Conference Programme will bring a compelling mix of academic expertise, business know-how and innovative thinking through engaging seminars aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding of children’s publishing.
Our ten carefully curated seminars will give voice to high-level industry professionals, including Lori Benton (Scholastic USA), Suzanne Carnell (Two Hoots/Macmillan), Hazel Kenyon (Nielsen) or Yang Lei (Open Books). The academia will be represented by GiorgiaGrilli (University of Bologna), Zhu Ziqiang (Ocean University of China) and GraziaGotti (AccademiaDrosselmeier), among others. Internationally-recognised writers and illustrators are also invited to star in this feast of knowledge— Shaun Tan (Greenaway Medal 2020), Albertine (2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award winner for illustration), Cao Wenxuan(2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award winner for writing), and Katherine Patterson (winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the ALMA and two Newbery Medals) are among the many participants invited to take part in the conference.