Programme Overview

CCBF is a content-oriented platform, which puts knowledge exchange and discovery at the centre of its mission. Here are some highlights from our professional programme of seminars and events carefully curated by a team of children’s book experts.

The SHVIP Book Pitch Party is the kickoff of CCBF copyright-related activities which is also a highlight in the SHVIP publishers fellowship programme. Bringing a compelling mix of academic expertise, business know-how and innovative thinking, the Conference programme will offer 10 highly engaging seminars aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding of children’s publishing. The Illustrators Survival Corner will be specially designed for emerging illustrators and picture book professionals who wish to enhance their career perspectives with technical and professional knowledge.

CCBF is also about its many special exhibition areas, many of them introduced this year for the first time to our visitors. All the artworks by the 50 finalists of the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition will be exhibited. “A is for Art, B is for Beauty, C is for Culture, D is for Design” Book Exhibition brings together original children's books from all around the world to celebrate the importance of artistic education. "Pop-up Show: The Magic inside Books" is to travel through the fascinating historical evolution of moveable books, imported from one of the largest collection of pop-ups in the world. Copyright Great Wall is an area featuring a marketplace for anyone eager to discover new contents and acquire translation rights. A curated CCBF Bookstore offering a selection of titles (in their original language and/or Chinese edition) in relation with the best CCBF programmes and guests.

Nov 14 2019
18:30 20:00

SHVIP

Book Pitch Party

The Light Space–Xinhua Book Store
Nov 15 2019
09:00 17:00

Children +

“A is for Art, B is for Beauty, C is for Culture, D is for Design” Book Exhibition

Hybrid Zone

The books on Art, Architecture and Design represent a trend developed with great vigor during the last decade. The phenomenon concerns the publishing production for children in the global market. A good book published in the Czech Republic, in France, or in the United States, find immediately his place on the shelves of bookstores of many countries.

This exhibition showcasing about 80 original books from 17 countries and territories, selected in close cooperation with the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

The exhibited books introduce children to the lives of great artists, architects and designers, and offer them a virtual visit through the world's greatest museums, houses and buildings. Those books are also among the most beautiful ones currently published, as revealed by their extreme quality of their text and illustration, their perfect design and exceptional use of typography. This exhibition is a tribute to Beauty in all its meanings.

10:00 11:30

Official Conferences and Seminars

Listen Up!–Global Audio-books Data and China Market Analysis

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone
10:00 12:30

Official Conferences and Seminars

Where the Beautiful Things Are–Art, Architecture and Design in Contemporary Children's Books

Illustrators Survival Corner, Copyright Zone
11:45 13:00

Official Conferences and Seminars

Global Children's Publishing Market Analysis: Trends and Data

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone
13:00 15:00

Official Conferences and Seminars

Tabletop Magic–The Art and Theatre of Pop-Up Books

Illustrators Survival Corner, Copyright Zone
13:15 14:45

Official Conferences and Seminars

Investing in the Future: Market Value of China's Children's Reading and Content Industry

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone
15:00 17:00

Official Conferences and Seminars

Publishing, Audiovisual Rights and Licensing–Multi-connected Business around Children's IP

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone
Nov 16 2019
09:00 17:00

Children +

“A is for Art, B is for Beauty, C is for Culture, D is for Design” Book Exhibition

Hybrid Zone

The books on Art, Architecture and Design represent a trend developed with great vigor during the last decade. The phenomenon concerns the publishing production for children in the global market. A good book published in the Czech Republic, in France, or in the United States, find immediately his place on the shelves of bookstores of many countries.

This exhibition showcasing about 80 original books from 17 countries and territories, selected in close cooperation with the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

The exhibited books introduce children to the lives of great artists, architects and designers, and offer them a virtual visit through the world's greatest museums, houses and buildings. Those books are also among the most beautiful ones currently published, as revealed by their extreme quality of their text and illustration, their perfect design and exceptional use of typography. This exhibition is a tribute to Beauty in all its meanings.

10:00 12:00

Official Conferences and Seminars

Serve the Readers–New Approaches to Bookselling

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone
13:00 14:30

Official Conferences and Seminars

Connected Publishing Today, Digital Opportunities for All

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone
14:45 16:45

Official Conferences and Seminars

Growing up with Words–Writing and Publishing Fiction for Young Readers Today

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone
Nov 17 2019
09:00 16:00

Children +

“A is for Art, B is for Beauty, C is for Culture, D is for Design” Book Exhibition

Hybrid Zone

The books on Art, Architecture and Design represent a trend developed with great vigor during the last decade. The phenomenon concerns the publishing production for children in the global market. A good book published in the Czech Republic, in France, or in the United States, find immediately his place on the shelves of bookstores of many countries.

This exhibition showcasing about 80 original books from 17 countries and territories, selected in close cooperation with the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

The exhibited books introduce children to the lives of great artists, architects and designers, and offer them a virtual visit through the world's greatest museums, houses and buildings. Those books are also among the most beautiful ones currently published, as revealed by their extreme quality of their text and illustration, their perfect design and exceptional use of typography. This exhibition is a tribute to Beauty in all its meanings.

10:00 12:00

Official Conferences and Seminars

Reading, Learning to Love Reading: How to Raise Readers for Tomorrow

Official Conference Room, Copyright Zone