The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is approved by Shanghai Press & Publication Administration, organised by Shanghai Xinhua Distribution Group Co., Ltd., China Education Publishing & Media Group Ltd., and China Universal Press & Publication Co., Ltd., co-organised by Ronbo BolognaFiere Shanghai Ltd. Launched in 2013, CCBF has quickly become an important event for the global publishing industry. It is the leading fair entirely dedicated to books and specific contents for children in Asia Pacific.
Over its ten years of development, CCBF has thrived to accomplishing its motto—Embracing the Future. Not only is the fair a leading copyright hub for children's books, but it is also a premium platform offering marketing solutions and crossover possibilities for a wide range of industries. CCBF plays an important role in promoting quality children's literature and encourages reading culture among young children. Since 2018, it has entered into close cooperation with Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) organised by BolognaFiere. With a history of 60 years, the BCBF is the largest children’s literature fair in the world. This exciting association also aims to better serve the current strategy of China’s publishing industry—disseminating original content worldwide and bringing the best international books to local readers—also known as the “go global, bring in” policy.
Other than the exhibition itself, the fair offers a rich programme of events. Some of the most notable activities include the Conference & Seminars, the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, the Illustrators Avenue, the Children Plus Exhibition, and many other events to promote reading.
2023 CCBF brought together 478 leading publishers and children's content players from 25 countries and territories, including China, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Austria, Australia, Pakistan, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Russia, France, Korea, Canada, Czech Republic, United States, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, India, United Kingdom, Chile. etc. 155 international companies were exhibiting at CCBF, which also comprised stands and booths by 323 Chinese publishing key players. In three days, the total number of visitors reached 42,733.
2024 CCBF will take place on 15-17 November on the ground floor of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC).