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 nine 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.
2022 CCBF brought together 192 leading publishers and children's content players from 17 countries and territories, including Italy, Fance, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Norway, South Korea, Slovenia, Guinea, Thailand etc. 103 international companies were exhibiting at CCBF, which also comprised stands and booths by 89 Chinese publishing key players. In three days, the total number of visitors reached 11,394.
2023 CCBF 10th anniversary will take place on 17-19 November on the ground floor of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC).