Dear Exhibitors, Visitors, Partners and Friends,
it is with great sadness that we have to announce that the in-person 2021 edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the new event BolognaBookPlus cannot take place.
Although we were optimistic right to the last, the pandemic in the world, in Europe and particularly in Italy, obliges us once again to take the grave decision to cancel the live event and postpone meeting up in Bologna with our Exhibitors and the splendid community of professionals who each year flock to the fair.
But we will still be meeting online. We’re already at work on the second “online edition”, from 14 to 17 June, which will be even more varied and exciting than last year, with exhibitions, meetings, awards, the wide range of BolognaBookPlus events – and the new Global Rights Exchange platform, now with a licensing section and many new functions allowing users to search, buy and sell copyright throughout the year.
We’ll be keeping you updated on all upcoming events and opportunities. In the meantime, we invite you to follow the many initiatives being organised in our new online activity area Open Up - The BCBF Skill Box.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and kindness over these difficult weeks. It is a show of a longstanding friendship that we at BCBF and the whole of Bologna treasure.
The BCBF Team
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