The Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF), is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children’s publishing industry, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors from around 80 countries. This, is an industry-leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience thanks to 59 years’ experience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing, which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls. The world-famous Illustrators Exhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of the key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children. For more than 50 years, Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been a global point of reference for the latest news on illustration trends and the discovery of stories for children across all forms of media. Many of the exhibitions, organized as part of the Fair, travel each year to museums, galleries and libraries in many across the globe. The Illustrators Exhibition, after the Bologna fair, is traditionally hosted with original drawings in Japan, China and Korea and with reproductions in numerous other international cultural venues. BCBF is also present throughout the year through in other projects and events that travel around the world.