May 2011 – Italy is honored to be the focus of the Global Market Forum on Monday, May 23 and to participate at BookExpo America 2011 (May 24-26) in Booth 3362 with thirty-nine Italian exhibitors. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with many of their representatives and see their latest products.
A full range of topics, from fiction writing in translation; to children’s and art books; to market exchanges by exporting, importing or trading translation rights; to digital innovation, will be covered during the GMF, the day preceding the official opening of BookExpo America.
The speakers will be from key companies, representing significant expertise: publishers, editors, agents, book fair organizers, as well as officials from professional organizations.
Italy will be highlighted as one of the most thriving book markets in Europe, with a long tradition of successful companies going back over a century, yet with new and dynamic contenders moving forcefully in the international community, as well as seeking fresh opportunity in the digital arena.
The Global Market Forum: Italy is a joint project of BookExpo America, the Italian Trade Commission in Chicago and the Italian publishers’ association AIE. A detailed program, covering all the sessions, topics and speakers and a complete list of Italian exhibitors at BEA is available at www.bookexpoamerica.com and www.italbooks.com.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce (Bureau of Census), in 2010 Italy was among the major foreign suppliers of books, newspapers and other printed matter, exporting $82 million of products, According to the U.S. Department of Commerce (Bureau of Census), in 2010 Italy was among the major foreign suppliers of books, newspapers and other printed matter, exporting $82 million of products, in particular dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibles, newspapers and journals.
The Italian Trade Commission is the government agency entrusted with promoting trade, industrial and technological cooperation, and disseminating economic information regarding Italy abroad. The Chicago Office is responsible, among others, for the publishing sector, as well as maintaining and regularly updating its publishing website.
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