Frankfurt Book Fair and the World Cookbook Fair have entered into a long term agreement to work together to bring publishers and authors in the culinary sector to Frankfurt in 2015.
Juergen Boos, director of FBF, and Edouard Cointreau, vice president of the World Cookbook Fair, signed the agreement last week.
Boos said: “This cooperation fits perfectly into the Frankfurt Book Fair’s strategy to empower relevant publishing communities and help our customers to expand their international business network. It also shows the enormous potential that the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 will offer its clients. Our aim is to establish the Gourmet Gallery in Hall 3.1 as an internationally recognised hub for the culinary publishing business.”
He also said that in the future, FBF aims to “grow the existing German aspect of the Gourmet Gallery, and develop its international area with our colleagues from the World Cookbook Fair, who are proven experts and trusted companions in the global business of food and wine publishing”.
Cointreau added: “We want everyone in our sector to share the unique opportunities offered by the Frankfurt Book Fair and we will do everything we can to help visitors and exhibitors have the best experience possible there. In 2015 we will focus our energies entirely on the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, and we will have no other cookbook fair in Europe next year.”
At FBF 2015, which will run from 14th to 18th October, special services for visitors from the international culinary community at the Gourmet Gallery will include a business centre, an events and conference programme, presentations for books and future projects, exhibitions, and a show kitchen.