2018 Partners

Strategic Partner

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the event in the publishing year’s calendar, built around children’s content today. It is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing and now it includes an extra core that extends to all multi-media and licensing business for children’s content. Publishers, illustrators, literary agents, authors, licensors and licensees, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products.

Publisher’s Choice Award Partner

Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House Co., Ltd. is a children’s publisher of fiction, science and picture books for children under 12 years’ old. Established in 2007, we are a team of 20 people and publish 150-200 books per year. Each year we introduce many titles from overseas and cooperate with many publishers all over the world. The bestsellers we have published include The Magic School Bus series, Richard Scarry’s Golden Books, Maurice Sendak’s works, Classic Chinese Picture Books series, and the worldwide famous Polish books Maps and  Under Water Under Earth.


Established in 1991 and located in Heshan City, Guangdong Province, Heshan Astros Printing Ltd. is the major manufacturing plant of Leo Paper Group. Over the past three decades, Astros has grown into one of the leading global print manufacturers.

Supporting Partners

Dong Ming Studio is an innovative studio, which focuses on the professional children’s book researching and teaching. It also supports the power of original Chinese illustrator. The Studio has designed and published the several hundred of children’s books, planned workshops and lectures many times, especially curated the large-scale illustration and children’s book exhibitions a lot of times. There are thousands of international illustrator’s art works had been displayed at the exhibitions to promote the communication between the international illustrator and the public. 

ZZCETISTAR is a multi-disciplined art platform gathering illustrators and illustration lovers established in 2016 at Shanghai, China, which focuses on illustration creation and cultural communication. By hosting exhibitions and art workshops, running self-publishing, and collaborating with artists, ZZCETISTAR shows its core idea “illustration is beyond two dimensional surface.” Bringing illustration into commercial branding, cultural creation and lifestyle, ZZCETISTAR aims to extend its idea to more people.

The 32 Pages Picture Book Studio is the first practical Picturebook School in China whose teachers' team is composed of picturebook authors who are well experienced in the international publication. The studio is dedicated to creating high-quality picturebooks for children, providing quality picturebook creation knowledge and information from both home and abroad, and R&D high-grade picturebooks creation courses, with the aim to cultivate more professional and independent picturebook makers. 

Emilia is an independent digital magazine which aims to contributing to the knowledge update and professional development of any one working in contact with books and reading. Since its foundation in 2011, Emilia has extended its range of activities, which include today conference and seminar organisation, consulting, annual publications and the creation of an online training centre: Laboratorio Emilia. 

The General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB) is a public body under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. Its aim is to define and oversee the coordination and implementation of an integrated non-school and library book policy at national level, and the dissemination of Portuguese literary works and writers at an international level.

The Iranian Illustrators’ Society (IIS) was established in 2003 as a professional, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization to promote children’s books illustration and improve its quality in order to reach international standards. It also aims to protect the rights of Iranian illustrators and facilitate their professional development as well as their social care. 

Supporting Media Partners
Supporting Technical Partner

ComoNetwork, founded in 2005, ComoNetwork has been dedicated to research and development on enterprise-level digital solutions, including consulting, planning and implementation of project/platform building, mobile web application and e-Commerce.

For inquiries regarding media, sponsorships and partnerships of 2019 edition, please contact:
Yanyan Li, Project Marketing Specialist
T: +86-21-6095 0516
E: yanyan.li@bfchina.net