2020 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.

Sponsor

Established in 1991 and located in Heshan City, Guangdong Province, Heshan Astros Printing Ltd. (Astros) is the major manufacturing plant of Leo Paper Group. Astros has grown into one of the leading global print manufacturers, providing our clients with comprehensive services and a wide range of quality paper and packaging related products.

Supporting Partners


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.


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 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. 

Kyungil University was founded in 1963 in Daegu and it has been selected as an excellent university according to the assessment of structural reforms conducted by the Ministry of Education in Korea. KIU has made an effort to nurture creative convergence-typeelites who are equipped with the spirit of challenge and creativity, and also to realize the values of students through win-win cooperation with industries. Based on the integrated content of comics and animation, the animation major aims to cultivate the practical talents in the cultural industry such as webcomics, publishing comics, 3D animation, visual effects and action pictures, leading the trend of Korean animation.

New Media Art and Design institute of Beihang University strives to implement the quality education of broadening speciality range under the notion of “Comprehensive Art”, emphasises the mutually supportive relationship among major fields of fine arts and that of design, and attaches great importance on training compound talents with both artistic quality and digital technology quality.

Founded in 1990, JIELI Publishing House is specializing in children and adolescence books. Up till now, JIELI has set up three branch offices, with an average of nearly 500 varieties of books published annually. Since its establishment, over 500 books have been awarded as Chinese Best Publications Award and Five Ones Project Awards; the publishing house has been honored as Chinese Top 100 Books Publishing House and National Excellent Publishing House. In April 2016, JIELI won the BOOKBRUNCH International Children and Adolescence Publisher Award.

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.

Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House Co., Ltd. is a children’s publisher of the fiction, science and picture books for the 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 introduced many titles overseas and cooperated with many publishers all over the world. The bestsellers we have published including The Magic School Bus series, Richard Scarry’s Golden Books, Maurice Sendak’s works, De liefst papa series, The Classic Chinese Picture Books series , The Awarding Winning Literature Worldwide series and the famous books of Mapy, Under Ground and Under Sea from Poland.


Shanghai Translation Publishing House is the largest comprehensive publishing house in China specializing in translation, mainly publishing foreign literary works, social science and academic works as well as all kinds of bilingual dictionaries.

Shenzhen Illustration Association (SIA) is the first and only illustration industry association in mainland China. Prepared from 2006, SIA was formally established in 2008, approved by Shenzhen Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau as well as Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau. SIA has gathers a great number of illustrators and illustration amateurs in the past 14 years, contributing to the development of illustration industry so as to create a sound  environment and exchange knowledge between Shenzhen illustration industry and other regions.

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. 

Supporting Media Partners
Bookstore Partner


“Light Space” is a reading promotion brand dedicated to exploring possibilities of reading. We now have three stores in the Yangtze River Delta. The flagship store, a book store inosculated with an art museum, was designed by the internationally celebrated architect Tadao Ando. It’s located on the seventh floor of Shanghai Aegean Place, covering an area of more than 1700 square meters and comprising over 150,000 books. It is now one of the hottest book stores in Shanghai.

Online Community Partner

Shijue.me is a designers’platform under Visual China, focuses on design fields such as graphic design, illustration design, and product design. Shijue.me has 2.8 million active users, has held over 1600 public original design contests. Over 2000 members under the platform have been contracted illustration designers of Visual China. Shijue.me is supported by many universities, constantly supplies design talents and lots of PGC content resources for society. Shijue.me fully exploits the leading roles in various fields, integrates superior resources, establishes the most valuable original platform of China, and provides authoritative service for designers original design becoming actual products, and original intercourse.

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.