Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:30 - 10:30
On October 6th, 2016, the Government of Canada signed the contract for Canada to be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Canada FBM2020 was then established in cooperation with the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and l’Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) to manage, in French and in English, the Canadian book publishing industry’s involvement in the Canada as Guest of Honour (GoH) initiative at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair. Canada FBM2020 receives its funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage, and has strategic oversight from the Frankfurt 2020 Steering Committee (comprised of members from the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and Global Affairs Canada, as well as Canada FBM2020). As a not-for-profit association, Canada FBM2020 receives input from its independent board of directors and will work with key government and industry partners to deliver major components of the GoH program.