On 6 October 2016, the Government of Canada (GoC) signed a contract committing to Canada’s participation as the Guest of Honour (GoH) at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.
On July 7th, please note that Canada’s Guest of Honour Role at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair was postponed to 2021 due to the current health and safety precautions set in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February 2017, Canada FBM2020 was established as an entity in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) to manage, in French and English, the role and involvement of the Canadian book publishing industry at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Canada FBM2020 receives financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) and strategic oversight from a steering committee that includes members of PCH, the Canada Council for the Arts, Global Affairs Canada, Telefilm Canada and Canada FBM2020.
As a not-for-profit organization, Canada FBM2020 is supported by an independent board of directors and is working with key government and industry partners to deliver the major elements of the GoH program. Canada FBM2020 is an entity that employs two official languages to represent English, French, and Indigenous members of the publishing industry from across Canada.