Frankfurter Buchmesse – All Together Now Culminating Event at the Philippine Exhibit Opening speech

October 17, 2020 Greetings everyone! To our dear Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Pangasinan 4th district Congressman Christopher De Venecia, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, Ambassador of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin Maria Theresa Dizon-De Vega, Consul General Evelyn Austria-Garcia, Frankfurt Book Fair Vice President Claudia Kaiser, To our local continue reading : Frankfurter Buchmesse – All Together Now Culminating Event at the Philippine Exhibit Opening speech

2020 Frankfurt Book Fair Q & A Session

      The National Book Development Board would like to invite you to this Free Q&A Session on “Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition 2020 – Digital and Physical: What’s in it for publishers in Asia Pacific” on 27 July 2020 (Monday),  5:00 PM Manila Time.   Kindly register via this link:

The Rise Of The Independent Filipino Comic Book Creators And Their Urban Fantasy Comics

Date: October 14, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frankfurt Kids Stage, Hall 5.1/6.1
Speaker: Budjette Tan

Budjette Tan is an ad man by day and a comic book writer by night. He is currently the Creative Director in the LEGO Agency in Denmark but is also one of the respected comic book creators in the Philippines. In fact, Budjette’s works are known for winning the National Book Awards multiple times! His presentation at Frankfurt Book Fair will revolve around the Filipino Komiks. He will also highlight the new age of comic book creators featuring some works of Arnold Arre, Carlo Vergara, and yours truly, he himself, Budjette Tan. There will also be a fifteen-minute Q&A segment where visitors/guests may ask him more about the world of Filipino Komiks!

Komiks: Weapons Of Information And Disinformation

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: ASEAN Forum, Hall 4.0, B109
Speaker: Rommel Joson

Komiks is not limited to entertainment, it is also a popular form of expression and information dissemination – this is what Rommel Joson will reveal in his presentation. He will showcase past and present examples of some Komiks used as propaganda material and present them as artifacts of their time. It has been said that the Philippines possesses a short collective memory. Education and an appreciation of history are often cited as ways to remedy the problem of historical revisionism. With Joson’s presentation, he will look into some examples of the latest Philippine komiks that attempt to create stories set in distinct historical contexts. Visitors/guests that will attend this event will definitely learn a lot with Philippine history through Komiks.

The Filipino Writer As Translator

Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: International Stage, Hall 5.1
Speaker: Kristian Sendon Cordero

Kristian Sendon Cordero’s discussion will highlight the work of translation as an integral part in writing literary histories. He will talk about how a translated work of a Filipino writer as a Translator is not something that is done for the sake of either the source language or the target language. Rather, it must be done to reach its target audience/readers, hence emphasizing the importance of a regional lingua franca. The work of translation also stretches the limit of one’s language and challenges his imagination. Join and take part in his discussion to learn more about the work of a Translator. It may give way to continue and intensify cross-regional relations that it will lead to more books and artistic collaborations among the region!

Philippine Reception

Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Philippine Stand, Hall 4.0 C89

The Philippine Reception will be attended by the Philippine delegates and other distinguished guests. A small reception in the country stand will be hosted by the Philippines to welcome all new and old friends from the international book publishing industry. The NBDB Chair Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz will give welcome remarks and will also be the Master of ceremonies. Senator Loren Legarda will also be present at this event and will deliver a message as well. The Philippine Consulate in Frankfurt will also grace the events and give remarks.

Business Matchmaking

Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: Business Club restaurant

This Matchmaking will offer you the opportunity to get in touch with one of the most interesting Publishing Markets: the Philippines! With a growing economy and a young, well-educated population, the Philippines is poised to become a strong, global book market. The Philippines has long been a big importer of books, particularly from the US and UK. Recently, local publishing initiatives have gained momentum. The country’s educational system is expanding, and so is its need for textbooks and academic content. On the trade side, children’s and YA are the strongest segments, with domestic production in these areas increasing. More and more, publishers in the Philippines are looking for international partnerships and cooperation. Take your chance and meet publishers from the Philippines through an organized matchmaking in the Business Club.