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Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

18. October 2023, 9:00 am – 22. October 2023, 6:00 pm


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Banner for the Frankfurt Book Fair from 18 to 22 October 2023


This year, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book fair in the world, celebrates its 75th anniversary and we are happy to be part of it again together with our partner Edupartner!

Talks and panels, readings and performances, interviews and discussions, conferences and master classes - once again, the Frankfurt Book Fair has it all. As the meeting place for the international publishing industry, numerous publishing experts will gather to discuss the future of publishing.

Matthias Kraus, CEO of Xpublisher, Christian Keck, Head of Sales, and Lisa Däumler, Marketing Manager, will be present at our stand and will be happy to answer your questions and provide product details. Further information about our exhibition presence as well as planned booth presentations will follow shortly.

You would like to get in touch before the event? Then feel free to contact Christian Keck directly via email or LinkedIn.

Key dates:

  • Date: 10/18/2023 - 10/22/2023
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Venue: Frankfurt
  • Booth number: 4.0 G81
  • On site: Matthias Kraus, CEO, Christian Keck, Head of Sales, and Lisa Däumer, Marketing Manager


This year we have a few presentations in store again. We are happy to welcome Steffen Meier, Ehrhardt Heinold, Tobias Ott, Raphael Baier and Carsten Schwab with exciting topics at our booth.

Presentation 1:
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 11 - 12 a.m.
Speaker: Steffen Meier
Title: AI or not AI? From blurb texts to InDesign to raspberry jam

This talk will present practical applications of Artificial Intelligence in publishing. The focus is on the use of AI technologies for optimizing content and as a creativity booster, all the way to automating layout processes. Both the possibilities and the limitations of artificial intelligence in the publishing industry will be discussed. The aim is to show publishers how they can increase their efficiency and improve the quality of their publications by integrating AI. The talk is aimed at publishers looking for an in-depth look at current AI technologies and their applicability in the publishing industry. And what does all this have to do with raspberry jam? You'll learn that, too, in this presentation.

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Presentation 2:
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Speaker: Ehrhardt Heinold
Title: Boost your Content: 9 Hacks to make content even more valuable for customers

To keep content top of mind, publishers need to offer their customers more value than ever before. Especially for B2B users, content is not only used for information, but is also needed to accomplish increasingly complex tasks. In this practice-oriented keynote speech, media consultant Ehrhardt Heinold presents nine hacks that make content more valuable - from structured preparation to semantic enrichment and integration in workflow tools to marketing.

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Presentation 3:
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 11 - 12 a.m.
Speaker: Tobias Ott
Title: XML for everyone: Accessibility, Process Automation, Digital Strategy - the industry has made up its mind

The use of XML has become a "technological no-brainer" for the industry. X technologies have been established and tested among experts for years, but it took new demands from the market on the one hand and convenient tools on the other to make media-neutral data a matter of course and the new normal in the publishing industry. The call for "XML for all" is currently also coming strongly from the Börsenverein's IT Standards Task Force, which aims to pave the way through the digital transformation for small and medium-sized publishers in particular by creating standards. A publisher that decides to adopt new production workflows and a digital content strategy today can access a vast wealth of industry experience, established data standards, and convenient software solutions that interact ever more seamlessly. It is within this framework that the integration of parsX, the XML-first production framework for general-interest, non-fiction, and trade book publishers, into Xpublisher was born. It combines convenient content management with process automation and the highest production quality. The fact that this is done on the basis of XML data, however, is no longer apparent to the user.

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Presentation 4:
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Speaker: Raphael Baier
Title: Process management in the publishing industry

Benefits of process analysis and process modeling in terms of efficiency, transparency and economic sustainability and for managing organizational and technological processes in publishing houses.

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Presentation 5:
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 4 - 4:45 p.m.
Speaker: Carsten Schwab
Title: Publishing technology for everyone!

In today's competitive landscape, modern software solutions and digital workflows are the key to success for publishers and content providers of all sizes. Find out how IT standards can make these technologies accessible to all.

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