The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) is Europe’s leading exhibition venue for new books, media, and publishing. Publishing experts meet up with partners from the technology and creative industries such as film and games – to exchange ideas, be inspired, try out new technologies and cultivate contacts.

Event Description

Despite the uncertain challenges facing libraries and cultural institutions of all types during the COVID-19 pandemic, new best practices and innovative ways of approaching services have emerged. The panel will discuss initiatives, challenges and developments under a user – centered perspective elaborating decision makers’ policies along with outstanding on going implemented practices always with the eyes in the future.


  • Nicholas Yatromanolakis
    Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, Responsible for Contemporary Culture, Hellenic Republic
  • Tonia Arahova
    IFLA President-elect, President of General Council for Libraries, Greece
  • Perry Moree
    IFLA Treasurer, CEO of ZB, Library of Zeeland, The Netherlands

Organisation: Hellenic Foundation for Culture / Hellenic Ministry of Culture / IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)


16.00 – 16.03 – Welcome speech– Tonia Arahova

16.04-16.10 – TALK: Nicholas Yatromanolakis

16.12-16.18 – TALK: Perry Moree

16.19-16.25 – TALK: Tonia Arahova

IFLA President-elect Antonia Arahova will give a presentation titled “IFLA, Libraries and Cultural Institutions: A relationship with potentiality in post-COVID times”.

President-elect Arahova’s visit to the book fair is organised by the Hellenic Foundation of Culture.

More information: Frankfurter Buchmesse