The Frankfurt Book Fair’s (FBF) plan to open a Brazilian office in 2013 has taken a definitive step forward. The FBF has hired Ricardo Costa, formerly of PublishNews, as the first staff for its Brazilian office. Ricardo Costa will answer directly to Marifé Boix García, VP at FBF.
This year, the FBF also promoted the CONTEC conference, which focused on technology, education and crossmedia. At the conference, Jurgen Boos, President of the FBF, announced that CONTEC will be a yearly conference for education publishing professionals and will also host a book fair, after the Frankfurt model.