2023 Partners

Strategic Partner

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the event in the publishing year’s calendar, built around children’s content today. It is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing and now it includes an extra core that extends to all multi-media and licensing business for children’s content. Publishers, illustrators, literary agents, authors, licensors and licensees, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products.


Heshan Astros Printing Ltd. established in 1991 and located in Heshan City, Guangdong Province. Heshan Astros Printing Ltd. (Astros) is the major manufacturing plant of Leo Paper Group. Astros has grown into one of the leading global print manufacturers, providing our clients with comprehensive services and a wide range of quality paper and packaging related products.

The Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest is organised by Astra Publishing House, minedition Switzerland, minedition France and Thinkingdom China, which is a unique competition open to writers for children, both published and unpublished. The purpose of this contest is to encourage, discover and honor talented writers of texts for picture books from all over the world; to foster literary excellence in books for young children; and to promote international cooperation and understanding through picture books. The contest is held every two years.

Founded in 2004 and based in Hangzhou, M. Latin children’s wear has always focused on the original designs of high-end children's clothing. It has an original designer children's clothing brand M. Latin, a fashionable children's brand for all ages, MANHOJIA, a children's companion growth brand, With me by M Latin, which uphold "Let children become their best selves" as the brand mission and aim at creating a kind, warm and beautiful environment for children.

Supporting Partners

The General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB) is a public body under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. Its aim is to define and oversee the coordination and implementation of an integrated non-school and library book policy at national level, and the dissemination of Portuguese literary works and writers at an international level.

Emilia is an independent digital magazine which aims to contributing to the knowledge update and professional development of any one working in contact with books and reading. Since its foundation in 2011, Emilia has extended its range of activities, which include today conference and seminar organisation, consulting, annual publications and the creation of an online training centre: Laboratorio Emilia.

The Iranian Illustrators’ Society (IIS) was established in 2003 as a professional, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization to promote children’s books illustration and improve its quality in order to reach international standards. It also aims to protect the rights of Iranian illustrators and facilitate their professional development as well as their social care. 

The Singapore Book Council (SBC) is an independent charity with Institutions of Public Character status. Established in 1968 to support Singapore authors and literature, SBC aims to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination, original thought and empathy. Our programmes focus on creative writing, translation, illustration, storytelling and reading. We are committed to developing a diverse, and multicultural literary arts sector through our festivals such as the Asian Festival of Children’s Content; training workshops and courses, and national book awards including the Singapore Literature Prize, Singapore’s top literary award.

Visual China Group was founded in June 2000. Relying on Internet technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, block chain and cloud computing, it has aggregated more than 400 million high-quality images, videos, music and other digital content. Centered around the "AI + content + scene" strategy, it has created an intelligent trading and service platform mainly driven by "high-quality content + intelligent technology". The company is actively promoting the establishment of a biological environment for content creators around the world. In 2016, the company acquired all the assets of Corbis, the world's third-largest photo gallery founded by Bill Gates. In 2018, it acquired 500px, the world's leading photographer community based in Canada. The influence of Visual China Group now covers 195 countries and regions around the world, with more than 550,000 contract creators. Also, it has cooperated with over 300 professional media and copyright agencies globally to contribute to the national cultural digitalization strategies.

ZZCETISTAR is a multi-disciplined art platform gathering illustrators and illustration lovers established in 2016 at Shanghai, China, which focuses on illustration creation and cultural communication. By hosting exhibitions and art workshops, running self-publishing, and collaborating with artists, ZZCETISTAR shows its core idea “illustration is beyond two dimensional surface.” Bringing illustration into commercial branding, cultural creation and lifestyle, ZZCETISTAR aims to extend its idea to more people.

Betweens: The organizer of the International Illustration Art Festival, a platform that brings together professional illustration artists around the world.
Founded in 2017 in Shanghai, China, Betweens has signed thousands of illustrators and is dedicated to illustration publishing and distribution, extensive collaboration with commercial brands and art galleries, curation of quality content, culture communication of illustration art, artist-in-residence programs, brand IP incubation, publicizing illustration art, and brand crossover marketing, etc.

Dong Ming Studio is an innovative studio, which focuses on the professional children’s book researching and teaching. It also supports the power of original Chinese illustrator. The Studio has designed and published the several hundred of children’s books, planned workshops and lectures many times, especially curated the large-scale illustration and children’s book exhibitions a lot of times. There are thousands of international illustrator’s art works had been displayed at the exhibitions to promote the communication between the international illustrator and the public. 


Shenzhen iRead Foundation’s vision is high quality children’s reading can promote a better future. Striving to share the joy of reading with every child, Shenzhen iRead Foundation us dedicated to driving the development of children’s reading.

As part of the diversified services of Shanghai Library, The Exhibition of Shanghai Library has developed for nearly 30 years to provide a great exhibition platform for famous artists around the world. The Exhibition of Shanghai Library constantly works with public libraries and art institutions nationwide with openness and inclusion, and is committed to providing professional art, cultural and public welfare exhibitions for readers.
Since the opening of the Shanghai Library East Branch in 2022, The Exhibition of Shanghai Library has organized a series of quality exhibitions that have attracted a great deal of attention and influenced the society to some degree, such as Jin Yong Exhibition - Shanghai, China in the Classics Special Exhibition, and WAKE UP! SPRING!2022-2023 Four Seasons Illustration Exhibition. In the new environment, The Exhibition of Shanghai Library will strive to explore public-oriented reading services in a broad sense, taking the library’s collection as the source and innovation as the path to continue to provide unique art and cultural services to the public.

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Supporting Technical Partner

ComoNetwork, founded in 2005, ComoNetwork has been dedicated to research and development on enterprise-level digital solutions, including consulting, planning and implementation of project/platform building, mobile web application and e-Commerce.