12-16 September 2018

Assembly Hall, Jakarta Convention Center


When books become the heart of creativity and activity and when a book fair becomes a honorary title for a wide creative industry’s exhibition, we need more than a book fair. We need a book affair! Indonesia International Book Fair (IIBF) will be held at Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Center on 12-16 September 2018. IIBF is a hybrid book fair. It is a mix of B to B and B to C book fair, and it is enriched by some cultural and educations programs. IIBF helps participants to meet the goals and to meet potential business partners. IIBF is not just a book fair, it’s a book affair! SOME FACTS ON INDONESIA Indonesia is the largest market of books and literature in South East Asia. Indonesia has a huge population of more than 270 million people, with more than 10 million residents of Jakarta. A middle class of up to 130 million people with monthly expenditure of US$13 billion. There are more than 1,000 publishers listed as member of IKAPI (Indonesian Publishers Association). There are approx. 40,000 new titles published yearly in which most of the titles are acquired through rights purchases from around the world. In the recent years, international collaborations are also becoming more common among Indonesian publishers. Indonesian is a language that is commonly practiced in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and some parts of Thailand and the Philippines. The ASEAN Economic Community allows Indonesian books to be distributed throughout South East Asian region. Indonesia, especially Jakarta, is an exciting tourist destination with a beautiful nature, great culture, great foods and friendly people.

About IIBF

IIBF is an annual book exhibition organized by IKAPI. It was established in 1980 under the name of Indonesia Book Fair (IBF). To reach a bigger audience, in 2014 Indonesia Book Fair became Indonesia International Book Fair (IIBF) with Arab Saudi as its first Guest of Honor country, followed by South Korea in 2015 and Malaysia in 2016.

IIBF is a meeting point, a strategic and prestigious event for exhibitors to promote literature, art, culture, and all other creative content, through rights licensing and other means of cooperation.

IIBF 2018 is not just a book fair. It’s a book affair: a rendezvous for international promotions, transactions, as well as interaction among publishers, authors, readers, literary agents, librarians, actresses, educators and other professionals of creative industry in Indonesia.


IIBF 2015 IIBF 2016

IIBF 2017

Theme (Focal Theme)

Creation & Inspiration Art & Culture Copyrights Trade/Global Market Place
Tagline One Stop Literacy Activities One Stop Literacy Activities It’s a book affair
Guest of Honor; Country of Focus



50th Asean

Venue Cendrawasih Room, Jakarta Convention Center Assembly Hall

Jakarta Convention Center

Assembly Hall

Jakarta Convention Center

Area 2952 sqm 4.700 sqm 4.700 sqm
Schedule 5 days 5 days 5 days: 6-10 September 2017
Number of Booth 129 booths 192 booths 192 booths
Countries Participant 6 countries 15 countries 20 countries
Visitors 40.000 visitors 71.000 visitors 90.000 visitors
Special Events 80 events 108 events 120 events
Copyrights Transaction 20 titles 36 titles 75 titles
Media Coverage 25 media 50 media 94 media
Number of Foreign Delegation 75 200 250
Special Program for Indonesian Publishers
  • IKAPI Award for Books and Writer
  • Booth for Antiquariat
  • IKAPI Award for Books and Writer
  • Booth for Antiquariat
  • Booth for Community
  • IKAPI Award for Books and Writer
  • Booth for Antiquariat
  • Booth for Community
  • Booth for indie Publishers, content  (creative) creator
Program for International Exhibitors
  • Executive Program (visit to publishers, bookstore and library  at Bandung, Jakarta and Depok)
  • Jakarta City Tour
  • Executive Program (visit to publishers, bookstore and library at Jakarta and Depok)
  • Gala Dinner at City Hall
  • Business Match Making
  • Executive Program (visit to publishers, bookstore and library at Jakarta and Depok)
  • Business Match Making
  • Gala Dinner
  • Jakarta City Tour
Special Program
  • Annual General Meeting Asia Pacific Publishers Association (AGM APPA)
  • Meet and Greet with ASEAN’s writers
  • International Conggress or others Annual Meeting
  • Meet and Greet with International’s authors
Special Facilities for International Exhibitors Acommodation for AGM APPA participants and international exhibitors

Acommodation for participants of others international congress, internasional exhibitors and IRF participants

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