IBBY Annual Press Conference – 8 April

Monday 8 April, 15:00–16:15

Illustrators Café, Service Center, Bologna Children’s Book Fair • Streamed on Youtube

The IBBY Press Conference presents the work of IBBY throughout the year and highlights its most important events, including the 39th World Congress (Trieste, 30 Aug–1 Sept, 2024) and the 2024 International Children’s Book Day.

It is also the much-expected occasion to discover the winners of the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award and the IBBY Reading Promotions Awards.


  • Welcome (Sylvia Vardell, IBBY President)
  • IBBY Projects and Activities Around the World (Carolina Ballester, IBBY Executive Director)
  • Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature (Valerie Coghlan, Bookbird Inc. President)
  • International Children’s Book Day 2024, hosted by IBBY Japan (Yukiko Hiromatsu, JBBY Board Member)
  • 39th IBBY World Congress (Elisabetta Lippolis, IBBY Italy Vice-president and Congress Chair)
  • 2024 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award and IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award: Winner Announcement (Junko Yokota, IBBY Reading Promotion Jury President)
  • 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award: Winners Announcement
    Liz Page, 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Jury President

IBBY Apero at the IBBY Stand 16:30 CET