BookExpo America has formalized plans to host China at its Global Market Forum in 2015. The China delegation at BEA is expected to be the largest international delegation to ever attend the event, with an expected participation of more than 500 professionals representing more than 100 publishing companies.

Further details of China’s role at BEA in 2015 will be announced at a formal signing ceremony to take place in Beijing on February 12 at the General Administration of Press and Publication of China offices. Steven Rosato, show manager for BEA, will oversee the signing, which will include Chinese dignitaries Wu Shulin, the deputy president of GAPP and Daniel Kritenbrink, deputy chief of mission of the American Embassy in Beijing.

BEA's previous guests include Russia, Spain and the Arab World, among others.