In 2014, BookExpo America will play host to 15 countries that did not participate in the 2013 show. A total of 23 countries are participating in BEA this year, and the new countries that were present in 2013 include: Albania, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates. Show organizers also pointed out that, in total, there will be 183 new or "first time" exhibitors at the convention.