Spain will be the focus of BookExpo America's 2010’s Global Market Forum, conference organizers announced today.

Much like the 2009 convention’s Arab World forum, the BEA Global Market Forum: Spanish Publishing will include a one-day series of educational conference programs at BEA, which will be held on May 25, 2010. BEA is also seeking to work with literary and cultural institutions in New York City (where the conference will take place) to provide programming extending beyond the Javits Center and which will be open to the public. Possible venues are the 92nd St. Y, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library.

The Ministry of Culture of Spain, the Federation of Spanish Publishers, and the Spanish Trade Commission are partnering with BEA to present the program.