The 23rd World Book Fair was held from 9-17 January 2016. The Fair was inaugurated by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development. China was the Guest of Honour Country at the Fair.
Various activities were organised during the New Delhi World Book Fair. The most important activities were Literary programme and Author’s Talk by Sahitya Akademi with the China National Publication Import & Export Corporation. Dr. Ashok Gupta, President participated in both these activities.

The Federation of Indian Publishers has been honoured by the International Publishers Association, Geneva, to host the 32nd IPA Congress in New Delhi in 2018. The credit for this goes to the strenuous efforts and initiatives of the Federation. Earlier, we had hosted the 24th IPA Congress in New Delhi in 1992. IPA is an association of national, regional and specialist Publishers Association. Its membership comprises organizations from countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the America. Based in Geneva, Switzerland. IPA represents the interests of the publishing industry in International fora and wherever publisher’s interests are at stake. During the IPA Congress, we are expecting about 500 delegates from abroad and 250 from India. During the IPA Congress in New Delhi some of the important issues concerning the publishing industry would focus on Copyrights and Piracy, Freedom to Publish, Educational Publishing, STM publishing and impact of innovation and Technology on publishing. In this connection, a Committee of very senior and capable members will be formed who would chalk out the strategies and put all out efforts to make the Congress a grand success and memorable to national and international delegates.