05-07.03.2021

SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR

05-07.03.2021

F.A.Q. for Local & International Exhibitors


Email us at info@singaporeartbookfair.org if you can’t find an answer to your question here.


General Questions


  • Will SGABF2021 be a physical fair or an online one?

    SGABF2021 will be a physical fair held at NTU CCA Singapore from 5 – 7 March 2021.


  • How will SGABF implement Safe Distancing Measures for the 2021 edition?

    SGABF2021 will return in a scaled-down form, with about half of the regular number of exhibitors: 35 – 40 instead of our usual 80. There will be a gap of 0.9 metres between each booth, and booths can only be staffed by one person*. Visitors must pre-book their slots to enter the fair. These slots will run by the hour. Additional measures will be announced closer to the fair dates.


    *Special requests can be made, subject to review.

  • In the case of another lockdown in Singapore, what will happen to SGABF2021?

    SGABF2021 will be cancelled and we will refund booth fees in full.


  • Given that the fair has been scaled down, how have booth fees been adjusted?

    Booth fees are S$282.00 – S$318.00 for this edition of the fair, compared to S$360.00 - S$390.00 for previous editions. 


  • Are local and international exhibitors able to share a single table under ‘Single Booth’?

    No. Please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Q10. Type of Booth’ section of the application to apply for a shared booth of two tables. Do note that ‘Combined Booth’ is only applicable to a pairing of one local and one international exhibitor. International exhibitors must be adopted by a local exhibitor to participate in SGABF2021.


Local Exhibitors


  • How many people can staff my booth?

    Booths must only be staffed by one person due to COVID-19 restrictions. Special requests can be made, subject to review.


  • How does ‘Adopt-an-Exhibitor’ work?

    The ‘Adopt-an-Exhibitor’ programme allows local exhibitors to split their booths with an international exhibitor of their choice, managing their physical sales together for a discounted, shared booth fee of S$564.00 (i.e. S$282 per table instead of S$318.00 for a single booth).


  • As a local exhibitor, do I get to choose the international exhibitor I am paired with?

    Yes. First, please coordinate with the international exhibitor of your choice. Upon mutual agreement, please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Type of Booth’ section of the application, and state your choice of international exhibitor.


  • What if I don’t want to adopt an international exhibitor?

    In your application, please select ‘Single Booth’ to indicate that you are not adopting an international exhibitor.


  • What if I wish to adopt an international exhibitor, but don’t have any potential exhibitors to reach out to?

    Please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Q10. Type of Booth’ section of the application, then in the next section, select ‘Option B (No, please pair me with one!)’. If your application is successful, we will pair you with an international exhibitor.


  • The cost of the booth is S$564.00 if I choose to be an Adopter. Is this to be shared among me and the Adoptee?

    Yes. You may coordinate how this booth fee is split between you and your Adoptee.

International Exhibitors


  • I’m not from Singapore, can I still apply to participate in SGABF2021?

    Yes. You can apply as an Adoptee here. Submission of application does not guarantee participation.


  • As an international exhibitor, do I have to be physically present for SGABF2021?

    No. Your Adopter will be in charge of the manpower to staff your shared booth.


  • What if I’m from a country that is part of an air travel bubble with Singapore, e.g. Hong Kong?

    For the health and safety of our exhibitors and visitors, we are currently not allowing any international exhibitors to be physically present at the fair. Your Adopter will be in charge of the manpower to staff your shared booth.


  • Do I get to choose the local exhibitor I am paired with?

    Yes. First, please coordinate with the local exhibitor of your choice. Upon mutual agreement, please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Type of Booth’ section of the application, and state your choice of local exhibitor.


  • What if I wish to be adopted by a local exhibitor, but don’t have any potential exhibitors to reach out to?

    Please select ‘Combined Booth’ under the ‘Q10. Type of Booth’ section of the application, then in the next section, select ‘Option B (No, please pair me with one!)’. If your application is successful, we will pair you with a local exhibitor.


  • What if I don’t want to be adopted by a local exhibitor? Can I still be part of SGABF2021?

    No. Unfortunately, we will only be allowing international exhibitors to participate in the fair via our Adopt-an-Exhibitor programme.


  • Do I have to pay for my own shipping to and from Singapore?

    Yes, all shipping and freight charges to and from Singapore must be covered by you.


  • Where do I ship my books to?

    Please coordinate with your Adopter as they will be in charge of your books.


  • Who will sell my books?

    Your Adopter will be in charge of selling your books. 


  • How do I keep track of the sales of my books?

    Prior to the event, SGABF will ask for your book list to be sent to your Adopter. All sales will be recorded in a Daily Sales Sheet template generated by SGABF for your Adopter to keep track of the sales of your books.

    The Daily Sales Sheet will be sent to you at the end of the event.


  • In the case of any loss or damage, who will be responsible for my books?

    In the event that your books are lost or damaged, neither SGABF nor the Adopter will be liable. SGABF will take as many precautions as we can to ensure this does not happen, but we will not be able to offer any guarantees in the case of unforeseen incidents.

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For further enquiries, please contact us at info@singaporeartbookfair.org.


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