Speeches

35th IBBY Congress: Opening and Closing Ceremonies

August 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening ceremony, Thursday 18 August: speech by Wally De Doncker, IBBY President

Closing ceremony, Sunday 21 August: speech by Wally De Doncker, IBBY President

Presentation of IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award 2016

Thursday 18 August, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Laudatio given by Angela Lebedeva, President of the Jury

Speech

Acceptance speech by Zohreh Ghaeni, Read with Me

Acceptance speech

Presentation of Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016

Saturday 20 August, Shed 10, Queen's Wharf, Quay St., Auckland, New Zealand

Laudatio given by Jury President, Patricia Aldana

Acceptance speech given by Cao Wenxuan

Acceptance video from Rotraut Susanne Berner

IBBY NCRCL Conference

14 November 2015, Roehampton, UK
Speech by Wally de Doncker, IBBY President

Grand Prize Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

20 November 2015, Volkach, Germany
Speech by Wally de Doncker, IBBY President

USBBY Regional Conference

16-18 October 2015, New York City, USA
Speech by Wally de Doncker, IBBY President

BIB 2015 - Official Opening Ceremony

4 September 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia
Speech by Wally de Doncker, IBBY President

IBBY Press Conference, Bologna Book Fair 2015

30 March 2015, Bologna, Italy
Introduction by Wally de Doncker, IBBY President

34th IBBY Congress: Opening and Closing Ceremonies

September 2014, Mexico City, Mexico
Speech by Bruno Newman, President IBBY Mexico A leer 
Speech by Ahmad Redza Ahmad Khairuddin, IBBY President 
Speech by Wally de Doncker, incoming IBBY President

Presentation of the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award 2014

Friday 12 September 2014, Museo del Papalote, Mexico City, Mexico
Laudatio by Ms Kiyoko Matsuoka, Chair of the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award Jury 2014.
Speech by Mr Tsuyoshi Tamura, Correspondent for South America, Asahi Shimbun.
Acceptance Speech by Ms Kim Beatty, Children’s Book Bank, Toronto, Canada.
Acceptance Speech by Ms Carole Bloch, Director PRAESA, Cape Town, South Africa.

Presentation of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2014

Wednesday 10 September 2014, Biblioteca de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Laudatio given by Jury President María Jesús Gil 
Acceptance speech by Naoko Uehashi 
Acceptance speech by Roger Mello