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IFAT-World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management – München, Germany

May 4, 2020 - May 8, 2020

IFAT keys to success at a glance

  • World’s leading international trade fair
    IFAT is the international platform for environmental technologies. 3,305 exhibitors from 55 countries took part in IFAT 2018, which spanned an area of more than 260,000 square meters. The trade fair gave them the opportunity to impress a truly international audience of industry professionals with their extensive portfolio of services in the areas of water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. 142,472 specialist visitors and decision-makers from 162 countries attended the event and got the latest information about the current industry trends.IFAT is the perfect marketplace for exhibitors to showcase innovative products and services to an audience of industry professionals and to make promising new business contacts.
  • Important industry event
    Market leaders, small and medium-sized enterprises, and visionary start-ups meet associations and municipal suppliers and disposal companies during IFAT. What does the market offer and what does it need? IFAT provides answers to crucial questions concerning the market and puts customers in contact with manufacturers and service providers. IFAT is the meeting place for all sector-specific companies and provides an extensive insight into the entire environmental technology portfolio. Take advantage of IFAT in order to secure a promising future for your company within the environmental technology market.
  • Extensive range of products and services
    IFAT assembles the entire range of environmental technology products and services on offer in the areas of water, sewage, waste and raw materials management in one place. Decision-makers and suppliers are efficiently brought together at the trade fair which is divided into clear and neatly structured subject areas.Water & Sewage

     Hydraulic engineering & Well construction

     Construction of water & Wastewater treatment plants

     Water supply & Sewerage systems

     Mechanical engineering & Plant engineering in water management

     Water services

     Analysis & Laboratory techniques for water

     Education, Research & Technology transfer for the water sector

    Waste & Secondary raw materials

     Waste management & Recycling

     Generating energy from secondary raw materials & Waste

     Street cleaning, Maintenance & Winter road services

     Management of hazardous substances

     Flue-gas scrubbing & Air extraction, air pollution control

     Recycling services

     Analysis & Laboratory techniques for recycling

     Education, Research & Technology transfer for the recycling sector

  • Pioneering innovations
    As the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, IFAT is the industry’s pioneering platform for innovations. Innovative companies present their current strategies and latest solutions for embedding resources in smart cycles and thereby preserving them for future generations. IFAT provides an insight into the environmental technology market of the future. Dynamic. Spectacular. Groundbreaking.
  • Space for live demonstrations
    IFAT is an inspirational and spectacular event. It provides you, the exhibitor, with plenty of space to take part in the live demonstrations on offer. Show off your machines, vehicles, and products live in action to your customers, wow an audience of industry professionals with impressive presentations, and demonstrate your solutions for dealing with the challenges faced by your customers.End-of-life Vehicle Recycling
    At the “End-of-live Vehicle Recycling” (BDSV, Federal Association of German Steel Recycling and Disposal Companies) live demonstration, IFAT visitors can discover more about the processes involved in the storage, drainage, pollutant extraction and fractionation of end-of-life vehicles for recovering resources.

    Pipe Fitting Challenge
    Visitors of IFAT are able to experience live pipeline construction on water networks.

    Demonstration Days: Biomass Preparation Technology
    During the “Practical Days” hosted by the VDMA (German Engineering Federation), various manufacturers present the best that mechanical engineering has to offer when it comes to big technology for crushing, which converts rough timber, scrap wood, and green waste into usable biomass.

    Demonstration Days: Minerals Preparation Technology
    See how heavy machinery makes light work of it all as the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) demonstrates machines, excavators, and attachments live in action with asphalt, concrete, steel, and building materials.

    Truck in Action
    At “Truck in Action” event (VAK, Association for the Working Tools and Municipal Vehicles Industry), vehicles and superstructural parts demonstrate their potential in terms of disposal, street cleaning, and winter road services as well as sewer cleaning.

    Water Treatment and Flood Control
    The THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) puts on some impressive presentations on mobile devices for drinking water treatment.

    Water Skills – Professional Competitions
    Professionals and budding specialists showcase their skills in the professional competition for sewers and wastewater treatment plants set up by the DWA (German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste).

  • High-caliber visitors and exclusive target groups
    The figures are impressive, with 96 percent of exhibitors rating the quality and international diversity of the visitors as “good” to “excellent.” An impressive 95 percent of visitors think that IFAT plays a pioneering role as the leading trade fair and 97 percent of the trade fair visitors prepare to invest at IFAT. This speaks volumes for the decision-making power of the visitors. Take advantage of IFAT as a marketplace and central meeting point to ensure commercial success for your company.Want to find out more?
  • Excellent supporting program
    What are the issues and visions of the future? Where do the challenges lie and what are the environmental technology solutions? IFAT’s unique supporting program delivers first-hand expert knowledge in its role as an information and presentation platform. IFAT provides the opportunity for international discussion and networking at expert forums, country-specific pavilions, and special events. Get involved and bring your ideas and solutions to the table.


May 4, 2020
May 8, 2020
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