This year's IFAT marked 50 years of the world's largest environmental technology industry tradeshow. IFAT started in 1966 with 147 exhibitors and 10,200 visitors and continues to grow. Around 138,000 visitors from over 170 countries came to Munich for the anniversary edition of IFAT between May 30 and June 3, 2016. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, is delighted with what has happened this year: “The feedback from all our participants was overwhelming. The further rise in participation figures is impressive proof of how for fifty years IFAT has been shaping the development of the environmental technology sector.” Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Chairman of the Advisory Board of IFAT and Managing Partner of Kirchhoff Ecotec, can only concur: “The exceptional performance of IFAT is continuing in 2016. Excellent new contacts were forged for our companies, in particular in the international arena. Overall IFAT has been a tremendous success in its anniversary year.”
In addition to the extensive programs taking place in the forums at IFAT 2016 this year, the world's largest trade show for the environmental, wastewater, waste management and recycling industries, will feature eight live demonstrations—four on water & sewage, and four on recycling & municipal technologies. IFAT 2016 takes place from May 30 to June 3 at the Messe München exhibition center.
More than 3,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, some 135,000 expected visitors and 230,000 square meters of exhibition space: Those are the key figures for IFAT 2016, which takes place at the Messe München trade-fair center from May 30 to June 3. IFAT also features a first-rate supporting program with technical lectures, country and theme specials, panel discussions and exhibitor presentations.
IE expo, Asia´s leading trade fair for environmental technologies, has expanded its network in China: Between November 24 and 26, 2016, the first IE expo Guangzhou will be taking place in the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The aim of this regional spin-off is to showcase solutions for water, waste, air and soil management in the South China region.
Between May 30 and June 3, 2016, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management—IFAT—is taking place in Munich. Many of the innovations and new developments that will be premiered at this show are mobile solutions, spanning a range of applications in street cleaning, transporting waste and in the sorting and processing of secondary raw materials.
- EU's circular economy in preparation
- IFAT to feature live demonstrations on car and building material recycling
- New recycling methods for new groups of materials
The market for environmental technology in India holds great promise for foreign investors. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also affirmed this on her latest visit to India. The success of IFAT India 2015, which came to a close on October 15 in Mumbai, was further proof: India’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling attracted many national and international exhibitors and visitors.