IFAT 2018

IFAT is the World`s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, and is a place where visitors can find strategies and solutions for using resources in intelligent cycles in a manner that ensures their long-term preservation—with a great deal of success. IFAT is an international industry event and an innovation platform, packed into 230,000 square meters. A global leader with 3097 exhibitors from 59 countries and 136,885 visitors from 168 nations. IFAT is the industry event for environmental technologies.


IFAT — The number one industry gathering
Take advantage of this opportunity to present your company, your products and your services to the international market by exhibiting at the fair. It is the best place to encounter strong interest and concrete demand from some 135,000 visitors. Use IFAT to cultivate ties to your customers and make new contacts. Profit from good long-term business prospects at IFAT.

The latest facts and figures from IFAT—resources, innovations, solutions. The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies boasts a high international presence and an impressive number of exhibitors and visitors. A fixed date in the diaries for businesses in the water, sewage, waste and raw materials industry, IFAT provides you with everything you need to make your trade fair appearance a success.

Success in numbers at IFAT 2016

  • 3097 exhibitors from 59 countries (45% international exhibitors)
  • 136,885 visitors from 168 countries (47% international visitors)
  • Over 230,000 square meters of exhibition space
  • Six live demonstrations
  • Outstanding supporting program

Exhibitor and visitor numbers on the rise

IFAT is becoming an increasingly popular platform for presentations and innovation. International exhibitors in particular value the ideal market environment IFAT offers. Businesses from the water and waste water as well as from the recycling and municipal technologies sectors present their own pioneering and valuable solutions that enable the available resources to be used responsibly. Continuously rising visitor numbers and increasing international interest underline the enormous importance of IFAT as the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management.

IFAT worldwide

Water extraction and utilization, as well as waste engineering and the recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials are topical issues around the globe. As a reflection of this, IFAT has created an interdisciplinary network with a global reach. IFAT’s global events series includes IE expo China and IE expo Guangzhou in China, IFAT India in India, IFAT Eurasia in Turkey andIFAT Africa in South Africa.

Key Sectors

Three colors, one symbol: The entire world of environmental technologies is contained within the IFAT logo. The color blue represents water and waste water, orange stands for recycling and municipal technologies, and green is used to represent the idea of the sustainable preservation of our resources. At IFAT, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, strategies and innovative solutions are showcased that allow resources to be used in intelligent cycles to ensure their long-term preservation.

Water and Sewage

Water is quite simply the most important nutrient, so it comes as no surprise that the United Nations declared access to clean water a human right in 2010. Making this right a reality worldwide against the backdrop of an ever-growing global population is a very tall order to say the least. What’s more, as it is needed in comparatively small amounts and must be of the highest quality, drinking water represents merely the premium segment of our water needs. The biggest consumers by far are the agricultural sector, industry, and energy providers.

As such, it is necessary to find and spread cost-efficient and ecologically feasible solutions to meet the individual requirements of all these stakeholders. The changing climate and extreme weather conditions have prompted many municipal and regional authorities to consider ways of enhancing their coastal defenses and flood protection. Water pollution control and the de-velopment and maintenance of waterways are equally topical matters. How can water be made available for use and preserved?

Besides being an essential nutrient, water is also a long-established and important industrial commodity. Water and sewage networks run through our land, houses, and industrial plants. The construction of water and sewage treatment systems is an enormous economic factor. The questions surrounding the use and management of water concern a great many applications besides human consumption: How can process water be recycled and efficiently used? What membrane processes are available and how can sludge and residues be efficiently treated? What drive technologies are offered by the machines and systems used in water management and what volumes can now be pumped by modern systems? How are volumes and flow rates measured and where is measurement and control technology applied?

The proper use and management of water is crucial to our future. Our choice of water man-agement solutions in the years ahead will be hugely significant for future generations.

The range of exhibitions encompasses the following key sectors:

  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Construction of water and sewage treatment systems
  • Water and sewage networks
  • Machinery and equipment for use in water management
  • Water services
  • Analytical and laboratory technology for water
  • Education, research, technology transfer


Event Type: Trade Show/Exhibition
Date: May 14-18, 2018
Venue: New Munich Trade Fair Centre
Location: Messe München , Germany
Website: IFAT 2018

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