Jan 18, 2016

IFAT Fully Booked for Exhibitors

Exhibition will take place from May 30 to June 3, 2016, in Munich

IFAT 2016 has announced that it is fully booked for exhibitors. The event takes place from May 30 to June 3, 2016 at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich.

Stefan Rummel, managing director of Messe München GmbH, is optimistic “that we will again be able to welcome over 3,000 exhibitors in Munich. In some sections of the fair, we have waiting lists. We are very pleased about this further rise in interest, in particular from abroad.”

IFAT started in 1966 under the name “International Trade Fair for Sewage Technology” as a presentation platform for the industry. One hundred forty-seven exhibitors from nine countries and 7,650 visitors from 40 countries participated in that first 18,000-sq-m expo. Over the years it has grown tremendously in all sections—including in the recently added sections on water supply, recycling and technology for municipal services.

For the 2016 event, IFAT will be taking up 230,000 sq m of exhibition space. One hundred fifteen thousand sq m of this is dedicated to the section on water and sewage, and 115,000 sq m is dedicated to recycling and municipal technologies. More than 135,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to attend.

An important tool for planning for the show is the directory of exhibitors, available at www.ifat.de/exhibitor-directory.html. This also contains a site plan (under Trade Fair Venue) that gives a first impression of the layout of the exhibition, both indoors and outdoors. The Exhibitor Search function provides detailed information on the exhibitors, their products and their services. And there is also a Reminder List for making a note of key information.

IFAT has now expanded its reach beyond the event: It now has a global presence. This started with the creation of IE expo in China and IFAT India, and last year not one but two new events were added to this portfolio with the premieres of IFAT Eurasia in Turkey and the IFAT Environmental Technology Forum in South Africa.