• World’s largest water and environmental trade exhibition to drive environmental and climate protection


World’s largest water and environmental trade exhibition to drive environmental and climate protection

Feb 16 2022

The sustainable use of resources, and therefore climate protection will the major focus this year’s IFAT in Munich, which will take place between May 30 and June 3, 2022 at the city’s exhibition centre. Global interest in the world's largest trade exhibition for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management is as strong as ever.

According to Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, “Preparations for IFAT Munich are running at full speed, with all 18 exhibition halls and a large part of the outdoor area occupied. This is a very strong development, even compared to the record-breaking edition in 2018. So far, some 2,500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries have registered, and we continuously receive numerous further requests”.

Environmental, resource and climate protection is more urgent than ever in the minds of the global community, "and IFAT brings together the international decision-makers, experts and market players in one place to tackle the major challenges,” Rummel continues.

Major international events such as IAA MOBILITY, EXPO REAL, productronica and TrendSet took place in Munich in January, so Messe München has already proved that successful trade fairs are possible under pandemic conditions. “In addition, experience shows that restrictions are relaxed in line with the pandemic situation in spring,” stated Rummel to clarify the situation.

All exhibition sections are well booked; in some cases the demand is even greater than the space available. Many leading instrumentation manufacturers, such as NIVUS, TriOS, Shimadzu, MACHEREY NAGEL, Tintometer and Hamamatsu Photonics will be exhibiting their latest innovations, 

In addition, there will be international joint pavilions from Belgium, China, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, South Korea, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, and the U.S. Exhibitors from other nations including Egypt, Australia, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine have also reserved stands.

There are already inquiries for visitor delegations from Egypt, Brazil, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and several other European nations.

In keeping with the established IFAT tradition, many national and international associations are actively involved in shaping the trade show program, be it as exhibitors, live demonstrations, solution tours and lectures.

The start-up area is more popular than ever: “It is highly exciting to see how much interest start-ups are showing in the fair. They urgently need access to the markets to bring their innovative solutions to the world,” explains Philipp Eisenmann, Exhibition Director IFAT Munich. “And in doing so, they precisely reflect the success factor of trade fairs and IFAT Munich: all key market players will meet face-to-face in one place, expand their network and promote their business success.”

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