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Thinking about sustainability in an innovative way.

It is at the same time a solution platform, a networking event and a knowledge hub, and brings together the key international industry representatives from politics, business and science. As the largest trade fair for the water, wastewater, recycling and municipal technology sectors, IFAT Munich offers exciting ideas and innovative solutions for industrial and municipal challenges—with exhibits you can experience in action and up close. This is what makes the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies more versatile and results-oriented than any other.

Solutions tailored to your needs

Regardless of whether you are a global player or a medium-sized company, a large city or a small municipality, specialized in water management or recycling: IFAT Munich places a clear focus on the needs of the municipal and private sectors—both in the exhibition and in the program. What is involved in sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure? How can one drive the circular economy? What will make process chains even more efficient? At IFAT Munich, you’ll get the answers as well as tailored solutions and products for your daily challenges.

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Crowds of visitors in the West Entrance Hall
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IFAT solution tour: Sustainability management using the example of the municipal vehicle sector

Consistent focus on applications

Ideas and visions are important. But ultimately, practicality is the deciding factor. That’s why IFAT Munich is a trade fair for getting up close and trying things out. Here, you can experience exhibits live and in use, offering a preview of their future use on site. Prepare to be impressed by best practice examples and solution tours, and let exciting competitions and live demos convince you which machine, system and solution are just right for you.

Focused event program

The program at IFAT Munich is both highly varied and highly specialized. The Green Stage is the central point for exhibitors, start-ups and cross-industry topics. While the Blue Stage focuses on water, sustainable and climate-adapted water management, water reuse and energy-efficient wastewater treatment plants, the Orange Stage highlights circular economy & resource efficiency, material flow management as well as municipal technology and waste management. The Spotlight Areas, by contrast, always focus on one aspect: for example, plastics and battery recycling, hydrogen in the circular economy, or the digitalization of water management.

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Presentation "Use of markers in plastic sorting" by TU Hamburg and HiiCCE Hamburg at the Innovation Stage Hall B4

Special highlights of the event program

  • Monday 13.05: Opening of the world's leading trade fair by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and Bavarian State Minister for the Environment and Consumer Protection Torsten Glauber
  • Tuesday 14.05: Top-level discussion on the circular economy
  • Wednesday 15.05: Panel on the Green Deal with EU leaders
  • Thursday 16.05: Day of Resilient Municipalities with lectures, expert panels and guided tours
  • Friday 17.05: Star architect Daniel Libeskind and Ian Goldin, Oxford Professor of Globalization and Development with lectures on "Future of Living"

Further highlights such as live demonstrations and spotlight areas of our partners can be found under our event formats.

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Consultation at KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE, Hall A1, Booth 242

Clear advantage in terms of information

Whether in the event program or in discussions with experts, exhibitors and the trade audience: At IFAT Munich, you will receive first-hand information and insights. If you want to keep up to date with innovations, legal specifications, industry trends and global developments, this is the place to be. Because nowhere else will you find such concentrated information on the topic of sustainability in industry and municipalities.

Comprehensive network

IFAT Munich brings together the entire market of environmental technologies – cross-sector, concentrated and open for lively discussions. This makes it the ideal networking platform for the whole community. Here you will meet stakeholders, market leaders, start-ups, speakers, colleagues, experts, and existing and potential business partners. All in all: around 123,000 promising contacts of exhibitors and visitors. From all kinds of sectors, from countless different places, but always with the same high demand for exchange and networking.

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Visitors on the open-air site of IFAT Munich at the Doppstadt booth

Your benefits

  • Strong focus on industries and municipalities with tailored offerings and needs-based solutions
  • Optimal cost-benefit profile: comprehensive market overview, valuable information advantage, high-caliber networking
  • Well-structured trade show layout with clear topic clusters and target group-specific formats
  • Ideal infrastructure and connections: very accessible by all means of transport and from all directions
  • Variety of accommodation from private rooms and guesthouses to hotels of all sizes and categories

Our spectrum: everything that makes you move forward.

Take part and benefit—welcome to IFAT Munich 2024.