Strong focus on recycling

It is at the same time a solution platform, a networking event and a knowledge hub, and brings together the most important international industry representatives from politics, business and science. As the largest international trade fair for the water, wastewater, recycling and municipal technology sectors, IFAT Munich offers innovative ideas and solutions for industries and municipalities—in eight halls and on a large outdoor area with many exhibits you can experience in action. This is what makes the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies more versatile and results-oriented than any other.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a global player or a medium-sized company, a large city or a small municipality. IFAT Munich places a clear focus on recycling and disposal for private-sector and municipal waste management companies—both in the exhibition and in the program. The aim is to identify solutions to close raw material cycles and further advance the circular economy.

Which strategy is effective? Which process is suitable for which need? Which vehicles and machines are particularly energy-efficient? At IFAT Munich, you’ll get answers and tailored solutions for every process across the various material flows—from smart collection using low-emission vehicles to new sorting and processing methods; from energy-efficient material handling equipment to AI-based software solutions, all the way to the new products and recyclable material, as well as the recovery of waste for energy generation through thermal processes or biogas production.

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Overview of outdoor area 7 and 8
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Open-air area 8, Live Demonstration "Sustainable Road and Sewer Construction Live (VDBUM)"

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, exhibits can be experienced live and in use within the framework of live demos and solution tours—which is highly interesting even for visitors from outside the industry! Discover our large outdoor area on the subject of waste, recycling and municipal technology, and see for yourself examples of best practices and machines in action to find out which processes are just right for you.

The program at IFAT Munich covers every important aspect of recycling. The Orange Stage will focus on circular economy and resource efficiency, material flow management, as well as logistics and mobility in municipal technology and waste management. The circular economy is also a topic at the Green Stage with its exciting cross-industry presentations and start-ups. The Spotlight Areas, meanwhile, will highlight the topics of mechanical and chemical processes for plastics recycling, battery recycling and hydrogen in the circular economy.

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  • 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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A visitor to IFAT Munich 2022 uses VR goggles to find out more at the Remondis stand in Hall A6

Clear advantage in terms of information

Whether in the event program or in discussions with experts, exhibitors and the specialist audience: IFAT Munich ensures that you have the edge in terms of information. If you want to keep up to date with innovations, best practice solutions, legislation, industry trends and global developments, this is the place to be. This is because, in addition to the largest key players in the waste disposal industry, waste and recycling technology and municipal technology, all the important associations are also on site here, such as the BDE, VDMA, VKU and VAK. For you, this means you have direct contact to the main players and get first-hand expertise.

From renowned exhibitors, to municipal and private-sector waste management companies, to political representatives from all over the world: IFAT Munich brings together all the key players in the recycling and waste management industry—highly motivated and open for lively discussions. This makes it the ideal networking platform for the entire community. Here you will meet stakeholders, market leaders, start-ups, speakers, colleagues, experts, and existing and potential business partners. All in all: a variety of valuable contacts with the same high standards of exchange and networking.

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Talk and consultation at the pre zero booth in hall A6

  • 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