Water management redefined.

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 all aspects of private-sector and municipal water management—in ten halls and 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.

Solutions tailored to your needs

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 municipal and private-sector needs relating to water management—both in the exhibitions and in the program. What is involved in sustainable water infrastructure? How do we deal with future challenges such as water scarcity and flooding? At IFAT Munich, you’ll get the answers to these questions—as well as tailor-made solutions and products for everything to do with drinking water, wastewater, floods, and measurement and control technology.

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, pumps, pipes, pipelines and fittings can be experienced live and in use. Be inspired by live demos and competitions such as Water Skills, the Pipeline Construction Challenge or the World University Challenge. And use our examples of best practices and water/wastewater solution tours to find the system and product that’s right for you.

Focused event program

The program at IFAT Munich places a strong focus on all important aspects of water management. For example, for five days the Blue Stage will focus on the handling of water, sustainable and climate-adapted water management, water reuse and energy-efficient wastewater treatment plants. Meanwhile, the Spotlight Areas will deal with the digitalization of water management, hydrogen in the circular economy and VR in water management. Another highlight: the day of the climate-resilient municipality.

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.

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, legal specifications, industry trends and global developments, this is the place to be. That’s because, in addition to the largest key players in the water industry, all the important associations such as the DWA, DVGW, VDMA and VKU will also be present here. For you, this means you have direct contact to the main players and get first-hand expertise.

Comprehensive network

IFAT Munich brings together all the key players in the municipal and private-sector water 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 from everywhere and from different areas. But always with the same high standards of exchange and networking.

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.