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Event formats of IFAT Munich

With its various event formats, IFAT Munich offers visitors the opportunity to experience the focus topics live. From our themed stages to live demonstrations and competitions to our Spotlight Areas and Partner Program, there is a format for everyone.

Blue Stage

Water is one of our most important resources - and its sustainable use is one of the great challenges of our time. How do we adapt our use of water to climate change? How does efficient maintenance of sewer networks work? How can water be reused without sacrificing quality? And is hydrogen produced in a climate-friendly manner the way forward? The event program of IFAT Munich offers you answers to these and other questions.

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Introductory speech by Steffi Lemke - Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection in Germany at the opening of IFAT 2022 in front of many interested visitors in the Water/Wastewater Forum in Hall C3.

Orange Stage

Circular economy & resource efficiency, material flow management, logistics and mobility in municipal technology and waste management are the topics that will be highlighted on the Orange Stage.

How do we manage the transformation from a throwaway society to a holistic circular economy that considers the entire life cycle of products? Which solutions make a decisive contribution to this?

The program of events at IFAT Munich 2024—the world's leading trade fair for environmental technologies—offers you a comprehensive overview.

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Green Stage

On the Green Stage, our exhibitors will show you not only ideas but also real products, solutions and innovations. If you would like an exclusive insight and get to know a company better, or are looking for a specific solution, then this is the place for you. Look forward to what our exhibitors will bring to the stage for you.

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Hall B4.139/338, Visitors at the keynote speech of the Solution Tour "Technology development in water analysis" at the Innovation Stage

Solution Tours

Sought—found: On our guided solution tours you will steer straight to the stands that offer you the best overview of specific issues related to the topics covered by IFAT Munich. At IFAT Munich 2022, we offered 21 tours—look forward to where we will take you at IFAT Munich 2024!

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Visitors on the DWA's "Digitization in the German Water Industry" Solution Tour

Spotlight Areas

In-depth insights: material flows in the cycle, innovation projects and the latest technologies...Did you know? Our Spotlight Areas offer valuable and exciting insights into current topics, technologies or material flows—concentrated expertise for sustainable use of our ressources.

To the Spotlight Areas

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Hydrogen and recycling management—a vision to close the loop

IFAT Munich cross-industry sessions

With the newly introduced cross-industry sessions, IFAT Munich, in cooperation with various events at Messe München, is focusing on solutions from different sectors and industries. The aim is to address common problems across various industries in order to develop suitable solutions and approaches for a circular economy.

Learn more about past and upcoming cross-industry sessions here.

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Live Demonstrations & Competitions

Pure practice: experience environmental technology live. The impressive live demonstrations on the outdoor exhibition grounds show innovative environmental technology in action. In addition, partners of IFAT Munich will be hosting exciting competitions.

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Visitors see the latest biomass processing techniques at the live "Demonstration Days Biomass" demonstration

Start-up area: best of future

Experience innovation at the IFAT Munich Start-up Area: future collaborations, profitable production processes, and special solutions.

More about the start-up area

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Hall B4.139/338, consultation and networking at the "the fortunate planet AG"booth

Partner Program

Here you will find the exciting and informative program of the IFAT partners. In conference rooms or directly at the partner stand in speakers’ corners, the conceptual sponsors and partners of IFAT will inform you about the most important innovations.

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European Congress "Building Materials Recycling 2030