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IFAT at a glance

Efficient solutions. For the use of water, recycling and secondary raw materials.

Are you looking for solutions to the future’s challenges? The world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies provides the answers. Being the largest platform for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, IFAT gathers the industry from all over the world—its innovative offers set benchmarks for the future.

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Key facts about IFAT 2018 at a glance


exhibitors from 58 countries and regions


visitors from 162 countries and regions


square meters exhibition space

More than in previous years, IFAT has shown how an international trade fair needs to be organized in order to offer added value to all players in the recycling and environmental technology sector: showcasing the state of the art, promoting current issues, offering a glimpse into the future and bringing together players from business, politics and research.

Werner Doppstadt, Werner Doppstadt Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

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In the recent years we could see that IFAT’s exhibitors of modern and future-oriented environmental technologies see to preserve the responsible use of natural resources in order to use these in intelligent cycles in such a way that they are conserved in the long term and serve to increase the quality of life and the environment. To the benefit of us all!

Robert Löbbecke, Sales Director, Saint-Gobain PAM Deutschland GmbH

Setting the pace. The industry’s trending topics.

At IFAT’s newly designed professional supporting program you get to know everything about the industry issues of today and tomorrow. How can communities and cities be designed sustainably? What does

a circular economy look like in practice? What intelligent drives are fit for the future? Find out about the valuable innovations, the future of water as well as the access to and the quality of our most important resource.

IFAT Supporting Program

Visit IFAT worldwide

Water extraction and utilization, as well as waste engineering and the recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials are topical issues around the globe. As a reflection of this, IFAT has created an interdisciplinary network with a global reach. IFAT's global events series includes IE expo China and IE expo Guangzhou in China, IFAT India in India, IFAT Eurasia in Turkey and IFAT Africa in South Africa.

IFAT Africa
March, 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
IFAT Eurasia 2023
Eurasia's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies
March, 2023
Istanbul, Turkey
IFAT India 2021
India's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Solid Waste and Recycling
December 02– 04, 2021
Helipad Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
IFAT India
IE expo China 2022
Asia's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions: Water, Waste, Air and Soil
April 20– 22, 2022
Shanghai, China
IE expo Guangzhou 2023
South China's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions: Water, Waste, Air and Soil
September, 2023
Guangzhou, China

Further information

IFAT 2018 - Key sector
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IFAT Key sectors

Discover the range of themes at the global IFAT innovation platform, covering water, waste water, waste, and resource management.

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IFAT Industry Insights
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Industry Insights

Circular economy, climate protection & climate resilience—read how the solutions in the IFAT network help to make our world sustainable.

Industry Insights
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Images & Videos taken at IFAT

Come and see for yourself by exploring the trade fair via our photo & video gallery. Here you will find a mix of striking images taken at IFAT! .

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