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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

Time has come again for us to cautiously and mindfully attend international exhibitions to get in touch with our business partners. Meeting digitally simply isn't the same as meeting face to face—and IFAT is just the right place for the latter!
– Frank K. Lieser, AVK Armaturen

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 2021
Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling: Solutions for Subsahara-Africa
November, 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
IFAT Eurasia 2023
Eurasia's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies
March, 2023
Istanbul, Turkey
IFAT India 2022
India's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Solid Waste and Recycling
September 28– 30, 2022
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, 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

IFAT is the most important international trade fair for highlighting industry trends using our sustainable product and service innovations and presenting them to a broad international audience.
– Ottmar Steinebrunner, Bucher Municipal

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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